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Topeka Area Autism Network

Topeka Area Autism Network

Mission Statement: Topeka Area Autism Network (TAAN) exists to maximize the human potential for people with autism in the Topeka area.

Objectives: TAAN’s purpose is to provide education, support, and acceptance for parents, caregivers, professionals, and the community.

TAAN will strive to:

This group meets at 5:30 p.m. on the first Wednesday of the month during the school year (Sept.-May except Jan.) at the Topeka Shawnee County Public Library and provides opportunities for parent-to-parent sharing of resources and for community professionals to provide training, education and support for parents of children and adults on the autism spectrum. Information on upcoming meeting topics and special events is listed below.

Upcoming Meetings
May 3, 2017 - Open Discussion/Summer Transition and Activities led by Bretnie Rhoden and Marsha Cox
September 6, 2017 - Sleep and Autism presented by Eric Atwood, DO
October 4, 2017 - Open Discussion/Networking Session
November 1, 2017 - Teaching Independence presented by Lee Stickle
December 6, 2017 - Open Discussion/Networking Session
February 7, 2018 - Open Discussion/Networking Session
March 7, 2018 - Summer Resources
April 4, 2018 - Panel of adults with autism and Autism Awareness Month
May 2, 2018 - Open Discussion/Networking Session

Other Events
April 21, 2017 - Sensory-friendly roller skating. View the event flyer for more information
Puzzle Pieces - Sensory-friendly time and activities on the first Sunday of each month @ Kansas Children's Discovery Center
Sensory Saturday @ The Toy Store - Sensory-friendly event on the first Saturday of each month at 9:00 a.m. Questions: Email

For more information, questions or comments, email or visit the network's Facebook page.

For more information about autism and autism resources, visit our Autism & Behavioral Services page.

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