December 2022
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Be A Part Of Our Mission For Season Of Giving!
It's Season of Giving and now through the end of the year, there are multiple ways to support Autism Society of Texas and the Texas Autism community!
AST Silent Auction-Ends Friday!
Bid on one of our great auction packages in our Season of Giving Virtual Silent Auction, ending December 11th! You can also bid on something in Dr. Becker's Art Auction and 80% of the proceeds will go to AST!
Double Your Impact!
Donate now on the AST Austin Marathon page and thanks to Austin Marathon as well as the generosity of the Moody Foundation, all donations will be doubled until we reach $10,000!
Donate Now & Double Your Donation!
Save The Date! SATS Presentation "Medicaid Waivers" is January 17th on Facebook Live
Join us January 17th, 2023 at noon on Facebook Live for the Seminars Across The Spectrum presentation,"Medicaid Wavers & How To Get Your Child On The List", presented by Barbara Bush, President of Solutions for Special Needs Families. This presentation will explain the Medicaid Waiver programs and how to get your child signed up for them. It will also include info on each program as well as the eligibility criteria.  
RSVP Now To Be Notified When We Go Live!
Register for #TeamAutism At The Austin Marathon!

Join #TeamAutism for the Ascension Seton Austin Marathon, Half Marathon, and 5K happening Sunday, February 19th, 2023

Registration is now open for the marathon, half marathon, and 5K! Register now and choose Autism Society of Texas as your charity.  Want to volunteer with us? Sign up here!
Autism Dad's Social Club Houston
Holiday Party is Dec 10th!

Our partner, Autism Dad's Social Club is having a Holiday Party Dec 10th, 3-5 PM at Riverside USMC in Houston! The holiday party is for autistic children and pre-teens as well as their families. We will have holiday music, food and refreshments, as well as festive games and sensory activities.

This event is free but you must RSVP in order to attend.

Supporter Spotlight: Devin Gutierrez!
We are excited to congratulate Devin Gutierrez, a long time supporter of Autism Society of Texas who performed at our 2022 Texas Autism Walk, for winning a Danny Award for his outstanding musical talents!

Huge congratulations to you, Devin!!
Devin plays solo performances and is also part of The Spinrockers, who perform around town and can perform at your next event! To book the Spinrockers, email or to book Devin, please visit his website.
Watch Devin on the Danny Awards here! 
Featured Studies!
Did you know we have a page of research studies seeking participants on our website? 

Some of these studies are a small time commitment while other studies may take place over a few months and include therapy, parent/caregiver training or coaching, or some other form of Autism support, therapy, or guidance. Some studies  involve compensation or a chance to get a gift card! Check them out now!
Connections CREATED! Read Our AST November Recap

We had a great November creating connections in the Texas Autism community! Spark Learning's Putt Fore Autism raised a record-breaking $23,201.85 for Autism Society of Texas! Our new Southeast Houston Support Group met for the first time. We provided a free Seminars Across The Spectrum education presentation on the Texas ABLE Program alongside Texas ABLE staff. 

This month, our highlight is a quote from an individual who received connections to support for her child through our Navigating Autism Program, “ You helped me so much, I can't talk about it without crying!."  Read more about what we did this November 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 Georgetown Parent Group!
This group is for parents and caregivers to provide support and encouragement to one another and to gain a solid network of support in their local area. Come to ask questions and share successes as well as struggles.
This group starts in January and will meet the Third Tuesday of every month at 6 PM at Goodfolks (119 W. 7th Street Georgetown, Texas 78628).

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!
Buy a Great Gift for the Coffee Lover in Your Life & Support AST with Greater Goods Coffee!
This holiday season, give the gift of coffee and support AST at the same time! 

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 this holiday season and support the Autism Society of Texas when you shop through Amazon Smile!

Pick "Autism Society of Texas" as your charity in the Amazon Smile program and every time you shop, Amazon will donate a portion of your sale to AST!
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!

Level 3 Parent & Caregiver Virtual Support Group: December 9
Grupo de Apoyo para Padres y Cuidadores: 09 de Deciembre
Autism Dad's Social Club Holiday Event in Houston: December 10
Season Of Giving Virtual Auction Closes: December 11
Rio Grande Valley Connections Parent/Caregiver Support Group: December 13
Austin Rock Music Meetup Group: December 13
Statewide Virtual Parent & Caregiver Support Meeting: December 28

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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