Alaska Chapter

TACA Alaska 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.

Alaska Events

Sunday, January 5

Coffee Talk: 2020 New Year, New Goals!

3:00 - 4:30 PM
Mendenhall Valley Library Conference Room
3025 Diamond Park Loop
Juneau, AK 99801

Bring yourself and your great BIG dreams to Coffee Talk! Come to the TACA table for ideas to get started on your plan. All attendees will receive their own calendar to get ideas, dates and goals written into your new year! RSVP so we can save you a seat!

Monday, January 13

Increasing Speech & Language through Play & DIR Therapies

6:00 - 8:00 PM
Mendenhall Valley Library
Large Meeting Room
3025 Diamond Park Loop
Juneau, AK 99801

Speaker: Heidi Johnson, MS CCC-SLP
Come learn how to support your child's speech and language through play and your family routines by using the DIR Model (Developmental Individual-Difference Relationship-Based) created by Stanley Greenspan MD.
The DIR Model can be used across the spectrum of language development as it is designed to help a child elaborate and expand on interactions with others through gestures, words and pretend play. It is a way of relating to your child in a way that is meaningful to them. The DIR Model was designed to strengthen individuals' cognitive, emotional, social and physical development. Emphasis is placed on facilitating two-way communication, expressing feelings and developing logical thought. Please RSVP so we can save you a seat.
Heidi Johnson is a pediatric speech-language pathologist. She has worked with children and their families for over 30 years, both in private practice and as Juneau School District SLP.

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.