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

Thursday, January 16

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.

Thursday, January 16

IEP Coffee Talk - When the District Says "NO!"

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

You hear it over and over again...No. You ask your child's school district for data, assessments, or simple questions to be answered and you are always met with a resounding NO. How do you deal with that? What can you do to turn that no into a YES? Come learn with special education attorney Damian Fragoso as we combat the No's. RSVP so we can save you a seat!

Thursday, January 23

Coffee Talk: 2020 New Year, New Goals!

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 yourself and your great BIG dreams to Coffee Talk! Come to the TACA table for ideas to get started on your plan. All attendees will receive their own calendar to get ideas, dates and goals written into your new year! RSVP so we can save you a seat!

Thursday, January 23

Autism Coffee Talk

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

Let’s ring in the New Year with your great BIG dreams! Whether it is self care, a new intervention, teaching your child job skills or building a great IEP, we want to help you create a plan. Come to the TACA table for ideas to get started. Join us to discuss anything Autism related, we are here to help and to give hope!
Families new to TACA will receive an Autism Journey Guide as a take home resource. We will be outside weather permitting. If not, we have a table reserved for us inside. There is FREE parking behind the restaurant and in the neighborhood.

Tuesday, January 28

TACA Breakfast Club

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Original Pancake House
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, February 13

TACA Coffee Talk with UCP (United Cerebral Palsy) of Orange County

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
UCP of Orange County
980 Roosevelt, Ste 100
Irvine, CA 92620

TACA is excited to be expanding our mission of families helping families by partnering with UCP (United Cerebral Palsy) of Orange County to provide more support and education to special needs families. Join us for our very first Coffee Talk at UCP of Orange County offices to get help, hope and support. Please RSVP so we can save you a seat!

Thursday, February 20

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.

Thursday, March 19

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.

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

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