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

Friday, August 23

Coffee Talk: Back to School, Back to Business

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Freebirds World Burrito
107 E Kaufman St.
Rockwall, TX 75087

We're back to school and back to the grind. Let's talk about how to make this a successful school year. Look for the friendly faces with TACA shirts and have a seat. There is always room for you at the TACA Table. Free Journey Guides available to new attending families.

Tuesday, August 27

Let's Talk About It - Back to School

7:00 - 9:00 PM
Flower Child - Addison
5290 Belt Line Rd #100
Dallas, TX 75254

It’s an exciting time of year but for families living with autism, it can also be a challenging time. TACA is here to help you find peace and love this school year. Whether you have questions about your child's IEP, need tips for packing GFCF lunches, or you want to brainstorm strategies for a positive school year this event is for you! No autism topic is off limits and discussion is encouraged. Meet other parents on the autism journey, learn from their struggles as well as their successes to make this a year of growth for your child. Journey Guides will be available to new families and books to borrow from the lending library. Look for the friendly faces wearing TACA shirts to find our table. RSVP so we can save a seat for you.

Thursday, September 12

Coffee Talk

7:00 - 8:30 PM
La Madeleine
8008 TX-121 #100
Frisco, TX 75034

The seasons are changing, so let’s get together to talk about what was working this summer and make a game plan for the fall. Join the conversation and meet other autism families to share information, get fresh ideas, support and resources. No autism topic is off limits and discussion is encouraged. Come with your questions and concerns but more importantly, come with your experiences. Sharing your experiences with other families on the autism journey will have us all leaving with a lot of hope. We each can’t know everything, but when we come together great things happen! Journey Guides will be available to new families and books to borrow from the lending library.

Saturday, September 28

TACA Texas Pool Party

6:30 - 8:30 PM
Grapevine REC Center
1175 Municipal Way
Grapevine, TX 76051

Water you waiting for? Grab your swim suits and join TACA Texas for splashing good time at the Grapevine REC Center. The entire Indoor Aquatics Center will be closed to the public and reserved especially for autism families. This event will be a great time to have fun and make family memories in a judge-free, friendly environment. People of all ages and abilities will have a blast sliding down water slides, splashing through water play structures, swimming in the pool, or chilling out in the lazy river.
Whether you've been to numerous TACA events or this is your first one, we look forward to seeing your family at The REC.
This event is for the ENTIRE family - Children who have autism also have SIBLINGS who would benefit from being around other kids who understand this journey too, so... bring them!
Admission is free of charge, but you will need to RSVP by September 25th in order to attend.

Sunday, September 29

Sensory Friendly Morning on the Farm

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Blase Family Farm
1232 E Fork
Rockwall, TX 75087

You are invited to join The Autism Community in Action for a Sensory-Friendly morning at Blase Family Farm in Rockwall. Enjoy this wooded sanctuary with a petting zoo, hayride, and pumpkins. This event will be free for the first 200 who register and arrive before noon. Enjoy the complimentary feed for the animals, hayride, hot dog and one ride on the farm train.
TACA will provide a photographer to capture your family fall photos at this picturesque farm. Pumpkins are available for purchase. This is an outdoor event, cancellations may occur due to inclement weather.
*This event is full. If you are unable to use your tickets or are interested in being on the waitlist please email lea.googe@tacanow.org

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.