Connections Created!: July 2023 Recap

Jacquie, Monica, and Joe stand in front of a slideshow presentation about Autistic burnout.

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 to our Autistic Adult Advisory panelists, Joe and Monica, for joining us to present on the important topic of Autistic burnout.  Also thank you to our volunteer, Tania, and her daughter for helping out at our resource table.

We also held our free AUTonomy discussion, “Autistic Burnout: Prevention & Recovery”,  with Monica Diaz, Joe Carr, & Jacquie Benestante where we had a great discussion on what Autistic burnout looks like as well as helpful strategies and tips to prevent it as well as tips for people currently experiencing it.

We took part in Billingsley’s sensory sensitive Fourth of July laser light show celebration in Dallas. Thank you so much to our board member, Cescilly Smith-Jenkins M.Th.,D.D.
, for connecting with attendees alongside her son!

Our Austin girls
group had a great time learning mindful weaving with Alyssa.

Our July highlight was feedback we received from an AUTonomy Discussion attendee; “Seeing and hearing y’all gives me high hopes for my son[…] Thank y’all. Y’all are awesome!”