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Monthly Learning Series:
January

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There are a number of co-occurring medical conditions associated with autism. Treatment of underlying medical conditions can improve a child's health, as well as their behavior, communication, and socialization. Many children benefit from a combination of medical treatment and targeted therapy. This month, TACA focuses on addressing many of these co-occurring medical issues while providing support to families.

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.

upcoming events

February 1, 2024

to February 29, 2024

Recorded Virtual Education

Gut on Fire: The Role of SIBO and Dysbiosis in Developmental Disorders

with

Julie Logan, DC

via Website

Does your child suffer from chronic constipation, diarrhea, or unexplained crying episodes? SIBO (small intestinal bacterial overgrowth) is a complex…

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February 1, 2024

to February 29, 2024

Recorded Virtual Education

Understanding Constipation: Causes, Symptoms, and Management

with

Lanier Rossignol BSN, MSN, FNP-C

via Website

Lanier will provide a comprehensive overview of constipation including causes, symptoms and effective management strategies. She will address common myths…

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February 1, 2024

to February 29, 2024

Recorded Virtual Education

Optimizing the Gut Microbiome

with

Devin Houston, PhD

via Website

This presentation will cover the latest research on gut microbiome science. Enzymes, pre-, pro-, and postbiotics can work together to…

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February 20, 2024

4:00pm PST / 7:00pm EST

Virtual Support Event

Virtual Parent Support Meeting

with

TACA Parent Mentors

via Zoom

TACA Families – Join us virtually as we talk about all things autism! Whether you are new to the autism…

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February 27, 2024

10:00am PST / 1:00pm EST

Virtual Support Event

Virtual Support Hour

with

TACA Parent Mentors

via Zoom

Need live support? Join TACA Support Hours! TACA Mentors will help families create a plan to connect with resources and…

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February 28, 2024

4:00pm PST / 7:00pm EST

Virtual Education Event

Virtual Parent Support Meeting Teens & Adults: Watch & Learn

with

TACA Parent Mentors

via TACA Connect App

DIY Fitness; Home-Based Exercise for the Unmotivated Athlete with Eric Chessen, MS Families of Teens & Adults! If you’re struggling…

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February 29, 2024

4:00pm PST / 7:00pm EST

Virtual Support Event

Virtual Parent Meeting Family Support Panel: GI Issues

with

TACA Parent Mentors

via TACA Connect App

Hear from real TACA families about how they have supported their child through different GI Issues. We will focus on…

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March 12, 2024

10:00am PDT / 1:00pm EDT

Virtual Support Event

Virtual Support Hour

with

TACA Parent Mentors

via Zoom

Need live support? Join TACA Support Hours! TACA Mentors will help families create a plan to connect with resources and…

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March 20, 2024

4:00pm PDT / 7:00pm EDT

Virtual Support Event

Virtual Parent Support Meeting: Teens & Adults

via Zoom

TACA Families – Join us virtually as we talk about all things autism! Whether you are new to the autism…

Learn More

March 26, 2024

10:00am PDT / 1:00pm EDT

Virtual Support Event

Virtual Support Hour

with

TACA Parent Mentors

via Zoom

Need live support? Join TACA Support Hours! TACA Mentors will help families create a plan to connect with resources and…

Learn More

March 27, 2024

4:00pm PDT / 7:00pm EDT

Virtual Support Event

Virtual Parent Meeting Teens & Adults

with

TACA Parent Mentors

via TACA Connect App

Steps Toward Success for Your Life-Long Learner Parents of Teens & Adults! Join us virtually for this month’s Learn and…

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March 29, 2024

4:00pm PDT / 7:00pm EDT

Virtual Support Event

Virtual Parent Meeting Family Support Panel: Education

with

TACA Parent Mentors

via TACA Connect App

Join us for an insightful parent panel on Education, where real TACA families share their experiences navigating various educational challenges….

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April 1, 2024

to April 26, 2024

Virtual Conference

Take Action Conference Series

via TACA Connect App

in partnership with Rossignol Medical Center & Spectrum Awakening

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