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, January 29

Virtual Coffee Talk

with Special Parent Information Network: Hawaii

4:30 PM
Location: ONLINE

Join TACA and SPIN (Special Parent Information Network) as we support each other with a virtual coffee talk. We may not be in the same room but we are all in this together!

Now thru January 31

Mast Cells, Inflammation and Autism

with Theoharis C. Theoharides, BA, MS, MPhil, PhD, MD, FAAAAI

Location: YOUR COMPUTER

Dr. Theoharides will present about inflammation occurring in the amygdala that is due to activation of mast cells. This inflammation is often associated with allergic reactions, but also present in the brain where they can be triggered by neuropeptides, stress and toxins leading to activation of microglia.
Sign in to obtain code and watch at your convenience anytime now thru January 31st.

Friday, February 5

TACA Virtual Coffee Talk & Learn

All About Transition in the IEP

10:00 - 11:30 AM
Location: YOUR COMPUTER

Presented by: Christina Pascual, Kapolei High Transition Coordinator and Kiele Pennington, Hawaii Chapter Coordinator
Join us as we continue to learn all about the transition to adulthood. We will be diving into the IEP and covering the basics:
- What is transition?
- What is Indicator 13?
- What are appropriate postsecondary goals?
- Overview for each box on the transition page (boxes 11-14).
- Importance for agency linkages.
We will touch on “customized employment” so families are familiar with this concept when working on transition planning. A facilitated Q & A will cover parent questions and present suggestions for addressing concerns.

Registration will close on the evening prior to the event. An email with the log in information will be sent to you the morning of the event.
Please RSVP to obtain link and information for viewing:

Monday, February 22

TACA Virtual Coffee Talk

with SPIN (Special Parent Information Network)

4:30 PM
Location: YOUR COMPUTER

Join TACA and SPIN (Special Parent Information Network) as we support each other with a virtual coffee talk. We may not be in the same room but we are all in this together! Coffee Talks are informal events for parents and caregivers to share support and resources.
Registration will close on the evening prior to the event. An email with the log in information will be sent to you the morning of the event.

Please RSVP to obtain link and information for viewing:

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