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Heart of Texas Autism Network  Meeting:

Childcare is available, however you need to request childcare ...
If you have not previously registered your children, please download and fill out this form.
Please send the registration form and your reservation to

Asperger's Family Support Group in Robinson

Fellowship Hall, 428 Chado in Robinson.
For more information, contact Amanda by
email or phone at (254) 715-1017.
This on-line discussion group is intended to provide a forum for members to share ideas,
experience, and resources. To visit the discussion group
click here .
The Methodist Children’s Home in Waco provides support for grandparents raising their
grandchildren through its Grandparents As Parents Program.
GAPP offers a variety of services, including education, case management, referral, parent
education, and a support group. The support group meets on the second Thursday of each month
at 6:00 pm on the campus of Methodist Children’s Home in Waco.
Call ahead for support group childcare. For more information, please contact Rehan McNeil by
email or phone at (254) 315-2661, or David McHam by email or phone at (254) 722-8405.

"A+" Support Group  (Belton)
noon the day before the meeting at email at Contact Susie Marek for
more information at
Updated  5/23/12 "Refresh" for latest information

The Arc of McLennan County has organized a group for individuals with intellectual and
developmental disabilities who are in high school or have recently transitioned out of school There is
no fee to enroll or apply for the program, but application is mandatory, to ensure that sufficient staff
resources to meet the needs of all participants is available. In some instances, The Arc may
determine that they are unable to provide the level of care a teen or young adult requires and thus
will be unable to accept that person into the program. For additional information or to apply call
Heart of Texas Autism Network

at 6 pm, at Canyon Creek Church of Christ, on South 31st Street in Temple.
Childcare is provided with an RSVP to any of the following persons:
Bushra Iqbal (254) 217-1710, Kelly Erdman (254) 760-9217, or
Sunny Van Gorder (254) 931-6976.
Support groups and workshops at Ft. Hood: Autism, Down Syndrome, ADD, and Mental
Health Support Groups
Workshops for children ages 5 and up are also offered concurrently.
The groups meet at the Lane Volunteer Center, Building 16005 at the corner of T.J. Mills Boulevard and Old
Ironsides Avenue. Meetings and workshops are open to everyone.
For more information in a flier
click here. To RSVP, please send an email, or call (254) 618-7813.

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Asperger's Support Group in Temple & Killeen

The group meets monthly at various locations in Temple and Killeen. Adults and teens with
Aspergers, PDD or other issues are welcome to attend along with their families.
For more information contact Kathy Bielik by
email or phone at (254) 780-6216.
We work to improve
the resources people
with ASD live, work
and participate as fully
possible in our society.

There is no charge for
membership and no
dues. Monthly
discussions and
Free qualified child
care is usually
reservation, for
children with autism
spectrum disorders
and their siblings.

For more information
on child care,
speakers, topics,
meeting date, time and
location, please visit
meetings page.

HOTAN is a 501(c)(3)
non-profit organization
and donations are
tax deductible.

For a free HOTAN
brochure PDF file
click here.

HOTAN seeks people
who speak Spanish to
help the parents of
ASD persons whose
primary language is

Those qualified and
able to help should
contact HOTAN
through our
Us page.

HOTAN is seeking
volunteers to organize
and execute various
programs, activities
and functions it

HOTAN needs help with the
annual Walk for Autism and
other fundraisers, programs
(monthly meetings, supper
clubs and other informational
and social events),
community relations,
volunteer coordination, and
communications (website,
newsletters and publicity).

Creativity and
enthusiasm is needed.
To volunteer, please
contact Anita Karney
email, or call
(214) 766-3260.

ASD Qualified
A number of the staff
members who worked
at the Arc of
McLennan County
Summer Day Camp for
Children with
Disabilities are
available for childcare
or sitting.

For a list of names
with contact
information, contact
Anita Karney by
or call (214) 766-3260.
125 South Covington, Hillsboro

Caregivers Ladder is a support group for parents and caregivers of individuals with disabilities, given
an opportunity at a quality life.
The group meets first Thursday of the month from 6PM - 7:30PM at the Wilson Recreation Center,
2205 Curtis B. Elliott Drive in Temple, Texas.  At this time childcare is not available.  For more
information, please visit their
Facebook page, or contact Michelle Bartlett at (254) 217-8011.
First Friends For Autism, Aspergers & Special Needs Kids (Killeen)
A support group for families with children with autism, aspergers and special needs in the
Killeen/Copperas Cove/Ft. Hood area.  The group is sponsored by the Autism Society of Austin and
play dates and other activities.
For more information go to

Parent Support Group for Helping Hands Ministry  at   First Baptist Church, Woodway

A support group for parents of children with special needs, meeting in the Parlor at the MAC (Ministry
Activity Center) of First Baptist Church of Woodway, 101 Ritchie Road, Waco, TX
Childcare for children with special needs and siblings available by reservation.

Contact Janice Stewart at 254-717-8744, or go to for more information.


contact: Marilyn Murdock, Director, at 903-389-3838