November 2022
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Spark Learning's Putt Fore Autism Starts TODAY!
Spark Learning's Putt Fore Autism starts TODAY, November 3rd-5th,  returning for its 9th year at Peter Pan Mini-Golf in Austin! Bring your family or your friends for a fun outing in support of AST. Like previous years, you can attend on the day and time that works for you! 

If you aren't able to attend, you can still join the fun with the Virtual Silent Auction. See what you could win now!
Putt Fore Autism promotes Autism acceptance in the greater Austin community. Proceeds support Autism Society of Texas. Thank you, Spark Learning!
Learn More & Register for Putt Fore Autism!
AutFest Texas: View Short Films at Home!
Thank you to everyone who attended or supported AutFest Texas in Austin on 10/23! The event was a huge success! Look out for a complete recap next week after our Virtual AutFest ends this Sunday! Now's your chance- for just $30 per household you can get a streaming link to view all short films! Support a good cause and get your virtual ticket below!

A big thank you to our Board Members Dr. Jennifer Hamrick, Benny Kolbeson, and Heather Reed for representing us at the event, and to Board Members Heather Reed and Amanda Dunlap for serving on our AutFest Committee!
Get a Virtual Ticket!
"Texas ABLE Program:
Helping Texans with Disabilities Save & Plan for the Future"
Join us November 10th at 12 noon on Facebook Live for our Seminars Across the Spectrum Presentation "Texas ABLE Program: Helping Texans with Disabilities Save and Plan for the Future" to learn more about how to save money using a tax-advantaged plan designed for Texans with disabilities. This video will also be available on our YouTube channel.

Whether you have a loved one with Autism or you're an Autistic adult, a Texas ABLE savings account may be financially beneficial!
We will discuss the basics of the Texas ABLE Program, who may benefit and how, as well as how you can get started with a Texas ABLE account. 
RSVP To Be Notified When We Go Live!
CSEA Presentación En Español, "Cómo Enseñar Nuevas Habilidades a Los Niños con Autismo"
Te invitamos a nuestra conferencia sobre el autismo virtual en Español, "Cómo Enseñar Nuevas Habilidades a Los Niños con Autismo" presentada por Mayra Corona-Moreno BCBA en vivo de Facebook el día 6 de Diciembre a las 12:00pm.

Esta Conferencia explica cómo crear un ambiente apto para que los niños puedan aprender y cómo usar materiales educativos visuales para enseñar nuevas habilidades.
Aprenderemos a reforzar los comportamientos positivos y a usar herramientas para trabajar en las metas de nuestros hijos. Finalmente, también en esta plática recibirás consejos que puedes aplicar para entrenar a tu hijo(a) para ir al baño.
¡Aprende Más Aquí!
Connections CREATED! Read Our AST October Recap

October was an extremely busy month for us! We started with Board President Rany Thommen, representing AST at the Music Knows No Boundaries benefit in Houston, then had riders participate in Bike to the Beach, followed by AutFest Texas! We were all over Texas creating connections and raising funds for the Texas Autism community!

We held two free virtual education events including our first education event in Spanish with Dr. Berenice De La Cruz, an AST Board Member! Berenice also volunteered in San Antonio this month at the Art For Autism event! Thanks, Berenice! We had many support and social groups across the state, including the first meeting of our new Rio Grande Valley Group! Thank you to all of our long term and new volunteers who help us create connections across Texas! 

This month, our Navigating Autism team received this response after providing some guidance on a challenging co-occurring mental health & Autism issue, “This gives me hope.” Read more about what we did this October 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 hybrid South East Houston Community Group! This group is for parents, caregivers, local professionals, and autistic individuals to provide support to one another, to build a solid network in their local area, and provide education and support to members of the Autism community. Come to ask questions and find answers as well as share successes and struggles.

This group meets the Second Saturday of every month, 10-11AM, at Trinity Episcopal Church (5010 N.Main Street, Baytown, TX 77521).
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 Event Highlights!
For a complete list of all events & support groups, please check our calendar!

Putt Fore Autism: November 3-5
Grupo de Apoyo para Padres y Cuidadores: 04 de Noviembre
Rio Grande Valley Connections Parent/Caregiver Support Group: November 8
Evolution Support Group for Parents and Caregivers: November 9
SATS "Texas ABLE Program" Facebook Live Presentation: November 10
Level 3 Parent & Caregiver Virtual Support Group: November 11
South East Houston Community Group: November 12
Greater Houston Parent/Caregiver Support Group: November 15
Thrive Parent/Advocate Action Group: November 16
DFW Virtual Parent/Caregiver Support Group: November 16
Statewide Support Meeting: November 23
Waco Autistic/Aspie Adult Social Group: November 27
Online Adult Support & Social Skills Group: Creating Meaningful Connections: November 28
San Antonio Connections Parent & Caregiver Support Meeting: November 29

Austin Marathon: February 19, 2023
We've been selected as a charity team again! Run for #TeamAutism! Register here!

Want to start a group or find a group in your area for families, parents/caregivers, or Autistic adults? Email for more information!
Support Autism Society of Texas & Donate Today!
Autism Society of Texas • 300 E. Highland Mall Blvd., Suite 205, Austin, TX 78752
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