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Board Member Spotlight: Heather Reed

Heather Reed is the Senior Director HR Business Partner at PayPal and joined our board in 2022. Heather has provided so much support to AST in her time on the board, from sharing her expertise to participating in events and fundraising on AST’s behalf. Read our interview with Heather below! Why […]

Connections Created!: October 2023 Recap

Check out some highlights from October! We had a great time at Bike to the Beach! Thanks to those who rode for #TeamAutism- Captain-Dr. Jennifer Hamrick& team members Robert Wessels, Gabriela Bahena, Mike Sanders, Cole Camp, Ezrie Camp, Jose Briones, Will Graf, Deborah McDaniel and Kristin McQueen. We also want […]

September 2023 Newsletter

Our September newsletter is out! Some newsletter highlights:   • Spark Learning‘s Putt Fore Autism is 11/03-11/04 at Peter Pan Mini-Golf! • Hunter Hinze Fund Application for Autistic Adults Closes 09/18 at noon! • Big Thicket Sensory Sunday Nature Walk is 09/17 at Big Thicket Nature Preserve • Bike to […]

Board Member Spotlight: Dr. Jennifer Hamrick

Jennifer Hamrick, PhD, BCBA, LBA is the Director of the Burkhart Center for Autism Education & Research and an Assistant Professor at Texas Tech University. Dr. Hamrick joined our board in 2022 and quickly hit the ground running, providing support to AST staff and individuals in the Autism community. Jennifer […]

August 2023 Newsletter

  Did you catch our August newsletter? Some newsletter highlights:  • AST Pool Party at Volente Beach is Sept 9th! • Hunter Hinze Fund Application Opens Friday, Aug 18th at NOON! • Support Group Spotlight: Autism Girls Group • Bike for AST at Bike to the Beach on Oct 14th […]

Connections Created!: July 2023 Recap

Check out some highlights from July!  We had a great time presenting at the Texas Parent to Parent conference as well as meeting parents and self-advocates from across the state! OurDirector of Statewide Education & Outreach, Adriana, did a fantastic job presenting Autism 101 in Spanish. Thank you so much […]

July 2023 Newsletter

Our July Newsletter is out! Some highlights include: AUTonomy Discussion “Autistic Burnout & Masking” on Facebook Live Autism Girls groups now in Austin, Dallas, Houston, & San Antonio Last chance to register for Camp Kayak! AST Presenting at TXP2P Conference Read our July newsletter here!