Support


The Autism Society supports individuals online through Yahoo, Facebook, and Meetup, and face-to-face through monthly support meetings and social groups around Central 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 very happy to provide individualized Information and Referral services.  Please feel free to call 512-479-4199 or e-mail info@austinautismsociety.org any time and ASCT Staff or a volunteer will respond within a couple days.

Links to our online groups:

Autism Society of Central Texas Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/pages/Autism-Society-of-Central-Texas/281607565214275

Autism Society of Central Texas – San Antonio Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/autismsocietysa

Yahoo Online Support Group 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. 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 Central 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.**


In-person Support Meetings:
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

Parents of Adults with Disabilities (PAD) Meeting
Meets 1st Tuesday each month 7:00pm at IHOP, 1101 S Mo Pac Expressway, Austin, TX 78746
Contact: Susan Maxwell smildredmaxwell@gmail.com

Autism Treatment Forum
Meets 1st Thursday 10:00am at Old Quarry Library, 7051 Village Center Dr, Austin, TX 78731
Contact: Dianne Doggett diannedoggett@aol.com
http://www.meetup.com/Austin-Autism-Treatment-Forum

Adults with Autism Support Meeting
Meets Last Wednesday each month 6:30pm at Monkey’s Nest Coffee, 5353 Burnet Rd, Austin, TX 78756
Contact: Caroline Turner, Program Specialist caroline@austinautismsociety.org
This group is for Adults on the Autism Spectrum, age 18 and older.

Central Austin Support Meeting
Meets Last Wednesday each month 10:00am at Central Market, 4001 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78756
Contact: Ann Hart ann-hart@austin.rr.com

North Austin Support Meeting
Meets 2nd Tuesday each month 9:30am at La Madeleine (Lakeline), 14028 U.S. 183, Austin, TX 78717
Contact: Caryn Mills caryn@autismsociety.org

South Austin Support Meeting
Meets 1st Thursday 9:30am at Central Market Westgate, 4477 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78745
Contact: Richard Hurley richardhurley@hurleypiano.com

Hutto Support Meeting
Meets 4th Thursday 6:30pm at Hutto United Methodist Church, 350 Ed Schmidt Blvd, Hutto, TX 78634
Contact: Jeanne McMenimen aalakazam@msn.com

San Antonio Support Meeting
Meets 3rd Saturday 10:00am at Little Engine Home Care, 3201 Cherry Ridge St #400, San Antonio, TX 78230
Contact: Irma Canfield itcanfield@gmail.com

Bastrop Support Meeting
Meets at Rosanky Church, 2160 Farm to Market 535 Rosanky, Texas 78953. Contact for dates.
Contact: Debbie Horton debsnest6@yahoo.com

We love feedback! If you would like to let us know about your experience with our in-person support meetings or yahoo group, please, fill out our survey here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/supportmeetingsurvey


In-person Social Groups:
Please, check the ASCT Calendar for date and location information for all of our social groups.

Adult Social Group (Austin)
Contact: Caroline Turner, Program Specialist caroline@austinautismsociety.org
This social group is for adults with autism, age 18 and older.

High School Social Group (Austin)
Contact: Lucia Garcia (Lucy) lucia@austinautismsociety.org
This social group is for teens with autism, grades 9th-12th. A parent/caregiver must remain present at all times.

Friends & Family Happy Hour (Austin)
Contact: Jennifer Miller jenmiller100@gmail.com
This social group is for parents, relatives, and professionals of individuals with autism, ages 21 and up.  No children, please.

Austin Special Needs
Contact: Heather Van Horn hlvanhorn@gmail.com
http://www.austinspecialneeds.com/home.html

 

Upcoming Events

Jun
29
Thu
Hutto Autism Support Group @ Hutto United Methodist Church
Jun 29 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Hutto Autism Support Group @ Hutto United Methodist Church | Hutto | Texas | United States

Hutto Autism Support Group

Meetings are held the fourth Thursday of each month except November and December.

New time: 7:00- 8:30 PM

Hutto Discovery United Methodist Church

350 Ed Schmidt Blvd, Hutto, TX 78634

Up Coming Topics

July 28 –  “Behavior Therapy and the Services of Blue Bonnet Trails ”  Shannon Struble

If you need child care please contact me and I will arrange it for you.

Meetings are informal and open to all who are affect by autism.  There is no charge for attending. Feel free to join us for whatever time you can spare.

A special thank you to Hutto United Methodist Church for facilitating a place to meet!

For more information contact Jeanne McMenimen, aalakazam@msn.com(623) 931-1640

Jul
11
Tue
Support Meeting: North Austin @ La Madeleine (Lakeline)
Jul 11 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am

We have family support group for those of you in North Austin/Cedar Park/Leander!  Grab a coffee or treat and follow the signs.  We’ll either be in the meeting room or the patio, weather permitting.  Please contact Veronica (veronica.martinez@betterbeehiveproject.com) with any questions.

Evening Support Group @ Central Market
Jul 11 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

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Join our evening support group for parents & caregivers of individuals with autism, lead by our new volunteer leader, Maggie!  We’ll meet in the cafe! Buy yourself food or beverage (optional) and meet us on the Mezzanine. Questions? Email Caroline at caroline@texasautismsociety.org for more information.

Jul
17
Mon
Georgetown Support Group @ BiG Brookwood Community
Jul 17 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am
Georgetown Support Group @ BiG Brookwood Community

Please join parents and caregivers of those on the autism spectrum for support!  We’ll be meeting monthly to discuss all things autism-related.  For questions please email Colin at cgaidos@aol.com.

Thanks to Brookwood Community for letting us use their space!

 

Jul
22
Sat
Spectrum Girls Support Group @ Central Market Playground
Jul 22 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am

 

Are you a parent of a girl on the spectrum?  This new support group is for you!  We want to celebrate the differences in gender and hear more from parents of girls.  Feel free to bring your daughter with you and mingle with other parents!

Meet Jen Lo near the playground.  If it gets too hot, may move inside to the mezzanine area.  For questions, email Jen at jen@texasautismsociety.org or Caroline at caroline@texasautismsociety.org.

Jul
27
Thu
Hutto Autism Support Group @ Hutto United Methodist Church
Jul 27 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Hutto Autism Support Group @ Hutto United Methodist Church | Hutto | Texas | United States

Hutto Autism Support Group

Meetings are held the fourth Thursday of each month except November and December.

New time: 7:00- 8:30 PM

Hutto Discovery United Methodist Church

350 Ed Schmidt Blvd, Hutto, TX 78634

Up Coming Topics

July 28 –  “Behavior Therapy and the Services of Blue Bonnet Trails ”  Shannon Struble

If you need child care please contact me and I will arrange it for you.

Meetings are informal and open to all who are affect by autism.  There is no charge for attending. Feel free to join us for whatever time you can spare.

A special thank you to Hutto United Methodist Church for facilitating a place to meet!

For more information contact Jeanne McMenimen, aalakazam@msn.com(623) 931-1640

Aug
1
Tue
Parents of Adults with Disabilities (PAD) Meeting @ IHOP Restaurant
Aug 1 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

FIRST TUESDAY of the month is coming and some Parents (and significant others) of Adults with Disabilities (PAD) will gather. From 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm at IHOP Restaurant, 1101 S. Mopac (Loop 1).  

For those who are new to this group directions are below.  Below that is a list of opportunities and information that you might find of interest.

Meetings are informal and open to all parents and other adult family caregivers of adults with disabilities who require ongoing support and guidance through their adult lives.  There is no charge for attending.

Parents attend as their schedule (and traffic) allows. Feel free to join us for whatever time you can spare.  Our meetings vary in content. We frequently have a speaker to keep us informed. We also have unstructured meetings, just giving us time to share what we have in common and what resources we may have come across that are helpful.

This month’s meeting is unstructured, allowing for open discussion and sharing.

I look forward to seeing you there.

Susan Maxwell

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Where:     IHOP Restaurant, 1101 S. Mopac (Loop 1) –

When:      Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Time:        7:00 pm – 9:00 pm (with plenty of time to stay as long as you want since the restaurant is open 24 hours a day).

Directions:        IHOP Restaurant, 1101 S. Mopac (Loop 1) is on East side of Loop 1 at
end of Bee Caves Road (aka Ranch to Market Road 2244) – the exit to
Zilker Park, Rollingwood / Westlake.
Phone number there is 512-327-9284.
IHOP:
                For more information on menu, location, hours – check out the website.                               < http://www.ihop.com/#sthash.DywdwJca.dpuf >

IHOP would love to serve and sell food and drinks, however you are not required to purchase.  We will be in the very back of the restaurant in the meeting room.

I look forward to meeting with other parents.  I hope to see you Tuesday – May 5, 2015 at 7:00 pm.  We are in the back meeting room of the IHOP.

I am grateful for the sponsorship of the Autism Society of Central Texas.

Aug
8
Tue
Support Meeting: North Austin @ La Madeleine (Lakeline)
Aug 8 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am

We have family support group for those of you in North Austin/Cedar Park/Leander!  Grab a coffee or treat and follow the signs.  We’ll either be in the meeting room or the patio, weather permitting.  Please contact Veronica (veronica.martinez@betterbeehiveproject.com) with any questions.

Aug
15
Tue
Evening Support Group @ Central Market
Aug 15 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

evening-support-group-1

Join our evening support group for parents & caregivers of individuals with autism, lead by our new volunteer leader, Maggie!  We’ll meet in the cafe! Buy yourself food or beverage (optional) and meet us on the Mezzanine. Questions? Email Caroline at caroline@texasautismsociety.org for more information.

Aug
21
Mon
Georgetown Support Group @ BiG Brookwood Community
Aug 21 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am
Georgetown Support Group @ BiG Brookwood Community

Please join parents and caregivers of those on the autism spectrum for support!  We’ll be meeting monthly to discuss all things autism-related.  For questions please email Colin at cgaidos@aol.com.

Thanks to Brookwood Community for letting us use their space!

 

 

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