New Braunfels Special Needs Resource Symposium @ McKenna Event Center
Jul 20 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm


Any Baby Can and Cole Pediatric Therapy have teamed up to bring the parents of our community an opportunity to learn about the following and resources available to help their children:

  • Developmental Milestones (fine motor, gross motor, language delays)
  • ADHD
  • Dyslexia (identifying symptoms, coping)
  • Autism (diagnosis and available treatment)
  • Feeding/Nutrition/Adaptive Fitness
  • No to minimal cost Community Resources
  • Transitioning into adult programs

Childcare will be available on-site for all parents in need. Please RSVP with Brandy Gray – (512)-820-6408 or Kasey Chenault – (210)-547-3019

New Braunfels Special Needs Resource Symposium Flyer

Round Rock Express: Autism Awareness Night @ Dell Diamond
Jul 23 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Join us at Dell Diamond! Autism Awareness Night is sensory friendly, with quieter volume for announcements, no fireworks, and gluten free food options! There is also a Resource Fair with local therapy providers! Contact Elisa if you would like to be part of the resource fair:

Throw out the first pitch!  Are you (or your child) a baseball fan? We’re looking for an individual on the spectrum to throw out the first pitch! Let us know if it should be you! Please fill out this form if you’d like to be considered. A parent or guardian may also be on the field. We’ll notify the winner by the end of day on Tuesday July 9th.  APPLY TO THROW OUT THE FIRST PITCH!

The Autism Society of Texas will be on the field before the game discussing autism. We’ll also have an information kiosk! Please note, we do not know the end time, it depends on how the game is going! Stay for as little or as long as you’d like! 

Please purchase your tickets using our special link! A big thanks to Round Rock Express who are donating $3 from every lawn ticket sold using the discount code and $5 from every infield reserved ticket to our organization!

Social Story:  If you’d like to view or download a story about going to the baseball game you can do so here: Going to a baseball game.

Play Group for All Abilities (Ages 0-3) @ Easter Seals Central Texas
Jul 24 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am

Bring your little one for a fun morning out at Easter Seals! We will have our summer Play Groups for All Abilities for ages 0-3 every other week throughout this summer of 2019!

Family Waterpark Event @ Volente Beach Waterpark
Jul 27 @ 9:00 am – 7:00 pm
Family Waterpark Event @ Volente Beach Waterpark
Please RSVP on this Google Form
Join families of Autism Society of Central Texas & Austin Special Needs for exclusive hours at Volente Beach Resort & Waterpark on Saturday, July 27, 2019 at 9-11am. Park opens to public at 11am and we can stay until closing at 7pm. During our exclusive hours, the pirate ship will be open to all our kids (not just those under 42″). Parents are allowed to hold small children on the large open slide so that all can participate!
-Saturday, July 27th 2019 at 9am-7pm
-We get reserved hours for entire waterpark for our special needs group from 9-11am
-Doors open to public at 11am but we can stay and play ALL day
-FREE parking
-Allowed to bring in igloos (no charge) with food for lunch, snacks, sodas, & water
-Parents can hold small kids down large open slide!!!!
-Reserved picnic area for our group
-Special needs kids are FREE, 2 years & under are FREE, guests are $15 each, kids under 42″ are $10 (both are discounted prices)
-Beachside Billy’s will also be open for lunch
To save time at check-in please fill out this waiver ahead of time:
Planning for Families w/ Special Needs! @ We Rock the Spectrum Kid's Gym - Austin
Jul 27 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Families with special needs – Join us as we discuss how to build a team of professionals that will support you and your loved ones in every phase of life! From special needs trusts to maximizing government benefits, we will touch on all aspects of ensuring our kiddos with special needs are taken care of!

Attendance is FREE – Please RSVP to reserve your spot! (Please email Sara, call WRTS, or respond on Facebook) Childcare is provided at WRTS gym during info session; please feel free to utilize your complimentary day pass after the session!

Sensory Friendly Hours @Thinkery @ Thinkery
Jul 28 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am

Sensory Friendly Hours
Sunday, July 21st  from 8 – 10 am
Thinkery is committed to providing an accessible and interactive experience for all. During Sensory Friendly Hours, Thinkery extends a special invitation to learners with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) or other special needs to explore Thinkery with their families.

A typical visit to Thinkery can be challenging for those who feel overwhelmed by large crowds and excessive stimuli. In acknowledgment of this, the galleries will be modified to reduce extra stimuli and ticket sales will be limited to reduce crowding.

In addition to exclusive museum access, Thinkery partners with amazing organizations to provide fun, hands-on activities and tailored information:

Theater arts and improv games with Joshua’s Stage

Storytime provided by Spark Learning

Piano performance by Hurley Piano

Engaging activities and helpful resources for children and families affected by autism with Variety, the children’s charity of Texas, the Center for Autism and Related Disorders, Blue Sprig Pediatrics, Behavioral Innovations and Autism Society of Texas.

AMC Sensory Friendly Films @ AMC Theaters
Aug 1 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm


Check the AMC website for the monthly sensory friendly film selections.  If the film image shows “Buy Tickets” under it, it is a confirmed film. Other films are subject to change until tickets are available. Please check with your local theater to confirm time and showing.

AMC is proud to partner with the Autism Society to offer unique movie showings where we turn the lights up, and turn the sound down, so you can get up, dance, walk, shout or sing! Our Sensory Friendly Film program is available on the second and fourth Saturday (family-friendly) and Tuesday evenings (mature audiences) of every month. Please check your local theatre listings for specific showtimes, and don’t forget to share your family fun with #AMCSensoryFriendly.

Georgetown Autism Support Group @ Big Cafe
Aug 3 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Georgetown Autism Support Group @ Big Cafe

Our support group is for caregivers. It is very informal. We share ideas, resources, and support with one another. Kids are welcome to come along. Please joins us for a cup of coffee and to chat about all things autism.

Play Group for All Abilities (Ages 0-3) @ Easter Seals Central Texas
Aug 7 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am

Bring your little one for a fun morning out at Easter Seals! We will have our summer Play Groups for All Abilities for ages 0-3 every other week throughout this summer of 2019!

Back to School Bash @ Behavioral Innovations Longview
Aug 9 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

We will have games, food, and raffle prizes! Additionally, we will be doing a school supplies drive where all supplies collected during the event will be donated to Pine Tree ISD-Special Education Department. The more you donate, the greater your chance of winning a prize! The event will be FREE and open to the community, so bring all your family and friends!