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

Thursday, August 11

Health and Wellness for the Caregiver: Back to School - Back to You

7:00 - 8:30 PM CDT
**New** Location: Schaumburg Library
Central Library - Adult Classroom (2nd floor)
130 S Roselle Rd
Schaumburg, IL 60193

Caring for a child with special needs takes a toll on the health of caregivers who care for them. It is unfortunately all too common for mothers to suffer from exhaustion of their bodies resources as well, thyroid, adrenal and other hormones often become dysregulated and lead to symptoms like weight gain, hair loss, poor energy, depression, low libido and many other symptoms. In this talk, Dr. Usman Singh and Julie Logan, from True Health Medical Center, will help you sort through the major hormonal systems that may be affecting your well-being and give advice on testing and correcting imbalance. We hope you walk away with knowledge on how to provide yourself with the self-care for living with vitality. An RSVP is required for this event.

Friday, August 19

East Virtual Parent Meeting

12:00 PM CDT
Location: YOUR COMPUTER

Families in the East – Join us virtually as we talk about all things autism! Whether you are new to the autism journey or have been on the journey for several years, we welcome you to join the discussion! Find support and Hope with the TACA team and learn how to troubleshoot common issues that arise throughout the journey. Registration will close shortly before the event. An email with the log in information will be sent to you the day of the event.

Tuesday, August 30

TACA National Parent Meeting Family Support Panel: Diet and Nutrition

6:30 PM CDT
Location: YOUR COMPUTER

Join us as we host a virtual roundtable discussion on Diet and Nutrition. Get tips and hear from panelists about their families’ experiences with using diet to promote health and wellness within their family. Registration will close shortly before the event. *Please note: This meeting will be presented via our new TACA Connect app. Details to set up your free account will be provided with the RSVP process.

Wednesday, August 31

TACA Virtual Parent Meeting - Teens & Adults

6:30 PM CDT
Location: YOUR COMPUTER

Families with Teens and Adults - Let’s get together virtually with TACA. Together, we’ll share questions and challenges to help gather ideas and resources for your journey as well. Sharing your experiences with other families on the autism journey will have us all leaving with a lot of learning and a lot of HOPE! Registration will close shortly before the event. An email with the log in information will be sent to you the day of the event.

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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TACA provides education, support and hope to the autism community.