The Autism Society supports individuals online through Yahoo, Facebook, and Meetup, and face-to-face through monthly support meetings and social groups around Texas. Regardless of the setting, these opportunities give individuals with autism, parents, and professionals the chance to exchange information, share stories, and compare notes. We’re also happy to provide individualized Information and Referral services. Please feel free to call 512-479-4199 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org any time and AST Staff or a volunteer will respond within a couple days.
Links to our online groups:
Autism Society of Texas Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/pages/Autism-Society-of-Central-Texas/281607565214275
Autism Society of Texas – San Antonio Chapter Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/autismsocietysa
Autism Society of Texas -El Paso Chapter Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/AutismSocietyEP/
Adults with Autism in Texas (Not for parents/caregivers, autistic adults only please). Request to join: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1311075745688140/
Yahoo Online Support Group-Central Texas https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/AutismSocietyCentralTexas/info
This group is for parents, family members, and caregivers of children and adults diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder who live in Central Texas, primarily around the Austin area. Students, therapists, and educators involved with ASD are also welcome. The aim of this list is to share information in a friendly, supportive environment.
In-person Support Meetings:
Please email us at email@example.com for information about groups, unless otherwise listed below.
For a complete list of support groups along with location and time, please consult the website calendar here.
You can find your nearest group by plugging your zip code into our interactive map here: http://www.zeemaps.com/view?group=2186719&x=-97.753401&y=30.307984&z=8
Spectrum Girls Support & Social Group
Meets at different times, usually once per month on a weekend, with varied activities. For girls and teens with autism and their caregivers. Check calendar for upcoming events.
Parents of Adults with Disabilities (PAD) Meeting
Meets 1st Tuesday each month 7:00pm at IHOP, 1101 S Mo Pac Expressway, Austin, TX 78746
Autism Treatment Forum
Meets most first Thursdays, 12:00 pm at Old Quarry Library, 7051 Village Center Dr, Austin, TX 78731. Check web calendar.
Adults with Autism Support Meeting
Meets last Wednesday of each month 6:00 pm at American Legion, 404 Atlanta St, Austin, TX 78703
This group is for Adults on the Autism Spectrum, age 18 and older.
Thrive Parents Group Meeting
Meets last Wednesday of each month 6:00 pm during the meeting for adults with autism at American Legion, 404 Atlanta St, Austin, TX 78703
South Austin Support Meeting
Meets 1st Thursday 9:30am at Central Market Westgate, 4477 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78745
Bastrop Support Meeting
Meets at Rosanky Church, 2160 Farm to Market 535 Rosanky, Texas 78953.
Georgetown Support Meeting
Meets at Thundercloud Subs, usually one Friday evening per month. 814 Main Street, Georgetown, TX 78626
In-person Social Groups:
Please, check the AST calendar for date and location information for social groups.
Adult Recreation Group (Austin)
This social group is for adults with autism, age 18 and older.
Austin Special Needs
This group meets regularly and is for children with autism and other disabilities. Please check the Meetup group for information: https://www.meetup.com/North-Austin-Special-Needs-Parents/
Don’t see a group in your area? Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org! We may be able to connect you with a local autism group or help you start a social or support group! Nearly all of our groups are run by volunteers, so please consider getting involved!
Dragon’s Lair (where the RPG night was held) is a fairly central location and offers ongoing free board game nights. They have a whole library of games to be demo’d (https://dlair.net/austin/store-info/demo-game-library/)
We will have a table for regular board games and one of the 4 tables in the private room for a one-time D&D adventure as well.
Look for these games to enjoy: Ticket to Ride; Topiary; Wing It; Exploding Kittens; Gizmos; Settlers of Catan, Apples to Apples, Uno, Chess, Checkers, Backgammon, Chinese Checkers, Mancala, Insanity, Mill, and Jenga!
Families with special needs – Join us as we discuss how to build a team of professionals that will support you and your loved ones in every phase of life! From special needs trusts to maximizing government benefits, we will touch on all aspects of ensuring our kiddos with special needs are taken care of!
Attendance is FREE – Please RSVP to reserve your spot! (Please email Sara, call WRTS, or respond on Facebook) Childcare is provided at WRTS gym during info session; please feel free to utilize your complimentary day pass after the session!
Buy your own food or drink then meet Ann in the MEZZANINE above the cafe!
Our monthly gatherings offer a chance to meet other parents in an informal setting. Come to exchange information, share stories, and laugh.
We usually meet the fourth Wednesday of each month, but check the calendar, as this occasionally changes due to holidays or other events.
Support group attendance is free, and making a purchase at the cafe is optional!
The Parent & Caregiver Support Group will be held monthly at Easter Seals on the last Wednesday of the month from 12:00-1:00. The group is open to any parent of a child with special needs and will be a place where parents can come to learn relevant and beneficial information and to connect with other parents who understand the joys and challenges of raising children with unique needs.
Childcare and refreshments will be provided for all groups!
The Autism Society of Texas and Bloom Consulting are hosting an Adult Autism Support & Social Skills Group which meets on the last Wednesday of each month from 6:30pm-8:30pm.
The Thrive Parent Group for parent/caregivers has a meeting that runs at the same time & location. All parents/caregivers welcome, even if you do not have a loved one with autism attending the adult autism support group. This is an informal group where parents/caregivers who have a loved one 18 & up with autism can chat and support each other.
Please join the parents and caregivers of individuals with autism! You may bring your own refreshments to the meeting.
No childcare will be provided for these meetings; however, you may bring your child with an activity for him/her to do during the meeting as well as bring a snack for your child.
Phone: (512) 479-4199 – please call the Autism Society of Texas office for information!
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.
Pizza and refreshments will be provided and child care is available.
If you have any questions please call or email us!
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 paracontinuar nuestro viaje con nuestro ser querido (s) afectadas por el autismo.
Pizza y refrescos serán proporcionados y tendremos cuidado de niños.
Si tiene alguna pregunta, favor de contactarnos al
Please join parents and caregivers of individuals with autism! This is an opportunity to connect with others in the autism community to gain support and knowledge that we all need to navigate the autism journey.
RSVP is required! Refreshments will be provided. Please RSVP to Judy at email@example.com.
Join Associate Clinical Director, Nina Carmichael, MA, BCBA, LBA for a discussion on ABA, and how it can benefit your family.
Introduction to Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA): This workshop is designed for families who would like to learn more about Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), and how it can benefit those with autism, as well as a variety of learners.
The presentation will aim to support families in better understanding ABA, autism, how behavioral strategies are used to improve behavior, teach communication, social, play, and self-care skills, and how to navigate behavioral services.Childcare is provided for this event. Please RSVP for childcare, as space is limited!
See flyer for more details: Intro to ABA workshop – FINAL