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!
EXPERIENCE THE PLAYER’S PERSPECTIVE ON A WORLDWIDE PHENOMENON
The immersive and interactive exhibit Pong to Pokémon: The Evolution of Electronic Gaming explores the past and future of electronic gaming through the player’s experience.
Discover the scope and impact of the electronic gaming industry as a cultural and technological phenomenon through a behind-the-scenes look at the technology and artistry that drive modern game development.
Dozens of rare artifacts — brought together for the first time from extensive collections across the globe — will be on display, featuring key milestones in technology, art, music, and design that forever intertwined video and games.
PLAYABLE CLASSIC VIDEO GAMES. NO QUARTERS REQUIRED!
Super Mario Bros.
Sonic the Hedgehog 2
Atari 2600, Nintendo NES, and Sega Genesis classic console re-releases
On view at the Bullock Museum from July 29, 2017 to March 18, 2018.
The Bullock Museum is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. Museum exhibit admission is $9 for youth ages 4 to 17, $11 for college students/military/seniors, and $13 for adults.
NOTE: NO CLASS ON THURSDAY MARCH 15.
Your child will have a blast as he/she experiences theatre arts, digital photography, music, movement/dance, arts and crafts, and the Create-A-Story Production! Your child will star in the Showcase on our last class of the session as he/she demonstrates their creativity and increases their self-confidence while performing for you and your family!
Scholarships and tuition assistance may be available. Please contact Joshua Levy, Executive Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 512-825-2744.
Joshua’s Stage uses our The Creative Outlet Method™. The Creative Outlet Method™ is the process used to enhance every student’s unique abilities while providing the opportunity to demonstrate their creativity and to increase their self-confidence. To foster and maintain a warm and welcoming environment for every student, qualified staff and volunteers are trained to implement the CUPSS of The Creative Outlet Method™:
Create – create and conduct activities with our passion for the fine arts
Unique – celebrate every student’s unique abilities while recognizing student accomplishments with our “I Feel Good Applause”
Positive – develop and maintain a positive relationship with every student
Support – support students so that they encourage each other to achieve their best
Success – provide an environment for every student to feel successful
Joshua’s Stage – The Creative Outlet for The Exceptional Child – is the premiere performance center for children ages 3 to 18 with a wide range of special needs; featuring classes, workshops, camps, performances, and exhibits in theatre arts, music, dance, digital photography, and filmmaking.
kidsActing Foundation is providing free classes for kids and teens ages 8-18 again this Spring.
ASTARS is a collaboration between the Autism Society of Texas and kidsActing Foundation.Thanks to kidsActing Foundation, students eight and older on the autism spectrum participate in a nine week camp that ends with a showcase! Children will be assigned parts, learn lines, and sing songs. Sessions start on Sunday, January 28th from 2-3:30pm and will occur weekly. The final showcase will be on Sunday, March 25th. If you have questions, please email Caroline at email@example.com.
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
Join us for exclusive hours at ROUND ROCK Catch Air on Saturday, February 24th at 830am! They are opening early for families with special needs kids and offering discount prices for special needs kids & siblings! Ages 1-2 is $5.68 and ages 3 & up are $8.93. They open to the public at 10am but you can stay as long as you want. You can even return later in the day since the pass is good for ALL day. No RSVP is needed and just pay at front desk when arrive that morning.
They are eager to accommodate our group like turning off loud music and/or turning off any lights that might be too overwhelming. During our exclusive hours, our kids can go to any section.
NOTE: Everyone MUST wear socks (adults & kids). You can bring dry snacks but must eat at tables in front. They also have concessions there.
Website with pictures: http://www.catchairparty.com/location/roundrock-3/
The Shape of Behavior is an organization dedicated to providing behavior analytic services to children with autism and other special needs, and we invite you and your child to join us for a safe, fun, and sensory-friendly play group. This event is entirely free to you, and we encourage the whole family to attend.
If you’d like to join us, please RSVP to:
And if you have any questions, we’ll have staff on hand at the event who will be happy to address them.
WE’LL SEE YOU THERE!
From the Zach Theater website-
For ZACH’s Sensory-Friendly performance of Curious Incident of the Dog of the Night-time:
- 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.
- Groups will have more space to spread out in the theatre before, during, and after the performance
- Groups 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).
Tickets are discounted for this performance. You can check prices and availability here.
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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.
We are going to be going on a tour with Austin Duck Adventures. What is a Duck Adventure?
We will be taking a 75 minute tour of Austin on a Duckboat. We will see the capitol, the governors mansion, the Driskill, and even splashing into Lake Austin to see the hill country. Check out the link and video on their website for more information. http://austinducks.com/index.html
This event was originally planned for our adult recreation event, but the company has been amazing enough to give us the whole boat at the same cost. They have been great enough to offer any accommodations that we think will be necessary for the tour. We would love to extend out the offer to our other families as well. At this time we have a limited amount of seats left for families. If you would like to join please fill out the google form below…
If you have any questions please e-mail Zak@texasautismsociety.org