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

Jan
29
Tue
VELA Courses @ VELA
Jan 29 @ 9:30 am – May 16 @ 12:00 pm

Join VELA for courses on Autism, Special Education, and Self Care for parents of children with special needs. Courses provide support, information, education and skills building so that parents can continue to care for their children and families.

Morning and evening courses available. Courses are offered in English or Spanish. All courses are FREE!

Apr
9
Tue
VELA Autism Course for Parents @ VELA
Apr 9 @ 6:00 pm – Apr 30 @ 8:00 pm

Join VELA for courses on Autism, Special Education, and Self Care for parents of children with special needs. Courses provide support, information, education and skills building so that parents can continue to care for their children and families.

Morning and evening courses available. Courses are offered in English or Spanish. All courses are FREE!

VELA Autism Flyer 2019

Apr
11
Thu
VELA Autism Course for Parents @ VELA
Apr 11 @ 9:30 am – May 16 @ 12:00 pm

Join VELA for courses on Autism, Special Education, and Self Care for parents of children with special needs. Courses provide support, information, education and skills building so that parents can continue to care for their children and families.

Morning and evening courses available. Courses are offered in English or Spanish. All courses are FREE!

VELA Autism Flyer 2019

Apr
16
Tue
VELA Autism Course for Parents @ VELA
Apr 16 @ 6:00 pm – May 7 @ 8:00 pm

Join VELA for courses on Autism, Special Education, and Self Care for parents of children with special needs. Courses provide support, information, education and skills building so that parents can continue to care for their children and families.

Morning and evening courses available. Courses are offered in English or Spanish. All courses are FREE!

VELA Autism Flyer 2019

Apr
18
Thu
VELA Autism Course for Parents @ VELA
Apr 18 @ 9:30 am – May 23 @ 12:00 pm

Join VELA for courses on Autism, Special Education, and Self Care for parents of children with special needs. Courses provide support, information, education and skills building so that parents can continue to care for their children and families.

Morning and evening courses available. Courses are offered in English or Spanish. All courses are FREE!

VELA Autism Flyer 2019

Apr
23
Tue
VELA Autism Course for Parents @ VELA
Apr 23 @ 6:00 pm – May 14 @ 8:00 pm

Join VELA for courses on Autism, Special Education, and Self Care for parents of children with special needs. Courses provide support, information, education and skills building so that parents can continue to care for their children and families.

Morning and evening courses available. Courses are offered in English or Spanish. All courses are FREE!

VELA Autism Flyer 2019

Apr
24
Wed
Picky Eaters Parent Workshop @ Easter Seals Central Texas
Apr 24 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Join Easter Seals Central Texas and the Center for Autism and Related Disorders at this FREE parent workshop to learn how to work with your picky eater at home.

Childcare is provided! Please select a ticket for both you and your child if you plan to bring them along.

Alimentación Selectiva @ Easter Seals Central Texas
Apr 24 @ 7:15 pm – 8:15 pm

¡Venga y aprenda estrategias para trabajar con su niño/a con alimentación selectiva para comer !

Cuidado de niños se proveraá! Regístrese en Eventbrite.com (busca “Alimentación Selectiva”) o email parenting@eastersealstx.org.

Apr
25
Thu
VELA Autism Course for Parents @ VELA
Apr 25 @ 9:30 am – May 30 @ 12:00 pm

Join VELA for courses on Autism, Special Education, and Self Care for parents of children with special needs. Courses provide support, information, education and skills building so that parents can continue to care for their children and families.

Morning and evening courses available. Courses are offered in English or Spanish. All courses are FREE!

VELA Autism Flyer 2019

Apr
26
Fri
Texas Autism Advocacy Day @ Texas Capitol, Legislative Conference Center
Apr 26 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

About the event:

Please join the Autism Society of Texas and other nonprofit groups, stakeholders, parents, and concerned advocates, as we spend the morning discussing legislative issues that affect individuals with autism, and their families. Following issues & advocacy training, we will have lunch. After lunch we will visit with legislators or their staff. There will also be a press conference. No advocacy experience is required and we would love to have as many attendees as possible! During legislative visits, if you are not comfortable communicating with legislators or their staff we will assign you to a group with an appointed spokesperson.

Event will run from approximately from 9:00 am-3 pm. We understand some people may need to arrive later (or leave earlier) due to work or family commitments.

Registration: Please register here.

Financial assistance: The registration fee helps to offset the costs of t-shirt, lunch and materials! At this time we can cover the cost of registration for those requiring financial assistance. Please email Jacquie at the email address below.

Sponsor or support the event: We are seeking sponsors and supporters for this event. Sponsors will have their logo on the t-shirt and be included in printed material and social media. Nonprofit supporters can register as a supporter at no cost. Business supporters can register for $25. Business & nonprofit supporters will have their logos included in flyers and social media.  Details here.

For questions about the event, please email Jacquie Benestante at jacquie@texasautismsociety.org or call
(512) 479-4199, ext. 4.

Mark your calendar for April 26th! We’ll see you there!

Capitol Building Map: capitol_building_guide

Parking: Inexpensive parking is available in the Capitol Visitor’s Parking Garage. It is located at 1201 San Jacinto Blvd, Austin, TX 78701

 

 

Recent Posts

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 
April Updates Newsletter (4/20/2018)- Read about what’s happening through the end of April in our April Updates Newsletter! Not getting the newsletter? You can subscribe here.
Autism Awareness Do It Yourself (DIY) Projects (3/22/2018)- Want to help contribute to autism awareness and acceptance? Choose from one of the three projects (click on photo to enlarge) to deliver to the Autism Society of Texas!  We will then use these items for children and adults around Texas and their sensory needs. Come visit us and drop off your items on only […]
February Mid-Month Updates! (2/16/2018)- Check out what’s happening at Autism Society of Texas here.  Read about the Texas Autism Bike Ride & Fun Run, Austin Marathon, numerous support groups, our Friends & Family Happy Hour and more! Want to subscribe? Subscribe here.