October 2022
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AutFest Texas Film Festival is Almost Here!
Our 5th Annual Film Festival, AutFest Texas, is only three weeks away!

Don't miss your chance to join us October 23rd in Austin, Texas at AFS Cinema for a night of film, community, and celebrating neurodivergent pride!

100% of proceeds from this event go towards supporting and empowering individuals in the Texas Autism community.
Get Your Tickets Now & Use Code LASTCALL for 10% Off!
SATS "Obtaining an Autism Diagnosis at Any Age"
Oct 20th at Noon on Facebook Live!
Join us October 20th, 12-1:15PM on Facebook Live for our next Seminars Across The Spectrum presentation, "Obtaining an Autism Diagnosis at Any Age", presented by Dr. Kathy Loveland. 
Dr. Loveland will discuss how to go about obtaining an Autism diagnosis, including how to seek an Autism assessment and what that process looks like. This presentation is for anyone seeking an autism diagnosis either for themself or for their child. RSVP here to be notified when we go live! 
Putt Fore Autism Returns Nov 3rd-5th!
Spark Learning's Putt Fore Autism returns for its 9th year on November 3rd-5th at Peter Pan Mini-Golf in Austin! Whether you’re looking for a fun day with your family or a BYOB outing with your friends, Putt Fore Autism is the place to be. Register online and choose the day & time that works for you. 

Putt Fore Autism is a yearly event to promote Autism acceptance in the greater Austin community & proceeds support Autism Society of Texas.
Learn More & Register for Putt Fore Autism!
Music Knows No Boundaries is TOMORROW! 
October 5th at White Oak Music Hall, join AST for a night of country music and creating connections at Music Knows No Boundaries!
Proceeds from this event will go toward the Jack Stephens Scholarship Fund, in support of Autistic children in the greater Houston area. Liz, Jack's mom, began MKNB as a way to assist families with out-of-pocket expenses associated with ASD. 
Liz Selig, Jack's mom, began Music Knows No Boundaries as a way to assist families with out-of-pocket expenses associated with ASD. Starting this year, we are so excited to be their partner in helping children on the spectrum receive the resources they need to live fully! See performances from: 
Tickets On Sale Now!
Art For Autism This Saturday in San Antonio!

This Saturday, October 8th from 11AM-8PM, at the Shops At La Cantera, come check out artwork created by Autistic artists in Texas at Art For Autism!

This event is free and open to the public and is hosted by Autism Treatment Center!

Learn more here! 
Connections CREATED! Read Our AST September Recap

We had three education events in September! We closed our Hunter Hinze Fund scholarship program with 34 autistic adults applying for funding for programs and services that will help them gain independence and autonomy. In addition, we had more than 15 social and support groups where we helped Autistc adults and Parents and Caregivers connect with one another.

Our highlight was from an attendee of one of our Facebook Live Education Events; “This topic is super important to me. Thank you to AST for bringing this to all of us.” Read more of our September recap here. 
Check Out Our Group Meetings Across Texas!
Check out our groups around the state! We have online regional community groups, as well as support and recreation groups!

This month we're highlighting our new, in-person Rio Grande Valley Connections Parent & Caregiver Group!  The Rio Grande Valley Group supports parents and caregivers of individuals on the spectrum! The first meeting is October 18th at 6:00 pm.
This group is facilitated by Adelina Olivares and is hosted at 707 Coffee House in Alamo, TX.  RSVP now

Become an Autism Society of Texas Member!

Join the Autism Society of Texas in empowering the lives of people with autism by becoming a yearly member!

Family, Individual, & Business Memberships are available with benefits, recognition for businesses, magnet, discounts to events, & more. Join here!
Drink Coffee & Support AST With Greater Goods Coffee!
Coffee connoisseurs, did you know you can support AST through enjoying what you love? 

Greater Goods Coffee Co. is a huge supporter of AST & donates a portion of the proceeds from every bag of their Fresh Perspective coffee to us. Purchase a bag online here or at one of their locations!
Shop through Amazon Smile!
Get what you need and support the Autism Society of Texas when you shop through Amazon Smile! Did you know Amazon has free shipping and free returns on most clothing and shoes? If you shop on Amazon please choose us as your charity in the Amazon Smile program.  We are listed as "Autism Society of Texas".
Tax Deductible Vehicle Donations! is our partner for tax deductible vehicle donations! Have a boat, car, truck or any vehicle that doesn't work or needs too many repairs? Or maybe it's in great condition and you'd just like to help Autism Society of Texas? Whatever the case, donating a vehicle is simple and free, and Autism Society of Texas gets the proceeds of the car sale! 
Upcoming Events!
For a complete list of all events & support groups, please check our calendar!

Music Knows No Boundaries Concert: October 5
Grupo de Apoyo para Padres y Cuidadores: 07 de October
El Paso - Monthly Caregiver Support Group Meeting: October 9
South Austin Support Meeting: October 12
Level 3 Parent & Caregiver Virtual Support Group: October 14
Bike To The Beach Supporting AST: October 15
Online Adult Recreation Group – Halloween Reading Circle: October 17
Rio Grande Valley Connections Parent/Caregiver Support Group: October 18
Greater Houston Parent/Caregiver Support Group: October 18
DFW Virtual Parent/Caregiver Support Group: October 19
Thrive Parent/Advocate Action Group: October 19
SATS "Obtaining An Autism Diagnosis At Any Age": October 20
El Paso Aspie Support Group: October 21
AutFest Texas Film Festival: October 23
Waco Autistic/Aspie Adult Social Group: October 23
Online Adult Support and Social Skills Group: The Bigger Picture: October 24
San Antonio Connections Parent & Caregiver Support Meeting: October 25
Statewide Support Meeting: October 26
Evolution Support Group for Parents and Caregivers: October 26
Joshua Stage Theater Arts and More! Ages 8 and Up: October 29

Putt Fore Autism: November 3-5

Want to start a group or find a group in your area for families, parents/caregivers, or Autistic adults? Email for more information!
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