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

Sep
18
Tue
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.

Dec
13
Thu
Autism Parent Coaching Series-English Only @ Davis Elementary School
Dec 13 @ 8:30 am – 9:45 am

Austin ISD, in collaboration with Autism Society of Texas, continues their education and training series, offered in English and Spanish. Session will be filmed live and live-streamed on the Autism Society of Texas Facebook page, where it will be posted to watch at anytime. Open to the community. Please join in person or watch on Facebook if you are unable to attend!

English Only Sessions:

10/11-Bullying and Cyberbullying
11/8-Making and Keeping Friends
12/13-Emotional Regulation
1/10-Counseling and Autism
2/14 Self-Care, Self-Love, Self-Compassion
3/14-A Parent’s Perspective About the Future
4/11-Autism and Adolescence

Flyer Link: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1L8jJvoJ4nh-iqUGSFO_swD_23w717gFh
RSVP Link: https://goo.gl/forms/s4eW8Rb5vDtqc79I2

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).

Jan
10
Thu
Autism Parent Coaching Series-English Only @ Davis Elementary School
Jan 10 @ 8:30 am – 9:45 am

Austin ISD, in collaboration with Autism Society of Texas, continues their education and training series, offered in English and Spanish. Session will be filmed live and live-streamed on the Autism Society of Texas Facebook page, where it will be posted to watch at anytime. Open to the community. Please join in person or watch on Facebook if you are unable to attend!

English Only Sessions:

10/11-Bullying and Cyberbullying
11/8-Making and Keeping Friends
12/13-Emotional Regulation
1/10-Counseling and Autism
2/14 Self-Care, Self-Love, Self-Compassion
3/14-A Parent’s Perspective About the Future
4/11-Autism and Adolescence

Flyer Link: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1L8jJvoJ4nh-iqUGSFO_swD_23w717gFh
RSVP Link: https://goo.gl/forms/s4eW8Rb5vDtqc79I2

Jan
17
Thu
Special Needs Forum Workshop: SSI and Planning for Future Care @ New York Life Building
Jan 17 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

The Special Needs Forum will continue its free live event series designed to educate families who have a loved one with special needs. The first event of 2019 will be held Thursday, January 17, 2019 and is entitled: SSI and Saving for Future Care. Many people with a loved one with special needs are concerned and want to know how much savings is needed to ensure their child is cared for a lifetime. During this session, attendees can learn from professional financial advisors about how much savings and social security a child with special needs requires. We’ll review and discuss how to get started with the Supplemental Security Income application and review important steps along the process.
Location: 6200 Bridge Point Parkway
Building IV, 2nd floor
Austin, TX 78730
Date: Thursday, January 17, 2019
Time: 11:30am-1:30pm
Fees: Complimentary, light lunch provided

The Special Needs Forum is an educational resource for families who have a loved one with special needs. This year’s forum events will help you learn:
• How to build a protection plan for your child with special needs that will last a lifetime.
• How to ensure your child with special needs won’t lose important government benefits.
• How to ensure that someone who knows how to care for your child with special needs is always there.
Parents and guardians of children with special needs as well as those who teach and work in the special needs care industry are invited to attend. Each Special Needs Forum live event includes a light lunch, an informative presentation by a keynote speaker, and a question and answer segment.
To register for upcoming sessions, visit specialneedsforum.org

Jan
29
Tue
SERIE DE INSTRUCCIÓN SOBRE EL AUTISMO PARA LOS PADRES DE FAMILIA @ Primaria Pleasant Hill
Jan 29 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
SERIE DE INSTRUCCIÓN SOBRE EL AUTISMO PARA LOS PADRES DE FAMILIA @ Primaria Pleasant Hill

25 OCT: Por favor complete esto antes de la sesión del 10/25. Puedes descargarlo e imprimirlo aquí: Datos de ABC

El Austin ISD, en colaboración con la Sociedad de Autismo de Texas, continúa su serie de educación y capacitación que se ofrece en inglés y en español. Las presentaciones se transmitirán en vivo por Facebook en la página de Autism Society Facebook. El AISD se enlazará a los videos a través del sitio web de Educación Especial.

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20 SEP, 25 OCT, 15 NOV
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2019
29 ENE – El suplemento para autismo
26 FEB – Acoso y ciberacoso
26 MAR – Cómo hacer y conservar amigos
30 ABR – Regulación emocional

Flyer Link: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1L8jJvoJ4nh-iqUGSFO_swD_23w717gFh
RSVP Link: https://goo.gl/forms/XEkFCnp4v8Ubiz113

Feb
9
Sat
Destination Life…Regional Transition Fair and Conference @ Round Rock High School
Feb 9 @ 9:00 am – 1:30 pm

Save the Date for the Regional Transition Fair! Over 75 vendors! Presentations to meet your needs! Spanish strand available. Bring your questions about secondary/post-secondary concerns and go home with solutions and ideas!

Feb
10
Sun
Arc of Texas’ Inclusion Works! “Rock the Boat” @ Embassy Suites Convention Center Hotel
Feb 10 – Feb 12 all-day

Inclusion Works! gathers national leading experts and creative problem solvers in the field of inclusive Special Education. Featuring diverse keynote speakers, invigorating panel discussions and interactive workshops, the 2019 Inclusion Works! Conference will offer more opportunities for networking, learning, and discovery than ever before.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
We will be celebrating leaders that are rocking the boat to improve inclusion in Special Education. If you are a forward-thinking parent, educator, school administrator, paraprofessional or self-advocate that seeks tools, connection and empowerment to transform inclusion in Special Education you cannot miss this conference.

Feb
14
Thu
Autism Parent Coaching Series-English Only @ Davis Elementary School
Feb 14 @ 8:30 am – 9:45 am

Austin ISD, in collaboration with Autism Society of Texas, continues their education and training series, offered in English and Spanish. Session will be filmed live and live-streamed on the Autism Society of Texas Facebook page, where it will be posted to watch at anytime. Open to the community. Please join in person or watch on Facebook if you are unable to attend!

English Only Sessions:

10/11-Bullying and Cyberbullying
11/8-Making and Keeping Friends
12/13-Emotional Regulation
1/10-Counseling and Autism
2/14 Self-Care, Self-Love, Self-Compassion
3/14-A Parent’s Perspective About the Future
4/11-Autism and Adolescence

Flyer Link: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1L8jJvoJ4nh-iqUGSFO_swD_23w717gFh
RSVP Link: https://goo.gl/forms/s4eW8Rb5vDtqc79I2

Feb
25
Mon
DFW Autism Conference @ Hurst Conference Center
Feb 25 – Feb 26 all-day
DFW Autism Conference @ Hurst Conference Center

The 2019 DFW Autism Conference brings together experts for two days of training that focus on ways to improve the quality of life for those with autism and special needs, their families, caregivers and professionals working with them. The presentations will cover areas of behavioral and developmental therapies/strategies and family issues. It is presented for Educators, Therapists, Health Care Professionals, Caretakers, Parents and anyone who wants to learn more about services and treatment for individuals living with Autism, Asperger’s Syndrome, ADD, ADHD and other learning disabilities.

 

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