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.
Join Easter Seals Central Texas and Positive Behavior Supports Corporation for a parent workshop to help you learn potty training strategies for your child with special needs.
Childcare and refreshments will be provided!
Please register for the English workshop at the following link:
Please register for the Spanish workshop at the following link:
The Dallas Symphony Orchestra (DSO) announces the fifth annual My DSO Concert which will take place on March 7, 2020, at 11:00 AM. The My DSO Concert is a spectacular event that is accessible for all, with special care taken to create a safe, comfortable and fun environment for those with specific needs, including children and adults on the autism spectrum and with developmental disabilities, as well as their families, friends, and caregivers. This year’s performance is presented by Jan Miller and Jeff Rich and supported
by The Theodore and Beulah Beasley Foundation, 29 Acres and UT Southwestern Medical Center.
Tickets to the My DSO Concert are sold on a “pay what you can” basis with a suggested price of $10. To purchase tickets, visit https://www.mydso.com/buy/tickets/my-dso-2020. Patrons who wish to utilize the “pay what you can” option should call Jena Tunnell at 214.871.4025.
Prior to the performance, patrons will be able to interact with musical instruments at an instrument petting zoo provided by the Dallas Symphony’s Teen Council, participate in a music therapy experience provided by Sound Starts Music Therapy and create Sensory Play Pals provided by My Resurrection Fern Counseling. In addition, representatives from many local organizations and outreach groups will be on hand for a Resource Fair presented by The Theodore and Beulah Beasley Foundation. Pre-concert events start at 10:00 AM.
The My DSO Concert will last about an hour and will be performed without intermission. The performance will not vary from a traditional orchestra concert programmatically, but arrangements will be made to accommodate the individual needs of people with acute sensitivities. Fidgets and Eye Masks will be available thanks to the support of 29 Acres; Quiet Rooms will be set aside in case the music becomes overwhelming; the performance will be broadcast via television monitors on the lower level of the Meyerson; and house lights will be set to a brighter level. There will also be remarks from the stage to welcome the audience and introduce the music.
After the performance, patrons will be invited to stay for a meet and greet after-party with the other guests and the musicians of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. The Richard Gussoni Family has generously provided cookies for the after-party.
Past My DSO Concerts have served more than 4,000 individuals, many of whom had never attended a classical concert before.
Join the Spurs on March 14, 2020 for Autism Awareness Night. Each ticket purchased on this link will receive an Autism Awareness Night T-shirt and early access to the building to watch teams warm up. A portion of the proceeds on this link will go back to Silver & Black Giveback.
Upon arrival between 5-5:30PM families will meet at the doors all the way to the right of the East Main Entrance. Doors will open for early access starting at 5:30PM and will lock at 6PM. After entering the building, families will then be directed down to sections 20, 22, &24 to watch warm ups.
Families are requested to bring their own noise cancelling headphones to help with the sound in the building.
Families will also have access to AT&T Center’s Sensory Room on the Balcony Level near La Gloria.
T-shirts can be picked up outside of section 208 before the end of the 1st quarter.
Spurs will take on the Minnesota Timberwolves at 7:30PM.
Purchase Deadline: Mar 14th @ 5:30pm CST
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