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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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
Catch Air is donating $2 to Autism Society of Texas for every person who wears a blue top to Catch Air on Tuesdays in April.
Catch Air is an indoor play place with climbing structures, ball pit, inflatable slide, and also has special areas for younger ones – “Toddler Town” and “Tiny Town”. It’s open from 10 am – 7 pm and your admission is good all day, come & go if you’d like to!
Catch Air’s fundraiser is every Tuesday in April: 4/4, 4/11/ 4/18, 4/25
Round Rock, TX: 1401 S Interstate Hwy 35 #130, Round Rock, TX 78664
Anderson Mill: Ross Plaza 183, 13450 US-183 #107, Austin, TX 78750
Cookie Cutters Haircuts for Kids in Sunset Valley is donating 15% of all services to Autism Society of Texas during the last week in April.
In January our staff trained Cookie Cutters stylists on how to help kids with autism have a better haircut experience. Please consider making an appointment and letting them know you have a child with autism. Walk ins are always welcome too!
Hours: Mon-Fri, 10 AM – 7 PM, Saturday 9 AM- 5 PM, Sunday 11 AM-5 PM.
Zak will be hosting our adults with autism recreational group, see below…
Adult Recreational April Activity Information
The Autism Society of Texas will be sponsoring an outing to the Round Rock Express game as our recreation event in April. Adults with autism wishing to attend must RSVP by Friday, April 21st to have their ticket cost covered. If you RSVP by April 21st, Zak will buy your ticket and have it when you meet him. Meet Zak out in front of the game to go in together and sit as a group. Questions- email Zak at email@example.com.
Do you ever go to a seminar thinking you will go away with all the answers only to feel even more overwhelmed when you leave? This session reviews everything we have discussed over the past year. We will review the 10 most important and manageable steps you will need to take to build a fortress of protection for your child.
9th Annual El Paso Run/Walk for Autism Awareness
Saturday, April 29, 2017 7 am – 12 pm.
6900 Delta Drive
El Paso, TX 79905
Autism Society El Paso presents / Sociedad de Autismo de El Paso presenta
9th annual El Paso Run Walk for Autism / Octava anual de El Paso Paseo del funcionamiento para el autismo
Save the date! / Ahorre la fecha!
Online registration now available: http://igfn.us/f/17jz/n
Join us on this special morning to learn about autism and help support our local chapter and its families.
Únase a nosotros en esta mañana especial para aprender sobre el autismo y ayudar a apoyar nuestro capítulo local y sus familias.
The mission of the Autism Society of America is to promote lifelong access and opportunities for persons within the autism spectrum and their families to be fully included, participating members of their communities through advocacy, public awareness, education and research related to autism. ~Taken from www.autism-society.org
La misión de la Sociedad de Autismo de América es promover el acceso de toda la vida y las oportunidades de las personas dentro del espectro autista y sus familias para ser plenamente comprendidos, los miembros de sus comunidades participantes mediante actividades de promoción, sensibilización del público, la educación y la investigación relacionada con el autismo. ~ Tomado de www.autism-society.org
Thank you for supporting Autism Awareness~
Gracias por apoyar conciencia del autismo que ~
Contact us at / Contacte con nosotros en
(915) 772-9100 o(r) firstname.lastname@example.org
Like us on Facebook www.facebook.com/autismsocietyep for information as it becomes available.
Al igual que nosotros en Facebook www.facebook.com/autismsocietyep para obtener información a medida que esté disponible.
Mario is a hard working auto mechanic in east LA who is left to raise his son, JJ, after the passing of his mother. In order to honor her memory and cope with his lack of connection with his father, JJ begins to build an arcade out of leftover cardboard from his dad’s garage. It is through JJ’s imagination and ingenuity that he is able to connect to himself and his family. Inspired by the YouTube sensation, Caine’s Arcade, this bilingual play celebrates culture, imagination, perseverance, and family. jj’s arcade will be co-produced with Teatro Vivo and presented at the Mexican American Cultural Center.
What is Sensory Friendly?
ZACH Theatre has always made inclusivity a mainstay of our productions. To continue this tradition, we have created a sensory-friendly performance. A sensory-friendly performance is specifically geared toward families with members on the autism spectrum. The term “sensory friendly” is a common term for events and experiences at theaters and museums.
For ZACH’s performance:
We will make environmental alterations including lighting, sound, and more relaxed house rules.
We will use glow sticks to indicate where potentially loud noises, big movements, or changes may occur.
All seating will be general admission to better accommodate individual family needs.
Each family will have more space to spread out in the theatre before, during, and after the performance
Families will be allowed to come and go as needed during the performance.
We will provide quiet space in the lobby or on our plaza (should weather cooperate).
Please join the Autism Society of Texas in an all ages and all talents
Talent Show on May 5th, 2017
If you would like to participate in the talent show please complete an application here.
Calling all talented individuals!
Thanks to our partners at the Southwest YMCA, we are pleased to announce we will be hosting a talent show featuring individuals on the spectrum.
The show will be Friday, May 5th, 2017 from 6:30pm to 8pm. For more details, see the flyer below.
If you do not want to participate, mark your calendar and come support our community!
We must limit the number of talents to the first 20 acts so please be sure to sign up quickly if you are interested in sharing your talents with us!
Any questions? Email: email@example.com
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)