Tennessee Chapter

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

Tennessee Events

Saturday, June 15

Microbiome, Mitochondria, and Gut Brain connection in ASD and Pediatric Neuroimmune Disease

2:00 - 3:30 PM
Bearden Branch Public Library - Conference Room
100 Golf Club Rd.
Knoxville, TN 37919

Speaker: Dr. Sri Ganeshan
Join us to learn more about the crucial role that mitochondria, folate receptors, and microbiome play in your child’s overall health and development, and how, when the function of these key players is impaired, autism symptoms can develop. Testing for these issues can lead to simple treatment options that are proving to make a significant impact in the quality of life of individuals with autism.
Dr. Sri Ganeshan, graduate of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India is the Chief Medical Officer at Illiad Neurosciences, a company focused on neurodevelopmental disease research. Dr. Ganeshan’s expertise resides in the therapeutic areas of Oncology, Urology, Transplant, Immunology, Dermatology, Hepatology, Virology and Neurodegenerative disorders. He is a physician scientist with a passion to bring new evidence based medicines and diagnostics to patients. He's experienced in drug development and working with the FDA to bring novel medications to patients. He has worked on three FDA globally approved new safe drugs in cancer, transplant and urology. He has worked with physicians and scientists globally on researching new compounds and educating health care practitioners.

Tuesday, June 25

Mom's Night Out

6:30 - 8:00 PM
SoKno Taco Cantina
3701 Sevierville Pike
Knoxville, TN 37920

Being a mom of a child with autism has challenges. TACA Mom's Night is an opportunity to get together with other moms traveling a similar journey. You'll enjoy free appetizers, (non-alcoholic) drinks, and great company. 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.

Wednesday, July 17

Lyme Disease & Coinfections: Diagnosis and Treatment Options

6:00 - 7:30 PM
Cedar Bluff Branch Library - Conference Room
9045 Cross Park Drive
Knoxville, TN 37923

This is a Parent Education meeting featuring the recorded presentation of Dr. Darin Ingels from the National TACA Autism Conference. Attendees will receive handouts to follow along with the presentation AND will receive a coupon code to download all of the powerpoint presentations (more than 40) from the National Conference East Coast 2019.
Called "The Great Mimic", Lyme disease often gets misdiagnosed as many other chronic conditions including multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer's Disease, lupus, and autism. In this recorded presentation, Dr. Ingels will show how to identify Lyme disease in you or your child and discuss natural treatment options that are safe and effective. He will discuss the role of gut health and will outline the path to overcoming Lyme disease and regaining better health. Dr. Ingels will discuss different forms of immunotherapy to help create a healthier immune system.
All attendees that RSVP will be entered into a drawing for a copy of Dr. Ingels book "The Lyme Solution".

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