Hawaii Chapter

TACA Hawaii holds Autism Learning Seminars, Meetings, Coffee Talks and family events throughout the year. Our meetings and 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.

Hawaii Events

Friday, September 21

Coffee Talk

9:30 AM
Ebar at Nordstrom
1450 Ala Moana Blvd.
Honolulu, HI 96814

TACA Coffee Talks offer time for connecting with other parents.
Find out how to make the most of your summer from the experiences of other families. Summer is a great time to start something new for your child, whether it’s the GFCF Diet or a new behavioral strategy or even an outside game. TACA Mentors and Parents offer referrals, advice, shared experiences, recipes and more to help you on this autism journey with your child. Journey Guides will be available to new families. Look for the TACA Table.

Sunday, September 23 & Sunday, September 30

Microsoft Literacy Workshops for Autism

8:00 - 9:00 AM
Microsoft Store Ala Moana
Level 2 between Macy's and Neiman Marcus
1450 Ala Moana Blvd 2238
Honolulu, HI 96814-4604

Series 1 - Literacy skills for emerging readers (reading at age 6-8 years)
In this free two-day workshop, emerging readers on the autism spectrum, reading at ages 6 through 8 years, will love building confidence and improving their reading comprehension with fun, interactive activities. They will be introduced to Immersive Reader in OneNote for Windows 10, a free application that provides proven techniques to improve reading skills.
Registration is required for these free events. Class size is limited to 10 children per series. The parent, legal guardian, or authorized adult caregiver of every participant must sign a Participation Agreement upon arrival and remain in Microsoft Store for the duration of the event.

Saturday, October 13

Second Saturdays with ABC Group: Safety! Home, Halloween, and the Holidays - there’s HOPE!

9:00 - 10:00 AM
ABC Group
99-870 Iwaena St.
Aiea, HI 96701

Presented by Anne Lau, M.Ed., BCBA, LBA and Kiele Pennington, TACA Coordinator/autism mom.
Join us in October to discuss all things safety for our keiki with autism! We will review keeping the house safe, prevention, and building up your community supports, strategies for surviving the Halloween and the Holidays! We will also share conference tips for parents from the HABA Conference on September 27 and 28.
“Second Saturdays,” a new parent learning opportunity hosted by ABC Group and supported by TACA parents, will be a blend of learning and discussion to help parents/caregivers find resources for their child on the spectrum. Each month will feature a different ABA related topic. Get parent and professional support! All new families to TACA will receive a TACA Journey Guide to help support their families. This parent and caregiver event is free but requires and RSVP. Childcare: not provided at this time.

Sunday, October 28 & Sunday, November 4

Microsoft Literacy Workshops for Autism

8:00 - 9:00 AM
Microsoft Store Ala Moana
Level 2 between Macy's and Neiman Marcus
1450 Ala Moana Blvd 2238
Honolulu, HI 96814-4604

Series 2 - Boost your reading confidence and Literacy Tools (reading at age 8-12 years)
In this free, two-day workshop, fluent and early fluent readers reading at ages 8 through 12 will have a blast with creative activities aimed to strengthen their reading skills. Students will explore the powerful reading tools found in the Immersive Reader in OneNote for Windows 10.
Registration is required for these free events. Class size is limited to 10 children per series. The parent, legal guardian, or authorized adult caregiver of every participant must sign a Participation Agreement upon arrival and remain in Microsoft Store for the duration of the event.

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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