In December we hosted Connection groups around the state! One attendee told our group leader, “I wanted to say thanks to the whole group for welcoming me and making me feel validated”. Our Autism Dads Social Club in Houston hosted their first ever holiday party complete with Santa and a music therapist to lead song time! In Austin, our Autistic Adult Group & Thrive Parent Group had fun at their Holiday party playing Bingo and making crafts, while the parent group had a lively white elephant gift exchange! We held our second online education event in Spanish, “”Cómo Enseñar Nuevas Habilidades a Los Niños con Autismo”, or “How to Teach New Skills to Children with Autism” which was on Facebook live, and will soon be available on YouTube and our website! In 2023 we’ll continue to make connections, empowering everyone in the Autism community with the resources needed to live fully.