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


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. 


Different, Not Less – Autism Society Supports Children and Their Families (3/30/2015) - Check out this interview with our own Suzanne Potts! http://www.austinfamily.com/different-not-less-autism-society-supports-children-and-their-families/
CTD GUEST BLOG: AUTISM SERVICES IN THE 84TH LEGISLATURE (3/17/2015) - (Also see article here.) Kaitlyn Clifton Autism Society of Central Texas March 16, 2015 Autism services in Texas are undergoing what could be a major change this session. Right now, the Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services (DARS) Autism Program serves about 250 children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in Texas (according to a recent […]
How the brain responds to a hug could help diagnose autism (12/4/2014) - Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have identified differences in brain activity for people with autism when they are asked to think about social cues like giving or receiving a hug.  In their research, this has been 97% accurate in identifying subjects with autism. Watch the video below or read more here.  
Rad Austin Magazine Spotlights The Schaefer Family (12/3/2014) -       We were thrilled to work with Rad Austin Magazine for their December edition with Vicki Llamas Schaefer and her beautiful family! They are an amazing family and strong autism advocates-we are so grateful for them to share their story. Thanks to The Junior League of Austin for letting us use their Christmas […]
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 […]