As our children with autism become adults, we must learn to navigate new issues related to teens and adults, such as job training, housing, and government aid, if necessary. In this month, TACA plans to provide families with information about adolescent issues and how to assist your child in their transition to adulthood.
with DJ Jeyaram, Esq
Attorney, judge and special needs dad DJ Jeyaram will present on whether guardianship is the right choice for you and your child. The presentation will include discussions of alternatives to guardianship, powers of attorney, and key decision making factors that will help you decide the best path for you and your child.
with Arturo Cazares
Many persons receiving services and their families can become overwhelmed with the process and its many options. Whether a person is interested in furthering their education, working, or exploring other interests, there are so many resources and services available to learn about.
Every Tuesday in September
Families new to TACA or Newly Diagnosed - we invite you to join TACA Support Hours! Each week, TACA mentors will host a small group of sessions to help families create a plan to connect with resources and TACA programs as they address concerns and stay engaged in their autism journey.
4:30 PM PDT / 7:30 PM EDT
Families of Teens & Adults! You are all invited to join in to be the best advocate for your child’s transition to adulthood in their IEP. This recorded presentation by Mark Woodsmall, Esq. will support your learning of how the Transition section functions in supporting and creating opportunities in the future for further education, employment and independent living. A facilitated Q&A by TACA mentors will follow the presentation to address your questions. Registration will close on the evening prior to the event. *Please note: This meeting will be presented via our new TACA Connect app. Details to set up your free account will be provided with the RSVP process.
he Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act of 2014 is a tax-advantaged savings program designed for eligible people with disabilities.
it is the parent’s responsibility to ensure their child is prepared to enter the workforce when the time comes.
When a person turns 18, they need to obtain a state identification card. Typically, a person’s driver's license serves as their state identification card. However, if that person does not drive, they will need to apply for an ID card.
Presuming competence means valuing all people, including those with autism, as whole individuals with the right to express their thoughts, feelings, and opinions.
Planning on implementing a gluten-free, casein-free, soy-free (GFCFSF) diet for your child? Then you've come to the right place! Download our FREE guide for a simple, easy-to-follow plan to help you successfully transition to the GFCFSF diet in 10 weeks.
The Autism Community in Action (TACA) provides general information regarding medical research, treatment options, therapies and nutrition to the autism community. The information comes from a variety of sources and is not independently verified by TACA. Nothing presented in print or at meetings should be construed as medical or legal advice. Always consult your child's doctor regarding his or her individual needs.