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

Feb
22
Fri
Sensory Social in Kyle FREE Open Indoor Playground for Kiddos with Autism @ Little Land Play Gym Buda
Feb 22 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Please join us for a FREE open playground & Info Session for our new ABA Therapy Center opening in Kyle at Little Land Play Gym in Buda! Kiddos with Autism & their siblings are welcome! Our Registered Behavioral Technicians will be onsite assisting parents with open play. Meet the Center Director/ Board Certified Behavioral Analyst, Clinical Office Manage & Director of Community Development in a family-friendly & fun environment! We can’t wait to meet you!

Feb
24
Sun
Sensory-friendly concert with Larry Seaman @ Yarborough Library
Feb 24 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

As part of the Music Moves Mountains Foundation’s program “All Abilities Rock,” we are hosting our next sensory-friendly concert at Yarborough Library! This series is designed and adapted for our community with special needs or sensory issues but is open and welcome to all. Come experience local, live music of all genres in a fully ADA accessible, quiet, and supportive environment. This is a free and inclusive community event and is appropriate for all ages to enjoy. We are very happy to present singer-songwriter Larry Seaman!
http://www.larryseamanartmusic.com/music2/
http://library.austintexas.gov/yarborough-branch

Feb
27
Wed
Carrollton, TX Sensory Friendly Movie Night @ Carrolton Senior Center
Feb 27 @ 5:30 pm – Apr 25 @ 5:30 pm
Mar
1
Fri
AMC Sensory Friendly Films @ AMC Theaters
Mar 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.

Adult Rec. Outing: Rock the Park @ Mueller Lake Park
Mar 1 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

** Rain Date is 3/22**

Family Friendly FREE concert in the park. There are food trucks nearby if you would like to grab a bite to eat!

We will meet by the Face Painting booth in order to sign the attendance sheet at the beginning. 

Mar 1 (rain date Mar 22)

6:15 P.M. – Face painting opens
6:45 P.M. – Dr. Joe
7:30 P.M. – Shy Beast

ADMISSION: Free! (We welcome tips for the face painters)

PARKING: Parking is $1/hour in the McBee Garage across from the Thinkery. Metered spaces are also available around the park.

RECOMMENDED: We try to keep the volume at a reasonable level, but we still recommend hearing protection for younger children.

OK TO BRING: Coolers, picnic blankets, and stadium cushions  (a.k.a., what we called “sit upons” at camp.)

NOT OK: Chairs, glass containers or alcohol are not permitted.

 

Mar
2
Sat
Dr. Seuss’ Birthday Party @ We Rock the Spectrum Kid's Gym - Austin
Mar 2 all-day

It’s Dr. Seuss’s birthday! Let’s celebrate with special treats & snacks, a favorite phrase photobooth, classic Dr. Seuss books, and some Seussical Music! All included with Open Play, Memberships or Breaktime! $2 off when you bring your favorite book to read! ALL ages, ALL abilities welcomed!

Mar
8
Fri
Sensory Social in Kyle FREE Open Indoor Playground for Kiddos with Autism @ Little Land Play Gym Buda
Mar 8 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Please join us for a FREE open playground & Info Session for our new ABA Therapy Center opening in Kyle at Little Land Play Gym in Buda! Kiddos with Autism & their siblings are welcome! Our Registered Behavioral Technicians will be onsite assisting parents with open play. Meet the Center Director/ Board Certified Behavioral Analyst, Clinical Office Manage & Director of Community Development in a family-friendly & fun environment! We can’t wait to meet you!

Mar
10
Sun
San Antonio Spurs: Autism Awareness Night @ AT&T Center
Mar 10 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Join the Autism Society of Texas and the San Antonio Spurs for Autism Awareness Night on March 10th! Each ticket purchased off the this link will receive Autism Awareness themed sunglasses. All groups who purchase on this link are welcome to come into AT&T Center early that night. We have reserved space in our HEB Fan Zone from 5:00PM-6:00PM, where individuals will get to watch warm ups.

All individuals coming early will enter through the East Main Entrance at 5:00-5:30PM.

Families are asked to bring noise cancelling headphones to the game. There will be a sensory inclusion room available for any individuals and families who might need it during the game.

For questions, please contact Miren Zubillaga at 210-444-5325

Mar
21
Thu
Newsies the Musical Inclusion Performance @ The Georgetown Palace Theatre
Mar 21 @ 7:30 pm

Sensory Performance of Newsies. FREE to special needs citizens and their families. ASL interpreters, Audio Description, and wheelchair accommodations available. The show is one hour in length and sensory adapted for our audience. call for reservations.

Mar
28
Thu
Behavioral Innovations Round Rock Grand Opening @ Behavioral Innovations Round Rock Treatment Center
Mar 28 @ 5:00 pm – 8:30 pm

The Behavioral Innovations Staff cordially invites you and your family to our Red Carpet Grand Opening Event. Be our honored guests at our Grand Opening celebration! Come take a guided tour of our brand new, state-of-the-art facility and learn how every aspect of the center – from the lobby to the kitchen – is used to prepare our children for real-world experiences.
Our Center Director and Board Certified Behavior Analyst, Bianca Copeland, along with the rest of our experienced clinical staff will be guiding you on your tour and answering all of your questions about Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and our treatment options. We are excited to be open and serving as Round Rock’s newest resource for families affected by autism! We’ll have games for the kids and snacks and refreshments so bring the whole family!

 

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.

 

February Mid-Month Updates (2/18/2019) - Check out what’s happening! From our Bike Ride Design Contest to support and education events, we’ve got it covered! Read it here. Subscribe here.
Spring Volunteer Opportunities! (2/11/2019) - We have some volunteer needs this Spring! Most are in the Austin area, but if you’re outside Austin some of the tasks can be done via phone & computer, so it’s not necessary to be in Austin. Please email us for details! 1) This Sunday! Austin Marathon Aid Station: Sunday Feb. 17, 2019 We have a charity […]
Update On T-Shirt Design Contest! (2/6/2019) - Due to an overwhelming amount of inquiries about the t-shirt design contest, we have decided to also accept entries from immediate family members of individuals with autism. Honor someone special with your artwork!
2019 Texas Autism Bike Ride & Fun Run is Hosting a T-Shirt Design Contest (1/31/2019) - New This Year! The Autism Society of Texas is celebrating our 11th Annual Bike Ride and Fun Run by hosting a t-shirt design contest. One lucky winner will have their design featured on the front of our official event t-shirt!  All you have to do is download the entry form from our website and submit your […]
January News (1/16/2019) - Check out what’s happening this month! From new staff to Austin Marathon, early bird specials for Texas Autism Bike Ride & Fun Run, there’s a lot going on! Read it here.
December News (12/3/2018) - Read our December Newsletter here.  Check out the Austin Marathon, Holiday Parties, Day of Giving & upcoming events.  
November Mid-Month Updates (11/16/2018) - Read all about what’s happening this holiday season! From parties to support groups, there’s something for everyone! Read the newsletter here: November Upcoming Events Newsletter Subscribe here.
November News (11/1/2018) - There’s so much going on! From our Film Festival, to the importance of voting, to support groups & events, you can read it all here. To get the newsletter, subscribe here.
October Mid-Month Updates & Events (10/17/2018) - Check out what’s happening at Autism Society of Texas! From our Autism Film Festival, to support groups & recreation events, there’s a lot going on! Read the newsletter here. Subscribe here.
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.