North Carolina Chapter

TACA North Carolina 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.

North Carolina Events

Sunday, August 15

Free Virtual Seminar for Parents: Child Newly Diagnosed with Autism

4:00 PM ET

When your child is diagnosed with autism, it can feel overwhelming and confusing. So often, parents receive a diagnosis for their child but are given no information on what to do next.
TACA is here to help. Join us for a FREE Virtual Parent Seminar specially designed to help you navigate the first steps after your child has received an autism diagnosis, including how to:
-Access services and supports that will improve your child's outcome and quality of life.
-Better advocate for your child.
You'll walk away empowered with hope and connected to a positive community of families, just like yours. Additionally, each attendee will receive a free Autism Journey Guide and a free downloadable Newly Diagnosed Checklist.
Registration will close on the evening prior to the event. An email with the log in information will be sent to you the day of the event.

Friday, August 20

Coffee Talk - In Person!

9:00 - 11:00 AM ET
Location: Weaver Street Market
101 East Weaver Street
Carrboro, NC 27510

Join us in Carrboro for a TACA Coffee Talk especially for parents of children with autism. TACA is an autism support organization helping parents find information, support and connections with other families. This coffee talk will be moderated by a TACA volunteer 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. We will be sitting outside on the front lawn, so please bring a lawn chair or blanket!
An RSVP is required to attend.

Now thru August 31

Autism: The Pyramid of Priorities

with Dane Fliedner, MD, MPH, FAAP


Many families quickly learn that there is no one-size-fits-all way to help their child. This presentation will give a beneficial framework for families to help them prioritize what interventions they should pursue and in what order, to best be able to maximize their resources and success. While geared for people early in the process, even seasoned families can learn from the extensive review of the range of possibilities to look into to help their child.
Sign in to obtain code and watch at your convenience anytime now thru August 31.

Now thru August 31

Navigating the Maze of Nutritional Supplements

with Lori Knowles-Jimenez, B.A.


Nutritional supplement therapy has become an integral component of biomedical treatments for autism. Physicians trained in biomedical treatments are asking parents to give their children 10-20 different supplements each day. Why is this necessary? How do you know what is best for each child? What is the best approach for starting nutritional supplementation? Lori Knowles-Jimenez, Director/General Manager of New Beginnings Nutritionals, addresses these questions, the most important aspects of nutritional intervention in autism, as well as the key treatments that led to her son’s recovery. This presentation will give you practical advice from a mom who has been there and hope to keep pressing on towards healing your child!
Sign in to obtain code and watch at your convenience anytime now thru August 31.

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.