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, 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

Tuesday, July 31

Parent's Night Out!

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

Take a night off and get help, hope and support over pizza and drinks.

Tuesday, August 7

Navigating Autism and Insurance Based Services

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

Speaker: Dana Hiatt
Come and learn how to get your insurance company to pay for autism services. Learn tips and tricks and how to get past the denial letter.
Over the past 10 years Dana has worked in the field of Behavior Analysis. She is currently a BCBA residing in Southern California and has worked in various settings including: school districts, nonpublic agencies and insurance companies coordinating care for members receiving ABA services across California. She has presented at national conferences, such as CAL ABA, where she spoke about insurance-based services and medical necessity criteria within ABA. Dana also has an adult sibling with ASD whom she has helped advocate for insurance-based services into adulthood, job skills training, and regional center based services. Dana’s passion has always been to assist families with children with ASD as well as educating families on additional services that they should also be seeking under various funding avenues. She believes that families and all funding sources should be able to work collaboratively together to obtain the best outcomes for individuals with ASD and other developmental disabilities. Her goal is to continue to bridge the gap between ASD families, ABA providers, and funders by education and research driven decisions.

Thursday, August 23

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.

Bring your concerns and questions or come to listen and learn. In a moderated, roundtable style discussion we will address the issues most important to attendees and pick the brains of other parents who have been there. Come for referrals, resources, support and hope.

Thursday, August 30

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.


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.


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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