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Best Things to Do in San Antonio

1. The Alamo

2. The River Walk

  • One of the best entry points is the Hyatt Regency at 123 Losoya Street, which offers elevator access down to the River Walk.
  • The famous river tours provided by Rio San Antonio Cruises 

3. Morgan’s Wonderland

  • To read my full article all about Morgan’s Wonderland, just click here.

4. Morgan’s Inspiration Island

  • To read my full article all about Morgan’s Inspiration Island, just click here.

5. San Antonio Museum of Art

Corey Lee
Updated within the last year

The NDSS Advocacy and Policy Program champions federal, state, and local policies that positively impact all people with Down syndrome across the country. Through our advocacy, NDSS works with Congress and federal agencies, as well as state and local officials, to develop and improve laws, regulations, and policies for the benefit of the Down syndrome community. NDSS also empowers self-advocates, families, and others to influence policy themselves. View our policy priorities by topic below or click to jump to your topic of interest to the right.

Email our Policy TeamDownload Policy Program Summary

Click here for more information.
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Updated within the last 1 month.

AMC is proud to partner with the Autism Society to offer unique movie showings where we turn the lights up, and turn the sound down, so you can get up, dance, walk, shout or sing! Our Sensory Friendly Film program is available on the second and fourth Saturday (family-friendly) and Wednesday evenings (mature audiences) of every month. Please check your local theatre listings for specific showtimes, and don't forget to share your family fun with #AMCSensoryFriendly.

2nd and 4th Saturday of the month (family friendly) Wednesday evening of the month (mature audiences)
Updated within the last 2 months.

Sensory-friendly performances are designed to create a welcoming environment for people who are on the autism spectrum or may have sensory sensitivities.

The integrity of the performance remains the same, while production elements are modified to accommodate individuals with sensory needs allowing families and friends of those with autism or other disabilities the opportunity to enjoy an authentic performance experience together.

Our goal is a relaxed and judgment-free theatre experience where audiences can move around or take breaks in the lobby, sing or talk during the performance, or wear sunglasses in the auditorium. We welcome you!

Updated within the last 2 months.
0.50 miles away, PO Box 27086, San Antonio, TX, 78227 , D4

Family Weekend Retreats are designed to adapt all recreational activities for campers with mild to severe medical conditions or disabilities while including the entire family.

Family Weekend Retreats are held at Camp CAMP in Center Point, Texas, on a beautiful 55-acre property along the Guadalupe River.

Over the weekend, campers and their families take part in classic camping activities. Activities like canoeing, horseback riding, swimming, music, sports and recreation, arts and crafts, and outdoor cooking.

During these inclusive weekends, families enjoy private, climate-controlled cabins which begin Friday evening and end Sunday afternoon. All meals are provided, and CAMP can accommodate many special diets. Campers must be accompanied by at least one parent/guardian to provide direct support during the event.

Due to the generosity of Methodist Healthcare Ministry of South Texas, Inc., which has underwritten all program expenses, there is no fee to attend.

A deposit will be required to secure your family's spot (refunded in full following retreat attendance).

By reservation
Updated within the last 2 months.
0.50 miles away, PO Box 27086, San Antonio, TX, 78227 , D4

Parent’s Night Out (PNO) is an enrichment activity program for children with medical conditions or disabilities (aged 3-15 years) and their siblings (aged 3-14 years).

PNO events consist of engaging games, crafts, and activities thoughtfully planned around a central theme. CAMP provides a snack and drink for all participants during the event and requests that Campers bring a sack dinner from home to enjoy with their peers.

The Parent's Night Out fee is $5 per family for each program.

PNO is held one Saturday evening a month in San Antonio.
Updated within the last 2 months.
0.50 miles away, PO Box 27086, San Antonio, TX, 78227 , D4

Counselors and healthcare volunteers care for the needs of all campers, allowing families and caregivers a chance to recharge.

Activities (weather permitting) include canoeing, horseback riding, arts and crafts, outdoor cooking, nature, and more.

Spring Break Camps are held during two sessions in mid-March, each running 4-days/3-nights, at Camp CAMP in Center Point, Texas.

The first Spring Break Camp session coincides with most San Antonio-area school districts, and the second Spring Break Camp coincides with most Austin-area school districts.

Respite Weekend Camps are $550 per Camper. 

Respite units may be used to cover the cost of attendance. 

For families paying out of pocket, CAMP has a Tier Pricing Program.

Updated within the last 2 months.
0.50 miles away, PO Box 27086, San Antonio, TX, 78227 , D4

Respite Weekend Camps are held monthly throughout the school year (September – May), giving campers with medical conditions or disabilities, aged 5 to 55 years, an opportunity to enjoy an overnight camping experience.

Counselors and healthcare volunteers care for the needs of all campers, allowing families and caregivers time to recharge knowing that their camper is in a fun and safe environment.

CAMP’s cabins are large, climate-controlled, and wheelchair accessible.

Activities (weather permitting) include canoeing, horseback riding, swimming, arts and crafts, outdoor cooking, nature, and more.

Respite units may be used to cover the cost of attendance. 

CAMP has a Tier Pricing Program available for families paying out of pocket. The tier pricing level is voluntarily selected by each family and will be kept confidential.
All campers will have the same experience no matter which tier their family chooses.

Respite Weekend Camps are held Saturday morning to Sunday afternoon at Camp CAMP in Center Point, Texas
Updated within the last 2 months.
0.50 miles away, PO Box 27086, San Antonio, TX, 78227 , D4

Teen and Adult Day Adventure (TADA) is a supervised social program in the San Antonio community for teens and adults with medical conditions or disabilities, aged 13-40 years.

TADA events may include lunch, movies, sporting events, and concerts.

CAMP seeks a variety of fun venues that fit the unique needs of our campers.

For more information, click here.

Fees range from $10-$25 per camper. When possible, it is offered free to participants, this event is underwritten by sponsors.

TADA events are scheduled for one Saturday per month, September through May.
Updated within the last 2 months.

If your child needs a diagnosis of Autism or needs a diagnosis verified, we offer a multidisciplinary autism evaluation which is a four to eight-hour, full evaluation. This consists of evaluations by neurodevelopmental pediatrics, neuropsychology, audiology, social work, speech/language pathology, and occupational therapy.

Location: The Children's Hospital of San Antonio (Christus Hospital)

To schedule an evaluation, please ask your child’s primary physician to fax a referral to 210.704.4637 with attention to Autism Clinic: Needs Formal Diagnosis.

*Open 24 hours
Updated within the last 2 months.

Camp Durango is a grant funded research project at The University of Texas at San Antonio. Campers (age 3 years old and up) participate in research conducted in the context of fun, summer day camp activities while simultaneously targeting social communication, adaptive skills, leisure skills, and challenging behavior.

Registration opens in April

Funding is pending

Updated within the last 1 month.

Any Body Can is a daily exercise program designed specifically for people with unique learning abilities. Any Body Can strives to promote optimal health, physical fitness, and inclusion of individuals diagnosed with developmental disabilities (Autism, Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy and more) through the offerings of recreational fitness, fitness exploration, support and education. Your child and family will receive weekly visits from Adaptive Fitness Specialists, consultations from a Physical Therapist, dietician visits for nutrition education, Any Body Can Exercise Kit, Wellness Navigator/Journal, and an Individualized fitness agenda. The Any Body Program is available to all families with a school- aged child diagnosed with a developmental disability. All services provided are free of cost, and we serve residents in Bexar and Comal counties.

Updated within the last 2 months.

Activities to help intellectually disabled individuals become more independent in daily and personal skills.

Adult Day Care provides meals, medical care, medication supervision, transportation, social and leisure activities, and personal care services.

Monday: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM Thursday: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM Friday: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSED
Updated within the last 4 months.

Activities to help intellectually disabled individuals become more independent in daily and personal skills.

Assistance with acquiring, retaining, or improving self-help, socialization, and adaptive skills necessary to live successfully in the community and to participate in home and community life.

Serves ages 8-21

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Monday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: CLOSED

Updated within the last 2 months.

Adult Day Care provides meals, medical care, medication supervision, transportation, social and leisure activities, and personal care services.

Hours
Monday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: CLOSED

Long Term Care Services at Drexel
(210) 261-3330
Updated within the last 2 months.

The Texas A&M – San Antonio Autism Lifeline Links Program (ALL) is working to increase service capacity and eliminate wait times and barriers for individuals on the autism spectrum throughout the life. ALL will do this by working collaboratively and transparently to create a comprehensive person-centered system of awareness, early diagnosis, treatment and services to improve the opportunities and outcomes for individuals with autism and their families.

Day Habilitation

 

Updated within the last 2 months.

Parents Night Out is offered on Friday evenings from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM. This program provides care for children with special needs and their siblings. Parents use this time to rest, pursue their own interests, or have a date night to reconnect with their significant other. This vital respite helps strengthen families and relationships.

Click here for more information.

Friday: 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Updated within the last 1 month.
This program is active from April 30, 2024 until Aug. 19, 2024

There’s a camp for every child this summer at The DoSeum! This summer, The DoSeum will offer camps that will engage campers in STEM, the arts, and literacy, and inspire them to explore, discover, create, and learn. Spaces in camp fill quickly, so sign-up today to be part of The DoSeum’s amazing summer experiences!

For ages 3-11.

Sessions begin the week of 6/3 and go through the week of 8/19.
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Updated within the last 2 months.

San Antonio Water System’s Courtesy Notice Program offers residential and commercial customers with medical necessity advance notice prior to interruption of service due to nonpayment. This program is intended to allow these customers to contact SAWS so that payment and/or satisfactory payment arrangements can be made to avoid service interruption.

Eligibility:

  • Must be a SAWS water and/or sewer customer.
  • Must be under a physician’s care or have a household member residing at the property who is under a physician’s care.
  • Must have physician’s documentation of medical necessity on file with SAWS. 

How to Apply:

A customer interested in participating in the program must complete an application form provided by San Antonio Water System for this purpose. The account must be in the name of the individual applying, and the applicant must provide documentation acceptable to SAWS to establish and verify identity and medical necessity.

Hours
Monday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Sunday: CLOSED

Courtesy Notice Program
(210) 233-2273
Updated within the last month

The Home provides a free residential, Christian environment for men and women. The purpose of the Home is to reclaim, redeem, and restore lives that have been destroyed or disrupted by drugs, alcohol, and/or other substance abuse by establishing three essential values:

  • a commitment to Christ
  • restoration of the family
  • a positive work ethic

The goal of Victory Outreach San Antonio Christian Recovery Homes is to reach those affected by the scourges of urban life including drug and alcohol addiction, gang involvement, and prostitution.

Free

Updated within the last 2 months.

This multi-themed, five-day camp is for youth ages 7-19 with special needs. Animal Botanical activities include education on animals and plants living in the garden, crafts, recreation and music; camp activities take place in the Garden and the air- conditioned Auld House; weekly Saturday classes available. There are two camps available, one for ages 7-12 and the other ages 13-19. Hours are 9 a.m. till 1 p.m. Pricing for garden members is $172 and for nongarden members it’s $190. Register online.

Updated within the last 2 months.
This program is active from May 20, 2024 until Oct. 5, 2024

Join disABILITYsa on Saturday, ?October 5th at 9:00 AM and explore over 100 opportunities to engage with exhibitors, live music, performances, activities, demonstrations, information, products, programs and services that promote independence and inclusion where people with disabilities live, learn, work and play.

Click here to learn more.

Click here for attendee registration form.

Click here for exhibitor registration form.

Updated within the last 2 months.

Diseases and Conditions treated include:

  • depression
  • anxiety
  • phobias
  • alcohol
  • drug
  • gambling addiction
  • obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • mood disorders
  • behavioral disorders
  • bereavement
  • marital problems

Procedures and Therapies provided include:

  • mental health assessment
  • diagnosing
  • psychotherapy
  • cognitive behavior therapy (CBT)
  • psychoanalysis
  • group therapy
  • addiction counseling
  • marriage counseling
  • exposure therapy
  • referral to other specialists as needed

Insurance plans accepted:

  • Medicaid
  • Medicare

*Please verify directly with this provider to ensure your insurance plan is accepted.

Updated within the last 4 months.

Our Friday Socials are an opportunity for young adults (18-30ish) within the Asperger, HFA, and Neurodiverse community to have a place to socialize, make friends, and become part of a community of their peers.

We need a phone number or email to notify you of the date each month.

If you plan to attend, we ask that you RSVP by texting or emailing Liz Kane.

The socials are free, but donations are appreciated.

Fridays: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Liz Kane
Updated within the last 5 months.

ResCare offers Day Habilitation programs to help individuals achieve goals and provide connections within their communities while giving them opportunities for social interactions.

A Day Habilitation program is centered around an individual’s needs and interests and helps them develop and/or improve communication skills.

ResCare wants to help individuals with IDD get out of buildings and get into their communities. We help all our participants develop the necessary skills to pursue their interests and blossom within their community.

Updated within the last 1 month.

Community Living Services – Intermediate Care Facility – Group Home

ResCare’s Group Home setting offers individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD) a more personal, home-like atmosphere.

Each resident receives their bedroom with no more than three to four individuals in the house. Each home is staffed 24/7 and helps make the home feel more like a family setting. Meals are served in common areas, providing residents with an opportunity for social interaction and camaraderie.

Individuals in the group home share responsibilities with cooking, cleaning, shopping, and other tasks related to home maintenance. The Group Home setting allows an individual to live their life to the best of their abilities while being cared for and assisted as needed.

Updated within the last 1 month.

The Home & Community-Based Services that ResCare offers are focused on helping individuals stay in their homes rather than moving to a Group Home or Large ICF for care. We meet the needs of people with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD) by offering medical and daily living support wherever they choose.

Individuals seeking Home and Community-Based Services can choose which services they need that best fit their unique abilities.

These services can include:

  • skilled nursing care
  • therapies
  • personal care
  • respite care
  • mental health services 
  • much more

Medicaid Waiver Programs, Private Pay

Hours
Monday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: CLOSED

Updated within the last 1 month.

ResCare’s Intermediate Care Facilities (ICF) are a great choice for individuals with Intellectual or Developmental Disabilities. For the person residing in an ICF, we strive to promote individual independence and provide 24-hour care that may include; nursing care, intensive medical care, as well as opportunities for group development and social interaction. Additionally, we will assist individuals in managing their daily tasks such as taking medications, dressing, cooking, going on outings, and bathing.

Our goal is to help individuals function at the highest level possible while keeping them safe and protected. We focus on delivering quality services while putting the safety of our clients and employees first and foremost. ResCare wants to be the provider of choice as we work to advance the industry through our commitment to continuous quality and safety improvements, investments in people, training, and technology

Updated within the last 1 month.

The Texas A&M – San Antonio Autism Lifeline Links Program (ALL) is working to increase service capacity and eliminate wait times and barriers for individuals on the autism spectrum throughout the life. ALL will do this by working collaboratively and transparently to create a comprehensive person-centered system of awareness, early diagnosis, treatment and services to improve the opportunities and outcomes for individuals with autism and their families.

Business Office & Day Habilitation

Updated within the last 3 months.

Stress Management

This is a weekly 8-session course to provide information and skills for managing stress and anxiety. The focus will be on what we can control right now to help us feel better. During each group, we will learn and practice a new skill that you can use whenever you feel overwhelmed. Each group is accompanied by a handout that you can keep to practice the skills between sessions and to review the material covered in the group as needed well after the 8-session course.

Resources Group

Adjusting to a new culture can be extremely challenging because everything is different and new including the language, the laws, and the healthcare system. The resource group focuses on connecting you with practical information and resources to help you meet your basic needs. Some of the areas covered include legal referrals and medical referrals, referrals to English classes, resources for food, and providing information on other community resources and programs.

Art Class

The art class meets weekly for two hours. No prior experience is necessary and all skill levels from beginner to advanced are welcome. This class is led by Dr. Karin Montero, CST’s Medical Director who is also an artist. Dr. Montero provides instruction on different art techniques while also facilitating lively conversation that routinely includes a lot of laughter.

In preparation for the week, each group member will be texted a series of images in advance of the art group that you can then use to paint or draw as you practice new techniques during class and between classes. Art is another way to practice mindfulness and many people find it relaxing and healing – this class might serve as a testament to the saying that “sometimes laughter is the best medicine!”

Meditation Group

Meditation is an ancient wisdom tradition that over time has been incorporated in various forms by almost all major religions and spiritual traditions. CST’s weekly meditation group is welcoming of all religious and non-religious backgrounds and spiritual traditions. The objectives of this group are to promote a sense of safety and stability, facilitate healing and empowerment, enhance resilience and well-being, improve emotion regulation, and create community and social connection and support.

Meditation has been linked to improvements in sleep, attention, memory, emotion regulation, blood pressure, and chronic pain. It has also been shown to enhance well-being and compassion. Meditation is simple but not easy so we use the power of coming together in a group format to provide encouragement and support to one another as we establish a meditation practice that fits our daily lives.

Women’s Yoga Class

CST hosts a weekly yoga class that is open to all female-identified clients. Yoga is an ancient mindfulness practice with origins in northern India and a philosophy that emphasizes connecting the mind, body, and spirit. In this class we also place a special emphasis on practicing kindness and compassion towards ourselves by meeting ourselves where we are, befriending our bodies, and cultivating appreciation for what our bodies can do.

Yoga has been linked to health benefits such as improved sleep, increased strength and flexibility, and improvements in circulation, blood pressure, mental clarity, and well-being, among others. If you would like to learn more about this group, availability in the class, and to discuss options to get connected with the materials that you will need, please see your CST counselor or point of contact.

Survivors Support Group

This group aims to promote empowerment, resilience, and healing by leveraging the power of social support and the wisdom and experience that exists within the group. This group will provide information about common reactions to distressing life events, and discuss and share coping strategies and community resources.

Above all, this group seeks to provide a safe space for people to connect with other survivors who have also had to leave their country and face many challenges in adjusting to a new country and culture.

Click here for Group Event dates and times

Free

Updated within the last 3 months.

At Autism Community Network, we know the best way to connect with others in the autism community is through fun and play! We offer a variety of programs designed for the whole family.

Our Caregiver Empowerment Program aims to fortify the entire caregiver system with kindred relationships and critical knowledge to improve the well-being of your family.

1. Camp AUsome!

Click here to learn more about our Camp Programs

2. SibShops

3. Fam Jams

4. Caregiver Ambassador Program

Click here to learn more

5. Parent Groups

Click here to learn more about each program

(If you or your organization are interested in volunteering at a Fam Jam, please email Katie Benson at [email protected].)

Hours
Monday: 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday: 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday: 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: CLOSED

Arjai Ramos Send email
(210) 435-1000 x: 5000
Updated within the last 2 months.