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. 


Welcome our new MSSW intern! (8/31/2015) - Please welcome our fall 2015 MSSW intern, Nidia Heston as she joins the ASCT team! Nidia is going to school at UTA and will complete her internship from August to early December. We are thrilled to have her join us and her knowledge of navigation and supports for families will be a tremendous asset! Nidia […]
Welcome the new ASCT Administrative Coordinator! (8/21/2015) - We are excited to announce we have hired a new, part-time Administrative Coordinator, Jacquie Benestante! We are thrilled to have her on board with us and look forward to having her expertise, time and energy on our team. Here’s a little bit about Jacquie: Jacquie Benestante is excited to join the Autism Society of Central […]
August Provider Highlight: Central Texas Autism Center (7/29/2015) - Central Texas Autism Center (CTAC) was founded 12 years ago in Austin by Kelle Rich, BCBA. Our staff of BCBA’s are highly skilled in developing and delivering individualized therapy designed on the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis and Skinner’s Analysis of Verbal Behavior (VB). We focus on the development of behavior, language, social/play skills, academics, […]
July Provider Highlight: Growing Roots (7/8/2015) - As promised, the Autism Society of Central Texas is starting a monthly provider highlight in which we ask a autism service provider in our network to write a short blurb about their organization to send out to our network! We are very grateful that Growing Roots volunteered to be our first provider highlight! Learn a […]
Autism Society of America Announces 2015 Award Winners (6/30/2015) - As a follow-up to the news of Ann Hart winning the National Autism Society Volunteer of the Year, here is the Autism Society of America press release announcing this and other awards. Again, we are so proud of Ann Hart and cannot think of a more deserving person to receive this award! 2015ASAAwards2015PressRelease