Jacquie Benestante


Bike Camp Volunteers Needed!

The Autism Society of Texas has partnered with Down Syndrome Association of Central Texas for a Bike Camp!  We need a huge number of volunteers!  What do you need Volunteers to do? Volunteers will be paired up and work with one rider, jogging alongside them during their 75 minute session […]


Summer Tips!

Summer Tips! Create a schedule for each day just like your son or daughter has at school, to help them know what to expect. For pre-readers, pictures are best. There are a variety of schedule apps available for the iPad, Kindle Fire, and phones. Many of them can incorporate photos, […]


June News

The June newsletter is packed full of information! We’re starting a new group for girls with autism, and a run club for individuals with autism and their families! We also have an Access-Austin interest meeting this month (adult vocational program), and our First Responder Morning on June 11th which is […]


Press Release: Announcing Autism Friendly Businesses

     FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: AUTISM SOCIETY of Texas                                                                                     Suzanne Potts                                                                                                 512-479-4199                                                                                                 Suzanne@texasautismsociety.org                      Announcing Autism Friendly Businesses Texas- May 25, 2017: Autism Friendly Business (AFB) is a new program that was developed by the Autism Society of Texas in order to encourage and celebrate community inclusion.  […]


Run Club Starting Soon!

We are very excited to start our own Run Club, thanks to William Greer, avid marathoner from Coalition of Texans with Disabilities! We hope to start in the middle or end of June and hold Run Club at Austin High School. We welcome parents and caregivers, as well as siblings, […]


Help Save Medicaid! Call our U.S. Senators!

Call our Texas U.S. Senators Now!  The recently passed American Health Care Act (AHCA) places valuable resources for people with disabilities in serious jeopardy. According to the Congressional Budget Office (CBO),  the AHCA: Creates overwhelming reductions to Medicaid, slashing funding for programs people rely on to meet basic needs by […]