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.

 

 

Learn more about the Autism Society of Central Texas

Advocacy

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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. 

Education

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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.

Recreation

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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.

Support

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

 

Austin’s TILT Performance Group Celebrates 40 Years of FREE TO BE… YOU AND ME (10/27/2014) - [Austin, TX] It’s been forty years since Marlo Thomas and friends launched Free To Be… You and Me into our public consciousness, and TILT Performance Group is celebrating by mounting the iconic 70s musical this November. The cast, comprised of company members Toby Al-Trabulsi, Amy Flores, Kristin Gooch, Emily Newman, Jonathan Pate, Caitlin Primm, Peter […]
Girl Scout Makes Weighted Blankets for Kids with Autism (10/14/2014) -   The Autism Society of Central Texas was delighted to help Girl Scout Janie Rivera with her Gold Award Project. Janie made 13 weighted blankets and developed a tutorial for people who’d like to make their own. The Autism Society had the privilege of connecting Janie with 13 children who needed blankets and also some generous donors who contributed […]
Els for Autism #GameON Golf Clinic (9/20/2014) - The Els for Autism Golf Challenge held its first Austin based event on September 15th at the University of Texas Golf Course.  Retired NFL players Ricky Williams and Kasey Studdard made the rounds and took photos with players and the local children who gathered for the #GameON Autism Golf clinic by The First Tee of […]
Gov. Perry Appoints Three to Texas Council on Autism and Pervasive Developmental Disorders (8/23/2014) - AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry has appointed three members to the Texas Council on Autism and Pervasive Developmental Disorders for terms to expire Feb. 1, 2016. The council makes recommendations to the Legislature and state agencies to ensure the needs of people with autism and other pervasive developmental disorders and their families are addressed, and that […]
Study Finds Brains With Autism Have Too Many Synapses (8/23/2014) - Thanks to the New York Times for another article on autism.  This one describes a brain study at Columbia University that may lead to new treatments. http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/22/health/brains-of-autistic-children-have-too-many-synapses-study-suggests.html?_r=0 From the article: As a baby’s brain develops, there is an explosion of synapses, the connections that allow neurons to send and receive signals. But during childhood and […]