Educational-Behavioral Therapies: Overview

Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) Who & Where: Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) typically leads a team of paraprofessionals working 1:1 with child in the home or at school. Applied behavior analysis (ABA) is the process of systematically applying interventions based upon the principles of learning theory to improve socially significant behaviors to a meaningful degree […]

Back to School Links

Back to School Links Yes, it’s that time of year again. We’ve organized all of our Back To School links in one easy place for you! IEP and Special Ed Basics http://tacanow.org/family-resources/getting-ready-for-advocacy/ http://tacanow.org/family-resources/closing-the-iep-deal/ http://tacanow.org/family-resources/ideas-on-hiring-paying-for-a-special-education-attorney/ http://tacanow.org/family-resources/special-education-tips-links/ http://tacanow.org/family-resources/independent-assessments/ http://tacanow.org/family-resources/presentation-special-education-advocacy/ http://tacanow.org/family-resources/upcoming-legal-seminars/ http://tacanow.org/blog/the-real-cost-of-special-education-considering-the-return-on-investment/ http://tacanow.org/family-resources/teens-with-asd-testing/ http://tacanow.org/family-resources/the-back-to-school-assignment-for-parents-of-special-needs-kids/ http://tacanow.org/family-resources/fundamentals-of-special-education/ http://tacanow.org/family-resources/getting-staying-organized/ Partners in Policymaking Online Classes Allergies and IEPs http://tacanow.org/family-resources/tips-for-including-dietary-restrictions-in-your-child%E2%80%99s-iep/ http://tacanow.org/family-resources/an-essential-handout-for-teachers-aides/ http://tacanow.org/family-resources/gfcfsf-school-supplies/ http://tacanow.org/family-resources/must-schools-provide-casein-and-gluten-free-foods/ […]

Homeschooling Your Child with Autism Spectrum Disorder: The Basics

By Holly Bortfeld This article is not a step-by-step guide to homeschooling your child, but rather an overview of what homeschooling a child with ASD would entail to help you make an informed decision. As a long time homeschooler of 2 kids with ASD – one with Asperger’s and one with moderate autism, I wholly […]

TACA Legal Education Webinars

In collaboration with Trumpet Behavioral Health, TACA is please to offer several webinars regarding the state ABA insurance mandate that took effect on July 1, 2012. These webinars are designed to help you navigate the insurance system to obtain ABA and other therapeutic services for children with autism. Upcoming Legal Education Webinars Webinar #5 – […]

Getting Ready for School

This article is from the website of Dr. Paula Kluth. It, along with many others on inclusive schooling, differentiated instruction, and literacy can be found at www.PaulaKluth.com. Visit now to read her Tip of the Day, read dozens of free articles, and learn more about supporting diverse learners in K-12 classrooms. *** Transition Tips for Students […]

Coffee Talks

Coffee Talk for Parents Charla con Café en Español Corporate Coffee Talk Coffee Talk for Parents Come and receive some extra support or to chat all topics related to autism and meet other TACA families at these informal, monthly get-togethers. Alabama California – Inland Empire California – Long Beach California – Los Angeles & San Fernando Valley California […]

TACA Meeting Video

Ever wondered what goes on at a TACA meeting? Many families don’t know what a TACA meeting actually looks like. This video takes you through a TACA meeting. TACA Chapter Meetings are different from anything else out there: We build community by bringing famlies together. Provide information about services, resources, educational opportunities and much more. […]

Doctors’ Dinner

At a Doctors’ Dinner, MAPS trained doctors are invited to educate their medical colleagues (clinicians and other healthcare professionals) about available treatment options for autism (symptoms of autism?) as stated in the MAPS protocols; these treatments include biomedical interventions that help alleviate many of the symptoms of patients diagnosed with autism, thus improving their quality […]

Special Education Law Day FAQ

Special Education Law Day: Intensive Training for Parents Frequently Asked Questions When does registration close? Pre-registration is now closed. Existing registrations must be completed by Thursday, February 28. Will I get a ticket in the mail? Nothing will be sent. Please print out your registration receipt and bring it with you to Law Day. I […]

Special Education Law Day

Special Education Law Day: Intensive Training for Parents March 1, 2008 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Crystal Cove Auditorium University of California, Irvine Please note: This is a parent/grandparents only training session. TACA reserves the right to decline the registration of any individual. Registration is NON TRANSFERABLE. Each registrant must present a current photo ID as well […]

IEP – Special Education: Tips & Links

Check list of items to remember: Audiotape every IEP meeting (with district or regional center) School district needs to know in writing 24 hours prior to meeting Note: Even when your attorney tapes a meeting – you should also tape each meeting. Tape players fail! Do all communication in writing (if verbal, follow up in writing) If […]

The Fundamentals of Special Education: What Parents Need to Know

By Timothy A. Adams, Esq.   What Is Special Education? Federal law defines special education as specifically designed instruction, at no cost to the parent, designed to meet the unique needs of a child with disabilities. Instruction can include classroom and home instruction as well as instruction provided in hospitals and institutions. The Individuals with […]