San Diego Chapter

TACA San Diego holds Chapter Meetings, Coffee Talks and family events throughout the year. Our meetings 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.

San Diego Events

Tuesday, February 26

A Full Life With Autism-The Journey Into Adulthood

6:30 - 8:30 PM
17010 Pomerado Rd.
San Diego, CA 92128

Speaker: Chantal Sicile-Kira, Autism Advocate and Award Winning Author
“If you are accepting of the belief that life can be good even with autism, then your child will think so, too. You are the most important person in your child’s life, and you can make them believe that anything is possible.” ― Chantal Sicile-Kira, A Full Life with Autism
Raising a child with autism leads parents and caregivers to become experts in so many different subjects that we should all walk away with multiple honorary degrees. Our beautiful children inevitably become adults so what's next? Author Chantal Sicile-Kira will share practical advice on how to prepare your child on the autism spectrum for the transition to real life as an adult.
All new TACA Attendees will receive a FREE Journey Guide! The talk is located in the Lower Fireside Room. Please park in the parking lot on the corner of Rancho Bernardo Rd and Pomerado Rd. You will know you are in the right place if you are parked next to a baseball field and you can see an oil change shop.
*We must be out of the room by 9pm, please feel free to continue your conversations outside.
Chantal Sicile-Kira's passion for empowering others, her love of writing, and her personal interest in autism has led her to become an award-winning author of 5 books, speaker, and leader in the field of autism.
Chantal’s first experience with autism was in the late 70’s teaching self-help and community living skills to severely developmentally disabled and autistic adolescents in preparation for their de-institutionalization. This provided her with knowledge she would need later in life for raising her son, Jeremy. Despite being non-verbal and severely impacted by autism, her son Jeremy graduated from high school with a full academic diploma in June 2010 and now lives in a rented apartment with the 24 hour supports he needs. Jeremy enjoys a career as an artist, and has his own art studio in an art co-op, Space4Art. Chantal is Jeremy’s artist representative. Visit for more details.
Together, Jeremy and Chantal co-authored A Full Life with Autism (Macmillan) to share practical advice on how to prepare a young person on the autism spectrum for the transition to real life as an adult. Visit for more details about Chantal.

Thursday, February 28

Central San Diego Breakfast Club

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
10430 Friars Rd.
San Diego, CA 92120
(Just past I-15)

Make your way over to Denny's to get all the love and support an autism parent or caregiver needs before February comes to an end. Join us for coffee, tea, breakfast or whatever your heart desires. We know you will leave with a full heart.
Hosted by TACA San Diego Co-Coordinator Nancy Kirkman.

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