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

Aug
21
Wed
Fall Community Workshop: ARD/IEP Process @ Region XIII Education Service Center
Aug 21 @ 6:30 pm – Aug 22 @ 8:00 pm

Join Austin families and professionals at ATX ABA’s Fall Community Workshop on the ARD/IEP process. Gear up for the 2019-2020 school year and learn how to better advocate for the students. We’ll discuss parent rights, important special education timelines, what makes a good goal, and highlight overlooked and misunderstood elements of ARD meetings and IEPs. Thanks to Spectrum Sitters, we have free childcare available with advanced RSVP. Register for childcare at atxaba.com!

Aug
23
Fri
WIld about BACK TO SCHOOL @ BEHAVIORAL INNOVATIONS KYLE
Aug 23 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
WIld about BACK TO SCHOOL @ BEHAVIORAL INNOVATIONS KYLE

Please join us & our special guests, Tiny Tails Petting Zoo
& cool down with treats from Kona Ice to celebrate our
sensory-friendly end of summer back to school Open House!
Tour our state of the art facility, meet our Board Certified
Behavioral Analyst and receive helpful tips & tricks on how
to prepare your child for the upcoming school year!

RSVP HERE: www.BIautism.com

Aug
24
Sat
Planning for Families with Special Needs @ We Rock the Spectrum Kid's Gym - Austin
Aug 24 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Families with special needs – Join us as we discuss how to build a team of professionals that will support you and your loved ones in every phase of life! From special needs trusts to maximizing government benefits, we will touch on all aspects of ensuring our kiddos with special needs are taken care of!

Attendance is FREE – Please RSVP to reserve your spot! (Please email Sara, call WRTS, or respond on Facebook) Childcare is provided at WRTS gym during info session; please feel free to utilize your complimentary day pass after the session!

Aug
28
Wed
Parent & Caregiver Support Group @ Easter Seals Central Texas
Aug 28 @ 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!

Sep
21
Sat
Introduction to Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) @ Easter Seals of Central Texas
Sep 21 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Join Associate Clinical Director, Nina Carmichael, MA, BCBA, LBA for a discussion on ABA, and how it can benefit your family.

Introduction to Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA): This workshop is designed for families who would like to learn more about Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), and how it can benefit those with autism, as well as a variety of learners.

The presentation will aim to support families in better understanding ABA, autism, how behavioral strategies are used to improve behavior, teach communication, social, play, and self-care skills, and how to navigate behavioral services.Childcare is provided for this event. Please RSVP for childcare, as space is limited!

See flyer for more details: Intro to ABA workshop – FINAL

Sep
24
Tue
Autism Provider Networking Meeting- Austin @ Spectrum Services
Sep 24 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Autism Society of Texas and Trumpet Behavioral Health will be hosting an autism networking meeting at Spectrum Services. Please join us on Tuesday, September 24th, 2019 from 10:00 – 11:00 am to connect with other providers and share what your organization is doing. Attend to learn more about what is happening in your community and share about your organization.

Space is on a first- come, first- serve basis.

The event is free for all professionals working to serve the disability community. Bagels and coffee will be provided!

 

Oct
4
Fri
Fall Summit 2019: All In For Autism @ Morgan's Wonderland Event Center
Oct 4 all-day

Join Autism Community Network for our inaugural “Summit!” The theme is “All in for Autism” and we welcome parents, caregivers, paraprofessionals and professionals to join us for a day long learning event with Keynote Address delivered by Lonnie Zwaigenbaum, MD.

 

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!

 

Recent Posts

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.
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.