The Autism Society is committed to educating people about autism and various interventions.  In addition to families who live with autism every day, we also work to help members of the community understand the disorder.  We can send written material on a wide variety of autism-related topics and, with enough lead time, provide speakers.  We also make a point to inform our constituents about trainings, workshops, and presentations around the region.  As resources allow, we sponsor educational programs and offer scholarships so that parents can attend conferences.  We are always looking for ways to collaborate on educational initiatives.

Upcoming Events

Brown Bag Learning Lunch: Routines That Flow @ Autism Society of Texas
Jun 27 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Brown Bag Learning Lunch: Routines That Flow @ Autism Society of Texas

Join us for our Brown Bag Learning Lunch – Routines that Flow: How to Improve Challenging Daily Routines – with Alison Baucom, M.Ed., BCBA; founder of Baucom Behavioral & Educational Services.

Do you dread that one routine every day?  Do you come home to chaos after a long day?  Join us for June’s Brown Bag and learn how to make those challenging routines flow!  A Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) will guide you through pinpointing the root issues with a routine, how to make the routine more tolerable for your child, and how to teach and reinforce the skills your child lacks for the routine to flow.  Take 30 seconds to rate how satisfying YOUR daily routines are using the Satisfaction with Home Routines Evaluation (SHoRE) and join us June 27th to improve your challenging routines.

Ali is a certified special educator and Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) with over 10 years of experience serving families and children. She has taught in inclusive preschools, treated problem behavior in children and adults, taught special education in public schools, trained teachers and therapists, and managed ABA therapy programs in homes, clinics, and non-profits. In 2013, she founded Baucom Behavioral & Educational Services to empower and educate exceptional families. Through Baucom Behavioral, Ali provides comprehensive training programs for parents and professionals based on the principles of applied behavior analysis (ABA).

If you would like to attend in person, please RSVP to or you can watch from home by clicking here

Texas Autism Research Conference: “New Insights–Research to Practice” @ Crowne Plaza Hotel
Jun 28 – Jun 29 all-day

Keynote speeches and breakout sessions on a variety of topics including the following:
• Early identification, screening, and diagnosis
• Innovative intervention, treatments, and supports for children
• Innovative intervention, treatments, and supports for adults
• Efficacy and cost-efficiency of Applied Behavior Analysis
• Transition to Adulthood
• Functional Behavior Management
• Social Language Development
Full conference program to be complete by March 1

Self-Care Retreat for Parents of Special Needs Kids @ Firefly Equestrian
Jun 30 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

As a parent of a special needs child, you need EXTRAORDINARY self-care. Join me and the stars of the show, my horses Scout and LJ, as we share an entire day of self-care, including horse learning and interaction, drumming/rhythm, a guided meditation and many tools you can take home to help both you and your children with stress.

Autism Society of America National Confernece @ To be announced
Jul 10 – Jul 12 all-day

Enjoy sessions looking to the future of autism that will explore issues like how success should be measured, what innovations will change the quality of life for those with autism in the coming years, how to navigate programs, services and support systems throughout the lifespan and how to advocate for effective public policy followed by a day on Capitol Hill for all conference attendees.

Adventures in Autism Intervention and Research Conference @ University of North Texas Gateway Center
Jul 28 all-day

Keynote Presentations by Fred Volkmar and Mark O’Reilly
“Autism in 2018 – What we do and don’t know”
“Autism as a Social Learning Disorder”
“Teaching communication skills to persons with ASD using augmentative and alternative communication”
– more than 20 total presentations

Texas Autism Conference @ San Marcos Convention Center
Aug 2 – Aug 3 all-day

The goal of the Texas Autism Conference is to provide parents, educators, and campus leadership with strategies, resources, tools, and evidence-based practices in the education and service of students with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

The conference will include a general keynote address, breakout sessions, and a parent panel discussion. The event also provides networking opportunities for conference participants to exchange successes, challenges and ideas on how to increase student performance and success in life.

Sponsored by the Texas Education Agency and coordinated by the Education Service Center, Region 2.

World Autism Organization Congress @ Marriott Marquis Hotel
Nov 12 – Nov 15 all-day

Historically, 1200 -1500 people attend the WAO international congresses, most of which boast over 120 speakers, an extensive range of poster presentations, as well as educational and informative exhibitions. All these contributions culminate in a far-reaching and beneficial impact for the people of the surrounding communities, a perfect platform for networking, fellowship and enjoyable socializing amongst all delegates, as well as provide a vital catalyst for knowledge enhancement across the globe.
Check the website regularly for more information.


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