Student one on one with Teacher Autism is a spectrum disorder. Think of a rainbow with a wide array of colors. Some individuals are on the severe end and others on the mild end with endless variety through the middle (Melmed, 2007 p.3).

This wide array of characteristics provides us with students who are unique. The issues and problems faced by parents and educators working with students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are also unique. The teacher of students with ASD is well aware of these issues and problems and is very likely the most adept person on the campus in dealing with unique needs and individualized interventions.

Each year we attempt to provide support and encouragement for the parents and educators though opportunities for learning, instruction and hands-on technical assistance.

26th Annual Texas Autism Conference
August 2-3, 2018
San Marcos Convention Center
San Marcos, Texas

Parent Stipends for Texas Autism Conference

For the past 15+ years, ESC Region 13 has been able to offer stipends to supplement some of the cost of the conference for parents. We are fortunate to be able to offer a limited number of parent stipends again this year. This year the stipend covers the cost of parent registration ($125); participants will be responsible for their own travel, hotel, and food costs. One stipend per family will be considered. Stipend information will be provided to the recipients prior to registration. Please do not register before you receive information on how to register with a stipend. A family must have a child with ASD between the ages of 3 and 21. Priority will be given in the following order:

  1. To families with a newly diagnosed child
  2. To families who have never attended the Texas Autism Conference
  3. To families who have attend the conference in the past, but have never received funding from ESC Region 13
  4. To families who represent a geographic diversity in ESC Region 13
  5. To families who have the earliest application

SUBMISSION DEADLINE for all applications is May 28, 2018.  Award recipients will be notified by May 31, 2018.

IMPORTANT!  Directions for registering will be provided after stipends are awarded.  Parents/families are responsible for all costs, registration, transportation, and lodging for the conference.  ESC Region 13 will not make any of these reservations.

Please note these stipends are only available to families in ESC Region 13's Central Texas service delivery area.


For Questions contact:

Darcy Schiller
Jennifer Russell