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

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June 5, 2022

TACA's Family Carnival

Oak Canyon Park
5305 Santiago Canyon Rd
Silverado, CA 92676

A day of fun and community for families caring for children and youth with special needs (not limited to autism) in a secure and safe environment. There will be plenty of activities to enjoy, including carnival rides, bounce houses, arts and crafts, and sensory activities.

Tuesday, May 24

TACA Virtual Parent Meeting - Teens & Adults

4:30 PM PDT
Location: YOUR COMPUTER

Parents of Teens and Adults – Join us for this virtual presentation about friendship from the perspective of young adults with autism who use Alternative and Augmentative Communication (AAC). Our guest speakers, Bella, Otto and William, will share about how their friendship as non-speaking AAC users is the same, but different from those who are speakers. Following the presentation there will be a moderated Q&A session. *Please note: This meeting will be presented via our new TACA Connect app. Details to set up your free account will be provided with the RSVP process. 

Wednesday, May 25

TACA Lunch Bunch

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM PDT
Location: Flower Child
1302 Bison Ave.
(located in The Bluffs)
Newport Beach, CA 92660

Being on the autism journey is a lot easier when you can get support. Join other TACA parents for help, support and hope. We'll share a meal while helping and supporting one another on this journey. An RSVP is required to attend this in-person 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.