Resources for Legal Assistance

When seeking legal advocacy, please note that TACA provides external resources for our families. Our support services are limited to parent support and legal questions are referred out to organizations that have expertise in this area. There are many resources available to special needs families that will assist you in finding local legal advocacy resources: National […]

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/ […]

President Obama signs Combating Autism Reauthorization Act (CARA) into law

by Talk About Curing Autism on Friday, September 30, 2011 at 4:13 pm Today, President Obama signed the Combating Autism Reauthorization Act into law, extending much needed federal support for autism research, treatment and services for an additional three years.  The Combating Autism Act was originally introduced in 2006.  Today’s action provides an additional $693 […]

An Essential Handout For Teachers & Aides

Authors Mary Fry, Diane Gallant & Moira Giammetteo What Is the Gluten-Free, Casein-Free (GFCF) Diet? This is a dietary intervention to lessen the digestive and bowel, and behavioral issues sometimes found in children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Recent research indicates that there are children with a genetic predisposition to the disorder, which is then […]

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 […]

Must Schools Provide Casein and Gluten-free Foods If Parents Request It?

By Donna Rosinski A few weeks ago, a mom left a message on my answering machine asking me this question: “Must schools provide gluten- and casein-free foods if parents request them?” She had attended our conference on alternative biomedical treatments last fall, and had decided to try the gluten- and casein-free (GFCF) diet with her […]