Autism Community Network
utism Community Network (ACN) offers diagnostic and therapuetic services for under-served and economically challenged children. In addition, they offer family empowerment classes, courses and events, and professional development programs for healthcare providers and caretakers. Since 2009, ACN has served more than 20,000 children, parents, caretakers and professionals.
What is Autism:
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a developmental disorder characterized by deficits in social interactions, communication and abnormal behavior patterns. Because this development occurs in early childhood, it is critical to diagnose children early for the best chance of success.
According to a study by the Centers for Disease Control, the incidence rate of autism is 1 in 59 individuals. At the local level, a report commissioned by the Kronkosky Foundation in 2016, found that 1 in 81 individuals in Bexar County are classified as having autism. The rate of autism has continued to grow since ACN’s inception in 2008, yet the services available in San Antonio and Central Texas are not able to keep pace with the need. ACN provides clinical autism diagnostic services and training/education to families and professional who have limited options. Currently, ACN is one of only two organizations serving the Medicaid population in Bexar, and surrounding counties, with clinical autism diagnostic services.
To maximize the potential of children with autism by providing early diagnosis for those with limited access and educating and empowering the community to support them.
The primary goals of the Autism Service Center of San Antonio are to provide early, high quality, interdisciplinary diagnosis and treatment for young children with autism spectrum disorders; education and training for autism service providers and families touched by autism; and comprehensive information and networking of our autism community.
2nd Annual Spanish Family Empowerment Conference:
Love in all Languages – Supporting Dual Language
Learners with Autism
Date: February 14, 2010
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 pm
Location: The Burleson Center for Innovation and Education : 534 Cordelia St. Building 2, San Antonio, TX 78237
Family Support Group
2020 Meeting Calendar
Date: January – December 2020
(check link below for Saturday date)
Time: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Location: Autism Community Network: 4242 Woodcock Drive, Suite 101, San Antonio, TX 78228
Family Empowerment Hands-On Training Courses
Who: Parents, primary caregivers, and family members of children up to 8 years old with autism spectrum disorder
Location: Autism Community Network : 4242 Woodcock Drive, Suite 101, San Antonio, TX 78228
“My son received his diagnosis here and we have taken several workshops and participated in a study. The staff is very nice and friendly and offer resources to all families. The classes are informative and very helpful. I'm so grateful to the Autism Community Network. I definitely recommend them to all families who have a loved one living with autism.”- Bianca I. Ramirez
“My son received his screening and diagnosis here. We also have attended several of the parent training classes over the years. I am so thankful for this place. I recommend to all who are in need of services relating to autism.”- Veronica Garcia