|Our Mission: To empower
individuals, families, and
communities touched by
Autism Spectrum Disorders to
live fulfilling lives.
There is no charge for
membership and no dues.
Meetings feature guest
speakers and usually include
free childcare for children with
ASD and their siblings, with a
Other activities and programs
participation in the community
for all people affected by ASD.
CHECK OUR LINKS PAGE
FOR RESOURCES FOR A
WIDE VARIETY OF NEEDS!!
HOTAN is a 501(c)(3)
and donations are
For a free HOTAN brochure
HOTAN is seeking volunteers
for fundraisers, programs,
volunteer coordination, and
newsletters and publicity).
Creativity and enthusiasm is
To volunteer, please Contact
Us on this website or email
HOTAN seeks people who speak
Spanish to help the parents of
ASD persons whose primary
language is Spanish.
Contact HOTAN through our
Contact Us page.
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Heart of Texas Autism Network Activities:
Growing on the Spectrum
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Master Gardener Lynn DeMuynck is leading
children/youth in green adventures!
Students learn about Nature and the growing process,
have "hands-on" activities, and take materials home
to continue their experiences with living plants.
The Heart of Texas Autism Network also participates
with Waco's "We Care" Community Garden.
For more information email email@example.com
or leave a message on the "Contact Us" page of this website.
Groups of children/youth with autism meet monthly to
socialize and have fun!
FIRST MONDAY Supper Club at Chili's meets
at Chili's on 5804 Bosque Blvd.
Come join us at the next "First Monday" Supperclub!
Kids/youth have fun socializing, meeting new friends and making connections in the community!
Call 254-733-8965 or firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP/for more information.
"TEEN PLUS" Supper Club
Every fourth Tuesday!
The group is for Teens (13+) and Young Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Contact 254-733-8965 or email@example.com for more information.
Betty Vela, owner of B's Art School (254-644-1323, 504 Hewitt Drive, in Hewitt),
is partnering with the Heart of Texas Autism Network and
organizing a weekly art class for children with autism.
For more information leave a message on the "Contact Us" page of this website.
April is AUTISM AWARENESS MONTH
but for those living with autism,
"Awareness" is 24/7, 365 days a year
data published by the CDC show a continuing upward trend
in the prevalence of autism spectrum disorders.
In 2007, based on 2002 data, CDC reported that 1 in 150 children had an ASD.
In 2009, based on 2006 data, CDC reported that 1 in 110 children had an ASD.
In 2012, based on 2008 data ...CDC reported that 1 in 88 children had an ASD.
And on March 27th, 2014, based on 2010 data, CDC reported 1 in 68 children had
... an increase of 120% from 2002
Other figures released by the CDC indicate
1 in 50 school-age children
has an autism spectrum diagnosis.
Together, we can make a difference!
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Heart of Texas Autism Network
P.O. Box 2484
Waco, TX 76703
|The Heart of Texas Autism Network has launched a pilot program
Adult-coached Internship Program
HOTAN is looking for persons on the Autism Spectrum, 18 years of age or older,
who have completed their education with the public school system.
Selected applicants will receive approximately 40 hours of training to perform
specific tasks to increase their employment marketability.
Skills learned will be based upon the individual needs of the applicant.
The goal of the program is for the selected applicants
to be placed in a paid or volunteer position with a local business or organization.
Application is online at www.hotautismnetwork.org/ajci.html
|area support groups
in Waco, McLennan
WACO WALK FOR AUTISM and FAMILY FUN DAY!!
MUSIC! ACTIVITIES & GAMES! RESOURCE INFORMATION!
Come walk with us on that one afternoon in support of those who walk with autism every day of the year ...
CLICK HERE to register
DEADLINE EXTENDED! REGISTER THROUGH SUNDAY MARCH 29
AND YOU CAN STILL GET THE TSHIRT!
|APRIL is AUTISM AWARENESS MONTH
Waco Mayor Malcolm Duncan, Jr and the City Council will proclaim
April as Autism Awareness Month at the City Council meeting Tuesday, April 7th, 6pm
Families touched by Autism and special needs are invited to come enjoy a
"Night at the Museum" at the Mayborn
on Thursday, April 9th 6-8 pm (5:30 sign in)
for a special price - $4 adult, $2 children
and Everyone is invited to come Zumba for a great cause on Saturday, April 11th
10am - noon, $10 per person, at Crestview Church of Christ Community Center!!