Kate Ferguson


September 2022 News

Our September 2022 newsletter is out! Read about what’s happening at AST!  Newsletter Highlights! • AutFest Texas Film Festival & Music Knows No Boundaries are this Oct! Get your tickets now • Our Hunter Hinze Fund Application closes Sept 15th • 2 Facebook Live Educational Events happening this month: AUTonomy […]


Connections Created: AST August Recap!

We opened our Hunter Hinze Fund scholarship program to provide funding for Autistic adults to meet their needs for autonomy and independence, we hosted our Evolution Support Group to guide parents and caregivers of middle and high schoolers. We also taught Autistic young adults and teens, who learned about Financial […]

"I wanted to say thanks to the whole group for welcoming me and making me feel validated." spoken by a support group attendee.

AutFest 2022 Films Announced!

Our 5th Annual Film Festival, AutFest Texas, is back on October 23rd in Austin, Texas (or virtually starting October 24th) and we are so excited to announce our 2022 Films, which feature a diverse array of perspectives, experiences, interests, ages, abilities, challenges and triumphs of people living with Autism. 2022 Short […]


Photo from first responder training.

Connections Created: AST July Recap!

In July we had a focus on Employment with our Autism Employment Empowerment Day on July 23rd, sponsored by Amerigroup! Participants heard from HEB, Dell, Peak Performers, ACC, Greenleaf, and other organizations on how they can help Autistic adults meet their employment needs. AST staff were also busy helping spread […]


Connection Created: June Recap!

In June, we continued with our Autism-friendly COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics! We held our second clinic in San Antonio, and our first clinics in Austin and Houston! We kicked off June with our AUTonomy Series geared to Autistic adults and teens who learned about “Independence Through Healthy Habits”. Understanding how to […]


Connections Created: AST May Recap!

In May we hosted one of our AUTonomy presentations on a very important topic, “Financial Literacy & Independence”. We also held our very first Autism-Friendly COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic in San Antonio and heard how wonderful our staff, volunteers, and clinic staff were, and how smoothly everything went for people with […]