Education


The Autism Society is committed to educating people about autism and various interventions.  In addition to families who live with autism every day, we also work to help members of the community understand the disorder.  We can send written material on a wide variety of autism-related topics and, with enough lead time, provide speakers.  We also make a point to inform our constituents about trainings, workshops, and presentations around the region.  As resources allow, we sponsor educational programs and offer scholarships so that parents can attend conferences.  We are always looking for ways to collaborate on educational initiatives.

Upcoming Events

Jul
15
Wed
Thrive Group for Parents and Advocates of Loved Ones Who Are 18+ @ Virtual Zoom
Jul 15 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Thrive Group for Parents and Advocates of Loved Ones Who Are 18+ @ Virtual Zoom

Celebrate the steps. Whether it be small steps or large ones. We have made progress and it is time to celebrate the movement made. This road of “Loved One-Launching” is not easy and it is a very steep climb. However, EVERY step counts. This meeting will serve as an opportunity for you to share what is going on, what is working, and what is next on the path.

Jul
21
Tue
Respite & Support Services @ On Facebook
Jul 21 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The Autism Society of Texas is excited to host Lynn Cowles, PhD, for an event on Facebook, “Respite & Support Services.” Lynn is a volunteer for Autism Society of Texas, where she leads the South Austin Support Group, and also works at Foundation Communities as a Health Coverage Outreach and Enrollment Specialist. Certified through Texas HHS as a Support Advisor, she helps families and adults with disabilities navigate services and supports, plan for the future, and manage care networks. Lynn will discuss respite options for parents and caregivers of children and adults with autism. She’ll also review the many Medicaid waivers available to Texans with special needs and discuss accessing available resources for caregiver support.

Watch on Facebook at 6 pm, July 21, 2020*: https://www.facebook.com/AutismTX/

*The video will continue to be on Facebook after it “airs” so watch anytime! We’ll also post on the AST website after the event.

 

Recent Posts

July News (7/7/2020) - Check out what’s happening in July! Free kids & teens social groups, help us provide funds for adult scholarships through the Hunter Hinze Fund, support & rec groups for autistic adults, support groups for caregivers, Zumba for Autism, and Respite & Support Services Brown Bag Learning Event! Read it here. Subscribe here. 
June News (6/1/2020) - Please note, we will just have one newsletter at the start of the month in June, July & August.  Read the June newsletter here.  Subscribe here.
May Mid-Month Updates (6/1/2020) - Check out our May Mid-Month Updates! Read here. Subscribe here.
Brown Bag Learning Series | Self-Care During COVID-19 For Autistic Adults (5/28/2020) - The following links, resources, and activities are mentioned in the video, “Self-Care during COVID-19 for Autistic Adults” presented by Spectrum Services & Autism Society of Texas Board Member, Sal Silinonte.  Groups:First, to help beat social isolation and get involved, our groups for autistic adults are on our website calendar here. For groups that meet regularly, […]
May News (5/4/2020) - Check out our May newsletter! Read updates on how you can watch the AutFest at Home films, virtual support groups, and our Self-Care for Autistic Adults event on 5/12! Check out our calendar too! Read the May newsletter.Subscribe to the newsletter.  
April Mid-Month News (4/15/2020) - Check out everything that’s happening! Online support groups, corona virus information for families and autistic adults, save the date for our Bike Ride & Fun Run & AutFest at Home on 4/30! Read it here. Subscribe here.
April News (4/1/2020) - It’s National Autism Awareness Month! From our COVID-19 Toolkit, to our Stronger Together Campaign, to virtual meetings, we’ve got a lot going on this month! Read it here. Subscribe here.
March Newsletters (3/17/2020) - Read the March Mid-Month Updates here. Subscribe here. March News can be found here.
COVID-19 Preparedness and Resources (3/16/2020) - There are an increasing number of resources for individuals with autism and other disabilities in response to the coronavirus pandemic.  We are consolidating them here. In addition, if you’re looking for things to do or learn at home, we’ve put together some ideas below! COVID-19 TIPS & RESOURCES: Autism Society of America’s COVID-19 Resources & […]
February News (2/4/2020) - Check out what’s happening!  We need Austin Marathon volunteers, Autism Awareness Night is coming up in March with the San Antonio Spurs, and we have many support groups! Read the newsletter here. Subscribe here.
January Mid-Month Updates (1/19/2020) - What’s happening? We’ll see you in San Antonio for DreamWeek, join us Saturday 1/25 at our Sensory Friendly Concert, VOLUNTEER at the Austin Marathon, make a donation- it’s doubled thanks to Moody Foundation & Austin Marathon-Austin Gives Miles, and KEEP VOTING for our Recognize Good Legend, Ann Hart, Board President & amazing volunteer. Vote for […]
December News (1/19/2020) - Check out our December newsletter here. Subcribe here.
2019 – What a Year! (12/20/2019) - It’s been a great year! From advocacy, to programs & new support groups, we had a year full of programs and educational events to help families and adults with autism. Read our year-end newsletter here. Continue reading here!
November Mid-Month Updates (11/21/2019) - Check out what’s happening for the rest of the month! AutFest Texas film submission deadline is 12/9/19. We’re seeking volunteers for our film screening committee as well as short & feature films! Jingle & Mingle was a huge success, and check out upcoming events, “Preparing for the Holidays” and “Genetic Testing: Guiding Treatment & Care […]
November News (11/4/2019) - Check out what’s happening in November! From support groups, to educational events, and our holiday kickoff  party, Jingle & Mingle, there’s a lot going on. READ the newsletter here! Subscribe here.
October Mid-Month Updates! (10/17/2019) - So many things coming up! Join us for Putt Fore Autism 11/2, Jingle & Mingle 11/15, our Executive Functioning discussion on 11/7 & more! Read the newsletter here. Subscribe here.
October News (10/16/2019) - Check out our  October Newsletter here.  
September News (9/4/2019) - Our September newsletter is out! Get your early bird ticket to our Jingle & Mingle party, enter our art & photography contest, and read about upcoming events! Read the September newsletter here. Read the September Mid-Month Updates here. Subscribe to the newsletter here.
August News (8/5/2019) - Our August newsletter is out! Read about our upcoming pool party, save the date for the Jingle & Mingle Holiday Party, and check out our monthly support groups! Read the August newsletter here. Subscribe here.