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
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 to all who submitted a film for consideration.
Short Film Selections*
Easy As Pie
Escape From the Zoo
Fierce Love & Art
Jamie’s Paper Train
A Boy Called Po
*Short films are listed in alphabetical order. They may not appear in this order at AutFest Texas.
To purchase tickets to AutFest Texas, please use this link.
Help us prepare for the 86th Texas Legislative Session by telling us what’s important to you! The session starts in January 2019 and we’ll be advocating for the needs of children and adults with autism, and their families.
Please take our short survey: https://tinyurl.com/ASTSurvey18
You can sign up for our Advocacy email list here.
¡Ayúdenos a prepararnos para la Sesión 86 Legislativa de Texas y cuéntenos qué es lo más importante para usted!
Por favor, tome y haga nuestra breve encuesta: https://tinyurl.com/
¡Ayúdenos a obtener más participación compartiendo esto! ¡Gracias!
From July 9-12, 2018, staff and a board member from Autism Society of Texas attended the Autism Society of America’s 50th Annual Conference in Bethesda, Maryland, with a day of advocacy on Capitol Hill in Washington D.C. Autism Society affiliates from all over the country were educated on a number of topics affecting adults and children with autism.
The Autism Society of America encouraged the need for bipartisan support on key legislative priorities including Health Care and Home and Community Based Supports, the Autism CARES Act reauthorization, Education including fully funding IDEA, and Higher Education initiatives that would support adults with autism. We also advocated on the topic of Employment Issues including the need for businesses to hire adults with autism, supported employment, and the request for those with disabilities, including autism, to receive minimum wage or higher.
Autism Society of Texas joined with other attendees from around the state to meet with our elected officials about the needs of those impacted by autism. We had meetings with staff from Senator John Cornyn & Senator Ted Cruz’s office, as well as staff members from the offices of Congressmen Beto O’Rourke, Congressman John Carter, Congressmen Sam Johnson, and had a chance to speak with Congressman Lloyd Doggett and his staff.
For questions or more information about legislative priorities, please contact Jacquie@texasautismsociety.org.