News and announcements from the Autism Society of Central Texas
This Tuesday 5/3: Big Give San Antonio!
Big Give San Antonio is this Tuesday May 3rd! Big Give SA is a 24 hour period of online giving to local nonprofits. All money raised during this event will be used in San Antonio to provide free support groups for adults with autism, families who have children with autism, as well as free recreation and education events and advocacy work.
Do you live in San Antonio or know people who do? Please share with friends and family help us share Facebook & Twitter posts so we can make this a huge success!
Join us on May 3rd from 12-5 pm! We'll be at VenturePoint Medical for Big Give San Antonio! Please come visit, make a donation, or just hang out! Address: 5460 Babcock Rd, Ste 120C, San Antonio, Texas 78240
Join us on May 26th for Autism Society of Central Texas night as the Round Rock Express baseball team plays the Tacoma Rainiers. We're looking forward to a fun family-friendly night out! We'll be spreading autism awareness and enjoying the game! We hope to see lots of you there! Details and ticketshere.
Hunter Hinze Fund Now Accepting Applications
The Hunter Hinze Fund is accepting applications for our second round of grants! Adults (18 & up) with an autism diagnosis are eligible to apply for up to a $500 grant. The grant fund was started by a generous donation from the family of Hunter Hinze to honor his memory. A number of people have donated to this fund and we recently awarded our first five grants. The application process is open until June 30. It is the family's wish that these funds be used for:
services and supports that would provide autonomy, skill development; or
a sense of purpose that promotes self-sufficiency and fosters independence.
We're excited to continue our partnership with KidsActing Foundation. After a successful acting class pilot program this Spring, they are offering a free Summer camp for individuals with autism of all ages from July 18-22nd at their location in East Austin. The camp size will be limited and spots will be filled on a first come, first served basis. Please RSVP to get on the interest list. KidsActing Foundation will contact you with details and camp confirmation.
Rowing Camp & Camp Kayak
We've partnered with Texas Rowing for All for Camp Kayak (ages 8 & up) or Rowing Camp (age 13 & up), both Aug. 1-5th. The camp is $200 for the week and promises to be a lot of fun! Check our websitefor flyers & application.
Autism Conference, Support Groups, Movies & More!
Don't forget to check our calendar!
From infant massage, respite, recreation & education events, to sensory friendly films for kids & adults, we've got it listed!
Texas Autism Research Conference:Featuring National keynote speakers, Dr. Doreen Granpeesheh Ph.D., BCBA and Steve Silberman. Crowne Plaza Hotel, Austin. June 14 & 15th. We'll be there! Registration ends June 7th.