July News

Check out our July newsletter.  Concerts for a Cause, AutFest, A Night of Metal, Sensory Friendly Hours, and More!  Read it here.

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June News

Check out our June newsletter!  Volente Beach, Blue Piano Concert for Autism, Support Groups, Recreation Events & More!  Read it here.  

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Welcome the new AST Interim Executive Director!

On behalf of the Autism Society of Texas’ Board of Directors, it gives us great pleasure to announce Joy Alexander as Interim Executive Director.  Joy comes from both the profit and non-profit world with experience in multiple industries and was previously the Vice President of our Board of Directors.  She holds an MBA with a concentration in Executive Leadership and is an autism mom. 

We are thrilled that Joy has agreed to serve in this capacity as we continue to implement our transition plan to find a permanent executive staff leader who will meet us where we are and guide us to our goals.  The Autism Society of Texas stays committed to improving the lives of all Texans affected by autism and will continue to do so in the same spirit we always have.  We thank you for your continued support and look forward to working with you in the future. Joy can be reached at  


Welcome the new AST Summer Intern!

We are excited to announce we have a new Summer Intern, Jennifer Dennington! We know she is going to be a great asset to Autism Society of Texas!

Here’s a little bit about Jennifer:

Jennifer is studying Special Education with a minor in Teaching at St. Edward’s University and will graduate in 2019. She enjoys hiking at the Green Belt, cooking with her friends, and petting all the dogs in Austin. She is very excited to start working with Autism Society of Texas as the Summer Intern. Jennifer wanted to intern here so she could be more involved with the larger community of individuals with autism as well as their families and learn how to better support them. Jennifer’s past experience includes planning university-wide events for St. Edward’s student body, as well as leading a group of students to the Gulf Coast Recovery Service Break Experience. Jennifer can be reached at

AutFest Texas 2018: Short Film Submissions!

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 you’d like to submit? Please do so here. Questions? Please email Jacquie!

May Mid-Month Updates

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.

Autism Society of Texas Seeks Program Director

The Autism Society of Texas is searching for a professional with a strong background in programs, outreach, and family support to manage Information and Referrals, conduct trainings, and provide direct support to all AST programmatic activity, including working with children and adults with autism, and their families.

Masters degree in social work required.

If interested, please send resume and cover letter here.

May Newsletter

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

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Welcome to our Bilingual Support Coordinator

Welcome Alma Christensen, Bilingual Support Coordinator

Alma graduated from the University of Texas at Austin where she earned a Bachelors degree in Psychology in 2009.  She enjoys running, outdoor activities, traveling with her husband and spending time with her family.  She is currently volunteering with Girls on the Run.  Alma previously worked with kids with Autism providing Applied Behavior Analysis Therapy. She is excited to start working with Autism Society of Texas as Bilingual Support Coordinator. Alma can be reached at

Alma se gradué de la Universidad de Texas en Austin donde obtuvo en el 2009 su grado de Bachiller en Psicología. Le gusta correr,  participar en actividades al aire libre, viajar con su esposo y pasar tiempo con su familia. Ella actualmente es voluntaria con Girls on the Run. Alma trabajó anteriormente con niños con Autismo proporcionado terapia de análisis de comportamiento aplicado. Ella está emocionada de comenzar a trabajar con la Sociedad de Autismo de Texas como coordinadora de apoyo bilingüe.  Alma puede ser alcanzado en




April Updates Newsletter

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