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Connections Created: November 2022 Recap!

We had a great November creating connections in the Texas Autism community! Spark Learning’s Putt Fore Autism raised a record-breaking $23,201.85 for Autism Society of Texas! We provided a free Seminars Across The Spectrum education presentation on the Texas ABLE Program alongside Texas ABLE staff. Our new Southeast Houston Support Group met for […]


Connections Created: October 2022 Recap!

October was an extremely busy month for us! Our Executive Director, Jacquie Benestante, and Board President, Rany Thommen, kicked off October by attending the Music Knows No Boundaries benefit concert in Houston that has raised over $16,000 so far for scholarship funds for kids under 18 in the Greater Houston […]


Connections Created: AST September Recap!

We had three education events in September! Our awesome AUTonomy Panel of self-advocates discussed the topic “Healthy Relationships”, which included setting boundaries, how to keep ourselves safe when starting a new relationship, and how to effectively communicate our needs with our friends, family, and romantic partners. We also kicked off our first […]


September 2022 News

Our September 2022 newsletter is out! Read about what’s happening at AST!  Newsletter Highlights! • AutFest Texas Film Festival & Music Knows No Boundaries are this Oct! Get your tickets now • Our Hunter Hinze Fund Application closes Sept 15th • 2 Facebook Live Educational Events happening this month: AUTonomy […]


Connections Created: AST August Recap!

We opened our Hunter Hinze Fund scholarship program to provide funding for Autistic adults to meet their needs for autonomy and independence, we hosted our Evolution Support Group to guide parents and caregivers of middle and high schoolers. We also taught Autistic young adults and teens, who learned about Financial […]

"I wanted to say thanks to the whole group for welcoming me and making me feel validated." spoken by a support group attendee.

AutFest 2022 Films Announced!

Our 5th Annual Film Festival, AutFest Texas, is back on October 23rd in Austin, Texas (or virtually starting October 24th) and we are so excited to announce our 2022 Films, which feature a diverse array of perspectives, experiences, interests, ages, abilities, challenges and triumphs of people living with Autism. 2022 Short […]