Illinois Chapter

TACA Illinois holds Autism Learning Seminars, Coffee Talks and family events throughout the year. Our seminars feature educational speakers on important topics for ASD families. Our Coffee Talks and family events provide more settings where families can informally network, share resources and speak with seasoned parents.

Illinois Events

Wednesday, April 24


7:00 - 8:30 PM
AHSS Autism Center - Arlington Heights
3385 N. Arlington Heights Rd Suite K
Arlington Heights, IL 60004

Speaker: Catherine Whitcher, M.Ed
IEP Workshop Topics:
-Special Education Help for Special Needs Parents
-Bring Your Child’s IEP
-Learn What Should be in Your Child’s Education Plan
-Learn What Should NOT be in Your Child’s Education Plan
-Learn What IEP Goals Your Child Should be Working On THIS School Year
-Take Home Checklists & Tools to Help You Advocate for Your Child
-Get Specific Answers About Your Child’s IEP
-Find Out How to Get More Services for Your Child
-Find Out How to Be an Equal Member of the Special Education Team
-Find Out What Your Child REALLY Needs to Learn in School
RSVP to save your chair at this IEP Workshop as space is very limited.
If you are new to TACA, you’ll receive the Autism Journey Guide as a take-home resource. *Sorry, no childcare is available for this event.
For the past 22 years, Catherine has been designing IEPs that WORK for parents, teachers, districts and most of students! Inspired by her brother who has Down syndrome, she became a certified special education teacher. With both a Bachelor’s and Master’s in special education, Catherine taught in the classroom and has a full understanding of the realities inside of the school system. Due to high demand as a consultant, Catherine left the classroom to bring real world solutions to districts, parents and teams across the country. Creating meaningful education plans that make sense for our 21st Century students is a key focus of Catherine’s trainings. By simplifying the IEP process for both staff and parents, teams see desired outcomes faster than ever thought possible.

Don't Know Where to Start?

Try our Autism Journey Blueprints!
These were created as a quick introduction reference guide for families on the autism journey.

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