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

Sep
18
Tue
VELA Courses @ VELA
Sep 18 @ 9:30 am – Dec 20 @ 12:00 pm

Join VELA for our interactive courses offered to parents of children with autism, and other special needs that would qualify them for special education services in whatever school district they attend for our special education course, and wellness workshops and course. All courses are offered free of charge and in English or Spanish. Courses are offered in the morning or the evening with free childcare upon registration.

We also offer case management services, support groups, and family fun days.

Oct
17
Wed
Disability Mentoring Day @ ACC Eastview Campus
Oct 17 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Disability Mentoring Day @ ACC Eastview Campus

Please join Autism Society of Texas, Austin Community College, Austinclusive, and Amerigroup, for Disability Mentoring Day on Wednesday October 17, 2018.

Participants: Register here.

Job Mentors: We would like job mentors to discuss ways to enter into the field/career you are in, offer interview tips if you have them, and be prepared to discuss your career field and types of jobs available in your field. We will send you more details once finalized, so you can confirm your attendance. Please register here if you can serve as a job mentor! 

If you have any questions please e-mail Joy Alexander at joy@texasautismsociety.org. Thank you!

Brown Bag Learning Lunch: ABA Basics & Common Myths @ Autism Society of Texas
Oct 17 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Brown Bag Learning Lunch: ABA Basics & Common Myths @ Autism Society of Texas

Join us for a Brown Bag Learning Lunch – ABA Basics & Common Myths – with Butterfly Effects presenter, Na Nguyen, MS, BCBA, LBA.  You can watch in person at our office, or livestream on Facebook. Feel free to bring your lunch if you’re coming to watch the presentation!

If you would like to attend in person, please RSVP to jacquie@texasautismsociety.org or you can watch from home by clicking here.

Oct
25
Thu
SERIE DE INSTRUCCIÓN SOBRE EL AUTISMO PARA LOS PADRES DE FAMILIA @ Primaria Pleasant Hill
Oct 25 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am

El Austin ISD, en colaboración con la Sociedad de Autismo de Texas, continúa su serie de educación y capacitación que se ofrece en inglés y en español. Las presentaciones se transmitirán en vivo por Facebook en la página de Autism Society Facebook. El AISD se enlazará a los videos a través del sitio web de Educación Especial.

SE REQUIERE INSCRIPCIÓN
512-414-1731 (Bilingüe)
No habrá cuidado de niños.

20 SEP, 25 OCT, 15 NOV
Análisis conductual aplicado (ABA, por sus siglas en inglés) para el hogar
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2019
29 ENE – El suplemento para autismo
26 FEB – Acoso y ciberacoso
26 MAR – Cómo hacer y conservar amigos
30 ABR – Regulación emocional

Flyer Link: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1L8jJvoJ4nh-iqUGSFO_swD_23w717gFh
RSVP Link: https://goo.gl/forms/XEkFCnp4v8Ubiz113

Nov
1
Thu
Preparing for Life After Graduation: A Guest Lecture Series @ Travis High School
Nov 1 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am

Preparing for Life After Graduation: A Guest Lecture Series in collaboration with Texas State University Office of Disability Services and Austin ISD

These sessions are open to all.

Thursday, Oct. 4, 9:30–11 a.m. “Secondary/Post-Secondary Education & the Law”
Thursday, Nov. 1, 9:30-11 a.m. “Teaching Your Child to be a Decision Maker with Self-Determination”
Spanish interpretation available. Childcare not provided.

Register online or RSVP by phone/email to:
Rosalinda Villareal, Parent Support Specialist (Bilingual)
512-414-7714
rosalinda.villareal@austinisd.org

Kathy Palomo, Special Education Social Services Specialist
512-414-5833
kathy.palomo@austinisd.org.

Nov
3
Sat
Sensory Sleuths – The art of planning and implementing a Sensory Diet @ Big Sky Pediatric Therapy
Nov 3 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

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

$80.00 for CPE attendants – 3 CPE credit hours
$60.00 for non-CPE attendants
($10.00 discount per registrant for groups over 4)

TO REGISTER:
Contact Big Sky Pediatric Therapy at 512.306.8007 or dori.chappell@bigskyfriends.com

Payment must be made in full to reserve your spot • No refunds • Space is limited

Led by Caren Arnold, OTD OTR
BIG SKY PEDIATRIC THERAPY – CPE # 901944

Nov
8
Thu
Autism Parent Coaching Series-English Only @ Davis Elementary School
Nov 8 @ 8:30 am – 9:45 am

Austin ISD, in collaboration with Autism Society of Texas, continues their education and training series, offered in English and Spanish. Session will be filmed live and live-streamed on the Autism Society of Texas Facebook page, where it will be posted to watch at anytime. Open to the community. Please join in person or watch on Facebook if you are unable to attend!

English Only Sessions:

10/11-Bullying and Cyberbullying
11/8-Making and Keeping Friends
12/13-Emotional Regulation
1/10-Counseling and Autism
2/14 Self-Care, Self-Love, Self-Compassion
3/14-A Parent’s Perspective About the Future
4/11-Autism and Adolescence

Flyer Link: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1L8jJvoJ4nh-iqUGSFO_swD_23w717gFh
RSVP Link: https://goo.gl/forms/s4eW8Rb5vDtqc79I2

Nov
12
Mon
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.

Nov
15
Thu
SERIE DE INSTRUCCIÓN SOBRE EL AUTISMO PARA LOS PADRES DE FAMILIA @ Primaria Pleasant Hill
Nov 15 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am

El Austin ISD, en colaboración con la Sociedad de Autismo de Texas, continúa su serie de educación y capacitación que se ofrece en inglés y en español. Las presentaciones se transmitirán en vivo por Facebook en la página de Autism Society Facebook. El AISD se enlazará a los videos a través del sitio web de Educación Especial.

SE REQUIERE INSCRIPCIÓN
512-414-1731 (Bilingüe)
No habrá cuidado de niños.

20 SEP, 25 OCT, 15 NOV
Análisis conductual aplicado (ABA, por sus siglas en inglés) para el hogar
────
2019
29 ENE – El suplemento para autismo
26 FEB – Acoso y ciberacoso
26 MAR – Cómo hacer y conservar amigos
30 ABR – Regulación emocional

Flyer Link: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1L8jJvoJ4nh-iqUGSFO_swD_23w717gFh
RSVP Link: https://goo.gl/forms/XEkFCnp4v8Ubiz113

Dec
13
Thu
Autism Parent Coaching Series-English Only @ Davis Elementary School
Dec 13 @ 8:30 am – 9:45 am

Austin ISD, in collaboration with Autism Society of Texas, continues their education and training series, offered in English and Spanish. Session will be filmed live and live-streamed on the Autism Society of Texas Facebook page, where it will be posted to watch at anytime. Open to the community. Please join in person or watch on Facebook if you are unable to attend!

English Only Sessions:

10/11-Bullying and Cyberbullying
11/8-Making and Keeping Friends
12/13-Emotional Regulation
1/10-Counseling and Autism
2/14 Self-Care, Self-Love, Self-Compassion
3/14-A Parent’s Perspective About the Future
4/11-Autism and Adolescence

Flyer Link: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1L8jJvoJ4nh-iqUGSFO_swD_23w717gFh
RSVP Link: https://goo.gl/forms/s4eW8Rb5vDtqc79I2

 

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