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

Wednesday, September 25

7 Treatments of Autism: Autoimmunity, Brain Chemistry, Detoxification, Genetics, Gut/Diet, Hormones, Mitochondria

7:00 AM
Location: YOUR COMPUTER

Presented by Dr. Jared Skowron
Listen and learn from your desk as TACA brings the latest information to you from the National TACA Autism Conference. Join us (FROM YOUR COMPUTER) on September 25th. RSVP to obtain the log-in information and set aside 55 minutes for learning all about helping our children with autism.
Dr. Jared Skowron is the Amazon best-selling author of 100 Natural Remedies for Your Child, founder of the autism supplement company: Spectrum Awakening, and autism biomedical clinician of 15 years. He has lectured for Autism One, Generation Rescue, and TACA, focusing on helping children by balancing brain chemistry, supporting mitochondrial function and more. A father and physician, he is a clinician first, building one of the largest autism biomedical centers in New England to help all families who want to help their children achieve their full potential.

Thursday, September 26

Coffee Talk & Tour

6:30 - 8:00 PM
Down to Earth Pearlridge
Mezzanine Area
98-211 Pali Momi St.
Aiea, HI 96701

Join us for Coffee Talk at the new Down to Earth in Pearlridge. Families will have the opportunity to join Coffee Talk to ask questions, share success stories, and gather resources and also enjoy a tour on how to shop for healthy foods and maintain nutritional diets! The tour will be hosted by our TACA mentor, Trish, and families that participate will receive a coupon from DTE! All new families to TACA will receive an Autism Journey Guide. RSVP to let us know you are coming!
Sorry, childcare is not available.

Tuesday, October 8

Coffee Talk & Learn: Introduction to DVR (Division of Vocational Rehabilitation)

9:30 - 11:00 AM
Kapolei High School
Staff Lounge
91-5007 Kapolei Pkwy
Kapolei, HI 96707

Speaker: Bryson Honjo, M.S., CRC
Join our Coffee Talk & Learn over Fall Break for an introduction to DVR. What programs are offered by DVR? How do you become eligible for DVR? What is D.V.R.?
In partnership with DVR and Kapolei High School, parents and caregivers will have these questions answered and more. A facilitated Q&A by TACA parent mentors will follow the presentation. This is a free event but requires an RSVP. Sorry, child care is not available.

Sunday, October 13

TACA Day at the Pumpkin Festival

8:30 - 10:30 AM
Check in and ticket pick up at 8:15 AM; Entry at 8:30 AM
Aloun Farms
91-1440 Farrington Hwy.
Kapolei, HI 96707

You are invited to join The Autism Community in Action for a Day at the Pumpkin Festival at Aloun Farms in Kapolei.
TACA families will enjoy quick entry to the farm to enjoy a day together picking pumpkins, hay rides and more! Come spend the day celebrating Fall with other families of children, teens and adults with autism. There are tractor pulled hayrides, pony rides, farm style food, picture booths, games and fun for everyone. Each family will receive a voucher for a free medium pumpkin (valued at $9).
Participation is limited and requires an RSVP. Cost is $5 per family. This event is for parents and their children with autism AND their siblings only; additional tickets for extended family members can be purchased by families on the day of the event. For more information about the Pumpkin Festival, please visit, www.alounfarms.com/pumpkinfestival2019.html

Thursday, October 24

Parents Night Out

6:30 - 8:00 PM
Da Cove at Ka Makana Ali'i
91-5431 Kapolei Pkwy, Unit 424
Kapolei, HI 96707

Are you the parent of child with autism who is looking for an evening away to recharge and find some encouragement, support, and hope? Questions, experiences, and knowledge are all part of this moderated evening of support. Take a little scare out of Halloween with some help from TACA. Find your spot at the not-so-scary TACA table and get in on the discussion about seasonal fun and how to make it all work for your family this time of year. All attendees are welcome to order from the menu (self-pay) while taking part in the evening. Attendees that RSVP by 10/16 will have “trick-or-treat” cards to take home from the event and use with their child. If you are new to TACA, you’ll receive an Autism Journey Guide as a take-home resource. This is a parent/caregiver event only. Sorry, no child care available.

Wednesday, October 30

Coffee Talk

9:45 - 11:15 AM
Nordstrom E-Bar
1450 Ala Moana Blvd, Suite 2950
Honolulu, HI 96814

Take a little scare out of Halloween with some help from TACA. Find your spot at the not-so-scary TACA table and get in on the discussion about seasonal fun and how to make it all work for your family this time of year, including Halloween. Attendees that RSVP by 10/16 will have “trick-or-treat” cards to take home from the event and use with their child. If you are new to TACA, you’ll receive an Autism Journey Guide as a take-home resource. This is a parent/caregiver event only. Sorry, no child care available.

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