February 2023
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Register Now for the Texas Autism Walk on April 23rd!

We are thrilled to bring the Texas Autism Walk back to Dreamland in Dripping Springs on April 23rd, 9AM-Noon! Like last year, we'll have entertainment, access to the splash pad & play area, and a Community Resource Fair! 

Sign you and your team up now with code EARLYBIRD23 for 20% off registration!

Sponsorships are also open now and Presenting through Silver Sponsorships include resource fair registration! 
Sign Up Now To Join The Texas Autism Walk!
Volunteer at our Austin Marathon Station on Feb. 19th!

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

Help us cheer on runners at our Aid Station, where we will also be providing water and snacks so they can refuel.
Sign Up To Volunteer Now!
RSVP To Our Next Seminars Across The Spectrum on Feb 23rd, "Challenging Behavior in Autism" on Facebook Live!
Join us February 23rd, 2023 at noon on Facebook Live for our upcoming Seminars Across The Spectrum presentation, "Challenging Behavior in Autism", presented by Hannah MacNaul, Ph.D., BCBA-D, LBA, LSSP with the UTSA Severe Behavior Lab. This presentation will focus on what we know, what we don't know, and what caregivers should be aware of when it comes to challenging behavior. 

Seminars Across The Spectrum is our ongoing lecture series that spotlights important Autism related issues and topics to help educate the general public as well as provide support to members of the Autism community. Each presentation features a different guest lecturer or lecturers who has direct experience in a field related to their particular topic.
RSVP Now To Be Notified When We Go Live!
Save The Date! Texas Autism Advocacy Day is April 4th

Save the date! April 4th, join Autism Society of Texas and other nonprofit groups, stakeholders, parents, and concerned advocates, as we spend the morning discussing legislative issues that impact individuals with Autism, and their families.

After lunch, we will visit with legislators and their staff.

No advocacy experience is required and we would love to have as many attendees as possible! During legislative visits, if you are not comfortable communicating with legislators or their staff we will assign you to a group with an appointed spokesperson. Registration opens later this month! Contact us with questions here.
Board of Directors Spotlight: Michael Ota, MA, BCBA, LBA

We are excited to feature members from our Autism Society of Texas Board of Directors! These volunteers work behind the scenes to oversee our organization and we are grateful for their support. This month we are spotlighting Board Vice President Michael Ota, MA, BCBA, LBARead more about Michael Ota here! 
Connections CREATED! Read Our AST January Recap

We kicked off January with two new in-person parent support groups in Central Austin and Georgetown as well as two free education events, one in English and one in Spanish!

We brought on two new AST team members, Mandy Kendall and Alicia Henderson.

We ended this month at the Texas Capitol, calling for an end to the use of violent restraints in schools. Read more in the January recap here. 
New In-Person Parent Groups: Amarillo & College Station
View groups around the state hereWe have 2 new in-person groups starting! 

Next Friday, February 10th at 12 noon, Bryan-College Station area parents & caregivers are invited to join us for our new Bryan-College Station Connections Group which will meet at Stephen C Beachy Central Park in College Station. RSVP to the College Station Group now!  

This group is facilitated by Liz Rodriguez, BCBA, from Galliant Autism Care. 

Our new Amarillo/West Texas Parent & Caregiver Connections Group starts this month as well on Wednesday, February 22nd at 10 AM and meets at the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Amarillo. RSVP to the Amarillo group here! 

This group is facilitated by Regina Mata-Elizalde, BCBA from Galliant Autism Care.

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!
Great Coffee, Great Business: Greater Goods Coffee!
We love Greater Goods Coffee! Whether you buy it for yourself or give the gift of coffee to someone else, you can 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 through 2/20!
Whether you're shopping for household basics, a gift, or treating yourself, 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 when you shop, Amazon will donate a portion of your sale to AST! Amazon Smile is ending this program on 2/20. We appreciate everyone's shopping support! 
Upcoming Event Highlights!
For a complete list of all events & support groups, please check our calendar!

Grupo de Apoyo para Padres y Cuidadores:  February 3rd (se reúne cada semana)
Evolution Group for Parents and Caregivers: February 8th
Level 3 Parent & Caregiver Virtual Support Group: February 10th
South East Houston Autism Group:  February 11th
Central Austin Parent/Caregiver Connections Group: February 12th 
Austin Rock Music MeetUp Group: February 14th
The Ascension Seton Austin Marathon, Half Marathon, and 5K: February 19th
Amarillo Connections  Parent & Caregiver Group: February 22nd
Statewide Virtual Parent & Caregiver Support Meeting: February 22nd

Austin Marathon: February 19, 2023
Run or Volunteer for #TeamAutism! Register here! Volunteer here!

Texas Autism Walk: April 23, 2023
Register here! Sponsor here!

Want to start a group or find a group in your area for families, parents/caregivers, or Autistic adults? Email for more information!
Donate Now & Double Your Donation!
Donations are doubled until we reach $10,000, thanks to the generosity of The Moody Foundation to all charity teams participating in the Austin Marathon! We are grateful for their support!
Autism Society of Texas • 300 E. Highland Mall Blvd., Suite 205, Austin, TX 78752
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