Welcome to the Autism Society of Central Texas

The Autism Society of Central Texas changes lives by connecting families and individuals to community resources and support throughout Central Texas. Offerings include support meetings in both Austin and San Antonio; on-line networking opportunities; Sensory Friendly films; and fun family activities. Volunteers usually respond to individual telephone and e-mail inquiries within 48 hours.

The Autism Society of Central Texas is a 501(c)3 organization that depends heavily on donations. Please know that contributions are tax deductible and will be used locally.


Autism Film Festival & Casino Party

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The Autism Society of Central Texas is excited to host our first ever Autism Film Festival at Alamo Drafthouse with a Casino Party at The Highball, presented by Catapult and Microsoft. The Highball party includes food, fun, music, casino night, Paddles Up, and silent auction!

Why a film festival? Through film and video we can raise awareness in a broader community about life with autism. The films show a range of ages and abilities, and the challenges and triumphs, (however big or small), that living with autism can bring. Viewers will also witness the dedication and support so many families provide to give individuals with autism the greatest chance of reaching their full potential. These films tell our story. All funds raised will stay here in Central Texas to support our mission of improving the lives of all affected by autism.


Learn more about the Autism Society of Central Texas


The Autism Society works with other local groups and the Texas Legislature to celebrate our families and draw attention to the challenges we face on a day to day basis.


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 educate members of the community.


It's not always easy to find fun activities for individuals with autism. The Autism Society sponsors outings and activities for children and adults on the spectrum.


The Autism Society supports parents on-line through Yahoo, Facebook, and Meetup and face-to-face through monthly get-togethers around Central Texas.


October News! (10/18/2016) - What’s going on at Autism Society of Central Texas in October? Check out our newsletters!  The newsletter comes out twice a month. To subscribe register your email address here to find out what’s going on in the Central Texas autism community! Some highlights: We won a Media Award on October 17th from the City of Austin […]
You talked. We listened. (9/19/2016) - You can check out our new map here.
Wings for All Program Comes to Austin! (9/10/2016) - For Immediate Release                                                                                   Contact: Deborah Wallace September 2, 2016 wings-for-all-press-release                                                                                dwallace@thearcoftexas.org 512-485-9731 GREAT PHOTO AND VIDEO OPPORTUNITY!                                                                                                                      Wings for All™ Program Comes to Austin! Austin, TX – On September 10th, The Arc will host the Wings for All™ event at the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS)! This event is being held in partnership with AUS, American Airlines, […]
Announcing Access Austin: Expanding Opportunities for Adults with Autism (9/1/2016) - On September 1st at the Austin City Council meeting, the Autism Society of Central Texas was approved for a Social Services & Capacity Building grant through Austin/Travis County Health & Human Services Department! We are beyond thrilled that with this generous grant, we can now provide even more services to our local adult autism population […]
Employment Coach Position (8/30/2016) - The Autism Society of Central Texas is hiring! We are looking for an Employment Coach to join our team and support families in Central Texas. Please see the attached job description for more information. Job Description- Employment Coach