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What is Autism?

  • Also known as Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), autism is a lifelong, neurological condition that affects each individual differently, in varying degrees of severity

  • ASD affects people of all races and socioeconomic status.

  • The incidence of ASD has been rising significantly. Most recent data shows that 1 in 68 children have an ASD diagnosis. The rate among is 5 times higher - 1 in 44.

  • Individuals with ASD may require different levels of support.

  • Appropriate interventions can play a key role in helping individuals with ASD to develop to their full potential. Although starting early is best, it's never too late to begin or resume therapeutic interventions.

  • ASD can be associated with intellectual disability, difficulties in motor coordination and attention and physical health issues such as sleep and gastrointestinal disturbances. Some persons with ASD excel in visual skills, music, math and art.

Run/Walk 2024

                  Thank you 

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HOTAN offers a list for local, state and national resources. If you need more information or have a suggestion  please contact us.


Join HOTAN on April 01, 2023  for our Annual  1K Walk/5k Run for Autism

Brazos Park East  3516 N M.L.K. Jr Blvd  Waco, TX US 76702 from 8am. to 2pm.

The Walk/Run will be a family-friendly, fun event with games, activities, music and refreshments for all.



The Heart of Texas Autism Network, a 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation based in Waco Texas,  aids children and adults affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), their families and the community in the Heart of Central Texas area - the "254" area code. Our mission is to empower individuals, families, and communities touched by Autism Spectrum Disorder to live fulfilling lives. We work to develop and improve resources to help people with ASD live, work and participate as fully  and independently as possible in our society.  Activities and programs are provided for free or as low cost as possible.


PO Box 2484

Waco, TX 76703

6801 Sanger Ave Suite 188 B

Waco TX 76710


PHONE: 254-498-1045

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