The Autism Society of Texas is the state affiliate of the Autism Society of America, a 501(c)3 organization. Since the video above was created, the CDC announced that the Autism Prevalence rate increased to 1 in 44, then in March 2023, announced a new prevalence rate of 1 in 36. Using the CDC prevalence rate and demographic data, there are well over 500,000 people in Texas with Autism.
Mission: We create connections, empowering everyone in the Autism community with the resources needed to live fully.
Vision: Creating a world where everyone in the Autism community is connected to the support they need, when they need it.
We are funded through donations, and contributions are tax deductible and used to support programming for Autistic children, adults, and their loved ones. The Autism Society of Texas works to support individuals with Autism in Texas through free information and referrals, education, support and enrichment groups, and state & national advocacy.
We provide community inclusion events, recreation, and support groups in across Texas. If you are interested in starting a support group in your area or need more information, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our office is located at 300 E. Highland Mall Blvd., Suite 205, Austin, TX 78752.
Office Visits: Please note that while we are often in the office during normal business hours, there are also many times when we are gone for part or all of the day at an offsite location doing training, advocacy work, or at education events. During inclement weather or depending on COVID-19 levels, we may be working remotely.
If you would like to visit our office please email us at email@example.com or call us at 512-479-4199 to confirm that someone will be at the office at the time you will be coming. Thank you.
Making Informed Decisions
From the Autism Society of America, more information here!
The Board of Directors of the Autism Society affirms that each person who experiences Autism is a unique individual. To the maximum extent possible, informed decisions should be made by the individual with Autism and their family members in partnership with a multidisciplinary team.
The selection of current evidence-based intervention practices should be guided by objective assessment, goals, and outcomes. Services and support should be delivered with fidelity by qualified and appropriately trained professionals. All services should promote self-determination, enhance inclusive community engagement, and result in improved quality of life. Abuse of any kind is not acceptable.
No single service or intervention is likely to meet the needs of every individual with Autism. Each person should have broad and equal access to high quality, individualized support and services. Selection of a program, service, or intervention method should be based on a comprehensive assessment of the person’s abilities, needs, and interests. Services should be outcome-based to ensure they meet the individualized goals of the person with Autism.
The Board of the Autism Society expects that individuals with Autism will have dignified, productive lives and reach their fullest potential through access to appropriate education, employment, community living opportunities, medical care, mental health services, and family support.https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Jrmd1fDQoSSom0qKXXbELH8wRFvPuU90/view?usp=sharing