Mark your calendar:

September 30 - End of Special Match Opportunity

September 19 - 5th Annual Bingo Bash

October 26 - Bike to the Beach

January 18 and 19, 2025 - Chevron Houston Marathon Race Weekend

Congratulations to our very own graduate, Joshua!

Presenting Avondale House Class of 2024 Graduate, Joshua! We were so excited to celebrate Joshua and his family last week and were honored to capture these special moments. We are so proud of his growth and hard work over the years that led to this amazing milestone! Thank you to the wonderful teachers and staff who supported and cared for him along the way. Congratulations, Joshua!

Double Your Impact for Avondale House!

The past year has brought about significant challenges, especially for individuals with autism and their families. The closure of numerous Home and Community-based Services (HCS) homes and Intermediate Care Facility (ICF) group homes across Texas has left many individuals with autism without the vital care and support they need. From January 2023 to February 2024 alone, a total of 176 HCS homes and 50 ICF facilities closed. Looking ahead, an additional 92 HCS homes and 34 ICF facilities are anticipated to close by the end of this year. This alarming trend underscores the urgent need for organizations like ours to step up and fill the gap in services for individuals with autism.

In response to this critical need, Avondale House is embarking on an expansion initiative to open an additional residential home dedicated to providing 24/7 care for six new adults with moderate to severe autism. This expansion will not only address the immediate need for housing and support for individuals with autism, but also ensure that these individuals receive the specialized around-the-clock care and attention they deserve. Our goal is to create a nurturing and inclusive environment where residents can thrive and reach their full potential.

We're ecstatic to share an extraordinary and unique opportunity to enhance your impact on Avondale House. An incredibly generous anonymous donor has pledged to match $400,000 of non-fundraising event gifts received through September 2024. However, to unlock this generous match, we must raise $400,000 ourselves during this period.

Please send a generous gift to help us achieve this target and provide a safe, nurturing home to call their own for six adults with autism. Your continued generosity will provide immediate and critical support for families who have waited over a decade to receive access to the 24/7 care and support their child deserves. Together, we can ensure that six individuals and their families have a lifeline that lasts their entire lifetime.

Click the links below or reach out to Valerie at

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Save the Date

Mark your calendars for the 5th Annual Avondale House Bingo Bash, happening on Thursday, September 19! Join us at the Junior League of Houston for an unforgettable event chaired by Emily and George Craft and featuring seven thrilling rounds of Bingo, a buzzing silent and live auction, a wine pull and more. Don’t miss out on this unique and memorable evening benefitting our amazing autism community.

Stay tuned for event sponsorship opportunities, coming soon! Contact Valerie at to make your pledge today.

Now Enrolling New Participants

Exciting news! Both the day school and the adult day program are accepting enrollment applications! Our team is committed to providing tailored programming year-round, specifically designed for those who are navigating the unique challenges of moderate to severe autism.

Understanding the importance of timely support, we offer admissions year-round to ensure that each participant receives the assistance they need when they need it most. Don't let this opportunity slip by to join the Avondale House family and provide your child with a nurturing and supportive educational environment!

Visit to make an inquiry and begin the enrollment process for your child today!

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Run, walk or cycle for Avondale House!

Up for a fun and rewarding challenge? Join our team for Bike to the Beach 2024, happening on October 26, and ride from Houston to Surfside Beach in support of those with autism and disABILITIES! The ride offers a 25, 50 and 100-mile route, so there is a distance for everyone! Now is the perfect time to register and begin training and fundraising.

Sign up for Bike to the Beach!

Registration for the 2025 Chevron Houston Marathon race weekend, happening January 18 and 19, 2025, is now open. Join team Avondale House and run/walk the Chevron Houston Marathon, Aramco Half Marathon or We Are Houston 5K by clicking on the link below! We'd love to have you on our team! Please also share our information with any friends or family who may be interested in running for autism acceptance and in support of Avondale House.

Register for RFAR 2025

If you are interested in or have any questions about either of these events, please reach out to Kylie at

Avondale House wishes to thank and acknowledge these recent donors:

Melisa Bartlett • Guy Buckley and Mary Weldon • Thomas Denney • Janet and Richard Dixon • Taylor Grimes • Houston Diesels • LaQuanda Kaisley • Patti Kelly • Selena Leal • Janet Martinez • Sean Mason • Miles and Julie Palke • Janet and Michael Murray • Luke Parazynski • Margaret Penoli • Eric Perez • Gail Vozzella • Bridgette Williams • Jennifer Williams • Samuel Williams • Lola Willis

Donors listed from 4/30/2024 to 5/29/2024.

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