Talk About Curing Autism (TACA) Chicago chapters
Costa Mesa, Calif.
TACA has two chapters in the Chicago area that hold monthly meetings and informal "Coffee Talks" where parents can meet up with other families and hear speakers on a variety of autism-related topics. Speakers may include DAN! Doctors, therapists, experienced parents, etc. Parents can also sign up for a free parent mentor or become mentors to other parents. Meetings are in Crystal Lake and Oak Park/Naperville areas. There is also a Coffee Talk in Algonquin. More info about upcoming meeting (speakers, meeting topics, etc.) can be found on each Chapter's webpages: TACA of IL - Crystal Lake Chapter: http://www.tacanow.org/local-chapters/midwest/illinois/crystal-lake/, TACA of IL - Naperville & Oak Park: http://www.tacanow.org/local-chapters/midwest/illinois/napervilleoak-park/