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. 


Summer UT Informal Classes for Adults with IDD (5/1/2015) - UT Informal Classes Aimed at Adults with IDDs summer 2015 Summer 2015 Course title Instructor Max Enrollment Class fee Day Dates Time Fun with Science: Building Better Brains Jon Pierce-Shimomura 13 $120 Mondays 6/8 – 7/13/2015 6:30-8:30pm Reader’s theater MaryAnn Finegan 13 $120 Wednesdays 6/3 – 7/8/2015 6:30-8:30pm Fun with Cultures: Film Studies Lucy Barber […]
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.