January Mid-Month Updates

What’s happening? We’ll see you in San Antonio for DreamWeek, join us Saturday 1/25 at our Sensory Friendly Concert, VOLUNTEER at the Austin Marathon, make a donation- it’s doubled thanks to Moody Foundation & Austin Marathon-Austin Gives Miles, and KEEP VOTING for our Recognize Good Legend, Ann Hart, Board President & amazing volunteer.

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January News

Check out what’s happening this month! Recreation Event: Sensory-Friendly Concert at Kick Butt Coffee, 2020 DreamWeek: Succeeding with Autism in San Antonio, support groups including our new Waco group for autistic adults, vote for Ann Hart in the RecognizeGood #SayThanksAustin Campaign, getting ready for the Austin Marathon: Join #TeamAutism & more!

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December News

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2019 – What a Year!

It’s been a great year! From advocacy, to programs & new support groups, we had a year full of programs and educational events to help families and adults with autism.

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November Mid-Month Updates

Check out what’s happening for the rest of the month! AutFest Texas film submission deadline is 12/9/19. We’re seeking volunteers for our film screening committee as well as short & feature films! Jingle & Mingle was a huge success, and check out upcoming events, “Preparing for the Holidays” and “Genetic Testing: Guiding Treatment & Care for People with Autism” in early December, as well as support groups and events!

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November News

Check out what’s happening in November! From support groups, to educational events, and our holiday kickoff  party, Jingle & Mingle, there’s a lot going on.

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October Mid-Month Updates!

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!

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October News

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September News

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!

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Jingle & Mingle Art & Photography Contest

For Jingle & Mingle tickets, sponsorships, volunteering & details, please go to the event webpage for information!

WHO: The 2019 Jingle & Mingle Photo and Art Contest, benefiting Autism Society of Texas, is open to autistic photographers and artists, as well as those with a connection to autism. 


Photography: We are looking for original, striking images by autistic artists, or their friends and family, that will be donated to Autism Society of Texas to be in an online silent auction that continues at the Jingle & Mingle Holiday Party on November 15th. These images may reflect a range of topics and subjects.  We encourage entries from all regions, in both rural and urban settings of Texas. Each photo submission must be accompanied by a brief description, as well as the name of the person who took the photo and their connection to autism. These photos will be enlarged for display and be part of the online silent auction at the Jingle & Mingle Holiday Party on November 15, 2019.

Art: We are looking for original artwork that will be donated to Autism Society of Texas, and auctioned at the Jingle & Mingle Holiday Party. Each artwork submission must be accompanied by a brief description, including dimensions of the artwork, (and frame dimensions if included in the donation), as well as the name of the artist and their connection to autism.

All entries must be:

  • The original work of the entrant
  • Non-infringing of the rights of others
  • Respectful of the rights, sensitivities, and culture of persons depicted

Professional artists & photographers who donate photography or art may be recognized on social media with a link to their website or contact information, if provided to us. We can also provide a tax letter for in-kind art and photography donations, which are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law. 

WHEN: All entries must be submitted digitally by 11:59pm US CST, Sunday, October 20th 2019. Judging for the Photo and Art Contest takes place on Oct. 21st & Oct. 22nd. Winners will be notified on or before October 23rd. We will make arrangements to get artwork at that time. The winning entries will be displayed and auctioned in our silent auction at the Jingle & Mingle Holiday Party on November 15, 2019 at Greater Goods Coffee Roasters in East Austin. We regret due to limited space we cannot accept all submissions.

HOW: Up to 2 photographs and 2 pieces of art may be submitted per person. Please send digital images of artwork and photography during judging period. Winners will be notified and we will make arrangements to get the original artwork. (We will print photos from digital images, so photos do not need to be brought to our office). Entries may be entered by emailing digital files to

FILE REQUIREMENTS: Digital images or scans may be emailed. The Autism Society of Texas cannot be responsible for lost, damaged, late or misdirected entries, or for faulty uploading connections, garbled transmissions, unauthorized intervention, or technical malfunctions.

JUDGING: Entries will be judged on originality, composition, overall impact, and artistic merit. The story behind the piece may influence the judges’ decisions. Decisions made by the judges are final. We have limited display space and regret we are unable to take all submissions.

WINNING ENTRIES: We will recognize the top 3 entries, (1st, 2nd, 3rd place), at the event and on social media. With the artist’s consent, we will also include a short biography of each artist that created the winning 3 entries in an article that will be on our website and newsletter. All entries may be used by the Autism Society of Texas in printed publications, on any Autism Society of Texas web asset, in a slideshow, or in any other media, provided that all uses are accompanied by appropriate attribution to the artist. Entrants retain ownership and all other rights to future use of their photographs and art. The Autism Society of Texas holds copyright to the collection of photos and artwork that constitute the Autism Society of Texas Photo and Art Contest. The Autism Society of Texas shall have the right to verify, in its sole judgment, winner eligibility.

LEGAL CONDITIONS: By entering the contest, you must agree to the 2019 Autism-Society-of-Texas-Photo-and-Art-Contest-Legal-Conditions. Entry of photographs and art into the contest implies acceptance of these conditions, regardless of whether entrants sign a statement confirming acceptance.

Copyright: By entering, you retain copyright and remain the owner of your images and art and may also continue to use them in any manner you choose. You agree that the images and art you submit may be used in printed publications, on the Autism Society websites (including and, in a slideshow and screensaver, may be uploaded on the Autism Society’s social media channels, or in any other media, provided that you are afforded appropriate attribution as the photographer or artist.

For questions regarding the 2019 Jingle & Mingle Autism Society of Texas Photo and Video Contest, please contact Abby Rodgers at