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!
VELA offers free Autism, Special Education in the Schools Course, Self-Care Course, case management, and support groups for parents who have children with special needs. All services are free and provided in English or Spanish. You can see the courses on the web calendar: www.velafamilies.org
Catch Air is proud to be able to show our support by raising Autism awareness this April.
For the entire month of April we encourage our guests to LIGHT IT UP BLUE on WEDNESDAYS while visiting Catch Air!
Catch Air will donate $2 for every paid admission who wears blue any Wednesday throughout the month of April!
Mention “Light it up blue for Autism”!
All donations will be made to the Autism Society of Texas. (Don’t forget your socks!)
*not valid with any other coupons or promotions*
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.
The Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD) welcomes families to our Open House on April 22nd from 10am – 1pm. Swing by our center for Earth Day activities and information on Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA). Help us spread Autism Awareness and join the fun!
To RSVP or if you have any questions email email@example.com.
At CARD, we work with individuals of all ages who are diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and provide ABA to individuals in the center, home, community, and school settings. CARD is the world’s largest provider of evidence-based autism treatment services with 190 centers around the globe. We focus on the 8 developmental areas of human functioning, which are academic, adaptive, cognition, executive functioning, language, motor, play, and social. Each plan is individualized as no person is the same. Family involvement is a priority to us so each plan includes regularly scheduled parent meetings to discuss the programs and progress, and parent training.
Please join us at our center this Sunday, the 22nd of April!
In celebration of Autism Awareness Month, join us for this free VR/MR experience where participants with Autism will be able to learn about VR/MR and game creation with the nonPareil Institute. You will also get to experience their hit VR game, Light of Mine.
All Workshops will be set in Autism safe and friendly environment.
We Rock the Spectrum – Austin LOVES our teenagers! Join us in a night of fun dedicated to our teen and tween audience (recommended age 12+). This is a night of inclusion so teens of ALL ABILITIES are welcomed. Admission fee will be donated to the non-profit My Brother Rocks the Spectrum Foundation.
Save the date: on Sunday, April 29th, 2018, all of the Chipotle locations in Austin & surrounding communities will be donating a portion of their sales to the Autism Society of Texas. This will happen all day during store business hours.
We will be at the South Lamar location from 5:30-7 pm, and the Mueller location from 5-7 pm! Come join us or visit the location nearest you!
*Please say you are dining for Autism Society of Texas when you order!*
Check store locations & hours here.
The following stores are participating-
Click here for Chipotle Austin Area Locations that are participating, or see below:
*Please note that the Congress location is closed on Sundays.*
Thanks to Variety Texas, Thinkery’s Sensory Friendly Hours are FREE to attend. Plus, enjoy a free breakfast taco provided by Hat Creek Burger Company during the event!
Thinkery is committed to providing an accessible and interactive experience for all. During #SensoryFriendlyHours, Thinkery extends a special invitation to learners with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) or other special needs to explore Thinkery with their families.
A typical visit to Thinkery can be challenging for those who feel overwhelmed by large crowds and excessive stimuli. In acknowledgment of this, the galleries will be modified to reduce extra stimuli and ticket sales will be limited to reduce crowding.
In addition to exclusive museum access, Thinkery partners with amazing organizations to provide fun, hands-on activities and tailored information:
8:30 am & 9:30 am: Shining Stars – Theatre arts and improv games with Joshua’s Stage.
9 am story time with Spark Learning’s energetic team of ABA therapists.
Let’s dance and move! Stop by for a quick dance session for individuals of all abilities with 2dance2dream.
Sensory Friendly Hours at Thinkery are presented by Variety Texas. Variety is a nonprofit organization committed to empowering children with special needs in Texas.
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.