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

Tuesday, October 15

TACA Breakfast Club

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Original Pancake House (NEW Location)
3322 E Chapman Ave
Orange, CA 92869

We're not in detention! We're just having coffee, pancakes, support and hope! Look for the friendly faces in the TACA shirts. First Time Attendee?? Welcome!! An Autism Journey Guide is yours to keep as a resource for your family. RSVP so we can save you a seat.

Thursday, October 24

Coffee Talk

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Anaheim First Church of the Nazarene
1340 N. Candlewood St.
Anaheim, CA 92805
right off East St and the 91 freeway.

Take a little scare out of Halloween with some help from TACA. Find your spot at the not-so-scary TACA table and get in on the discussion on seasonal fun and how to make it all work for your family this time of year, including Halloween. Every attendee with have “trick-or-treat” cards to take home and use with their child. If you are new to TACA, you will receive as Autism Journey Guide as a take-home resource.

Monday, October 28

Coffee Talk

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Number 3 Restaurant
320 N Coast Hwy
Laguna Beach, CA 92651

Lets gather and talk about conference highlights as well and navigating the upcoming holidays. We have lots of tips and tricks to share. Every attendee will have ”trick-or-treat” cards to take home for their child. If you are new to TACA, you'll receive an Autism Journey Guide as a take home resource. We will be outside on the patio. If raining we will have a table reserved for us inside. Free parking in neighborhood behind the restaurant.

Monday, October 28

Coffee Talk & Play

6:00 - 8:00 PM
We Rock The Spectrum Kids Gym
23572 Moulton Pkwy #102
Laguna Hills, CA 92637

Take a little scare out of Halloween with some help from TACA. Find your spot at the not-so-scary TACA table and get in on the discussion on seasonal fun and how to make it all work for your family this time of year, including Halloween. Every attendee with have “trick-or-treat” cards to take home and use with their child. If you are new to TACA, you will receive as Autism Journey Guide as a take-home resource.Kids can play for $8 while parents receive education and support.

Tuesday, October 29

Let's Talk About ABLE Accounts

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
TACA Irvine Office
2222 Martin St. Ste. 140
Irvine, CA 92612

Speaker: Marc Ang of Mangus Finance
ABLE accounts help individuals with disabilities save money to pay for qualified expenses, without being taxed on the earnings – and in most cases, without losing eligibility for certain means-tested benefit programs. Marc Ang of Mangus Finance will help explain how an ABLE account works and how to plan for your child's future.
Marc Ang is a Financial Planner, who founded Mangus Finance, focused on helping families and businesses with his expertise in complex estate planning, especially in special needs and high net worth considerations. His specialty areas include preservation of government benefits, life and disability insurance, and long term care.
Previously, Marc was a Financial Planner with Prudential and an Assistant Vice President at Credit Suisse in Private Banking and Wealth Management, based in New York. Marc has a Bachelors Degree from Pepperdine University and a Masters Degree from Columbia University.

Thursday, November 21

FREE Legal Advice Clinics for TACA Families

6:00 - 8:00 PM
TACA Irvine Office
2222 Martin St. Ste. 140
Irvine, CA 92612

The Autism Community in Action (TACA), in collaboration with the Special Education Law Firm (SELF), will be hosting monthly FREE legal advice clinics for TACA families. Services for this clinic will be provided by SELF attorneys and advocates and members of TACA’s ProBono attorney panel. Click here to see more dates and get more information.

Saturday, December 7

Save the Date!

Sensitive Santa 2019

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
at the TACA National Office Business Complex in Irvine, CA

A special time just for children with autism and their families to have fun and meet Santa.

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

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