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February 2017
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February News


Welcome to our Spring Intern!
We are excited to introduce, Kiki McGuinn, our MSSW Intern. Kiki is a social work student at the University of Texas and will be with us full time for the entire Spring Semester!  Read more about Kiki here.

Brown Bag Learning Lunch Series
In January we started a new monthly series, the Brown Bag Learning Lunch. Join us at our office (or watch live on Facebook), as we discuss different issues affecting individuals with autism. Future topics include "Evaluation 101", Special Ed Advocacy, & Self-Care. See the upcoming schedule here.
 
Austin Marathon, 2/19/17: Run, Walk, Volunteer
We are less than a month away from the Austin Marathon on 2/19/17!  We need of a huge number of volunteers to help at our aid station! Please help us share our volunteer request on Facebook or forward to any groups. We'd also love to have more runners or walkers. (Fundraise & we'll cover your entrance fee). Know someone running? Please donate to them or to our organization! The Moody Foundation will match every donation made to all charities, up to $10,000. All details here.

How to help:
Donate and have your donation matched!
Run, Walk (5K)  or Volunteer
Texas Autism Bike Ride & Fun Run
Have you registered for our Texas Autism Bike Ride & Fun Run?  This is a fun, family-friendly bike ride, or 5K Fun Run (or walk) at Georgetown High School on 4/2/17. Details here

Advocacy Updates!

We are excited to be part of a coalition of Texas disability nonprofits, parent advocates, and partners, the newly created Texans for Special Education Reform. Please "like" the Facebook page & check out the action items.  
At the Capitol: We have been busy advocating for ABA therapy to be covered under Medicaid & for ECI to be fully funded so all Texas children get the interventions they require! Please join our advocacy list to be informed about events at the Capitol or legislation that we need assistance on as well as advocacy training opportunities.
Upcoming Events & Information
Check the calendar for recreation events, free support groups & education events! Also check out the sensory friendly movie listings for kids and adults!  

Crossfit For All: Feb 4th (Now on Saturday mornings!)
Programming Hope: The Incredible Story Behind the nonPareil Institute: Feb 4th
New! Georgetown Support Group: Feb 6th
Parents of Adults with Disabilities: Feb 7th
Adults with Autism Recreation Event (UT Basketball): Feb 7th
Brown Bag Learning Lunch: Feb 8th
Dr. Mark Sundberg, BCBA-D, Workshop: Feb 9th
New! Adult Sibling Support Group: Feb 15th
New! Evening Support Group Meeting: Feb 15th
New! San Marcos Support Group: Feb 16th
Friends & Family Happy Hour: Feb 16th
Austin Marathon (join our team or volunteer): Feb 19th
Hutto Support Group: Feb 23rd
Save the Date! Texas Autism Bike Ride & Fun Run: April 2nd


Support & Social Groups:  We have many support groups meeting at different times & locations! If you'd like to find a group or start one, please contact Program Specialist Caroline Turner.

RIDE Austin: Get A Safe Ride Home!
 
Did you know RIDE Austin has selected us as a charity? RIDE Austin is a ride share/car service company that supports non-profits. Download the app & select "Autism Society of Central Texas" as your charity if you need a ride somewhere!
Shop For A Cause With Amazon Smile
If you shop on Amazon please choose us as your charity in the Amazon Smile program.  We are listed as "Autism Society of Central Texas". Thank you!
 
About Autism Society of Texas

If you missed our announcement about becoming the Autism Society of Texas in January, you can read the press release here.
We've moved!
Autism Society of Texas • 300 E. Highland Mall
, Suite 205, Austin, TX 78752 
(512) 479-4199 • info@texasautismsociety.org

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