Autism community


The Waco area has a wonderful and thriving community of Autistic people and their friends and loved ones. We are developing this page with listings of social and support groups in the Autism community.

If you know of social and support groups in our local Autism community, please let us know on the form at the bottom of this page.

So far we have listings for:

HOTAN (Heart of Texas Autism Network)


HOTAN (Heart of Texas Autism Network)

HOTAN is a Waco-based nonprofit that aids children and adults affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder and their families in Central Texas. They provide information on local resources, scholarships to summer camps, and case-by-case assistance. HOTAN also hosts family events and fund-raisers to help with summer camps and other services.

Family members of Autistic children and adults are invited to join the HOTAN Parent Connection Group, a private group that meets on Facebook.

You can find news of HOTAN events and meetings on its main Facebook page and website. HOTAN’s board meets virtually on the 3rd Thursday of each month, from 6 to 7 PM. You can seek more information by contacting HOTAN at or 254-863-1131.

Help us keep these listings up to date! Please use the form below to send us corrections, updates, or suggestions about additional social and support groups to list.