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

Nature Based Occupational Therapy – Free Family Day – Brushy Creek Lake Park @ Brushy Creek Lake Park
Aug 18 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am

Free day to enjoy activities with your child and learn about the benefits of therapy outdoors. Led by Occupational Therapist, Beth Ann Bacon, founder of Trees and Leaves OT. Limited spots! All ages welcome. Register to attend. Please call 512-968-2112 with questions.

Almuerzo de Bolsa Marrón Español @ Autism Society of Texas
Aug 28 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Almuerzo de Bolsa Marrón Español @ Autism Society of Texas

¡Hola a todos! Únase a nosotros para nuestro almuerzo de bolsa marrón en español.

Durante esta plática usted aprenderá a utilizar la motivación de su hija/hijo y diferentes estrategias derivadas del Análisis de la Conducta Aplicada (ACA) para enseñarle a usar su lenguaje de manera apropiada para pedir cosas y/o actividades.  La plática será enfocada en estrategias antecedentes, selección de respuesta, selección de refuerzos, y tipos de ayudas entre otras cosas.

Alma Botello,M.Ed,BCBA,LBA

Nací en Madrid España y crecí en Monterrey México.  Al graduarme con la licenciatura en Educación Especial de La Escuela Normal De Especialización de Monterrey en el 2005, me mudé a los Estados Unidos con Mi esposo Carlos para continuar con nuestros estudios.  Después de estudiar el inglés por unos años decidí expander mi educación y obtuve el grado de maestría en Autismo Y Discapacidades Del Desarrollo de la Universidad de Texas en Austin (UT) en el 2013.  Empecé a trabajar en Central Texas Autism Center (CTAC) como terapeuta conductual inmediatamente después de graduarme.  Obtuve my certificación como Analista Conductual (BCBA) en el 2014 y actualmente soy la terapeuta líder del programa CTAC Academy.

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.

Family Empowerment Autism Conference @ The Burleson Center for Innovation and Education
Sep 28 @ 8:30 am – 3:30 pm

The Autism Community Network is having there first ever Family Empowerment Autism Conference on Friday, September 28, 2018! This is perfect for parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, adult siblings, foster, and adoptive parents. Come learn about joint attention, social communication, sensory processing, DIR/Floortime, and Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) from expert staff members. If you know someone who is interested tell them to register at the link below.
Interested in sponsorship opportunities or sponsoring a parent to attend…. you can do that, too!

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.

Fall Learning Series: The Ins and Outs of ABA Insurance @ Building Blocs
Dec 13 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The world of insurance policies and benefits is confusing. We will help clarify some of that confusion for you. We’ll discuss what to expect from your policy–deductible, co-pay/co-insurance, out of pocket maximum; how to verify your benefits; what to expect from your insurance provider in a typical autism program; and the initial therapy process–what’s required in a referral and for authorization of assessment and treatment. Come and gain insight into the complexities of insurance coverage for Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA Therapy).

TxABA Conference @ Worthington Renaissance Fort Worth Hotel
Mar 14 – Mar 17 all-day

Annual conference on behavior analysis, especially for professionals in the field.


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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.  
January News (1/18/2018) - Check out our January newsletters for events & activities. January Newsletter January Mid-Month Updates  
December Mid-Month News (12/20/2017) - Read our December mid-month newsletter here! It’s packed with information & events! Not getting the newsletter? Subscribe here.
December News (12/12/2017) -  Read the entire December newsletter here!  Are you getting our newsletter? It comes out twice a month! Don’t miss out on what’s going on! You can subscribe here.
November News (11/5/2017) - Read all about AutFest Texas, the free surf therapy event with “A Walk on Water”, a recap of our San Antonio Walk in the Park, and more! So much happening this month! Read the newsletter here.  
AutFest TX Honorary Guest, Lindsey Nebeker (10/27/2017) - We are thrilled to announce our Honorary Host, Lindsey Nebeker, featured in the documentary “Autism In Love” which will be shown at AutFest Texas on November 12, 2017 at Alamo Drafthouse.  Lindsey will be joining us as a panelist for our women and autism discussion. About Lindsey: Lindsey is a Development Specialist at the Autism […]
September Newsletter (9/1/2017) - So much going on in September. We have been busy assisting families and individuals affected by autism, and will continue to provide services and supports to those in need. You can also read about our San Antonio “Autism Walk in the Park”, First Responder Safety Day, and our 2nd Annual Autism Film Festival, AutFest Texas. […]
Texas Tribune Festival: Stipends & Discount Code (8/1/2017) - From The Texas Tribune Festival Organizers: The seventh-annual Texas Tribune Festival is an innovative and engaging three-day event taking place Sept. 22-24 on the University of Texas at Austin campus. For people who are passionate about the issues that affect all Texans, the Festival brings together more than 250 of the biggest names in politics […]
June News (6/2/2017) - The June newsletter is packed full of information! We’re starting a new group for girls with autism, and a run club for individuals with autism and their families! We also have an Access-Austin interest meeting this month (adult vocational program), and our First Responder Morning on June 11th which is a free event for kids […]
May News (5/30/2017) -          To read about what’s going on in May click below: May Newsletter May Mid-Month Updates Subscribe to our newsletter here.
April Newsletter & April Mid-Month News (4/5/2017) - The April mid-month newsletter is out! See what’s happening the last two weeks of April!  Read it here. Read all about what’s happening at the Autism Society of Texas in April! We are grateful to have numerous partnerships with local businesses, excited about our upcoming Talent Show, and can’t wait for our Texas Autism Advocacy Day […]
Autism Awareness Month Newsletter: Everything You Need to Know! (3/24/2017) - Read our special edition Autism Awareness Newsletter here. April is right around the corner! At the Autism Society of Texas, we’re excited to promote not only awareness, but also acceptance, for everyone affected by autism. We have many events happening throughout the month, including City Proclamations declaring Autism Awareness Month, fundraisers at Chuy’s, Kendra Scott, Cookie […]