Based in San Marcos, the Central Texas Autism Network (CTAN) is a parent group that works to support families living with autism and other disabilities. The Central Texas Autism Network provides families with guidance and support. CTAN Support Group meetings are held on the last Tuesday of every month, 6:30 p.m., at the Central Texas Medical Center.
Families are invited to join the meeting to learn about resources and supports to help their families. The monthly group meetings give families a way to connect. Meetings are held in a safe, comfortable and inclusive environment. A variety of topics are addressed and presented upon. Families share stories and experiences that help build supportive relationships.
CTAN organizes family activities and social outings for families to enjoy as well. By joining CTAN meetings, families discover that they are not alone on their journey. They receive help with support and guidance, personal advocacy, and educational trainings. The community awareness, education, trainings and support for autism and other special health care needs helps to promote inclusive communities and health care services for all children.
And don’t forget that you can search for other resources in your area on our Find Services, Groups and Events page.
Breast milk is liquid gold and everyone is aware of the many benefits it provides babies. There are a lot of moms that either can’t produce any, enough, or maybe their baby cannot tolerate breast milk. These moms are doing the best they can and we need to stop shaming moms for not breast feeding and support each other.
Finding resources, support, and other services we need to help our children with disabilities can be very challenging. Often when we do find an organization or service, we think we’re the last to hear about it. It’s easy to see other families and assume they know all about that great support group you found, or Medicaid waivers, or whatever. Many times, they don’t.