Recreation


The Autism Society of Texas offers recreational opportunities for families and adults with Autism. During the Summer we hosted online recreation groups for kids and teens. We also have events such as seasonal holiday parties, AMC Sensory-Friendly Films, recreation and support groups for autistic adults, and Friends and Family Happy Hour just for parents and caregivers! Some of our other special events during the year have included Round Rock Baseball outings, water park outings, hockey games partnered with the Texas Stars Foundation, and summer fun pool parties. We also partner with other organizations to offer Autism-friendly summer camp opportunities. Check the calendar for upcoming events or subscribe to our newsletter to find out what’s coming up!

Upcoming Events

[ai1ec view=”agenda” cat_name=”Family Friendly”]

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
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.
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.
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.
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.
May News (6/3/2021) - Check out our May newsletter here. Subscribe here!
AutFest Texas: Coming this October! (6/1/2021) - We are thrilled to announce the return of our in-person autism film festival, AutFest Texas, this October! Mark your calendars! We’ll be hosting the event in Austin at AFS Cinema, in Houston at The Monarch School, in the DFW area  at Studio Movie Grill (Spring Valley location), and a Virtual AutFest with a streaming link […]
What’s Happening in April: Autism Acceptance Month! (3/30/2021) - April is Autism Acceptance Month! We will be dedicated to spreading our message of inclusion, where individuals with autism live fully through connection and acceptance!  Spread awareness, “attend” a free event, take action, check out our support groups, treat yourself, or join our virtual Bike Ride & Fun Run/Walk! View other ideas here! Read our “What’s Happening in April: Autism Acceptance Month” […]
March News (3/24/2021) - Check out our March newsletter! Registration is open for our Texas Autism Bike Ride and Fun Run, and free for pets!! Lots of education events and new support groups starting! Read it here. Subscribe here.  
February News (2/3/2021) - Check out our February newsletter! Register for Texas Autism Advocacy Day, check out our new Seminars Across the Spectrum series, new support groups & more! Read it here. Subscribe here.
January 2021 News (1/9/2021) - Please note! The Texas ABLE presentation on 1/7/21 was canceled and is being rescheduled. Read the complete January newsletter here  – upcoming events include our Policy Symposium on 1/14, new Spanish support group, Houston Parent/Caregiver group, and read about our new regional online groups-find support wherever you are! Subscribe to our newsletter here.
2020 Year-In-Review (1/6/2021) - 2020 was an unusual year, but at the Autism Society of Texas we were able to grow programs and add staff, reaching more people impacted by autism statewide. Read the full year-end review here.
December News (1/6/2021) - Read our December newsletter here to learn what’s happening! Subscribe here!
September News (9/3/2020) - Check out our September newsletter! From AutFest at Home: The Sequel, to our Virtual Texas Autism Bike Ride & Fun Run, to our online support groups and advococy initiatives, we have a lot going on throughout the month! Read the September newsletter here. Subscribe here.
August News (8/5/2020) - Learn more about our exciting plans for the virtual Texas Autism Bike Ride & Fun Run, meet our amazing supporters, Amy & Michael Ota, learn about AutFestTexas: The Sequel on 9/13, and the continuation of many of our free groups online for teens, kids and adults! Read it here. Subscribe here.
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.