Maryland & Washington, DC Chapter

TACA Maryland/DC 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.

Maryland & Washington, DC Events

Thursday, February 14

Coffee Talk - Share the Love

7:00 - 9:00 PM
Panera
1402 South Main Chapel Way
Gambrills, MD

Will you be our Valentine? To honor the day, we are moving the meeting to Panera Bread in Waugh Chapel Towne Centre. Indulge yourself with a sandwich, a baked treat, or a smoothie, and we'll share some more love by swapping information about the providers, therapies, supplements, or doctors who have made the biggest difference to us.

Thursday, March 14

IEPs: Our Annual Review

7:00 - 9:00 PM
Severna Park Baptist Church
506 Benfield Rd.
Severna Park, MD

Two years ago, the Supreme Court raised the bar for IEPs in the Endrew F. vs. Douglas County School District decision. In a unanimous ruling, the court found that IEP teams are required to develop programs for students that aim for more than minimal progress.
So what does that mean in English, and how does that affect your child's IEP?
Carolyn Fiume, an attorney, experienced advocate, and parent of a teenager with autism, will translate. She will cover the requirements schools must follow under federal law, as well as strategies parents can use to navigate IEP meetings and ensure their students making more than minimal progress. We'll allow plenty of time for Q&A, so if you're struggling to resolve issues with your IEP team, bring your stories and we'll troubleshoot with you.

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.