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 Summer 2015 Offerings
ASpIRe Summer Social Skills Groups: Monday-Thursday afternoon groups June 8th-August 14th. Please contact Suzanne Byrne: email@example.com or Heather Gonzales: hlk.gonzales@gmail.
**Please watch this space as more 2015 offerings become available to us!**
Previous Summer 2014 Offerings
Camp Guide for Children with Special Needs in Central TX and Surrounding Areas (Summer Camp Guide 2014_Eng)
Camp Guide for Children with Special Needs in Central TX and Surrounding Areas (Spanish) — (Summer Camp Guide 2014_Span)
Adaptive Kayak Camp — 2014 Adaptive Kayak Camp, Week of July 14th
The Autism Project, Exercise, Explore & Engage (starting June 9) — Exercise, Explore & Engage
Camp Grace FEFC — Skiin’ With the Galilean
Center Stage Texas Theater Classes — Information Here
The Bridge: Social Learning Center — The Bridge Summer Camps 2014
Equine Rehabilitation of Central Texas — Summer Field Trips for Horseback Riding
First Leap ABA Therapy will not have weekly summer camps, but ABA services will be available through the summer.
For more information, contact Laura at (512) 887-2126 or Laura@first-leap.com
SNAP Gymnastics Summer at Northwest Family YMCA
Spark Learning — Information — (Summer Camp)
Spectrum Summer Camps — Information on website here.
Texas State University — Autism Summer Camp
VSA Texas — NEW MEDIA ARTS SUMMER CAMPS 2014
YMCA Camp Twin Lakes — The Pioneers Program
kidsActing Foundation is providing free classes for kids and teens ages 8-18 again this Spring. Young actors and actresses will have the opportunity to explore their theatrical sides in a safe environment through singing, acting, dancing, and set design. KidsActing for Spring will start on Sunday, January 29th and meet weekly until the showcase on Sunday, March 26th. Each week, practice will be from 2pm-3:30pm. This has been a wonderful partnership. If your child is interested, please sign up!
If you have specific questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
RSVP/Register for class using link:
At Fridays in Motion, children with autism and their families join together at the YMCA of Austin for two hours of play and recreation! All ages welcome and this event is free of charge! Open gym the first hour, swimming the second hour. This event will rotate to different YMCA locations around Austin & surrounding areas.
ADVENTURES WITH AUTISM, DOWN SYNDROME, AND EPILEPSY PRESENTS
1ST ANNUAL BOWLING FOR AWADAE FUNDRAISER
Bowling is fun for the whole family bring friends, grandparents, siblings, co-workers, groups, and teams. Family and Special Needs Friendly. 4 PERSON TEAM – $100.00
Please join us as the Mayor & City Council proclaim April as Autism Awareness Month!
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)
The 9th annual Texas Autism Bike Ride & Fun Run will be held Sunday, April 2, 2017! The ride starts & ends at Georgetown High School in Georgetown, TX.
To be involved in the planning committee or volunteer, email Laura at email@example.com. The event benefits the Autism Society of Texas, which provides information and referrals, support, education and advocacy for people in our community living with autism.
Please join us for a 68, 42, 24, or 9 mile ride. We will also have a 5K family fun run around the grounds of Georgetown High School for those who aren’t cyclists but still want to join us for the day.
Print our US letter sized poster and hang it at your place of business:
Poster pdf: 2017 US letter BR Flyer-red top
Registration is open!
Sponsor the Texas Autism Bike Ride & Fun Run:
Sponsor the event
Sign up to be part of the Resource Fair
Caregiver Group Meeting / Grupo de apoyo para Padres
As always, ALL are welcome. Remember gathering with families who “can relate” is very helpful in understanding, coping and learning what we need to in order to continue our journey with our loved one(s) affected by Autism. #AutismSocietyofElPaso
Como siempre, todos son bienvenidos. Recordemos reunirse con las familias que “puede relacionarse” es muy útil en la comprensión, el afrontamiento y el aprendizaje de lo que necesitamos para continuar nuestro viaje con nuestro ser querido (s) afectadas por el autismo.
Pizza and refreshments will be provided and child care is available from UTEP NSSLHA.
Pizza y refrescos serán proporcionados y cuidado de niños está disponible por UTEP NSSLHA.
Please join the Autism Society of Texas, Autism Speaks, Easterseals, Coalition of Texans with Disabilities, Texans for Special Education Reform, Texas Parent to Parent, and other nonprofit groups, stakeholders, parents, and concerned advocates, as we spend the morning discussing legislative issues affecting children and adults with autism, and their families. We’ll also hear from Texas legislators. Following issues & advocacy training, we will a have complimentary lunch. In the afternoon we will visit with legislators or their staff.
No advocacy experience is required and we would love to have as many attendees as possible! During legislative visits in the afternoon, if you are not comfortable communicating with legislators or their staff we will assign you to a group with an appointed spokesperson.
The schedule details and meeting room within the Capitol are being finalized. Once we have them we will email all registered participants with this information. There is no cost to participate in this event and lunch is included.
The event is free but please register so we can plan for complimentary lunch and legislative visits.
Parking: Inexpensive parking is available in the Capitol Visitor’s Parking Garage. It is located at 1201 San Jacinto Blvd, Austin, TX 78701
For questions about the event, please email Jacquie Benestante at firstname.lastname@example.org or call
April is Autism Awareness month and we are lighting up awareness with laser tag! Behavioral Innovations invites you to have some Autism friendly fun for a cause! Our generous partner, Blazer Tag, is helping us a host a night of laser tag fun and games to support the Education Foundation For Independence (EFFI). EFFI is nonprofit organization that helps to provide families and caregivers with special needs children scholarships to access services needed for individuals to reach their fullest potential!
Professionals, parents, caregivers, and children of all ages are welcome! Grab a team of 6-8 players and play a fun game or two of Laser Tag to help raise funds for EFFI! Team Registration will include 1 or more games based on tournament bracket, event t-shirt, and trophies for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place.
All attendees will have full access to over 50 games in the arcade as well as the Austin Sky Trail (ropes obstacle course). Food and beverages will be available for purchase through Blazer Tag concessions. In addition to the friendly laser tag competition, we will be raffling off prizes and hosting a silent auction. Our goal is to provide awareness, options, and fun for our community, while raising money for those in need of services through EFFI. We look forward to seeing you there!