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.
Thursday, February 21
PANDAS, PANS & POTS - A Recorded Presentation
7:00 - 8:30 PM
8008 TX-121 #100
Frisco, TX 75034
Join TACA Texas Autism Support Group at La Madeleine in Frisco for an evening recorded presentation from the National TACA Autism Conference 2018 featuring Nancy Hofreuter O’Hara, MD, MPH, FAAP presenting POTS & PANS: Transforming Devastating Chronic Illnesses into Treatable Disorders. Let's learn together and leave with more information on these treatable disorders. Meeting will be in the Private Room towards the back of the restaurant. The TACA lending library will be available. First Time Attendee?? Welcome!! An Autism Journey Guide is yours to keep as a resource for your family. We look forward to meeting you.
Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders associated with Streptococcal Infections, or PANDAS, is a common autoimmune disorder with far-reaching movement, behavioral, and cognitive consequences. While OCD and tics are still common, other issues like anxiety, bedtime fears, inability to control urination, aggression, and deficits in learning, attention, and social interaction are among the many manifestations that result from PANDAS/PANS and impair the daily functioning and cognitive progress for many children. Not only Strep, but Lyme, Viruses, Mycoplasma and other triggers can lead to Autoimmune Encephalitis. Autoimmune Encephalitis and PANDAS/PANS can also lead to significant dysautonomia, including POTS (Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome). Heightened clinical suspicion and more appropriate and comprehensive treatment for both disorders with antibiotics and immune-modulating therapy will transform these devastating illnesses into a treatable disorders.
Dr. Nancy O’Hara MD, MPH, FAAP is a board certified Pediatrician. Prior to her medical career, Dr. O’Hara taught children with autism. She graduated with highest honors from Bryn Mawr College and as a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. She earned a Master’s degree in Public Health from the University of Pittsburgh. After residency, chief residency and general pediatric fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh, Dr. O’ Hara entered general private practice in 1993, and in 1998 began her consultative, integrative practice solely for children with special needs. Since 1999 she has dedicated her functional medicine practice to the integrative and holistic care of children with chronic illness and neurodevelopmental disorders such as ADHD, PANDAS/PANS, OCD, Lyme and ASD. She is also a leader in the training of clinicians, both in the United States and abroad.
Thursday, February 28
Coffee Talk - Ideas, Information and HOPE (what’s not to love?)
10:00 - 11:30 AM
1161 E Southlake Blvd #260
Southlake, TX 76092
Better than the biggest Valentine, it’s a TACA table of ideas, info and hope! Join the moderated discussion of the issues that are most concerning to the people around the table. Everyone has a chance to be heard, but most importantly, helped on their search for answers for the people we care about. Whether you are new to the autism journey or have been on the journey for several years, there is a place for you at the TACA table. Look for the friendly faces wearing TACA shirts. Are you a first-time attendee? Look for the TACA shirts and introduce yourself. We look forward to meeting you and will have a Journey Guides available for you.
Thursday, March 28
Low Dose Immunotherapy for Autism - A Recorded Presentation
7:00 - 8:30 PM
8008 TX-121 #100
Frisco, TX 75034
Join TACA Texas Autism Support Group at La Madeleine in Frisco for an evening recorded presentation from the National TACA Autism Conference 2018 featuring Ty R. Vincent, MD presenting Low Dose Immunotherapy for Autism. Let's learn together and leave with more information on these treatable disorders. Meeting will be in the Private Room towards the back of the restaurant. The TACA lending library will be available. First Time Attendee?? Welcome!! An Autism Journey Guide is yours to keep as a resource for your family. We look forward to meeting you.
Low Dose Immunotherapy (LDI) is a relatively new treatment option for restoring immune tolerance to a vast array of allergens, chemicals or microorganisms. This has proven to be a very effective tool in the treatment of autism and related disorders. LDI offers a safer, simpler, more effective, and affordable method of treatment that is likely to have greater impact for an affected individual than any other intervention. A series of cases will be presented involving children with ASD treated with LDI. There will be a brief discussion of the LDI treatment process and key points for getting best results.
Ty R. Vincent, MD is an integrative physician in practice since 2005 in Wasilla, Alaska where he had a large multidisciplinary integrative clinic until December 2016. He completed medical school through the University of Washington, and a residency in family medicine in Anchorage, Alaska. Dr. Vincent has gained additional training in acupuncture, Chinese medicine, environmental medicine, allergy and immunology, bio-identical hormone therapy, chelation therapy, hyperbaric medicine, integrative cancer therapy, Reiki and nutritional medicine.
Dr. Vincent has lectured nationally many times on the subjects of bio-identical hormone therapies, vitamin D, and low dose immunotherapy. In 2014, Dr. Vincent developed immune therapy techniques for treating chronic Lyme disease and a large number of autoimmune diseases with a high degree of success and safety.
Dr. Vincent is married with eight children, and currently resides in Kona, Hawaii. He works from home, helping chronically ill people around the world via telemedicine consultation and sending Low Dose Immunotherapy to their homes.
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