October 2016
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October Mid-Month News
News and announcements from the Autism Society of Central Texas

Autism Society of Central Texas Wins Media Award!
On October 17th, the Autism Society of Central Texas' Executive Director, Suzanne Potts, accepted a Media Award from the City of Austin's Mayor's Committee for People With Disabilities. The Media Award was given to us for our work in training first responders to assist people with autism through our First Responder Video. We shared this honor with the KXAN News team who were awarded a Media Award for their ADA lawsuit coverage. We are grateful to Jennifer Miller for nominating us & thankful to be honored for doing this important work.
Autism Film Festival & Casino Party: Thank You!
We had an amazing time at our Autism Film Festival & Casino Party on Sunday! We had a hugely successful event and raised approximately $27,000 which will be used right here in our autism community! Thank you to everyone who came out to support us by attending the event or volunteering! We are so thankful for all of you!  Pictured above on left: Autism Society of Central Texas staff & board members with actor Seth Lee from "The Accountant". On right, Kylie McGivern from KXAN moderating the panel discussion. 
 Thank You Film Festival Sponsors!
Presenting Sponsors: CatapultMicrosoft
Film Sponsor: ASpirE
Spotlight Sponsor: Spark Learning
Leading Role Sponsor: Central Texas Autism Center
Supporting Role Sponsors:
Austin’s Communication Station  
First Leap Pediatric Therapy  
Hector E. Ponce Academy
Popcorn Sponsors:
Big Sky Pediatric Therapy
ABA Connect
In-kind Sponsors: Do512 FamilyKVETPeople's Pharmacy
Tissue Sponsor: The Hart Family (We needed those tissues!!)

Austin Marathon: Join #TeamASCT
Run, walk or volunteer! We've been selected as one of the 26 "Official Charity Partners" for the Austin Marathon's charitable program, Austin Gives Miles! Sign up to represent Autism Society of Central Texas February 19, 2017! Choose the marathon, half marathon, or 5K (run or walk this one)!  Too much exercise? We need volunteers at the drink & snack stations! Email Jacquie with questions or read more here!
Access Austin: Adult Vocational & Life Skills Program
We are thrilled to announce that Zak Van Vorhees has joined our team as the Employment Coach for Access Austin, our new adult employment and vocational skills training program, made possible by a City of Austin grant. We'll have more about Zak in our November newsletter! We're seeking interested clients for this free program, as well as volunteer & employment opportunities for our clients! Read more here or email us! 
Upcoming Events!
We are providing 10 stipends to cover the cost of registration for the ABA Today Family Conference on 10/28. Details here.

Planning is starting for our 2017 Texas Autism Bike Ride & Fun Run!
Want to learn about what's involved? Email Laura


Mark Your Calendars!
Check the calendar for free support groups, education, and recreation events! Also check out the sensory friendly movie listings for kids and adults! We have a new support group in Hutto & we have a volunteer who will be hosting events for high schoolers on the spectrum! Email Lucia for information.
Autism Society of Central Texas • 4902 Grover Ave, Austin, TX 78756 
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