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

Wednesday, November 14

Post TACA Conference Coffee Talk and Play - Laguna Hills

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
We Rock the Spectrum Kids Gym
23572 Moulton Pkwy #102
Laguna Hills, CA 92637

TACA Coordinators are bringing highlights from the National TACA Autism Conference to you.
More than 1000 attendees under one roof for the National TACA Autism Conference. TACA OC Coordinators and Professionals were a few of those attendees and are bringing some of the conference information back for you. With lots of notes taken throughout the conference (and plenty of coffee to help stay alert), there will be much information to share. Whether you have a detailed plan of what you are trying to accomplish next for your child or if you’ve never thought past next week, this Coffee Talk and Learn will be a time for getting new ideas based on conference information. Get the latest info to help your family. Get some of the conference energy and inspiration for yourself!
Kids can play for $8 during the coffee talk.

Thursday, November 15

Autism Coffee Talk

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

Let’s talk about navigating and surviving the Holidays and whatever else you need help with. Join the conversation and meet other families to share information, get fresh ideas, support and resources. No autism topic is off limits and discussion is encouraged. Come with your questions and concerns but more importantly, bring with your experiences. The goal is for all to leave with a lot of hope. We each can’t know everything, but when we come together great things happen!
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.
Journey Guides will be available to new families.

Thursday, November 15

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, November 15

Coffee Talk & Learn: IEP Nuts & Bolts

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

Speaker: Damian Fragoso
Does the IEP process confuse you? Do you know what steps you have to take? What if the IEP is not being followed then what can you do? Join us a we map out the IEP process beinning to end.

Monday, November 26

Post TACA Conference Coffee Talk and Play - Laguna Hills

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

TACA Coordinators are bringing highlights from the National TACA Autism Conference to you.
More than 1000 attendees under one roof for the National TACA Autism Conference. TACA OC Coordinators and Professionals were a few of those attendees and are bringing some of the conference information back for you. With lots of notes taken throughout the conference (and plenty of coffee to help stay alert), there will be much information to share. Whether you have a detailed plan of what you are trying to accomplish next for your child or if you’ve never thought past next week, this Coffee Talk and Learn will be a time for getting new ideas based on conference information. Get the latest info to help your family. Get some of the conference energy and inspiration for yourself!
Kids can play for $8 during the coffee talk.

Tuesday, November 27

TACA Breakfast Club: Post TACA Conference

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Original Pancake House
10035 Adams Ave
Huntington Beach, CA 92646

TACA Coordinators are bringing highlights from the National TACA Autism Conference to you.
More than 1000 attendees under one roof for the National TACA Autism Conference. TACA OC Coordinators and Professionals were a few of those attendees and are bringing some of the conference information back for you. With lots of notes taken throughout the conference (and plenty of coffee to help stay alert), there will be much information to share. Whether you have a detailed plan of what you are trying to accomplish next for your child or if you’ve never thought past next week, this Coffee Talk and Learn will be a time for getting new ideas based on conference information. Get the latest info to help your family. Get some of the conference energy and inspiration for yourself!

Thursday, November 29

Post TACA Conference 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.

TACA Coordinators are bringing highlights from the National TACA Autism Conference to you.
More than 1000 attendees under one roof for the National TACA Autism Conference. TACA OC Coordinators and Professionals were a few of those attendees and are bringing some of the conference information back for you. With lots of notes taken throughout the conference (and plenty of coffee to help stay alert), there will be much information to share. Whether you have a detailed plan of what you are trying to accomplish next for your child or if you’ve never thought past next week, this Coffee Talk and Learn will be a time for getting new ideas based on conference information. Get the latest info to help your family. Get some of the conference energy and inspiration for yourself!

Friday, November 30

Post TACA Conference Coffee Talk and Play

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

TACA Coordinators are bringing highlights from the National TACA Autism Conference to you.
More than 1000 attendees under one roof for the National TACA Autism Conference. TACA OC Coordinators and Professionals were a few of those attendees and are bringing some of the conference information back for you. With lots of notes taken throughout the conference (and plenty of coffee to help stay alert), there will be much information to share. Whether you have a detailed plan of what you are trying to accomplish next for your child or if you’ve never thought past next week, this Coffee Talk and Learn will be a time for getting new ideas based on conference information. Get the latest info to help your family. Get some of the conference energy and inspiration for yourself!
Kids can play for $7 during the coffee talk.

Tuesday, December 4

TACA Coffee Talk - HoHo Hope for the Holidays

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

Come for moderated discussion, ideas, and information all aimed at helping parents plan their holidays with their child’s unique needs in mind. Each attendee will have a chance to work on a combo list to help consider great gifts for their child as well as consider new rewards for motivation during times when children are learning and working on new skills. Each attendee will also take home TACA’s newest family magnet to serve as their hopeful reminder in between coffee talks.

Saturday, December 8

Sensitive Santa 2018

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Park/Grass Area
18952 Douglas Street
Irvine, CA 92612

This is a special time just for children with autism and their families to have fun and meet Santa.
Admission is free but you have to RSVP!

Wednesday, December 12

3rd Annual Holiday Lips and Sips

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

Are you a parent of a child with autism looking for an evening to recharge and find some hope and encouragement? Come join Beauty Society as they pamper and recharge you while enjoying a light fare of food and libations. Every attendee who RSVP receives a fun family magnet to keep as a perfect reminder that your family is aiming for a healthy, happy holidays.

Thursday, December 13

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, December 13

Q & A with the Attorney

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

This is an open discussion for your important IEP questions. Come and get solutions and strategies to help navigate your IEP. Please RSVP to save your spot!!

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