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

Oct
25
Fri
Spooktacular Autism Halloween Bash @ Behavioral Innovations - Kyle
Oct 25 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

We understand that many kids with Autism may have a more difficult time coping with the changes that take place during the Halloween festivities. We want to create a safe, fun & friendly space for everyone to enjoy & learn more about our Behavioral Innovations Family! Please join us for fun with the whole family:

– Sensory-Friendly Spoooky Story Time
– Haunted Bounce House
– Pumpkin Painting Party
– Trick or Treating
– Costume Contest!

**Event designed for kiddos 8 years and younger who have Autism or sensory sensitive special needs, siblings are welcomed and costumes encouraged but not required**

TILT Presents PANDORA-Life Outside the Box! 10/25-11/3 @ Ground Floor Theatre
Oct 25 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
TILT Presents PANDORA-Life Outside the Box! 10/25-11/3 @ Ground Floor Theatre
There are multiple dates and start times. Check web-link for details!

TILT Performance Group, an Austin-based theatre company comprised of adult actors with disabilities — is excited to be celebrating our fifth anniversary season of shattering stereotypes through performance! To end the season in style, we’ve received a grant from the National Endowment on the Arts to commission an original musical from local celebrity Allen Robertson! Presented in partnership with Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Texas and Ground Floor Theatre, Pandora: Life Outside the Box will be TILT’s grandest production to date!

October 30, Wednesday, will be ASL Interpretation, Audio Description, and Sensory Friendly!

A family-friendly musical, Pandora follows the ancient legend of a girl and her box, re-imagined in a modern-day coffee shop in Austin, Texas. Writer Allen Robertson met with TILT’s actors early in the process of authoring the musical, which is based on the observations and experiences of TILT’s company members. The musical follows Pandora’s quest to get the evils of society back into the notorious box — evils including war, racism, sexism, class-ism, able-ism, and deceit, among others. Will she succeed in her quest? Join us to find out!

Recommended for ages 7 and up.

Oct
26
Sat
Sensory-Friendly Fall Fest Presented by Life Skills Autism Academy @ Life Skills Autism Academy
Oct 26 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Come join us for a sensory-friendly fall fest at Life Skills Autism Academy! Activities will include: Bounce house, allergy-safe trick or treating, pumpkin decorating, petting farm, face painting, and fall crafts! Free for the community.

Trunk Or Treat @ Transformations Rehabilatation Services Parking lot
Oct 26 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Come out and trick or treat in a safe and accepting enviroment. Open to all people with special needs and their families.

Oct
31
Thu
Not-So-Scary Halloween Party with Pikachu! @ We Rock the Spectrum Kid's Gym - Austin
Oct 31 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Guys and ghouls are invited to join us for some spooktacular games, themed crafts, light snacks, hugs from Pika, and some allergy friendly (include non food) goodies from our teal trick or treat bin! Watch as the gym transforms into a not-so-scary celebration!

Please let us know if your child needs private 1:1 time with Pikachu to decrease anxiety/sensory overload. Our “calming room” is also always available to those who need some space!

Pikachu will visit us in morning session only, but snacks, treat bin, and crafts will be out all day!

$2 off for those in costume!
512-687-4443

Nov
1
Fri
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.

Nov
2
Sat
Action Behavior Centers Colleyville Open House @ Action Behavior Centers
Nov 2 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Hey Dallas / Fort Worth!

We have an exciting new event coming up this fall!

Join us in celebrating our Colleyville center opening on Saturday, November 2nd, 2019 from 11:00am-1:00pm! We’ll have games, food, prizes, face painting, treats, and more.

This event is FREE for families and kiddos of ALL ABILITIES and ages, but please RSVP to this Facebook event by clicking “Going”, messaging us with your guest count, or emailing hailey.doyle@actionbehavior.com.

Can’t wait to see you there!!!

Address:
Action Behavior Centers
8260 Precinct Line Road
North Richland Hills, Texas 76182

Time: 11:00am – 1:00pm

Putt Fore Autism @ Peter Pan Mini-Golf
Nov 2 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Spark Learning’s Putt Fore Autism is celebrating our 6th year! We’re back again with our mini-golf tournament, raffle, and silent auction on November 2nd, 2019. Whether you’re looking for a fun day with your family or a BYOB Saturday with your friends, Putt Fore Autism is the place to be! Try your hand at our mini- tournament, which is open to children and adults of all ages and abilities. If mini-golf isn’t your thing, come check out or amazing raffles and silent auction items! Past sponsors include some Austin favorites such as Trader Joes, Kendra Scott, The Driskill, Target, Core Power Yoga, Round Rock Express, Moonshine, Hat Creek, Yeti, and more!

Register for the event or be a sponsor here.

This year we will be donating 100% of proceeds to the Autism Society of Texas to fund training, education programs, and adult recreation activities. We are reaching out to businesses in the Austin area for hole-sponsors, donations for our raffle and/or silent auction, as well as general sponsorship to help make a difference to the autism community. Check out the ways that you can get involved:

BUSINESS HOLE-SPONSORSHIP
• $250 per hole
• Logo prominently displayed on hole
• Logo will appear in email blasts and social media pages.

FAMILY HOLE-SPONSORSHIP
• $100 per hole
• Family name prominently displayed on hole

RAFFLE AND/OR SILENT AUCTION
• Donation of $100 value or higher
• Logo placement will appear by donation

GENERAL DONATIONS
• Graciously accepting all donations!

BE A PARTICIPANT!

$10 to enter.

A $4 payment is also required at Peter Pan Mini-Golf on day of event for clubs/balls. Register or sponsor using Eventbrite or email Lynne to pay by check and avoid fees.

Email Lynne@spark-learning.com to sponsor a hole, make a donation, or get more information! 

 

Nov
14
Thu
Cultivate Behavioral Health & Education’s Open House – Cedar Park @ Cultivate BHE's Cedar Park Learning Center
Nov 14 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Cultivate is proud to announce our newest Learning Center in Cedar Park! We invite you to join us at our Open House to tour our facility and learn about exciting updates to our ABA services. We will have food, games, and fun! This event is open to all!

Dec
1
Sun
AMC Sensory Friendly Films @ AMC Theaters
Dec 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.

 

 

October Mid-Month Updates! (10/17/2019) - So many things coming up! Join us for Putt Fore Autism 11/2, Jingle & Mingle 11/15, our Executive Functioning discussion on 11/7 & more! Read the newsletter here. Subscribe here.
September News (9/4/2019) - Our September newsletter is out! Get your early bird ticket to our Jingle & Mingle party, enter our art & photography contest, and read about upcoming events! Read the September newsletter here. Read the September Mid-Month Updates here. Subscribe to the newsletter here.
August News (8/5/2019) - Our August newsletter is out! Read about our upcoming pool party, save the date for the Jingle & Mingle Holiday Party, and check out our monthly support groups! Read the August newsletter here. Subscribe here.
July News (7/5/2019) - Find out what’s happening this month! From Autism Awareness Night with the Round Rock Express, to a yogurt family social with our El Paso chapter, and multiple support groups, there’s a lot going on! Read the newsletter here. Subscribe here.
Preparing for July 4th! (7/2/2019) - Watch the Autism Society of Texas on Spectrum News Austin here to see tips on celebrating July 4th and see our suggestions below! Preparing for July 4th! 1.Plan something that will work for your loved one with autism! Consider what you think your child or teen can handle & pick your activity accordingly. Take into […]
June News (6/3/2019) -
May Mid-Month News (5/16/2019) - Check out what’s happening in the last half of May!  Read the newsletter here.
May News (5/2/2019) - April may be over, but as usual, we’ll be spreading acceptance and awareness year-round! Check out our May newsletter! The Hunter Hinze Fund is accepting applications, we have multiple events this month including First Responder Community Day, The Possibility of Disability Art Show, and our Texas Autism Bike Ride and Fun Run makeup event this […]
April Mid-Month Updates (4/15/2019) - What’s coming up in then next few weeks? Advocacy Day, art & autism at Davis Gallery,  our make-up Park & Play Day, and many support groups! Read about it here. Subscribe here.
April News (4/4/2019) - Check out our April newsletter to read about World Autism Awareness & Acceptance Day, our Texas Autism Bike Ride & Fun Run, and more! Read it here. Subscribe here.
March News (3/4/2019) - Check out our March newsletter! Read about our upcoming bike ride, Advocacy Day, support group meetings, and more! Subscribe here.
Winner of the 2019 Bike Ride and Fun Run T-Shirt Design Contest! (3/1/2019) - We’re excited to announce the winning design for our 2019 Bike Ride and Fun Run t-shirt design contest! This sweet image was created by 8-year old Camille Olivia C. Nayve in honor of her twin brother. Our graphic design team is working on making it print-ready. Stay tuned to see the final artwork and look for […]
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.