Recreation


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: sbyrnebcba@gmail.com or Heather Gonzales: hlk.gonzales@gmail.com for more information!

Autism Camp Flyer 2015 (English)

Autism Camp Flyer 2015 (Spanish)

Clip Clop Summer 2015 FlyerClip Clop Workshop Participant Application

Sandbox ABA PEERS Social Skills Group

Scholarship Opportunities for Summer Classes at the Paramount (Paramount Class Details)

SNAP Summer Camp at SW Family YMCA

SNAP Summer Camp at Camp Cypress (Buda)

Summer Camp Guide 2015 (English, Spanish coming soon)

UT Informal Classes Aimed at Adults with IDDs summer 2015

 

**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)

Social Skills Groups Summer 2014

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

Central Texas Autism Center  2014 Workshop Schedule2014 Summer Institute for TeachersToilet Training

Champion Martial Arts

Charis Hills Summer Camp

Children’s Autism Center

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

Hurley Piano Summer Piano Camp

KidTherapy Summer Social Skills Camp

One World Karate School

SNAP Gymnastics Summer at Northwest Family YMCA

Southwest YMCA, Special Needs Adaptive Programs (SNAP)

Spark Learning  Information — (Summer Camp)

Spectrum Summer Camps  Information on website here.

Texas Power Athletics, Special Needs Cheer Classes and Special Needs Summer Camp

Texas State University  Autism Summer Camp

VSA Texas  NEW MEDIA ARTS SUMMER CAMPS 2014

YES! Fitness Crusader Program

YMCA Camp Twin Lakes  The Pioneers Program

UT Conversation Club for Adults with ASD

 

Upcoming Events

Jan
29
Sun
KidsActing Spring Program @ Kids Acting Studio
Jan 29 @ 2:00 pm – Mar 26 @ 3:30 pm
KidsActing Spring Program @ Kids Acting Studio | Austin | Texas | United States

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 caroline@austinautismsociety.org.

RSVP/Register for class using link:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PLDN7BP

Feb
23
Thu
Promoting Independence – Shape It Training @ The Shape of Behavior
Feb 23 @ 6:45 pm – 8:30 pm

Please join The Shape of Behavior for a free educational opportunity to learn about promoting independence in children with autism and other special needs. This is a free presentation and training led by our Austin-based BCBA.

Childcare is provided! The schedule is as follows:

6:45 – 7:00 – Registration/Refreshments
7:00 – 8:00 – Presentation
8:00 – 8:15 – Q&A Session
8:15 – 8:30 – Closing

Please RSVP with Christina Westendorf via email to austin@shapeofbehavior.com. We look forward to hearing from you!

Feb
28
Tue
Special Needs Storytime @ Austin Public Library (Carter Branch)
Feb 28 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Special Needs Storytime @ Austin Public Library (Carter Branch) | Austin | Texas | United States

Austin Public Library has started a special needs storytime on Tuesdays @ 11:00am at the Carver branch – 1161 Angelina Street, Austin TX 78702 (512) 974-1010. Below is the link for the youth services home page for more info.

 

http://library.austintexas.gov/youth-services

Mar
4
Sat
JumpStreet Special Needs Hour @ JumpStreet
Mar 4 @ 8:30 am – 11:00 am

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)

CrossFit for All @ CrossFit City Limits
Mar 4 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

crossfit-saturday

***New date and time*** Come kick off the New Year and start getting fit with CrossFit for All hosted by CrossFit City Limits!
 
Have you ever wanted to try CrossFit but were too nervous or didn’t want to go alone? Well, now is your chance! Join ASCT and bring your family to workout together.
 
This class is for all people on the spectrum ages 10 and up and their families. The workouts can be modified to each level needed. We want to encourage healthy habits for everyone and show that CrossFit can be for all.
 
Here is what we will be doing in February:
We hope to see you all there!

Elephant and Piggie – Sensory Friendly Performance @ ZACH Theatre
Mar 4 @ 2:00 pm

When Gerald and Piggie get together, anything is possible. They might wear silly hats, get invited to a fancy pool costume party, or learn a crazy new dance. Based on the wildly popular, beloved book series, this lively musical features Gerald and Piggie and the delightful back-up singers, the Squirrelles, who together discover the fun of being in a play and the joy of friendship. Bring your “bestus” friend and share the laughter.

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).

Mar
7
Tue
Special Needs Storytime @ Austin Public Library (Carter Branch)
Mar 7 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Special Needs Storytime @ Austin Public Library (Carter Branch) | Austin | Texas | United States

Austin Public Library has started a special needs storytime on Tuesdays @ 11:00am at the Carver branch – 1161 Angelina Street, Austin TX 78702 (512) 974-1010. Below is the link for the youth services home page for more info.

 

http://library.austintexas.gov/youth-services

Caregiver Group Meeting / Grupo de apoyo para Padres @ Education Service Center Region 19
Mar 7 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Caregiver Group Meeting / Grupo de apoyo para Padres

Topic: TBA

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.

Mar
14
Tue
Special Needs Storytime @ Austin Public Library (Carter Branch)
Mar 14 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Special Needs Storytime @ Austin Public Library (Carter Branch) | Austin | Texas | United States

Austin Public Library has started a special needs storytime on Tuesdays @ 11:00am at the Carver branch – 1161 Angelina Street, Austin TX 78702 (512) 974-1010. Below is the link for the youth services home page for more info.

 

http://library.austintexas.gov/youth-services

Mar
21
Tue
Special Needs Storytime @ Austin Public Library (Carter Branch)
Mar 21 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Special Needs Storytime @ Austin Public Library (Carter Branch) | Austin | Texas | United States

Austin Public Library has started a special needs storytime on Tuesdays @ 11:00am at the Carver branch – 1161 Angelina Street, Austin TX 78702 (512) 974-1010. Below is the link for the youth services home page for more info.

 

http://library.austintexas.gov/youth-services

 

els_group 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 […]
355848221.custom 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!
It's not just for adults 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.

 

Announcing Autism Society of Texas! (1/20/2017) -   We are pleased to announce that the Autism Society of Central Texas is changing our name and expanding our service area, effective immediately, to the Autism Society of Texas.  We currently maintain priority program coverage for a twenty-four (24) county service area, including Atascosa, Bandera, Bastrop, Bell, Bexar, Blanco, Burnet,  Caldwell, Comal, Fayette, Gillespie, […]
November Newsletter: Events, Advocacy & Health & Wellness Day! (11/8/2016) - Check out the November newsletter!  It’s full of everything going on at Autism Society of Central Texas & in our community!  This month we’re launching Access-Austin, our vocational program for adults with autism, and also holding a Health & Wellness Day at Whole Foods at Lamar & 6th Street!  Don’t miss out! Do you want to […]
Free Coding Camp at Microsoft -Domain (6/1/2016) - We love our friends at the Microsoft Domain store! They are reserving a week of their free mini-camp for Autism Society of Central Texas! Parent or caregiver required to stay at store, but they are offering free computer classes for parents at the same time! (Excel, etc). Parents not required to participate in classes if you don’t want to! […]
May Newsletters (5/16/2016) - Are you getting our newsletter? It comes out twice a month & has lots of great information about Autism Society of Central Texas & community events as well!  Subscribe here. May Newsletter May Mid-Month News  
Texas Rowing For All: Summer Camp! (5/2/2016) - Rowing Camp & Camp Kayak: We’ve partnered with Texas Rowing for All for 2 choices of Summer Camps: Camp Kayak (age 8 & up) or Rowing Camp (ages 13 & up), both from August 1st-5th. The camp is usually $200 for the week, however Autism Society of Central Texas will be contribute $100 for each camper, so […]
Texas Autism Bike Ride & Fun Run: Event Details (4/2/2016) - Event Location The bike ride and run will both start and finish behind the athletic/annex building of Georgetown High School (GHS). When traveling North on Austin Ave, GHS will be on your right. Past the main GHS entrance, there will be a sign for the event and a driveway into the Annex parking lot. This […]
2016 Summer Camp Guide (3/3/2016) - The 2016 Summer Camp Guide is out! 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. Download here:  SummerCampGuide2016_Eng_2_29_16
#Amplify Austin #AmplifyAutism #AmplifyAssembly (2/23/2016) - AMPLIFY AUSTIN! #AmplifyAustin is almost here!  24 hours of giving to local nonprofits, from 3/8 at 6 pm to 3/9 at 6 pm!  Please help Autism Society of Central Texas raise $10,000 to provide our water safety swim program free of charge to participants.  Your donation will provide a life saving service here in Central […]
Sensory Friendly Movies For Teens and Adults! (10/5/2015) - AMC and the Autism Society have teamed up to provide movie times featuring new releases for teens and adults! We’re excited that our older teens and adults can go to age-appropriate movies with some accommodations! Adult/teen movies will be shown on Tuesday mornings starting at 10am local time, the second and fourth Tuesday of every […]
Austin’s TILT Performance Group Celebrates 40 Years of FREE TO BE… YOU AND ME (10/27/2014) - [Austin, TX] It’s been forty years since Marlo Thomas and friends launched Free To Be… You and Me into our public consciousness, and TILT Performance Group is celebrating by mounting the iconic 70s musical this November. The cast, comprised of company members Toby Al-Trabulsi, Amy Flores, Kristin Gooch, Emily Newman, Jonathan Pate, Caitlin Primm, Peter […]