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

Oct
19
Sat
Navigating Special Education Symposium and Disability Fair @ Education Service Center Region 13
Oct 19 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
Navigating Special Education Symposium and Disability Fair @ Education Service Center Region 13

Description

A FREE event for parents of children with disabilities, youth with disabilities and professionals to learn more about Special Education, Transition, Disability Rights, ARD process, 504 plan, Resources and more.

A total of 8 educational sessions to choose from and a Panel of Youth with Disabilities will be sharing their experiences on inclusion, self-advocacy, postsecondary education and employment.

Come and joins us for a fun day event with lots of learning and networking opportunities and visit exhibitors booths with a variety of great local resources for you.

FREE lunch and Door Prizes including a Kindle.

For any questions please contact:

Veronica Alvarez

Partners Resource Network PATH Project Regional 13 Coordinator

512 969-1848 valvarezpath@gmail.com

Register HERE

Oct
26
Sat
2019 PALS Symposium @ Schlitterbahn Waterparks & Resorts SPI
Oct 26 all-day

Pediatric Autistic Like Symptoms and The Role of Environmental Toxins.

Oct
28
Mon
Diversify Austin Job Fair @ JJ Pickle Commons Conference Center
Oct 28 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Diversify Austin Job Fair @ JJ Pickle Commons Conference Center

Celebrate National Disability Awareness Month and explore your opportunities!

The University of Texas-Center for Disability Studies is hosting the 1st annual Diversify Austin Job & Resource Fair at the JJ Pickle Research Center on 10/28/2019 .  The event is all inclusive and open to the public.

Register today https://bit.ly/2LIDw5z

Oct
30
Wed
Parent & Caregiver Support Group @ Easter Seals Central Texas
Oct 30 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

The Parent & Caregiver Support Group will be held monthly at Easter Seals on the last Wednesday of the month from 12:00-1:00. The group is open to any parent of a child with special needs and will be a place where parents can come to learn relevant and beneficial information and to connect with other parents who understand the joys and challenges of raising children with unique needs.

Childcare and refreshments will be provided for all groups!

Nov
2
Sat
Houston Future Planning Workshop for Siblings @ Highland Park UMC Activity Hall (1st Floor)
Nov 2 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Many siblings plan on being part of their sibling’s future, but starting the conversation with current caregivers, oftentimes parents, can be difficult. What types of information should you talk about? What are the resources available? What supports are available? In this workshop, we discuss how to frame the issue and how to start this conversation and what types of supports and resources are available for you to move forward! Free lunch will be provided. This event is hosted by the Texas Sibling Network DFW Chapter.

Action Behavior Centers Colleyville Open House @ Action Behavior Centers
Nov 2 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Hey Dallas / Fort Worth!

We have an exciting new event coming up this fall!

Join us in celebrating our Colleyville center opening on Saturday, November 2nd, 2019 from 11:00am-1:00pm! We’ll have games, food, prizes, face painting, treats, and more.

This event is FREE for families and kiddos of ALL ABILITIES and ages, but please RSVP to this Facebook event by clicking “Going”, messaging us with your guest count, or emailing hailey.doyle@actionbehavior.com.

Can’t wait to see you there!!!

Address:
Action Behavior Centers
8260 Precinct Line Road
North Richland Hills, Texas 76182

Time: 11:00am – 1:00pm

Nov
5
Tue
San Marcos support group @ Cole Pediatric Therapy
Nov 5 @ 9:00 am

An opportunity to celebrate, share resources and advice for moms and dads in the corridor area *2 sessions to fit your schedule: 9am or 6pm

Nov
7
Thu
Executive Functioning Skills: Self Determination and Organization @ Old Quarry Branch, Austin Public Library
Nov 7 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Join us for a panel discussion on executive functioning skills, geared towards helping autistic teens and adults. Parents/caregivers and individuals will hear tips and tricks from our panel, which includes Sal Silinonte, Autism Society Board Member & self-advocate; Natalie Hulsey, Bloom Consulting, Regional Director-Central/North Texas; and Amiee Kellogg, Special Ed. High School teacher. We’ll cover organization, self-determination, as well as practical solutions to assist with executive functioning skills. There will be time for Q & A at the end.
Nov
8
Fri
CU@CLE Tour @ College Living Experience
Nov 8 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Every young adult has a story. What do you want yours to be? Take an opportunity to learn about the College Living Experience program by touring our center, meeting current staff and students, and visiting a student apartment. RSVP’s ARE REQUIRED and can be secured by calling (800) 486-5058. For more information, contact Kaili Hintz, Director of Admissions and Outreach at khintz@experienceCLE.com

Is It Sensory Or Is It Behavior? @ Easterseals
Nov 8 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Join Easterseals and Behavioral Perspective, Inc for a FREE sensory-processing workshop.

Presented by Pallavi Chandra, M.S., OTR/L, BCBA, LBA
and Katherine Paxton, B.A., COTA/L

-childcare and refreshments will be provided
-A Spanish-Speaking interpreter will be available *Un intérprete de habla hispana estará disponible*
-Call 512-615-6871 or email parenting@eastersealstx.org with any questions.

 

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October Mid-Month Updates! (10/17/2019) - So many things coming up! Join us for Putt Fore Autism 11/2, Jingle & Mingle 11/15, our Executive Functioning discussion on 11/7 & more! Read the newsletter here. Subscribe here.
October News (10/16/2019) - Check out our  October Newsletter here.  
September News (9/4/2019) - Our September newsletter is out! Get your early bird ticket to our Jingle & Mingle party, enter our art & photography contest, and read about upcoming events! Read the September newsletter here. Read the September Mid-Month Updates here. Subscribe to the newsletter here.
August News (8/5/2019) - Our August newsletter is out! Read about our upcoming pool party, save the date for the Jingle & Mingle Holiday Party, and check out our monthly support groups! Read the August newsletter here. Subscribe here.
July News (7/5/2019) - Find out what’s happening this month! From Autism Awareness Night with the Round Rock Express, to a yogurt family social with our El Paso chapter, and multiple support groups, there’s a lot going on! Read the newsletter here. Subscribe here.
Preparing for July 4th! (7/2/2019) - Watch the Autism Society of Texas on Spectrum News Austin here to see tips on celebrating July 4th and see our suggestions below! Preparing for July 4th! 1.Plan something that will work for your loved one with autism! Consider what you think your child or teen can handle & pick your activity accordingly. Take into […]
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.