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

Saturday, May 19

Autism Journey Roundtable

12:30 - 3:00 PM
Humperdinks
700 Six Flags Dr
Arlington, TX 76011

Need help figuring out your GPS (Great Parent Strategies)? Wishing you had a tour guide to help you navigate through all the new roads you never thought you would need to cross? TACA is here to help! We have parent mentors ready to help introduce you to the top issues in the autism journey during this Autism Journey Roundtable. Table topics are:
* Educational Services
* Texas Services
* Insurance
* Diet
* Therapies
* Common Medical Issues
* Recreation
* Respite
There will be three table rotations during this event. All new families will take home their own Autism Journey Guide for free. This event is ideal for the newly diagnosed family and for those who feel they may be missing out on available resources for families with autism. Look for the TACA shirts in the Six Flags Room in the back of the restaurant.

Childcare is not available for this event.

Thursday, June 21

Summer Learning Series Part 1: Dr. Jared Skowron Recorded Presentation

7:00 - 8:30 PM
Cutting Edge Pediatric Therapy
800 North Watters Rd, #150
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. This informative 3-part series will include the topics of: Nutrigenomics, Speech, and Common Testing for Autism. 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 there!
Brain Chemistry Genetics: Hacking Your 23 and Me by Dr. Jared Skowron
Are you confused by genetics? What do you do with your 23andme results? Bring your lab results to this presentation and understand what to do with all of this information. Dr. Skowron, biomedical MAPS doctor of 15 years, will walk you through alterations in brain chemistry and how nutrigenomics affect your child’s development, language, sleep and sensory issues.

Thursday, July 12

Summer Learning Series Part 2: Dr. Dane Fleidner Recorded Presentation

7:00 - 8:30 PM
Cutting Edge Pediatric Therapy
800 North Watters Rd, #150
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. This informative 3-part series will include the topics of: Nutrigenomics, Speech, and Common Testing for Autism. 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 there!
Optimizing Your Child's Speech using Evidence Based Medicine by Dr. Dane Fleidner
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 thinks you and you doctor may want to try to help.

Thursday, August 2

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

7:00 - 8:30 PM
Cutting Edge Pediatric Therapy
800 North Watters Rd, #150
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. This informative 3-part series will include the topics of: Nutrigenomics, Speech, and Common Testing for Autism. 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 there!
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.

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.