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, June 19

Overview of Environmental Medicine and Detoxification Strategies Using Natural Medicine and Therapies

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

Dr. Jessica Tran
Dr. Jessica Tran is a doctor of naturopathic medicine with an integrative perspective on health and healing. She specializes in naturopathic medical care for children and adults of all ages with special emphasis on the impact of environmental factors on the human body.
Dr. Tran graduated with a B.S. in Biological Sciences and B.A. in Social Ecology with a concentration in Epidemiology and Public Health from the University of California, Irvine. She received her naturopathic medical degree from Bastyr University, located north of Seattle, Washington. She completed a one-year Family Practice residency, three-year Environmental Medicine fellowship, and served as Clinical Faculty in both the Departments of Environmental Medicine and General Medicine at Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine & Health Sciences, Tempe AZ. She is a fellow and board member in the American Academy of Environmental Medicine.

Thursday, June 21

FREE Legal Advice Clinics for TACA Families

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

Talk About Curing Autism (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.

Thursday, June 21

School Safety

6:30 - 8:30 PM
TACA Irvine Office
2222 Martin St. Ste. 140
Irvine, CA 92612

Speaker: Damian Fragoso of Special Education Law Firm
77% of people with autism are victims of bullying. A large number of our kids wander and have no sense of danger. What can we do to protect our kids at school and keep them safe? How does the IEP protect them and what do we do if an incident occurs. Join special education attorney Damian Fragoso as we navigate this tough issue together.

Monday, June 25

Coffee Talk and Play - Laguna Hills: Diet Strategies for the Summer

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

Summer is a great time to make diet changes. Let's talk about ways to get your whole family eating healthier.
Kids can play for $8 during the coffee talk.

Tuesday, June 26

Parent's Night Out!

7:00 - 9:00 PM
The Bowery Craft Beer & Pizza
112 E Commonwealth Ave.
Fullerton, CA 92832

Parent’s Night Out is back in Fullerton!!
Take a night off and get help, hope and support over pizza and drinks.

Thursday, June 28

Treating Anxiety and Aggression with Evidenced Based Medicine

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.

A recorded seminar by by Lanier Rossignol, FNP-C
Lanier Rossignol, BSN FNP-C received her graduate training as a Family Nurse Practitioner and her Master’s in Nursing from the University of Virginia. She also has a Bachelor of Arts in Neurobiochemistry and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Virginia. After her two sons were diagnosed with autism, she sought information from a number of sources including researchers, specialists, the medical literature, and she attended 6-8 autism medical conferences per year to help nd answers for her sons. As biomedically-based treatments helped her sons begin speaking, she became more involved in research including 3 studies examining the use of hyperbaric oxygen therapy in autism. After years of focusing on both her sons and her own medical issues, she has now joined her husband, Dr. Rossignol, and his medical practice as a Nurse Practitioner to try to help families struggling with the underlying medical issues of autism. Lanier has a special interest in autism spectrum disorders, PANS/PANDAS, chronic fatigue, and health and wellness through diet, supplements and exercise.

Saturday, July 14

Autism Learning Seminar- Autism 101

9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
TACA Irvine Office
2222 Martin St. Ste. 140
Irvine, CA 92612

Speakers: Dane Fliedner and Sapna Fliedner
Join us for a morning of learning about biomed, diet and how it can help improve your child's behavior and learning.

Saturday, July 21

Autism Learning Seminar- Teens and Transition

9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
TACA Irvine Office
2222 Martin St. Ste. 140
Irvine, CA 92612

Speakers: Marc Ang and Karen Holt
Join us for a covering of teen issues as they transition to adulthood. ABLE Act, Special needs trusts and Conservatorship


Autism Coffee Talk

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Kitchen in the Canyon
845 Laguna Canyon Rd
Laguna Beach, CA 92651

Just in time for summer, we will have our last Laguna Coffee Talk until Fall. Join us with your biggest concerns, topics that interest you or daily struggles you may need help with. Join the conversation and meet other families to share information, get fresh ideas, support and resources.
This Coffee Talk will be moderated by Michelle Burt, OC TACA Coordinator and is for the parents of children/adults with Autism only, sorry no child care available.
Lots of FREE parking! We will be in the wine room on the left.


Coffee Talk and Play - Summer Ideas - Whittier

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
We Rock The Spectrum Whittier
15334 Whittier Blvd #10C
Whittier, CA 90603

Are you dreading summer? Let's brain storm ideas to keep your kids busy and you keeping your cool. Join TACA Co-Coordinator Rhyan Moto, we are here to support you through your autism journey. RSVP so we have enough handout materials.
Kids can play for $7 during the coffee talk.

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.

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