Texas Chapter

TACA holds monthly meetings in many locations throughout the United States that feature educational speakers on important topics and allow family members to connect with one another and stay on top of the latest information in the autism world. Each TACA group maintains a resource library of the latest autism books and DVDs/CDs that can be checked out by members at no charge.

Texas Events

Wednesday, August 1

TACA Night

7:00 - 9:00 PM
Humperdinks Brewpub
700 Six Flags Drive
Arlington, TX 76011

Are you the parent of a child with autism who is looking for an evening getaway to recharge and find some encouragement, support, and hope? Then come out to TACA Night and meet other parents just like you! A moderated support meeting will start at 7:00 p.m., so bring your ideas, concerns, struggles, triumphs, or anything else you may need help with. We each can’t know everything, but when we come together, great things happen. Grab your own dinner/drink, catch up with old friends, and make new ones. Look for friendly faces in TACA shirts in the Overflow Room.

Thursday, August 2

Summer Learning Series Part 3: Nicole Rincon, MS, PA-C Recorded Presentation

7:00 - 8:30 PM
Cutting Edge Pediatric Therapy
900 Junction Dr.
Allen TX 75013

School's out for the summer, but our Summer Learning Series is in session! At TACA we know smart parents like you are eager to learn more about effective treatments to help our kids reach their full potential. Join us as we fill our cup with hope this summer! Attendees will be gifted with a TACA Flashdrive that includes all of the PowerPoint presentations from our 2017 National TACA Conference. We'll also have our lending library available and free TACA Journey Guides for new families. Hope to see you at the brand new Cutting Edge Pediatric and Adult Therapy's facility in Allen, TX.
Common Testing and Treatments for Newly Diagnosed Patients with Autism by Nicole Rincon, MS, PA-C
This presentation will be an overview of different lab work and treatment options for parents new to the biomedical journey and for seasoned parents who need to revisit the basics. What tests should you do? Why should you do them? What treatment will that lead to? These questions and more will be covered. **This is a recorded presentation from the 2017 National TACA Autism Conference. **

Saturday, August 11

Optimizing Your Child’s Speech Using Evidence Based Medicine

1:00 - 3:00 PM
Well Within Rockwall
2555 Ridge Rd #150, Rockwall, TX 75087

This is a recorded TACA National Conference presentation featuring Dane Fleidner, MD. Although problems with speech are one of the hallmarks of Autism, there is no singular reason for this finding. In this presentation, Dr. Fleidner will review the most common reasons for speech issues using the medical literature and make recommendations on things you and your doctor may want to try to help.
Dr. Fliedner, MD, MPH, FAAP is an Integrative and Functional Medicine Pediatrician. A Southern California native, Dr. Fliedner earned his Doctorate of Medicine while also earning his Master of Public Health from New York Medical College. He completed his Pediatric Residency Training at University of California, Irvine. He has had a diverse career having worked from Community Clinics in underserved areas in California to working in the emergency room as a faculty member of the Department of Pediatric Emergency Medicine at UT Southwestern Medical School/Children’s Hospital of Dallas.

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