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.
Connections Created: February 2023 Recap! (3/2/2023) - 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 […]
Connections Created: January 2023 Recap! (2/2/2023) - We hit the ground running this year! We kicked off January with two new in-person parent support groups in Central Austin and Georgetown! We also had our first 2023 Seminars Across The Spectrum virtual presentation, “Medicaid Wavers & How To Get Your Child On The List” presented by Barbara Bush, President of Solutions for Special […]
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Save the Date! Texas Autism Advocacy Day! (1/11/2023) - We are thrilled to announce Texas Autism Advocacy Day is coming soon! Save the date for Tuesday, April 4, 2023 at the Texas State Capitol! Registration information is will be posted within the next two weeks! For more information, please contact Jacquie at firstname.lastname@example.org.
January 2023 Newsletter (1/9/2023) - Our January newsletter is filled with upcoming events and activities! We hope you’ll make your own connection and join in! Read the newsletter here. Subscribe here.
Connections Created: December Recap! (1/5/2023) - 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 […]
December 2022 News (12/7/2022) - Our December 2022 Newsletter is out! Read it here. Learn more about Season of Giving, check out our upcoming education and recreation events, join #TeamAutism in the Austin Marathon, and learn about new and upcoming support groups across Texas! Not subscribed to our newsletter? Subscribe here.
November Newsletter (11/6/2022) - Check out our November Newsletter here. Subscribe here. Check out our upcoming education events, see the calendar listings to join #TeamAutism in the Austin Marathon, and learn about new and upcoming support groups across Texas! NOVEMBER 2022 NEWS
October News (11/6/2022) - Check out our October Newsletter here. Subscribe here. OCTOBER 2022 NEWS
May 2022 News (5/5/2022) - Our May 2022 newsletter is out! Read about what’s happening this month at Autism Society of Texas!
Connections Created: AST February Recap! (3/2/2022) - February was a great month! We had a lot of fun with volunteers at our Austin Marathon Aid Station, and cheered on our amazing runners for #TeamAutism! Thanks to everyone that participated, we raised over $10,000 and we were able to secure a $10,000 match from The Moody Foundation to use to fund programs! We […]
February 2022 News (2/2/2022) - Our February Newsletter is out! From our 14th Annual Texas Autism Walk registration opening, to our Seminars Across The Spectrum “Sex Ed Guidance: What Everyone Needs To Know” presentation, there is a lot happening in the coming months! Read our February newsletter here: https://mailchi.mp/texasautismsociety.org/feb2022-astnewsletter Subscribe to our newsletter here 📬: www.texasautismsociety.org/subscribe/
January 2022 News (1/7/2022) - Read what’s happening this month! We need runners and volunteers for the Austin Marathon, check out our Houston parent/caregiver group, and learn about our upcoming education event, Preparing Tweens & Teens for Adulthood! Read it here. Subscribe here.
December 2021 News (12/5/2021) - Check out our December Newsletter! Join us for the Austin Marathon, check out our new groups, read about our new Executive Director! Read it here. Subscribe here.
National Disability Employment Awareness Month 2021 (10/18/2021) - October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM)! Read more about how AST is helping with employment in our NDEAM 2021 Newsletter here!
August News (8/11/2021) - Our August newsletter has great information about AutFest Texas happening in Dallas, Houston & Austin (and a virtual option!), our new AUTonomy education series, and new support groups! Read it here. Subscribe here.
Medicaid Update! (8/2/2021) - Thanks to everyone’s advocacy efforts during the 87th Texas Legislative Session, the ABA Medicaid benefit was funded and is finally moving forward! ABA Provider enrollment is now open, and the program is scheduled to start on Feb. 1, 2022. Although the ABA Medicaid benefit did not get the full amount of funding needed, and reimbursement […]
July News (7/1/2021) - Our July newsletter is out! Check out our new AUTonomy series, Autism Employment Empowerment Day, July 4th event & tips, and new groups! Read it here. Subscribe here.
Statement on Xavier Hernandez (6/18/2021) - Take Action! Tell federal legislators to support the Keeping All Students Safe Act (KASSA), by completing this action alert. Update: August 13, 2021 We are saddened to learn additional information on the death of Xavier Hernandez. The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported on August 11, 2021 that Xavier’s cause of death was due to both restraint […]
June News (6/3/2021) - Check out what’s happening in June! Our Texas Autism Bike Ride & Fun Run wraps up on 6/5, we’re presenting at the Texas Autism Virtual Conference, sign up now for our job fair- calling all attendees and employers, and save the date for AutFest Texas in October! Read the June newsletter here. Subscribe here.