Education


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

Apr
2
Thu
Verbal Behavior Conference @ Hilton Downtown Austin
Apr 2 – Apr 3 all-day

The mission of the VBC is to highlight, support, and mentor practitioners and researchers who utilize the theoretical, practical and empirical information about verbal behavior in their professions. 12 Continuing Education Credits Available for BCBA’s. Dr. Mark Sundberg, Dr. Patrick McGreevy, Dr. Dave Palmer, Dr. Caio Miguel, Dr. Barb Esch and Dr. Anna Petursdottir. Live Podcast with Matt Cicoria of Behavior Observations!

Apr
3
Fri
(Canceled) ABC’s of ABA! @ Autism Society of Texas (ECHO conference room)
Apr 3 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
(Canceled) ABC's of ABA! @ Autism Society of Texas (ECHO conference room)

This workshop is an introduction to the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). It is an excellent starting point for parents, caregivers, teachers, and therapists. This training will define ABA and what makes an ABA program. It will cover the principles of delivering reinforcement, shaping, prompting, fading, and chaining to teach new skills. This training will also address determining the functions behind challenging behaviors in order to reduce these behaviors. Lecture, video, and handouts will be used. The workshop will include hands-on training to practice different skills and receive feedback from a Board Certified Behavior Analyst.

Local ABA resources and tools will also be provided to attendees.

This FREE training is being provided to parents, caregivers, and educators of individuals with Autism. Learn the basics of ABA including hands-on practice with specific teaching strategies.

RSVP is required. Seating is limited!

RSVP to 512-508-3362 or rany@abatoday.org

Apr
9
Thu
Coping Strategies During COVID-19 @ On Facebook
Apr 9 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Coping Strategies During COVID-19 @ On Facebook

Join the Autism Society of Texas and Spark Learning for an event on Facebook. We will be discussing coping strategies for parents who are home with children during this unprecedented time. BCBA’s at Spark Learning will be offering tips for doing online schooling, paying attention, schedules, anxiety, and routines. This will be geared to Parents and Caregivers of Children with Autism under age 18.

Watch on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AutismTX/

Apr
25
Sat
(Postponed) Water Safety Presentation @ One of the Kids
Apr 25 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Water Safety Presentation for Parents/Caregivers focusing on how you and your family can be safer around water to prevent drowning.
• Presented by Amy Linkous of Swim for All in collaboration with One of the Kids and the Autism Society of Texas.
• Drowning is the number one cause of unintentional injury-related death for children under 5 and a leading cause for ages 1-14.
• Drowning is a leading cause of death for children with autism and accounts for approximately 90 percent of deaths associated with wandering or bolting by those age 14 and younger.
• DROWNING IS FAST and SILENT.
• No one is drown proof.
• Drowning is preventable.

Childcare is available on site for this event.

May
9
Sat
Spring Sibshops in Cedar Park! @ One of the Kids
May 9 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The Texas Sibling Network will be hosting Sibshops at One of the Kids, a new pediatric therapy center in Cedar Park on May 9th from 1pm – 4 pm.
Workshops for siblings aged 8-12. Sibshops provide siblings of people with a disability a place to meet other people “who get it”
Financial support for the Texas Sibling Network project is provided by the Texas Council for Developmental Disabilities.

 

 

Recent Posts

April News (4/1/2020) - It’s National Autism Awareness Month! From our COVID-19 Toolkit, to our Stronger Together Campaign, to virtual meetings, we’ve got a lot going on this month! Read it here. Subscribe here.
March Newsletters (3/17/2020) - Read the March Mid-Month Updates here. Subscribe here. March News can be found here.
COVID-19 Preparedness and Resources (3/16/2020) - There are an increasing number of resources for individuals with autism and other disabilities in response to the coronavirus pandemic.  We are consolidating them here. In addition, if you’re looking for things to do or learn at home, we’ve put together some ideas below! COVID-19 TIPS & RESOURCES: Autism Society of America’s COVID-19 Resources & […]
February News (2/4/2020) - Check out what’s happening!  We need Austin Marathon volunteers, Autism Awareness Night is coming up in March with the San Antonio Spurs, and we have many support groups! Read the newsletter here. Subscribe here.
January Mid-Month Updates (1/19/2020) - What’s happening? We’ll see you in San Antonio for DreamWeek, join us Saturday 1/25 at our Sensory Friendly Concert, VOLUNTEER at the Austin Marathon, make a donation- it’s doubled thanks to Moody Foundation & Austin Marathon-Austin Gives Miles, and KEEP VOTING for our Recognize Good Legend, Ann Hart, Board President & amazing volunteer. Vote for […]
December News (1/19/2020) - Check out our December newsletter here. Subcribe here.
2019 – What a Year! (12/20/2019) - It’s been a great year! From advocacy, to programs & new support groups, we had a year full of programs and educational events to help families and adults with autism. Read our year-end newsletter here. Continue reading here!
November Mid-Month Updates (11/21/2019) - Check out what’s happening for the rest of the month! AutFest Texas film submission deadline is 12/9/19. We’re seeking volunteers for our film screening committee as well as short & feature films! Jingle & Mingle was a huge success, and check out upcoming events, “Preparing for the Holidays” and “Genetic Testing: Guiding Treatment & Care […]
November News (11/4/2019) - Check out what’s happening in November! From support groups, to educational events, and our holiday kickoff  party, Jingle & Mingle, there’s a lot going on. READ the newsletter here! Subscribe here.
October Mid-Month Updates! (10/17/2019) - So many things coming up! Join us for Putt Fore Autism 11/2, Jingle & Mingle 11/15, our Executive Functioning discussion on 11/7 & more! Read the newsletter here. Subscribe here.
October News (10/16/2019) - Check out our  October Newsletter here.  
September News (9/4/2019) - Our September newsletter is out! Get your early bird ticket to our Jingle & Mingle party, enter our art & photography contest, and read about upcoming events! Read the September newsletter here. Read the September Mid-Month Updates here. Subscribe to the newsletter here.
August News (8/5/2019) - Our August newsletter is out! Read about our upcoming pool party, save the date for the Jingle & Mingle Holiday Party, and check out our monthly support groups! Read the August newsletter here. Subscribe here.
July News (7/5/2019) - Find out what’s happening this month! From Autism Awareness Night with the Round Rock Express, to a yogurt family social with our El Paso chapter, and multiple support groups, there’s a lot going on! Read the newsletter here. Subscribe here.
Preparing for July 4th! (7/2/2019) - Watch the Autism Society of Texas on Spectrum News Austin here to see tips on celebrating July 4th and see our suggestions below! Preparing for July 4th! 1.Plan something that will work for your loved one with autism! Consider what you think your child or teen can handle & pick your activity accordingly. Take into […]
June News (6/3/2019) -
May Mid-Month News (5/16/2019) - Check out what’s happening in the last half of May!  Read the newsletter here.
May News (5/2/2019) - April may be over, but as usual, we’ll be spreading acceptance and awareness year-round! Check out our May newsletter! The Hunter Hinze Fund is accepting applications, we have multiple events this month including First Responder Community Day, The Possibility of Disability Art Show, and our Texas Autism Bike Ride and Fun Run makeup event this […]
April News (4/4/2019) - Check out our April newsletter to read about World Autism Awareness & Acceptance Day, our Texas Autism Bike Ride & Fun Run, and more! Read it here. Subscribe here.
March News (3/4/2019) - Check out our March newsletter! Read about our upcoming bike ride, Advocacy Day, support group meetings, and more! Subscribe here.