Recreation


The Autism Society of Central 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

May
26
Fri
We Rock Adaptive Climbing @ Austin Bouldering Project
May 26 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Austin Bouldering Project is very excited to announce our adaptive climbing “We Rock” event!
So you might be asking, what is bouldering?
Bouldering is rock climbing, without using ropes or harnesses. Our boulders are usually thirteen to fifteen feet tall, and the tallest ones are sixteen to seventeen feet. In our gym, the entire floor is a giant, squishy pad.

Some benefits to climbing:
• Develop positive recreation skills
• Increase muscle tone
• Develop trust and relationship building skills
• Increase self esteem and empowerment
• Body awareness
• Decision making and problem solving
• Tactile stimulation and input
• Hand eye coordination
• Balance
• Concentration
• Growth in fine motor skills

Requirements for children:
• Ability to follow given rules and directions
• Adaptive to new people
• Non aggressive

Fridays in Motion @ Hays Communities YMCA
May 26 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Fridays in Motion @ Hays Communities YMCA

At Fridays in Motion, children living with autism and their families join together at the YMCA of Austin for two hours of play and recreation! You do not need to be a member, or register for the event. Just show up!  Kids of all ages are welcome!

Jun
3
Sat
JumpStreet Special Needs Hour @ JumpStreet
Jun 3 @ 8:30 am – 11:00 am

JumpStreet Special Needs Hour is FIRST Saturday of every month at 830am -10am (can stay until 11am) for ALL AGES special needs children and siblings.

Adult supervision is required during this special needs hour!

Children cost $8 each (only $4 if under 4) and parents are FREE to participate! Doors open at 8:30am and we have the entire place reserved until 10am. They have a large trampoline area, 2 dodge ball courts, 2 inflatable slides, foam pit, mechanical bull, maze, tube slide, video games and toddler trampoline area.

They relax a lot of the rules for the Special Needs group so that our kids can access ALL areas and adults can play too! Kids can jump with or without socks. At 10am, the doors open to the public so then we must follow the standard rules. We are allowed to stay until 11am! (Example: kids under 4 must stay in small trampoline area or bounce houses)

CrossFit for All @ CrossFit City Limits
Jun 3 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

crossfit-saturday

***New date and time*** Come kick off the New Year and start getting fit with CrossFit for All hosted by CrossFit City Limits!
 
Have you ever wanted to try CrossFit but were too nervous or didn’t want to go alone? Well, now is your chance! Join ASCT and bring your family to workout together.
 
This class is for all people on the spectrum ages 10 and up and their families. The workouts can be modified to each level needed. We want to encourage healthy habits for everyone and show that CrossFit can be for all.
 
Here is what we will be doing in February:
We hope to see you all there!

Jun
4
Sun
H-E-B Free First Sunday: Road Trip @ The Bullock Texas State History Museum
Jun 4 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Plan your next Texas road trip with a little help from your Bullock Museum friends. Map your route to the best Texas roadside attractions and discover fun new games to play along the way.

Enjoy FREE exhibition admission all day during H-E-B Free First Sundays, held the first Sunday of every month. Families can explore the Story of Texas through three floors of exhibitions that showcase artifacts from around the state. Special family programs from 12-3 p.m. combine art creation, exploration stations, and gallery activities.

H-E-B Free First Sundays Presented by H-E-B.

Jun
11
Sun
Autism Society of Texas First Responder Morning @ Walnut Creek Metropolitan Park
Jun 11 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

SAVE THE DATE!

On Sunday June 11th we are hosting a morning at lovely Walnut Creek Park where kids and adults with autism can get up close to first responder vehicles, meet and hear from first responders, and learn about what to do in a situation where they may encounter first responders. We’ll have a few snacks on hand and there is a playground at the park too!  Please join us for this free community event!

 

Jun
13
Tue
Craze Yogurt Social and Fundraiser @ Craze Yogurt
Jun 13 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Craze will donate 15% of all purchases attributed to Autism Society to the Autism Society, including yogurt and drink purchases.

This is a good opportunity to meet fellow caregivers and share stories.

Jun
16
Fri
Texas Parent to Parent Conference @ Embassy Suites Spa and Conference Center
Jun 16 – Jun 17 all-day

Special Features:
More than 60 sessions for parents, family members, self advocates, and professionals
Sessions in Spanish; Interpreters available for other sessions
Skilled child care
SibShop Program for siblings
Teen Summit
Family Gathering – dinner & entertainment for the whole family
Exhibitors

Jun
24
Sat
Catch Air @ROUND ROCK – special needs & siblings @ Catch Air - Round Rock location
Jun 24 @ 8:30 am

Join us for exclusive hours at ROUND ROCK Catch Air during on Saturday, June 24th at 830am! They are opening early for special needs families and offering discount prices for special needs kids & siblings! Ages 1-2 is $5.68 and ages 3 & up are $8.93. They open to the public at 10am but you can stay as long as you want. You can even return later in the day since the pass is good for ALL day! Pay at door when arrive and RSVP is not necessary.

They are eager to accommodate our group like turning off loud music and/or turning off any lights that might be too overwhelming. During our exclusive hours, our kids can go to any section.

NOTE: Everyone MUST wear socks (adults & kids). You can bring dry snacks but must eat at tables in front. They also have concessions there.

Website with pictures: http://www.catchairparty.com/location/roundrock-3/

Jul
1
Sat
JumpStreet Special Needs Hour @ JumpStreet
Jul 1 @ 8:30 am – 11:00 am

JumpStreet Special Needs Hour is FIRST Saturday of every month at 830am -10am (can stay until 11am) for ALL AGES special needs children and siblings.

Adult supervision is required during this special needs hour!

Children cost $8 each (only $4 if under 4) and parents are FREE to participate! Doors open at 8:30am and we have the entire place reserved until 10am. They have a large trampoline area, 2 dodge ball courts, 2 inflatable slides, foam pit, mechanical bull, maze, tube slide, video games and toddler trampoline area.

They relax a lot of the rules for the Special Needs group so that our kids can access ALL areas and adults can play too! Kids can jump with or without socks. At 10am, the doors open to the public so then we must follow the standard rules. We are allowed to stay until 11am! (Example: kids under 4 must stay in small trampoline area or bounce houses)

 

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.

 

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 […]
April Newsletter & April Mid-Month News (4/5/2017) - The April mid-month newsletter is out! See what’s happening the last two weeks of April!  Read it here. Read all about what’s happening at the Autism Society of Texas in April! We are grateful to have numerous partnerships with local businesses, excited about our upcoming Talent Show, and can’t wait for our Texas Autism Advocacy Day […]
March News (3/17/2017) - We have so many great things going on!  Read all about it here: March Newsletter March Mid-Month Updates Are you getting our newsletter? Subscribe here.
Enter Our 2017 “Give Me a Place to Stand” Autism Society of Texas Photo and Video Contest (2/28/2017) - WHO: The 2017 “Give Me a Place to Stand” Autism Society of Texas Photo and Video Contest is open to all photographers and videographers who are affected by autism, including children, adults, family members and caretakers. WHAT: We are looking for original, striking images and videos of the impact of the Autism Society in the lives […]
February News (2/28/2017) - Check out our February newsletter and mid-month updates!  Read about events and happenings for adults and kids with autism, as well as their families or caregivers. February Newsletter February Mid-Month Updates Subscribe to our newsletter here.
Announcing Autism Society of Texas! (1/20/2017) -   We are pleased to announce that the Autism Society of Central Texas is changing our name and expanding our service area, effective immediately, to the Autism Society of Texas.  We currently maintain priority program coverage for a twenty-four (24) county service area, including Atascosa, Bandera, Bastrop, Bell, Bexar, Blanco, Burnet,  Caldwell, Comal, Fayette, Gillespie, […]
November Newsletter: Events, Advocacy & Health & Wellness Day! (11/8/2016) - Check out the November newsletter!  It’s full of everything going on at Autism Society of Central Texas & in our community!  This month we’re launching Access-Austin, our vocational program for adults with autism, and also holding a Health & Wellness Day at Whole Foods at Lamar & 6th Street!  Don’t miss out! Do you want to […]
Free Coding Camp at Microsoft -Domain (6/1/2016) - We love our friends at the Microsoft Domain store! They are reserving a week of their free mini-camp for Autism Society of Central Texas! Parent or caregiver required to stay at store, but they are offering free computer classes for parents at the same time! (Excel, etc). Parents not required to participate in classes if you don’t want to! […]
May Newsletters (5/16/2016) - Are you getting our newsletter? It comes out twice a month & has lots of great information about Autism Society of Central Texas & community events as well!  Subscribe here. May Newsletter May Mid-Month News  
Texas Rowing For All: Summer Camp! (5/2/2016) - Rowing Camp & Camp Kayak: We’ve partnered with Texas Rowing for All for 2 choices of Summer Camps: Camp Kayak (age 8 & up) or Rowing Camp (ages 13 & up), both from August 1st-5th. The camp is usually $200 for the week, however Autism Society of Central Texas will be contribute $100 for each camper, so […]
Texas Autism Bike Ride & Fun Run: Event Details (4/2/2016) - Event Location The bike ride and run will both start and finish behind the athletic/annex building of Georgetown High School (GHS). When traveling North on Austin Ave, GHS will be on your right. Past the main GHS entrance, there will be a sign for the event and a driveway into the Annex parking lot. This […]
2016 Summer Camp Guide (3/3/2016) - The 2016 Summer Camp Guide is out! 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. Download here:  SummerCampGuide2016_Eng_2_29_16
#Amplify Austin #AmplifyAutism #AmplifyAssembly (2/23/2016) - AMPLIFY AUSTIN! #AmplifyAustin is almost here!  24 hours of giving to local nonprofits, from 3/8 at 6 pm to 3/9 at 6 pm!  Please help Autism Society of Central Texas raise $10,000 to provide our water safety swim program free of charge to participants.  Your donation will provide a life saving service here in Central […]
Sensory Friendly Movies For Teens and Adults! (10/5/2015) - AMC and the Autism Society have teamed up to provide movie times featuring new releases for teens and adults! We’re excited that our older teens and adults can go to age-appropriate movies with some accommodations! Adult/teen movies will be shown on Tuesday mornings starting at 10am local time, the second and fourth Tuesday of every […]
Austin’s TILT Performance Group Celebrates 40 Years of FREE TO BE… YOU AND ME (10/27/2014) - [Austin, TX] It’s been forty years since Marlo Thomas and friends launched Free To Be… You and Me into our public consciousness, and TILT Performance Group is celebrating by mounting the iconic 70s musical this November. The cast, comprised of company members Toby Al-Trabulsi, Amy Flores, Kristin Gooch, Emily Newman, Jonathan Pate, Caitlin Primm, Peter […]