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.
You’ve heard of special needs trusts, but how do they work? What kind of distributions can you make from a Special Needs Trust to ensure a beneficiary isn’t disqualified from government benefits? Who should be the trustee of your Special Needs Trust? We’ll answer these questions and many more about the workings of a Special Needs Trust.
Please join The Shape of Behavior for a free educational opportunity to learn about promoting independence in children with autism and other special needs. This is a free presentation and training led by our Austin-based BCBA.
Childcare is provided! The schedule is as follows:
6:45 – 7:00 – Registration/Refreshments
7:00 – 8:00 – Presentation
8:00 – 8:15 – Q&A Session
8:15 – 8:30 – Closing
Please RSVP with Christina Westendorf via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to hearing from you!
Join us for the next course in our Sensory Workshop series. This interactive course is geared toward individuals that have a basic knowledge or experience with sensory integration. This is an intermediate course designed for parents, preschool and elementary teachers, and professionals in the community to expand their knowledge and understanding of sensory integration.
Course designed for School Directors, Pre-school/Elementary Educators, Professionals, Parents, Caretakers
• Review a variety of case studies for examples of children that benefit from a sensory home program or “sensory diet”
• Learn how to design a home program based on individual needs
• Learn how to implement your child’s sensory program in the home and community
• Learn how to design a sensory diet based on individual needs and classroom environment
• Learn how to better design your classroom environment for children’s sensory needs
• Learn sensory strategies to use in your classroom that can benefit all your students
• This course will be highly interactive and hands on
This interactive course is geared toward individuals that have a basic knowledge or experience with sensory integration. This is an intermediate course designed for parents, preschool and elementary teachers, and professionals in the community to expand their knowledge and understanding of sensory integration.
•Review a variety of case studies for examples of children that benefit from a sensory home program or “sensory diet”
•Learn how to design a home program based on individual needs
•Learn how to implement your child’s sensory program in the home and community
•Learn how to design a sensory diet based on individual needs and classroom environment
•Learn how to better design your classroom environment for children’s sensory needs
•Learn sensory strategies to use in your classroom that can benefit all your students
•This course will be highly interactive and hands on
Destination Life-Regional Transition Fair is for special education families and students with disabilities to prepare for life beyond high school including job training, continuing education, living options and more! It is hosted by AISD and 9 other area school districts. There will be over 75+ Booths and vendors providing valuable information. Speaker sessions in English and Spanish, as well as Spanish interpretation will be provided. Food available for purchase from Hat Creek Food Truck.
Representatives from: AISD Transition Team, Parent Engagement Support Office, ARCIL, Autism Society, Austin Community College, The Arc of Texas, Bluebonnet Trails, Austin-Travis County Integral Care, DADS, Concordia, U.T., Texas Workforce, Easter Seals, Gary Job Corps, Goodwill, Hill Country Stars, Marbridge, St. David’s, Adaptive Driving Program, Spectrum Autism Services,Texas Parent to Parent, Very Special Arts, Day Habilitation Centers, group homes, private providers,etc.
Some of the Break-out Sessions Topics:
• Guardianship and Alternatives
• Panel of Former Students Who Have Graduated
• Post-Secondary Options
• Living Options for People with Disabilities
• Star-Plus Program
Renee Borders email@example.com 512-414-6379
Claire Dixon firstname.lastname@example.org 512-414-5832 (Bilingual)
Kathy Palomo email@example.com 512-414-5833
Link to flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B08ZlwqXHuPqYXlLWkh4RWMzTG8/view?usp=sharing
Link to Registration Form: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1zBnkA1KpzNq8kPspmrHIC4JKSFqOBW25PAVg2FtSkuY/edit?usp=sharing
We are excited to bring together a community of autism providers and professionals to advise and support the work of the Autism Society here in Central Texas. The primary interests and goals of this group are networking, sharing information and resources, developing collaborative programs and funding, and providing a local support group for our autism providers and professionals. We schedule meetings to network and discuss professional autism issues that may arise in our community. Please contact us if you’re interested in participating in this group.
Many people with a child with special needs are concerned and want to know how much savings is needed to ensure their child is cared for a lifetime. Learn from how much savings and social security your child will require in order to support them for a lifetime. Learn more about the “Achieving a Better Life Experience” Act of 2014. Is an ABLE account right for your family? Where and how do you set one up? We’ll break it down and provide ABLE Act resources.
Do you ever go to a seminar thinking you will go away with all the answers only to feel even more overwhelmed when you leave? This session reviews everything we have discussed over the past year. We will review the 10 most important and manageable steps you will need to take to build a fortress of protection for your child.