New Jersey Chapter

TACA New Jersey hosts coffee talks, events and meetings throughout the year. All parents, caregivers and professionals are welcome to attend. TACA hosts educational speakers on important topics and allows parents and caregivers to connect with one another to stay informed on 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.

New Jersey Events

Thursday, October 17

Journey Guide Book Series

Medical

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Whole Foods - New Location
300 Bergen Town Ctr
Paramus, NJ 07652

Please review this section about medical issues and share your experiences on this topic or bring your questions. We each cannot know everything but when we come together, great things happen.
As part of a book club series, moderated by Elen Morell, we will discuss the sections of the Journey Guide and how to apply the information written into actions for effective treatments for your child. Bring your Journey Guide and if you have the opportunity to review the section before the meeting that would be great, if not, no worries just show up. Come to one or come to all, each discussion will stand on its own with time at the end for questions about all autism related topics.
If your child is just diagnosed or if you are an experienced parent this meeting is for you and is open to TACA members and non-members alike, so bring a friend. If this is your first Coffee Talk a Journey Guide will be provided. Grab a snack or beverage and look for the TACA table at the Café Seating inside Whole Foods from 10-12.

Thursday, October 24

Journey Guide Book Series

Education

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Whole Foods - New Location
300 Bergen Town Ctr
Paramus, NJ 07652

During this meeting, we will discuss evaluations, IEP meetings and advocacy. We as parents have to be a child’s case manager and advocate. Bring your ideas and resources or ask questions during this talk concerning the IEP process.
As part of a book club series, moderated by Elen Morell, we will discuss the sections of the Journey Guide and how to apply the information written into actions for effective treatments for your child. Bring your Journey Guide and if you have the opportunity to review the section before the meeting that would be great, if not, no worries just show up. Come to one or come to all, each discussion will stand on its own with time at the end for questions about all autism related topics.
If your child is just diagnosed or if you are an experienced parent this meeting is for you and is open to TACA members and non-members alike, so bring a friend. If this is your first Coffee Talk a Journey Guide will be provided. Grab a snack or beverage and look for the TACA table at the Café Seating inside Whole Foods from 10-12.

Thursday, November 14

Journey Guide Book Series

Financial

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Whole Foods - New Location
300 Bergen Town Ctr
Paramus, NJ 07652

In reviewing this section, we will discuss insurance benefits, public education responsibilities and other resources. Having therapies paid by your insurance company is complicated through shared experiences, lets help each other navigate through this process.
As part of a book club series, moderated by Elen Morell, we will discuss the sections of the Journey Guide and how to apply the information written into actions for effective treatments for your child. Bring your Journey Guide and if you have the opportunity to review the section before the meeting that would be great, if not, no worries just show up. Come to one or come to all, each discussion will stand on its own with time at the end for questions about all autism related topics.
If your child is just diagnosed or if you are an experienced parent this meeting is for you and is open to TACA members and non-members alike, so bring a friend. If this is your first Coffee Talk a Journey Guide will be provided. Grab a snack or beverage and look for the TACA table at the Café Seating inside Whole Foods from 10-12.

Thursday, November 21

Journey Guide Book Series

Teens and Adults

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Whole Foods - New Location
300 Bergen Town Ctr
Paramus, NJ 07652

This section discusses puberty, transition services and adult life skills. Come and share what has been successful in transitioning your child into adulthood. Let us review information provided to help set some goals for the future.
As part of a book club series, moderated by Elen Morell, we will discuss the sections of the Journey Guide and how to apply the information written into actions for effective treatments for your child. Bring your Journey Guide and if you have the opportunity to review the section before the meeting that would be great, if not, no worries just show up. Come to one or come to all, each discussion will stand on its own with time at the end for questions about all autism related topics.
If your child is just diagnosed or if you are an experienced parent this meeting is for you and is open to TACA members and non-members alike, so bring a friend. If this is your first Coffee Talk a Journey Guide will be provided. Grab a snack or beverage and look for the TACA table at the Café Seating inside Whole Foods from 10-12.

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