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December 2016
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December Mid-Month Updates

News and Announcements from the Autism Society of Central Texas


Meet Chikage Windler, Austin Marathon "Charity Chaser"!
Chikage Windler, Meteorologist for CBS Austin, is the Charity Chaser for the Austin Gives Miles Program which gives funds to nonprofits during the Austin Marathon! We are in a social media contest that will determine who Chikage runs on behalf of. Chikage will earn the winning organization $1.25 for every marathoner she passes! We need your help! The contest is happening now through 1/17/17. Please go to Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram & "like" the photo of Chikage you see above. The winner will be determined by the amount of "Likes" their photo receives, total votes from an online poll (http://bit.ly/AM17vote), and amount of dollars raised during the contest, so donate to someone on our team, sign up to run with us, and get to "liking" things! Thank you! Marathon details.
 
Bolshoi Ballet "The Nutcracker" Live Film Event
See a live performance of "The Nutcracker" in a sensory friendly movie theater on Monday December 19th! It will be playing at two Austin movie theaters! Details & ticket link.
Join our Adult Autism Advisory Panel
We are currently seeking adults diagnosed with autism to serve on an advisory panel. The panel will meet every other month for about an hour. Please click to see more details & apply here. If you have questions or need accommodations of any kind to complete the application, please contact James.
Earlybird Discount: Texas Autism Bike Ride & Fun Run
We're gearing up for the 2017 event, which will be on World Autism Awareness Day, 4/2/17. Registration is now open! Ride, run or walk! Register by January 31, 2017 to get the early bird bike ride discount! Use code 2017EARLYBIRD to get your registration for $40.00. Details & registration here.
 
We Have Our Own Coffee!
Did you know Greater Goods Coffee Roasters created a coffee for us?  For every bag sold they donate $1 to Autism Society of Central Texas! We are so grateful for their donations this year! Please help us support them, (which helps us too), by purchasing coffee online or at these locations.
Upcoming Events & Information!
Check the calendar for kids recreation events over the Holiday break, free support groups & education events! Also check out the sensory friendly movie listings for kids and adults!

Hutto Holiday Party: Dec 15th (tonight!)
High School Social-Bowling:  Dec 17th
Bolshoi Ballet "The Nutcracker" Live Film: Dec 19th
New Evening Support Group-Central Austin: Jan 10th
Adult Recreation-New Year's Celebration Party: Jan 11th
Austin Marathon (join our team or volunteer): Feb 19th


Support Groups: In January we're starting a new evening support group in Central Austin, thanks to our new volunteer group leader, Robbin! We're also starting a new group in San Marcos, and we recently started one in Hutto. We also have a new High School social group too, see above for Bowling information! If you'd like to find a group or start one, please contact Program Specialist Caroline Turner.

Dr. Mark Sundberg Workshop: Stipends Available

We have partnered with CTAC to provide one stipend for a teacher, and one for a parent, to attend a one day workshop with Dr. Mark Sundberg, “A Behavioral Approach to Language Assessment & Intervention for Children with Autism”. Details about the event, on 2/9/17, & how to apply for the stipend can be found here.
 
RIDE Austin for the Holiday Season!
 
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 this holiday season!
Advocacy: Join Us & Make A Difference! 
 
Please join our advocacy list to be informed about events at the Capitol or legislation that we need assistance on. (i.e. making calls or sending emails to legislators). Please register here. Thank you!
 

Shop For A Cause With Amazon Smile
If you're shopping on Amazon this Holiday season (or anytime!) please choose us as your charity in the Amazon Smile program.  We are listed as "Autism Society of Central Texas". Thank you!
 
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Autism Society of Central Texas • 300 E. Highland Mall
, Suite 205, Austin, TX 78752 
(512) 479-4199 • info@austinautismsociety.org

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