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This group is for parents, family members, and caregivers of children and adults diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder who live in Central Texas. Students, therapists, and educators involved with ASD are also welcome.
The aim of this list is to share information in a friendly, supportive environment. No flaming or spam will be tolerated, and the moderators reserve the right to control individual postings as they see fit.
**Autism Society of Texas is not responsible for comments made on this Yahoo group. The views of members on this list are not necessarily the views of the Autism Society.**
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AUtism! Did You Know???
Basic information about Autism Spectrum Disorders and Intellectual Developmental Disabilities-Waivers and Intellectual Developmental Disabilities
Information regarding education rights including transition activities post high school-Basics of Educational Rights
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and mental health (co-occurring mental disorders)
“Co-occurring mental disorders
Children with ASD can also develop mental disorders such as anxiety disorders, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), or depression. Research shows that people with ASD are at higher risk for some mental disorders than people without ASD. Managing these co-occurring conditions with medications or behavioral therapy, which teaches children how to control their behavior, can reduce symptoms that appear to worsen a child’s ASD symptoms. Controlling these conditions will allow children with ASD to focus more on managing the ASD.”
Community links for mental health information, support, preventative services and assessments:
From CARD-Autism and Mental Health Issues
NAMI Austin-local resources and family supports
Austin Travis County Integral Care’s (ATCIC) Mobile Crisis Outreach Team (MCOT) provides assessment, intervention and referrals as needed to people in the community-ATCIC’s MCOT services (video)
Bexar County-MCOT for Bexar County