For a parent of a child with autism, sending your child to the right school is important, but in itself, is not enough. Children with autism will continue to make their world smaller and smaller when left to their own devices. They would wear the same clothes every day, eat the same foods every day, watch the same programs on TV, or play the same games on their tablet.
Jeanne Beard, founder of the National Autism Academy, shares a few tips on how to help children with autism get a good start into the new school year and how to keep them going.
August 22, 2018
The Austin Parks Foundation (APF) introduces the Little Hummingbird Society!
The program offers kids a great way to learn about giving back to their community and the importance of Austin’s parks, trails and green spaces through seasonal activity kits and special kids events including volunteer projects. Find out more.
August 21, 2018
Who says summer is over? Get your hula skirts ready and cool off at the Back to School Luau Splash Bash at The Hive!
Enjoy water slides, toys, a food and drinks, snow cones, movies, and live music. Read on for details.
August 21, 2018
Are you ready for your school to take STEM Education to the next level? Join iFly Austin at their free STEM Open House event in September.
Let your kids explore the STEM principles behind their wind tunnel technology through a small presentation, test flights, and lab activities. Read on for details and how to register.
August 20, 2018
Does your child have difficulties adjusting to school or being away from you?
This is one of our favorite books: The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn that may help your child ease his or her fears.
The book is "for any child who confronts a difficult situation, and for the child within each of us who sometimes needs reassurance." Perfect for first day of school or back-to-school.
August 17, 2018
The National Geographic: Symphony for Our World, a new partnership between National Geographic Partners and Jason Michael Paul Entertainment, Inc., which will travel to more than 25 cities in the U.S. and around the world, will make a stop in Austin at The Long Center on July 28, 2018 at 8 p.m.
Combining stunning National Geographic natural history footage with a live performance of the theme by the Austin Symphony Orchestra, Symphony for Our World is a breathtaking musical journey through some of the world’s most incredible wildlife spectacles.
Read more about the symphony and how you can enter for a chance to win a family-4 pack of tickets to the show.
Looking for a fun outdoor adventure camp for your 5-12 year old? Check out Kanakuk KampOut! in Round Rock.
KampOut! is an exciting 5-day program led by professional Kanakuk staff. It's a great way to introduce your child to summer camp, or to let children not old enough for our overnight camps benefit from the fun and learning a camp experience provides. Kids have a blast flying down our zipline, scaling the climbing wall, bouncing in the incredible inflatables, and laughing at our crazy skits!
The camp is filling up quickly, so read on for details and registration info.
Do you remember when you moved into your first home and all the things that you needed in order to start a new life on your own? It's a big step and it isn't always easy, especially for youth and young families with little money and resources.
Today, we'd like to introduce you to a new nonprofit that aims to provide those individuals with as much assistance as possible.
Take a road trip to San Antonio this summer and live the story of the Texas Revolution!
Just steps from the Alamo, one of the pivotal battles in American history is coming to life…
Battle for Texas: The Experience is an interactive historical adventure for young and old, that transports visitors back to 1836 and the events that led to the iconic Battle of the Alamo and Texas’ independence. Find out more and enter for a chance to win a family-4-pack of tickets.
The average costs for school supplies every year is $35 which creates an extra burden for already challenged families as well as for teachers, who often spend their own money buying missing supplies for their classrooms and students.
In order to ease the burden of both families and teachers, school districts that are continuously facing tighter budgets, are trying to outsource the financial obligation by requesting that parents help provide these supplies.
Here is a list of Back-to-School Programs and School-Supply Drives in and around Austin.