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

Apr
14
Sat
Comanche Motion: The Art of Eric Tippeconic @ Bullock Texas State History Museum
Apr 14 2018 – Jan 2 2019 all-day

Experience the dynamic nature of Comanche culture through the paintings of Comanche artist and historian Eric Tippeconnic. The artwork is juxtaposed with Comanche artifacts to provide historical context and underscore Tippeconnic’s inspiration for the paintings. Engage with the symbolism and meaning in each painting through hands-on interactives for all ages, including a symbol scavenger hunt, a pattern-making activity and touchable canvases and artist tools. Filled with symbolism and meaning, Tippeconic’s paintings are rich with history and the unbroken connection the Comanche people have with their roots.

Jun
22
Fri
Cool Summer Nights: Rodeo @ Bullock Texas State History Museum
Jun 22 all-day
Cool Summer Nights: Rodeo @ Bullock Texas State History Museum

Cool Summer Nights will kick off with a salute to rodeos, stock shows, and all things western in celebration of Rodeo! The Exhibition. The Museum’s lobby will become a dance floor complete with lessons for the untrained. Guests can also try their hand at leather craft or create the perfect spice blend to make chili.

Cool Summer Nights lets you discover Museum content in a social and comfortable atmosphere. Whether coming in work clothes straight from the office, enjoying the atmosphere before heading to dinner, or capping off a day spent exploring the city, Cool Summer Nights will give you the freedom to engage and explore the Museum at your own pace and on your own terms.

Each Cool Summer Nights event includes:

Activated exhibits with living history participants
Themed lounge provided by Premiere Events
Cash bar with specialty themed cocktail
Small bites for purchase by Delicious in our Story of Texas Café (vegetarian options available)
Complimentary sparkling water from Waterloo Sparkling Water
Complimentary coffee and cold brew samples by Addison Coffee Roasters
Souvenirs for purchase in the Museum gift shop
Photo booth by MYEVENTSTHEBOMB
Records spun by DJ from Breakaway Records
Complimentary parking in the Museum’s garage
And don’t miss these great activities especially for Rodeo!:

Personalized poems written by Typewriter Rodeo
Western stamping with HIVE Arts Collective
Two-step lessons led by instructor Shelby Harchar and organized by HIVE Arts Collective
Chili spice making station with Common Threads
A leatherworking workshop presented by Tressa Gilmer and organized by HIVE Arts Collective
The Bullock Museum is owned and operated by the State of Texas through the State Preservation Board. Additional support of exhibitions and programs is provided by the Texas State History Museum Foundation.

Rodeo! The Exhibition is sponsored by the Albert and Ethel Herzstein Hall Fund. Additional support provided by Dudley Bros. Ranch Family.

Jun
23
Sat
Family Pool Event – Exclusive hours for special needs families @ Veteran's Memorial Pool
Jun 23 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am

The City of Cedar Park will now be having 2 “Special Morning” Events in the summer which is exclusive hours for families with Special Needs Kids in the community!!! Join us for the first “Special Morning” of summer on Saturday, June 23rd at 9am-1130am!

It is a 8,300 sq. ft. activity pool with a drop slide, jumping platform and water playground. Additional amenities include family slide, cargo net log crossing, water basketball, and poolside shade. Cost is regular admission fee AND you can return after 12pm during regular hours (make sure to get a stamp before leaving or receipt). Some families bring their lunches and eat outside the gate during that 30 minute window. Pay at the gate when you arrive that morning. (If you have a Cedar Park ALL ACCESS POOL PASS then you do not have to pay and just show your passes!)

Adults = $5
Students (age 9-17) = $4
Kids (age 4-8) = $2
Kids (age 3 & under) = Free

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

Jul
7
Sat
Concerts for A Cause @ Pinballz Kingdom
Jul 7 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Concerts for A Cause @ Pinballz Kingdom

Join Concerts for A Cause at Pinballz Kingdom in Buda. Armadillo Road is opening and will play from 5-6pm. Our Headliner, South Train, will play from 6-8pm. 

Jul
10
Tue
Autism Society of America National Confernece @ To be announced
Jul 10 – Jul 12 all-day

Enjoy sessions looking to the future of autism that will explore issues like how success should be measured, what innovations will change the quality of life for those with autism in the coming years, how to navigate programs, services and support systems throughout the lifespan and how to advocate for effective public policy followed by a day on Capitol Hill for all conference attendees.

Aug
1
Wed
AMC Sensory Friendly Films @ AMC Theaters
Aug 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.

Sep
1
Sat
AMC Sensory Friendly Films @ AMC Theaters
Sep 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.

Sep
22
Sat
Autism Speaks Walk – Austin @ Camp Mabry
Sep 22 @ 9:00 am

Please join us for the 2018 Autism Speaks Walk in Austin, Texas!
For more information and Walk registration (FREE!!) please visit www.autismspeaks.org

Sep
29
Sat
3rd Annual Autism Society Walk in the Park @ Richard Cuellar Park
Sep 29 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
3rd Annual Autism Society Walk in the Park @ Richard Cuellar Park

The 3rd Annual Autism Society Walk in the Park will be held Saturday, September 29th, 2018! The walk will be held in Richard Cuellar Park in San Antonio, Tx. Questions? Please email Lisa!

 

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.

 

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.
December News (12/12/2017) -  Read the entire December newsletter here!  Are you getting our newsletter? It comes out twice a month! Don’t miss out on what’s going on! You can subscribe here.
November News (11/5/2017) - Read all about AutFest Texas, the free surf therapy event with “A Walk on Water”, a recap of our San Antonio Walk in the Park, and more! So much happening this month! Read the newsletter here.  
October News! (10/3/2017) - The October newsletter is out! The San Antonio “Autism Walk in the Park” is this Saturday 10/7 and Disability Mentoring Day is 10/20. Check out our Volunteer of the Month, Ann Hart! You can also honor an “Autism Star” at our film festival, AutFestTX! Read the October newsletter here. Subscribe to our newsletters here. The […]
Bike Camp Volunteers Needed! (6/19/2017) - The Autism Society of Texas has partnered with Down Syndrome Association of Central Texas for a Bike Camp!  We need a huge number of volunteers!  What do you need Volunteers to do? Volunteers will be paired up and work with one rider, jogging alongside them during their 75 minute session helping the rider keep balance […]
Summer Tips! (6/19/2017) - Summer Tips! Create a schedule for each day just like your son or daughter has at school, to help them know what to expect. For pre-readers, pictures are best. There are a variety of schedule apps available for the iPad, Kindle Fire, and phones. Many of them can incorporate photos, or provide the “First/Then” option […]
June News (6/2/2017) - The June newsletter is packed full of information! We’re starting a new group for girls with autism, and a run club for individuals with autism and their families! We also have an Access-Austin interest meeting this month (adult vocational program), and our First Responder Morning on June 11th which is a free event for kids […]
Run Club Starting Soon! (6/1/2017) - We are very excited to start our own Run Club, thanks to William Greer, avid marathoner from Coalition of Texans with Disabilities! We hope to start in the middle or end of June and hold Run Club at Austin High School. We welcome parents and caregivers, as well as siblings, to join the club and […]
May News (5/30/2017) -          To read about what’s going on in May click below: May Newsletter May Mid-Month Updates Subscribe to our newsletter here.
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.