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 17

Autism Goal Setting Coffee Talk

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Oliver’s Osteria
853 Laguna Canyon Rd.
Laguna Beach, CA 92651

Ringing in 2019! Let's come together and make a master list of goals for the year! It's a new year and everyone is hungry for new ideas for their child with autism. In this workshop style coffee talk, we will tackle your top three and create a plan of action to get you started. 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 a TACA Coordinator and is for the parents of children/adults with Autism only. Sorry no child care available. Lots of FREE parking!

Tuesday, January 22

Coffee Talk

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

It’s a New Year and everyone is ready for goals, accomplishments and new ideas to help our children with autism have their best year ever. Join us with your biggest concerns, topics that interest you, or daily struggles you may need help with. In a moderated, roundtable-style discussion, we will address the hottest issues and pick the brains of families that have been there. Come for referrals, advice, recipes, resources, and learn from the experiences of others. We each can’t know everything, but when we come together, great things happen! Look for the friendly faces in the TACA shirts! Free Journey Guides available to new attending families.

Thursday, January 24

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, January 24

IEP Coffee Talk-Independent Assessments

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

Speaker: Damian Fragoso
Independent assessments can provide a more detailed, objective and comprehensive evaluation of a child with autism. Many parents can gain a better understanding of their child’s needs through independent assessments rather than solely relying on evaluations by a state/early intervention agency and/or school district. Learn how obtaining independent assessments can help your child on their learning journey and create better goals and a better IEP.

Monday, January 28

Coffee Talk and Play

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

It’s a New Year and everyone is ready for goals, accomplishments and new ideas to help our children with autism have their best year ever. Join us with your biggest concerns, topics that interest you, or daily struggles you may need help with. In a moderated, roundtable-style discussion, we will address the hottest issues and pick the brains of families that have been there. Come for referrals, advice, recipes, resources, and learn from the experiences of others. We each can’t know everything, but when we come together, great things happen! Look for the friendly faces in the TACA shirts! Free Journey Guides available to new attending families.
Kids can play for $7 during the coffee talk.

Monday, January 28

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

It’s a New Year and everyone is ready for goals, accomplishments and new ideas to help our children with autism have their best year ever. Join us with your biggest concerns, topics that interest you, or daily struggles you may need help with. In a moderated, roundtable-style discussion, we will address the hottest issues and pick the brains of families that have been there. Come for referrals, advice, recipes, resources, and learn from the experiences of others. We each can’t know everything, but when we come together, great things happen! Look for the friendly faces in the TACA shirts! Free Journey Guides available to new attending families.
Kids can play for $8 during the coffee talk.

Thursday, January 31

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.

It’s a New Year and everyone is ready for goals, accomplishments and new ideas to help our children with autism have their best year ever. Join us with your biggest concerns, topics that interest you, or daily struggles you may need help with. In a moderated, roundtable-style discussion, we will address the hottest issues and pick the brains of families that have been there. Come for referrals, advice, recipes, resources, and learn from the experiences of others. We each can’t know everything, but when we come together, great things happen! Look for the friendly faces in the TACA shirts! Free Journey Guides available to new attending families.

Wednesday, February 6

Coffee Talk and Play - Laguna Hills: Ideas, Information and HOPE (what’s not to love?)

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

Better than the biggest Valentine, it’s a TACA table of ideas, info and hope! Join the moderated discussion of the issues that are most concerning to the people around the table. Everyone has a chance to be heard, but most importantly, helped on their search for answers for the people we care about. Whether you are new to the autism journey or have been on the journey for several years, there is a place for you at the TACA table. Look for the friendly faces wearing TACA shirts. Are you a first-time attendee? Look for the TACA shirts and introduce yourself. We look forward to meeting you and will have a Journey Guides available for you.
Kids can play for $8 during the coffee talk.

Tuesday, February 12

Coffee Talk: Ideas, Information and HOPE (what’s not to love?)

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

Better than the biggest Valentine, it’s a TACA table of ideas, info and hope! Join the moderated discussion of the issues that are most concerning to the people around the table. Everyone has a chance to be heard, but most importantly, helped on their search for answers for the people we care about. Whether you are new to the autism journey or have been on the journey for several years, there is a place for you at the TACA table. Look for the friendly faces wearing TACA shirts. Are you a first-time attendee? Look for the TACA shirts and introduce yourself. We look forward to meeting you and will have a Journey Guides available for you.

Wednesday, February 13

Parent's Night Out

7:00 - 9:00 PM
Bourbon Street Bar & Grill
110 E Commonwealth Ave.
Fullerton, CA 92832

Parents of children with autism need support, information, resources and more. But sometimes, they need a night out! It’s time for an evening getaway to recharge, have a laugh, feel support, and find hope. Join TACA OC and meet other parents just like you. Look for the friendly faces wearing TACA shirts. Grab your own dinner or a drink and join us for a night out. Free Journey Guides available to new attending families.

Tuesday, February 19

Breakfast Club Coffee Talk

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

We're not in detention! We're just having coffee, pancakes, and support. RSVP so we can save you a seat!! Look for the friendly faces in the TACA shirts! Free Journey Guides available to new attending families.

Thursday, February 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, February 21

IEP Coffee Talk - Bullying in School

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

Speaker: Damian Fragoso
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, February 25

Coffee Talk and Play - Laguna Hills: Ideas, Information and HOPE (what’s not to love?)

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

Better than the biggest Valentine, it’s a TACA table of ideas, info and hope! Join the moderated discussion of the issues that are most concerning to the people around the table. Everyone has a chance to be heard, but most importantly, helped on their search for answers for the people we care about. Whether you are new to the autism journey or have been on the journey for several years, there is a place for you at the TACA table. Look for the friendly faces wearing TACA shirts. Are you a first-time attendee? Look for the TACA shirts and introduce yourself. We look forward to meeting you and will have a Journey Guides available for you.
Kids can play for $8 during the coffee talk.

Thursday, February 28

Coffee Talk: Ideas, Information and HOPE (what’s not to love?)

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.

Better than the biggest Valentine, it’s a TACA table of ideas, info and hope! Join the moderated discussion of the issues that are most concerning to the people around the table. Everyone has a chance to be heard, but most importantly, helped on their search for answers for the people we care about. Whether you are new to the autism journey or have been on the journey for several years, there is a place for you at the TACA table. Look for the friendly faces wearing TACA shirts. Are you a first-time attendee? Look for the TACA shirts and introduce yourself. We look forward to meeting you and will have a Journey Guides available for you.

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

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