Recreation


The Autism Society of Texas offers several recreational opportunities for families to meet one another in an informal setting. Every month, families enjoy play dates for children on the spectrum of all ages, AMC Theaters Sensory-Friendly Films, and Friends and Family Happy Hour just for adults. Some of our other special events during the year include a roller-skating party for teens, Round Rock Baseball outings, hockey games partnered with the Texas Stars Foundation, our big Candlelight Ranch Picnic, summer fun pool parties, and our holiday wine-tasting party in December. Join the fun!

Upcoming Events

Apr
14
Sat
Comanche Motion: The Art of Eric Tippeconic @ Bullock Texas State History Museum
Apr 14 2018 – Jan 2 2019 all-day

Experience the dynamic nature of Comanche culture through the paintings of Comanche artist and historian Eric Tippeconnic. The artwork is juxtaposed with Comanche artifacts to provide historical context and underscore Tippeconnic’s inspiration for the paintings. Engage with the symbolism and meaning in each painting through hands-on interactives for all ages, including a symbol scavenger hunt, a pattern-making activity and touchable canvases and artist tools. Filled with symbolism and meaning, Tippeconic’s paintings are rich with history and the unbroken connection the Comanche people have with their roots.

Aug
18
Sat
Nature Based Occupational Therapy – Free Family Day – Brushy Creek Lake Park @ Brushy Creek Lake Park
Aug 18 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am

Free day to enjoy activities with your child and learn about the benefits of therapy outdoors. Led by Occupational Therapist, Beth Ann Bacon, founder of Trees and Leaves OT. Limited spots! All ages welcome. Register to attend. Please call 512-968-2112 with questions.

Aug
25
Sat
Annual Pool Party @ Southwest Family YMCA
Aug 25 @ 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm

 

Join us at our Annual Pool Party. All are welcome!

Please RSVP.

When:

Saturday, August 25th, 2018

4:00 pm-6:30 pm

Where:

Southwest Family YMCA, 6219 Oakclaire Dr, Austin, TX 78735

Join us for free food, drinks, swimming and playground! All ages welcome and you do not have to be a member of the YMCA to attend. Please RSVP to help us plan for food. Please BYOWB! (Bring Your Own Water Bottle)! Thank you!

A huge thank you to the Southwest Family YMCA, who are donating the use of their facilities for this event. We hope to see you all there!

If you would like to volunteer for the event, please email jacquie@texasautismsociety.org.

Thank you!

Sep
1
Sat
AMC Sensory Friendly Films @ AMC Theaters
Sep 1 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

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Check the AMC website for the monthly sensory friendly film selections.  If the film image shows “Buy Tickets” under it, it is a confirmed film. Other films are subject to change until tickets are available. Please check with your local theater to confirm time and showing.

AMC is proud to partner with the Autism Society to offer unique movie showings where we turn the lights up, and turn the sound down, so you can get up, dance, walk, shout or sing! Our Sensory Friendly Film program is available on the second and fourth Saturday (family-friendly) and Tuesday evenings (mature audiences) of every month. Please check your local theatre listings for specific showtimes, and don’t forget to share your family fun with #AMCSensoryFriendly.

Pikachu Party Parent Night Out! @ We Rock the Spectrum - Austin
Sep 1 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Enjoy a night out while we hang with the kiddos.. and PIKACHU! Your favorite Pokemon will be joining us for pizza, games, the show, and gym play! To keep this event sensory friendly and ensure room for friends with extra needs, limited spaces are available. Our last Parent Night Out sold out- don’t miss out this time! Sibling discounts are provided. Call to register your child(ren) 512-687-4443. Children in our care must be at least 3 years old. 1:1 care is available on a limited basis as well. See you there!

Sep
8
Sat
Teen Night! @ We Rock the Spectrum - Austin
Sep 8 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Teen Night is BACK! Just in time to give you a break from school stress!! This event is intended for ages 11+ (there is no age cap. Adults with special abilities are encouraged to attend.) Sponsored by Pizza Hut, we have food and refreshments, as well as competitive games, music, and a redecoration of the gym to give our older friends more running room! This is an ALL inclusive event; teen of ALL abilities are encouraged to join. Come make new friends as we provide opportunities for engagement and socialization, as well as prizes & raffles! Don’t miss out! Registration is not required, but RSVPs are welcomed and appreciated for staffing and food purposes.

Sep
22
Sat
Autism Speaks Walk – Austin @ Camp Mabry
Sep 22 @ 9:00 am

Please join us for the 2018 Autism Speaks Walk in Austin, Texas!
For more information and Walk registration (FREE!!) please visit www.autismspeaks.org

Sep
29
Sat
3rd Annual Autism Society Walk in the Park @ Richard Cuellar Park
Sep 29 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
3rd Annual Autism Society Walk in the Park @ Richard Cuellar Park

The 3rd Annual Autism Society Walk in the Park will be held Saturday, September 29th, 2018! The walk will be held in Richard Cuellar Park in San Antonio, Tx. Questions? Please email Lisa!

Oct
1
Mon
AMC Sensory Friendly Films @ AMC Theaters
Oct 1 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

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Check the AMC website for the monthly sensory friendly film selections.  If the film image shows “Buy Tickets” under it, it is a confirmed film. Other films are subject to change until tickets are available. Please check with your local theater to confirm time and showing.

AMC is proud to partner with the Autism Society to offer unique movie showings where we turn the lights up, and turn the sound down, so you can get up, dance, walk, shout or sing! Our Sensory Friendly Film program is available on the second and fourth Saturday (family-friendly) and Tuesday evenings (mature audiences) of every month. Please check your local theatre listings for specific showtimes, and don’t forget to share your family fun with #AMCSensoryFriendly.

Nov
1
Thu
AMC Sensory Friendly Films @ AMC Theaters
Nov 1 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

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Check the AMC website for the monthly sensory friendly film selections.  If the film image shows “Buy Tickets” under it, it is a confirmed film. Other films are subject to change until tickets are available. Please check with your local theater to confirm time and showing.

AMC is proud to partner with the Autism Society to offer unique movie showings where we turn the lights up, and turn the sound down, so you can get up, dance, walk, shout or sing! Our Sensory Friendly Film program is available on the second and fourth Saturday (family-friendly) and Tuesday evenings (mature audiences) of every month. Please check your local theatre listings for specific showtimes, and don’t forget to share your family fun with #AMCSensoryFriendly.

 

Els for Autism #GameON Golf Clinic - The Els for Autism Golf Challenge held its first Austin based event on September 15th at the University of Texas Golf Course.  Retired NFL players Ricky Williams and Kasey Studdard made the rounds and took photos with players and the local children who gathered for the #GameON Autism Golf clinic by The First Tee of […]
Morgan’s Wonderland Outing - Some photos from the May 18, 2013 trip to Morgan’s Wonderland in San Antonio sponsored by our wonderful friends at the Austin Elks Lodge!
Bike Ride 2013 - The Autism Bike Ride was a huge success. It was a beautiful day (maybe a little breezy) and over a hundred people rode from 9 to 62 miles to raise money and awareness.

 

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.
May Newsletter (5/2/2018) - 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 To subscribe click here 
April Updates Newsletter (4/20/2018) - Read about what’s happening through the end of April in our April Updates Newsletter! Not getting the newsletter? You can subscribe here.
March News! (3/9/2018) - Read our March newsletter here! Great information about the Texas Autism Bike Ride & Fun Run, Teen Spring Break Karaoke, Advocacy training & more! Click here to read all the news!
Summer Camp Guide/Guía de Campamentos 2018 (2/21/2018) - Take a look at the 2018 Summer Camp Guide! This is a very comprehensive guide for children with special needs in Central Texas and surrounding areas. Aquí está la Guía de campamentos y recreación para el verano del 2018. Esta es una guía comprensiva para niños con necesidades especiales en el centro de Texas y […]
February Mid-Month Updates! (2/16/2018) - Check out what’s happening at Autism Society of Texas here.  Read about the Texas Autism Bike Ride & Fun Run, Austin Marathon, numerous support groups, our Friends & Family Happy Hour and more! Want to subscribe? Subscribe here.  
February News (2/13/2018) - Check out our February newsletter here!
January News (1/18/2018) - Check out our January newsletters for events & activities. January Newsletter January Mid-Month Updates  
December Mid-Month News (12/20/2017) - Read our December mid-month newsletter here! It’s packed with information & events! Not getting the newsletter? Subscribe here.
December News (12/12/2017) -  Read the entire December newsletter here!  Are you getting our newsletter? It comes out twice a month! Don’t miss out on what’s going on! You can subscribe here.
November News (11/5/2017) - Read all about AutFest Texas, the free surf therapy event with “A Walk on Water”, a recap of our San Antonio Walk in the Park, and more! So much happening this month! Read the newsletter here.  
October News! (10/3/2017) - The October newsletter is out! The San Antonio “Autism Walk in the Park” is this Saturday 10/7 and Disability Mentoring Day is 10/20. Check out our Volunteer of the Month, Ann Hart! You can also honor an “Autism Star” at our film festival, AutFestTX! Read the October newsletter here. Subscribe to our newsletters here. The […]
Bike Camp Volunteers Needed! (6/19/2017) - The Autism Society of Texas has partnered with Down Syndrome Association of Central Texas for a Bike Camp!  We need a huge number of volunteers!  What do you need Volunteers to do? Volunteers will be paired up and work with one rider, jogging alongside them during their 75 minute session helping the rider keep balance […]
Summer Tips! (6/19/2017) - Summer Tips! Create a schedule for each day just like your son or daughter has at school, to help them know what to expect. For pre-readers, pictures are best. There are a variety of schedule apps available for the iPad, Kindle Fire, and phones. Many of them can incorporate photos, or provide the “First/Then” option […]
June News (6/2/2017) - The June newsletter is packed full of information! We’re starting a new group for girls with autism, and a run club for individuals with autism and their families! We also have an Access-Austin interest meeting this month (adult vocational program), and our First Responder Morning on June 11th which is a free event for kids […]
Run Club Starting Soon! (6/1/2017) - We are very excited to start our own Run Club, thanks to William Greer, avid marathoner from Coalition of Texans with Disabilities! We hope to start in the middle or end of June and hold Run Club at Austin High School. We welcome parents and caregivers, as well as siblings, to join the club and […]
May News (5/30/2017) -          To read about what’s going on in May click below: May Newsletter May Mid-Month Updates Subscribe to our newsletter here.
Summer Camp Guide 2017 & Autism Society Camp Partners (5/2/2017) - Take a look at the 2017 Summer Camp Guide! This is a very comprehensive guide for children with special needs in Central Texas and surrounding areas, developed in collaboration by Easter Seals Central Texas, Parent Support & Training Program, and Austin Independent School District Family and School Support Team. The Autism Society of Texas has […]