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

Jul
9
Tue
Autism Society of America National Conference @ Hyatt Regency Hotel
Jul 9 – Jul 11 all-day
Autism Society of America National Conference @ Hyatt Regency Hotel

Save the date for our organizations annual conference. Great chance to learn and network with autism advocates from all over the country.

If you’re planning to attend the Advocacy “Day on the Hill” day on July 11th, please fill out this FORM! Thanks!

Contact Jacquie at Jacquie@texasautismsociety.org with any questions about Texas legislative visits and/or to meet fellow Texans! Thank you!

For general questions about the conference, please contact support@federalconference.com.

Jul
16
Tue
Autism Networking Meeting @ Monkey Nest
Jul 16 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Networking Event with TBH and Autism Society of Texas

Please join us on Tuesday, July 16th, 2019 from 10:30am to 11:30am to connect with other providers and share what your organization is doing. The meeting will be held at Monkey Nest Coffee.

Coffee and snacks provided.

Don’t forget to RSVP- space is limited.

RSVP Here

Networking Event Flyer

Jul
20
Sat
Special Needs Resource Symposium @ McKenna Event Center
Jul 20 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

SPECIAL NEEDS RESOURCE SYMPOSIUM JULY 20, 9AM-4PM | MCKENNA EVENT CENTER

Any Baby Can and Cole Pediatric Therapy have teamed up to bring the parents of our community an opportunity to learn about the following and resources available to help their children:

  • Developmental Milestones (fine motor, gross motor, language delays)
  • ADHD
  • Dyslexia (identifying symptoms, coping)
  • Autism (diagnosis and available treatment)
  • Feeding/Nutrition/Adaptive Fitness
  • No to minimal cost Community Resources
  • Transitioning into adult programs

Childcare will be available on-site for all parents in need. Please RSVP with Brandy Gray Brandy.Gray@colehealth.com – (512)-820-6408 or Kasey Chenault kchenault@abcsa.org – (210)-547-3019

New Braunfels Special Needs Resource Symposium Flyer

The A to ZZZ’s of Sleep Training for Individuals with Autism @ Austin Public Library Old Quarry Branch
Jul 20 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Saturday, July 20th
10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Austin Public Library
Old Quarry Branch
7051 Village Center Dr.
Austin, TX 78731

Join Associate Clinical Director, Nina
Carmichael, MA, BCBA, LBA, for a
discussion about sleep training for
individuals with autism. We’ll talk
about best practices, discuss available
treatment options, and have a Q & A
session for all participants.
• Free Parking
• Refreshments Provided
• Free Raffle for Attendees: Open
Play pass to We Rock the Spectrum
Gym

This workshop is designed for families who have children
with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) or other related
disorders who are facing common challenges related to
sleep.

Though the prevalence of sleep problems among children
with ASD varies, 50–80% of these children experience
sleep-related difficulties compared to only 25% of their
typically developing peers (Kotagal & Broomall, 2012).
These challenges include problems falling or staying
asleep, lack of following nighttime routines, and problem
behavior which occurs after saying goodnight, which
interferes with sleep onset.

This workshop will provide information about common
sleep problems and discuss strategies based on the
principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) to increase
appropriate sleep behavior.

Contact Us
RSVP by Phone or Online
(818) 241-6780 Ext 565
https://autismlearningpartners.com/Texas-workshops/

Flyer

Aug
17
Sat
Understanding Challenging Behavior of Individuals with Autism @ Austin Public Library Windsor Park Branch
Aug 17 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Saturday, July 20th
10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Austin Public Library
Old Quarry Branch
7051 Village Center Dr.
Austin, TX 78731

Join Associate Clinical Director, Nina
Carmichael, MA, BCBA, LBA, for a
discussion about sleep training for
individuals with autism. We’ll talk
about best practices, discuss available
treatment options, and have a Q & A
session for all participants.
• Free Parking
• Refreshments Provided
• Free Raffle for Attendees: Open
Play pass to We Rock the Spectrum
Gym

This workshop is designed for families who have children
with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) or other related
disorders who are facing common challenges related to
sleep.

Though the prevalence of sleep problems among children
with ASD varies, 50–80% of these children experience
sleep-related difficulties compared to only 25% of their
typically developing peers (Kotagal & Broomall, 2012).
These challenges include problems falling or staying
asleep, lack of following nighttime routines, and problem
behavior which occurs after saying goodnight, which
interferes with sleep onset.

This workshop will provide information about common
sleep problems and discuss strategies based on the
principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) to increase
appropriate sleep behavior.

Contact Us
RSVP by Phone or Online
(818) 241-6780 Ext 565
Register Here

 

Recent Posts

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.
February Mid-Month Updates (2/18/2019)- Check out what’s happening! From our Bike Ride Design Contest to support and education events, we’ve got it covered! Read it here. Subscribe here.
January News (1/16/2019)- Check out what’s happening this month! From new staff to Austin Marathon, early bird specials for Texas Autism Bike Ride & Fun Run, there’s a lot going on! Read it here.
December News (12/3/2018)- Read our December Newsletter here.  Check out the Austin Marathon, Holiday Parties, Day of Giving & upcoming events.  
November Mid-Month Updates (11/16/2018)- Read all about what’s happening this holiday season! From parties to support groups, there’s something for everyone! Read the newsletter here: November Upcoming Events Newsletter Subscribe here.
November News (11/1/2018)- There’s so much going on! From our Film Festival, to the importance of voting, to support groups & events, you can read it all here. To get the newsletter, subscribe here.
October News (10/2/2018)- Check out our October newsletter! AutismFilmFest.org films have been announced, info about Disability Mentoring Day, and upcoming events & support groups all included! Read it here: https://tinyurl.com/ASTOct18
September “Upcoming Events” Newsletter (9/21/2018)- Our “Upcoming Events” newsletter is out! So many great things happening! Check out info on Adult Rec. events in Austin, new Autism Society of Texas San Antonio support group tomorrow (Sat.), San Antonio’s Autism Walk in the Park 9/29, AutismFilmFest.org earlybird sale tickets, & more! Read it here: https://tinyurl.com/ASTSept18Cal
AutFest Texas 2018: Film Selection Lineup Announced! (9/14/2018)- The Autism Society of Texas is delighted to announce films selected for AutFest Texas 2018!  These films highlight an array of issues impacting children and adults with autism. Through inspiring and inventive filmmaking, viewers will see both the triumphs and challenges that living with autism can bring.  Congratulations to the selected winners, and thank you […]
September News (9/6/2018)- Read our September newsletter here!  Includes updates on our San Antonio Walk, AutFest Texas, Disability Mentoring Day, Advocacy Survey &  more! Subscribe here.
August News (8/2/2018)- Our August newsletter is out, and it’s full of information about our pool party, advocacy updates, new employment specialist & more! Read it here. Subscribe here.
July News (7/5/2018)- Check out our July newsletter.  Concerts for a Cause, AutFest, A Night of Metal, Sensory Friendly Hours, and More!  Read it here. To subscribe to our newsletter please sign up here.
June News (6/4/2018)- Check out our June newsletter!  Volente Beach, Blue Piano Concert for Autism, Support Groups, Recreation Events & More!  Read it here.   To subscribe to our newsletter please sign up here.
AutFest Texas 2018: Short Film Submissions! (5/24/2018)- It’s time! AutFest Texas 2018, our 3rd Annual Autism Film Festival, is in the planning stages and will take place this Fall! We are seeking volunteers to help with the event, as well as calling for short film submissions! Interested in helping with the event? Please fill out this form to volunteer or learn more. Have a short film […]
May Mid-Month Updates (5/16/2018)- Check out what’s happening in the upcoming weeks! From a piano concert in Houston, to reading about our Volunteer of the Month, Sal Silinonte, we have a lot of good information here!  Read the May Mid-Month Updates here.  Subscribe to our newsletter here.
May Newsletter (5/2/2018)- Read what is happening at the Autism Society of Texas: Round Rock Express Game, Welcome Bilingual Support Coordinator, Summer Camps and more. Read the newsletter here To subscribe click here