Ohio Chapter

TACA Ohio holds Coffee Talks throughout the year. Our Coffee Talks provide settings where families can informally network, share resources and speak with seasoned parents.

Ohio Events

Thursday, April 25

Let's Talk About Self-Care

9:30 - 11:00 AM
Panera
491 W Dussel Dr.
Maumee, OH 43537

Speaker: Laura Ebright, MA LPCC
April is autism awareness month and the focus of TACA is to take action for our children. But what about us? We, as parents, are just as much a part of the autism journey as our children. So lets start taking action for ourselves and our own selfcare. During this coffee talk we will cover common barriers that make it difficult to do self-care and introduce coping skills to deal with these situations. Other topics that maybe covered are building a team, communication, and forgiving ourselves. We all put ourselves last, and maybe the thought of self-care makes you laugh because who has time for that? Making time to come to this coffee talk IS self-care and an hour and a half a month is a GREAT START!
Laura Ebright, MA LPCC is a licensed Clinical Counselor and has been in the mental health field for over 19 years. Her career has been focused on women, children, couples, families and has worked in community mental health and hospital settings. Currently she is working at her private practice located in Maumee. In addition to her professional career she is also a mother of two children with autism and has been on her own autism journey for over 8 years.

Thursday, May 30

Let's Talk About Water Safety

9:30 - 11:00 AM
Panera
491 W Dussel Dr.
Maumee, OH 43537

Speaker: Kym Cragel
Summer is here, and that means being around swimming pools, ponds, rivers and lakes will be a part of our lives again. This can be very worrisome to many parents concerned about their child’s abilities around water. We are exited to have Kym Cragel join us for this coffee talk to address these concerns. She will be talking about the layers of protection that children with autism need when around water. In addition, she will outline specifically how she works with families to ensure that their child's needs are addressed and how to become aquatic problem solvers during lessons.
Kym Cragel has a Bachelor's Degree in Education & a Master's Degree in Sport Psychology. She has over 25 years of experience working in the pool teaching traditional swim lessons. In addition, Ms Cragel is a Certified ISR instructor and has worked with over 350 children to ensure not one more child drowns. She also has extensive experience, both personal and professional, working with children with autism as well as children with sensory disorders, blindness, seizures, deafness & speech delay.

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.

Other Ways We Can Help

TACA provides education, support and hope to the autism community.