Calendar


May
27
Mon
Summer Camp for ALL Abilities! @ We Rock the Spectrum Kid's Gym - Austin
May 27 @ 9:00 am – Aug 9 @ 12:00 pm

Summer Camp!
Mon. May 27 – Fri. Aug 9, 2019
9a – 12pm + Post Camp 12 – 3pm
Ages 3 – 12, $39
Join us for crafts, group games, sensory play, sensory friendly special visitors and allergy friendly snack making! (Post Camp starts at $10/hr)
ABAs, OTs, PTs and SLPs are welcomed to shadow your child during these times!
*Limited 1:1 availability, pricing subject to change.*
Those who have never been in our care before must receive a counselor:child ratio evaluation to ensure everyone’s best camp experience and avoid sensory overstimulation. This summer’s themes include Outer Space Week, Under the Sea, Dino Discovery, Superhero Week and more! Don’t miss visits from MADscience!, the therapeutic petting zoo, Austin Fire Department, sensory friendly characters, Austin EMS, and much much more!
512 – 687 – 4443
Pre-registration is required. Call today!
No camp Thurs/Fri Jul 18/19.

Jul
19
Fri
Potty Training on the Spectrum @ Behavioral Innovations
Jul 19 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Potty training is a major milestone for toddlers and there are typically a few bumps along the way! This training will lead you through evidence-based practices on how to potty train a child with autism. Meet our Clinical Director, Lindsay Birchfield, BCBA and get the answers to these questions and more!

Space is limited, please RSVP here:

Kyle Info Session: Potty Training on the Spectrum

Adaptive Dance Class! @ Art Beat Dance Center
Jul 19 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Come and try your first class FREE of charge!

Art Beat Dance Center’s Adaptive Dance Program offers creative movement classes in an open environment for children with Down syndrome and Autism. Occupational & behavioral therapists and aides are welcome to join for free.

Please contact us if you are interested, or if you have any questions about the program. We would love to get to know you and your student and schedule a FREE trial class!

Jul
23
Tue
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: efogle@rrexpress.com

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.

Jul
24
Wed
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!

Jul
27
Sat
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!

Jul
28
Sun
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.

Jul
29
Mon
Texas Rowing for All- Camp Kayak 2019 @ Texas Rowing Center
Jul 29 @ 9:00 am – Aug 2 @ 12:00 pm

UPDATE 5/22/19: This camp is now full. Please contact Tony at tony@texasrowingcenter.com to ask about other programming offered by Texas Rowing For All. Thank you!

 

The Autism Society of Texas is partnering with Texas Rowing for All again this summer for a week long camp!  The Autism Society of Texas will pay for half of the fee for camp while participants pay the other half. (This partnership & funding is only for the July 29-Aug. 2nd camp).  For more information, please click here: CAMP KAYAK 2019 – AUTISM SOCIETY

To sign up email:

Tony Kuhn: tony@texasrowingcenter.com
www.texasrowingforall.org
www.facebook.com/texasrowingforall

Aug
5
Mon
Respite @ Easter Seals Central Texas
Aug 5 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Parents of children with special needs are invited to take the morning off! Drop your children off for a fun, social experience facilitated by Easterseals staff and volunteers, while you go to appointments, run errands, or get some much-needed self-care!
Siblings are welcome!

Some healthcare needs may not be able to be accommodated.
Please send your child with a water bottle, snack, and change of clothes.
Registration is required. Go to Eventbrite.com and search “Respite at Easterseals” to sign up. Email parenting@eastersealstx.org or call (512) 615-6871 with questions and to inquire about scholarships.

Aug
7
Wed
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!