Orange County Chapter

TACA Orange County holds Autism Learning Seminars, Coffee Talks and family events throughout the year. Our seminars 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. We even have a resource library of the latest autism books and DVDs/CDs that can be checked out by members at no charge. Come to a TACA Event!

Orange County Events

Sunday, August 15

Free Virtual Seminar for Parents: Child Newly Diagnosed with Autism

1:00 PM PDT / 4:00 PM EDT
Location: YOUR COMPUTER

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. Please RSVP to obtain link and information for viewing:

Thursday, August 19

Virtual IEP Parent Meeting

Back to School Post-Covid

6:30 - 8:30 PM PDT
Location: YOUR COMPUTER

We're all wondering how school is going to function now that school is back in person but there are a lot of "What if's". What if we still want Distance Learning? What if schools close again? What about all the learning we lost? Join us to get all your Back-to-School questions answered when we join special education attorney Damian Fragoso of Special Education Law Firm.
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. Please RSVP to obtain link and information for viewing:

Monday, August 23

TACA Viewing Party

Teens & Puberty with Lindsey Wells, ND

7:30 PM PDT
Location: YOUR COMPUTER

Parents of teens and adults! Puberty is a difficult time for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder due to multiple physical and physiological changes. This recorded presentation by Lindsey Wells, ND will provide information regarding what can be expected during this time in your child’s life as well as safe and effective natural strategies for addressing challenges that may occur. A facilitated Q&A from our volunteer mentors will follow the presentation to address your questions.
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. Please RSVP to obtain link and information for viewing:

Thursday, August 26

Virtual Parent Meeting

Self - Determination Program

10:30 AM - 12:30 PM PDT
Location: YOUR COMPUTER

The state of California has officially opened the Self Determination Program as of July 2020. Come get all your questions answered when State Council on Developmental Disabilities joins us for a Q&A session and how to enroll and what's involved when you join SDP.
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. Please RSVP to obtain link and information for viewing:

Tuesday, August 31

TACA Breakfast Club

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM PDT
Location: Ruby's
186 N Atchison St.
Orange, CA 92866

TACA Breakfast Club!! We're back In Person! We are so excited to be able to host Breakfast Club back and in person. Join us at Ruby's in Orange at 186 N Atchison St, Orange, CA 92866. You must RSVP online to save your seat as space is limited!!

Now thru August 31

Autism: The Pyramid of Priorities

with Dane Fliedner, MD, MPH, FAAP

Location: YOUR COMPUTER

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.

Location: YOUR COMPUTER

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.

Thank you to our Orange County partners who support us and our local family events.

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