Connections Created: February 2023 Recap!

We had a great February creating connections in the Texas Autism community!

We provided a free virtual Seminars Across The Spectrum presentation on the topic “Challenging Behavior & Autism”, presented by Hannah MacNaul, Ph.D., BCBA-D, LBA, LSSP with the UTSA Severe Behavior Lab.

Our amazing group of volunteers and supporters helped us at our Team Autism aid station at the Austin Marathon where we were a charity partner. Thanks to the following members of our Board of Directors: Heather Reed & Rany Thommen-who ran the Half Marathon for AST, and Benny Kolbeson & Michael Ota, who worked hard at the aid station!

We continued our Advocacy work at the Texas Capitol, fighting for the needs of individuals in the Texas Autism community.

Our Bilingual Support Project Specialist, Adriana, made a whirlwind trip to Houston where she & other parents sampled Texana Cafe‘s goodies made by adults with disabilities! Then, Adriana gave an Autism presentation in Spanish at The Arc of Harris County!

Our highlight of the month is from a Navigating Autism support recipient who was seeking support for their child; “Thank you so much for the many resources & for giving me hope!”

photo of Adriana & Rany at Texana Cafe; photo of parents listening to Adriana present; photo of Benny at the Austin Marathon with a handmade poster that says "Keep Going!"