Virginia Chapter

TACA Virginia holds Meetings and Coffee Talks throughout the year. Our meetings feature educational speakers on important topics for ASD families. Our Coffee Talks provide more settings where families can informally network, share resources and speak with seasoned parents.

Virginia Events

Thursday, July 19

Coffee Talk

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Panera - Carters Crossing West
24 S Gateway Dr.
Fredericksburg, VA 22406
(Panera on Warrenton Rd/17)

Bring your concerns and questions or come to listen and learn. In a moderated, roundtable style discussion we will address the issues most important to attendees and pick the brains of other parents who have been there. Come for referrals, resources, support and hope.

Thursday, July 19

TACA Night Out

6:30 PM
Tazza Kitchen
3332 Pump Rd
Henrico, VA 23233

Being a mom of a child with autism has challenges. TACA Night Out is an opportunity to get out of the house and get together with other autism moms. Whether you are new to the autism journey or have an older child, you’ll be in great company. Ask for the TACA table when you arrive.

Sunday, July 22

Treating Anxiety and Aggression for individuals with Autism: Research and Evidence Based Medicine

2:30 - 4:30 PM
Reston Regional Library
11925 Bowman Towne Dr.
Reston, VA 20190

This recorded National Conference Presentation featuring Lanier Rossignol, FNP-C as presenter, will help parents learn the explanations for anxiety and aggression (including self-injurious behavior) in their children. The overview of evidence-based treatments will help parents understand how to move forward with helping their children reduce anxiety and aggression. Every attendee will receive a Flash-drive containing this powerpoint along with every powerpoint (more than 20) from the National TACA Autism Conference. First-time attending parents will receive an Autism Journey Guide to keep as a resource to find answers to help their child!
Lanier Rossignol, BSN FNP-C received her graduate training as a Family Nurse Practitioner and her Master’s in Nursing from the University of Virginia. She also has a Bachelor of Arts in Neurobiochemistry and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Virginia. After her two sons were diagnosed with autism, she sought information from a number of sources including researchers, specialists, and the medical literature. As biomedically-based treatments helped her sons begin speaking, she became more involved in research including 3 studies examining the use of hyperbaric oxygen therapy in autism. Lanier has a special interest in autism spectrum disorders, PANS/PANDAS, chronic fatigue, and health and wellness through diet, supplements and exercise.

Tuesday, August 14

Coffee Talk

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Wegmans
45131 Columbia Place
Sterling, VA

Join us in Sterling for a TACA Coffee Talk especially for parents of children with autism. This coffee talk will be moderated by TACA Mentors with discussion based on the needs of the attendees. No autism topic is off-limits. Come with your questions or plan to take part in the discussion to help others. If you are new to TACA, you’ll receive the Autism Journey Guide as a take-home resource.

Thursday, August 16

Coffee Talk

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Panera - Carters Crossing West
24 S Gateway Dr.
Fredericksburg, VA 22406
(Panera on Warrenton Rd/17)

Bring your concerns and questions or come to listen and learn. In a moderated, roundtable style discussion we will address the issues most important to attendees and pick the brains of other parents who have been there. Come for referrals, resources, support and hope.

Thursday, August 16

TACA Night Out

6:30 PM
California Kitchen
11800 W Broad St #1104
Richmond, VA 23233

Being a mom of a child with autism has challenges. TACA Night Out is an opportunity to get out of the house and get together with other autism moms. Whether you are new to the autism journey or have an older child, you’ll be in great company. Ask for the TACA table when you arrive.

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