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

Saturday, December 3, 2022

10:00 AM - 1:30 PM

 1340 N Candlewood St., Anaheim, CA 92805 

 FUN, SANTA, PHOTOS & TREATS

 Santa is a busy man this time of year, so make a reservation or the kiddos to meet and take photos with him at this holiday event. 

Monday, November 28

West Virtual Parent Meeting

6:30 PM PST
Location: YOUR COMPUTER

Families in the West – With the holidays just around the corner life can get so busy! Take some time to connect with other families, ask questions and find support as we get through the next few months together. Whether you want to start brainstorming gifts for your child with autism or need to get ideas on how to occupy all that winter break time, come join us for some great conversation and support. You are welcome to submit questions with your RSVP. Registration will close shortly before the event. An email with the log in information will be sent to you the day of the event.

Wednesday, November 30

Special Education Legal Clinic - How to “Talk” to Your School District

with Damian Fragoso of Special Education Law Firm

6:30 - 8:30 PM PST
Location: TACA National Office
2222 Martin Street, Ste 140
Irvine, CA 92612

Have you wondered what you can and can’t say to your district? That you feel overwhelmed and frustrated when you leave your IEP and wish you said something in response? Join special education attorney Damian Fragoso as we discuss how to communicate effectively with your school district. An open Q&A will follow to get all your questions answered. An RSVP is required for this event.

Friday, December 9

Teen/Adult Virtual Parent Meeting

10:00 AM PST
Location: YOUR COMPUTER

Parents with Teens & Adults - Let’s get together virtually with TACA and plan for the Holidays. TACA mentors will be sharing ideas to help your family this holiday season. Ideas including special food, family gatherings, gift ideas for your sensory seeker (or avoider!) and lots more will be shared and discussed. You don’t have to come up with every great idea yourself! Every attendee will receive handouts with Holiday tips and family letter to give to family and friends who might appreciate a little extra detail about how to help your child make the most of this holiday season. Registration will close shortly before the event. An email with the log in information will be sent to you the day of the event.

Wednesday, December 14

National Virtual Parent Meeting

4:30 PM PST
Location: YOUR COMPUTER

Happy Holidays TACA Families! Join our National Support Meeting this month where we will talk self-care and share tips for a smoother holiday season and school break. You can share resources with others, join the conversation or just listen in, everyone is welcome as we explore all things autism and the holiday season! Registration will close shortly before the event. An email with the log in information will be sent to you the day of the event.

Resources

Newly Diagnosed

The Newly Diagnosed Page provides information and resources to help you navigate the first steps after your child has received an autism diagnosis.

Medical

The Medical Page has information about medical interventions for autism, including common co-occurring conditions, testing, and treatment options.

Education & Skill Development

Information about therapies, life skills, social skills, IEPs, life after high school, and more.

Diet

The Diet Page has all of the information you need to successfully implement a gluten and casein free diet, along with reasons why.

Support

Information about Finances, Scholarships, Grants and Crisis situations. Read family stories and learn from the experiences of others for holiday planning and more.

Home Life

Home Life has information related to safety, holidays, family relationships, budget, and estate planning.

Teens & Adults

The Preparing for Adulthood Page contains articles that address teen- and adult-related issues and services.

Programs & Services

Mentor Program

Through TACA's Parent Mentor Program, you can be matched with an experienced, trained TACA Parent Mentor for one-on-one support, guidance throughout the autism journey.

Online Support Group

TACA Hope and Help for Autism is a private, moderated Facebook group for parents of children with autism. This forum provides a supportive environment where parents can share experiences and gain insights about how to help their child live their best life.

Family Resources

TACA's website provides in-depth, comprehensive information and resources to help parents navigate all aspects of the autism journey, including obtaining a diagnosis, developing skills, medical issues, special education/IEPs, diet, preparing for adulthood, and more.

Conferences

Annually, TACA hosts a parent conference featuring expert speakers from across the United States. Presentations focus on a wide variety of autism-related topics, including school/IEPs, therapeutic interventions, advocacy, medical issues, preparing for adulthood, and more.

Chapters

TACA has local Chapters across the United States providing families affected by autism with education, resources and support. Chapters hold educational family events, meetings, seminars and/or Coffee Talks.

Scholarships

Since 2006, TACA has been providing scholarships to families for medical and therapeutic interventions. Scholarship availability relies on the generosity of donors, foundations, and the fundraising efforts of TACA Chapters.

Events

TACA hosts regular events to educate, support, and deliver hope to families on an autism journey. Many of our education events allow for virtual participation, and we host monthly virtual family meetings to bring support to families regardless of their location.

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.