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

Apr
4
Tue
Catch Air: Autism Society of Texas Benefit Tuesdays! @ Catch Air: Round Rock & Anderson Mill
Apr 4 @ 10:00 am – Apr 25 @ 7:00 pm
Catch Air: Autism Society of Texas Benefit Tuesdays! @ Catch Air: Round Rock & Anderson Mill | Austin | Texas | United States

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

Locations:

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

Apr
23
Sun
Autism Awareness Game @ Seguin High School Stadium
Apr 23 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Apr
24
Mon
Cookie Cutters Sunset Valley: Autism Society of Texas Week @ Cookie Cutters Haircuts for Kids
Apr 24 @ 10:00 am – Apr 30 @ 7:00 pm
Cookie Cutters Sunset Valley: Autism Society of Texas Week @ Cookie Cutters Haircuts for Kids

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.

Adult Recreation Outing: Round Rock Express @ Dell Diamond
Apr 24 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Adult Recreation Outing: Round Rock Express @ Dell Diamond

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 zak@texasautismsociety.org.

Apr
27
Thu
Putting it all Together: The 10 Important Steps to Take to Build a Fortress of Protection for your Child. @ 6200 Bridgepoint Parkway
Apr 27 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

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.

Apr
28
Fri
Fridays in Motion @ YMCA Townlake
Apr 28 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

At Fridays in Motion, children living with autism and their families join together at the YMCA of

Austin for two hours of play and recreation!

 

Fridays in Motion flyer April 2017 ParticipantYMCA FLYER

Apr
29
Sat
9th Annual El Paso Run/Walk for Autism Awareness @ Ascarate Park
Apr 29 @ 7:00 am – 12:00 pm

9th Annual El Paso Run/Walk for Autism Awareness

Saturday, April 29, 2017 7 am – 12 pm.
Ascarate Lake
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
(#9thAnnualRunWalk4Autism)

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.
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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
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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~
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Gracias por apoyar conciencia del autismo que ~

Contact us at / Contacte con nosotros en
(915) 772-9100 o(r) autismsocietyep@gmail.com

Like us on Facebook www.facebook.com/autismsocietyep for information as it becomes available.
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Al igual que nosotros en Facebook www.facebook.com/autismsocietyep para obtener información a medida que esté disponible.


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jj’s Arcade – Sensory Friendly Performance @ Mexican American Cultural Arts Center
Apr 29 @ 2:00 pm

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).

May
5
Fri
Autism Society of Texas Talent Show 2017 @ YMCA Southwest
May 5 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

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: caroline@texasautismsociety.org

Guitar and Confetti Talent Show Flyer

May
6
Sat
JumpStreet Special Needs Hour @ JumpStreet
May 6 @ 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)

 

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.

 

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.
Enter Our 2017 “Give Me a Place to Stand” Autism Society of Texas Photo and Video Contest (2/28/2017) - WHO: The 2017 “Give Me a Place to Stand” Autism Society of Texas Photo and Video Contest is open to all photographers and videographers who are affected by autism, including children, adults, family members and caretakers. WHAT: We are looking for original, striking images and videos of the impact of the Autism Society in the lives […]
February News (2/28/2017) - Check out our February newsletter and mid-month updates!  Read about events and happenings for adults and kids with autism, as well as their families or caregivers. February Newsletter February Mid-Month Updates Subscribe to our newsletter here.
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 […]