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Communication and speech issues are prevalent in autism. It is estimated that about 40% of children with autism do not have verbal speech. Come join TACA this month as we explore different types of speech issues, underlying causes of speech issues, augmentative and alternative communication modalities, therapeutic and medical treatment options, and more!

Communication Toolbox

with Darlene Hanson

Power of Communication: Bring It All To Together

Power of Communication: Communication Boards

Power of Communication: In the Beginning

Power of Communication: Establish a Relationship

Power of Communication: Gather Some Background Information

Power of Communication: Introduction

What is Sensory Processing?

AAC Myths

Actively Supporting Communication

Upcoming Events

May 24

4:30 PM PDT / 7:30 PM EDT

Parents of Teens and Adults – Join us for this virtual presentation about friendship from the perspective of young adults with autism who use Alternative and Augmentative Communication (AAC). Our guest speakers, Bella, Otto and William, will share about how their friendship as non-speaking AAC users is the same, but different from those who are speakers. Following the presentation there will be a moderated Q&A session. *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. 

Free Online Learning - Now Through May 31

with Dane Fliedner, MD, MPH, FAAP

One of the hallmarks of Autism is disorders of speech and is a major struggle for many families. Limited speech can be much more than just not hearing our children talk properly.

Free Online Learning - Now Through May 31

with Dawnmarie Gaivin, RN, AT-ACP, S2C Practitioner

Learn how to teach individuals with motor challenges the purposeful motor skill necessary to point to letters to spell as an alternative means of communication (AAC)...


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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.