Pennsylvania Chapter

TACA Pennsylvania holds Chapter Meetings, Coffee Talks and family events throughout the year. Our meetings 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.

 

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TACA Pennsylvania Chapter Meetings
Meet the first Friday of every month.
7:00 – 7:15 PM Parent Support and Networking
7:15 PM Introduction and Meeting Presentation.
Saint Alban’s Episcopal Church
3625 Chapel Road
Newtown Square, PA 19073
Childcare: Not offered at this time.

Pennsylvania Events

Friday, June 1

Taking Care of YOU: So You Can Take Care of Your Child

7:00 – 7:15 PM Parent Support and Networking
7:15 PM Introduction and Meeting Presentation

 

Saint Alban’s Episcopal Church
3625 Chapel Road
Newtown Square, PA 19073

Speaker: Debbie Grindstaff, MSW from Blossom Counseling and Wellness LLC
blossom-counseling.net/about-us/debbie-grindstaff-msw

 

Having a loved one affected with autism requires a lot of energy and can add stress. It’s important for you to take care of yourself, not only for you but also in terms of the quality of care you give your loved one. Learn strategies and resources to help. This will be an interactive meeting, putting strategies into practice!

 

Debbie Grindstaff specializes in treating families affected by disability and mental health diagnoses. As a parent of a child affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder, she can relate and it is her mission to provide guidance and support to other parents facing similar struggles. If you are a parent facing a recent diagnosis for your child or you are facing the next phase of life with your loved one in planning for adulthood, or anywhere on the continuum, and you are searching for understanding, guidance and inner peace, she would be honored to walk alongside you.
Debbie believes that the whole family is affected when facing the challenges of special needs. Your family’s life may be affected in many ways including marital issues, sibling problems, sensory needs, educational struggles, as well as depression, anxiety, and grief. She practices cognitive behavior therapy and dialectical behavior therapy techniques with a focus on self-care and mindfulness to encourage healing.

Find additional support by joining the TACA PA Yahoo Group.

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.