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Adult Dyslexia Support Group: PDF Print
Usually meets 6:30-8:30pm 3rd Tu each month. The Scottish Rite Learning Center of Austin, which provides therapy at no charge to children with dyslexia & training for educators & therapists in Central Texas, formed this support group. The purpose is to share ideas, experiences & resources. Meetings will be facilitated by a clinical psychologist or clinical social worker. 1622 E. Riverside Dr. Please RSVP: Details: 472-1231 www.ScottishRiteLearningCenter.org.
Al-Anon: PDF Print
Help for Families & Friends of Alcoholics: Why be alone? 601 Braker Ln. Details: For other meeting locations & times call 441-8591 www.texas-al-anon.org.
Alamo Celiac, Gluten Intolerance Group: PDF Print
A support group for those with celiac disease & those on a gluten-free diet. Cambridge Towers, 1801 Lavaca. Details: Francie Kelley 301-2224 < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it > alamoceliac.org.
American Cancer Society PDF Print
American Cancer Society helps people with cancer & their families in every Texas community via a toll-free number 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Details: 1-800-ACS-2345 www.cancer.org.
Austin Lupus Support Group: PDF Print
Usually meets 6:30-7:30pm 1st Tu each month to provide support to patients & families. Also works to educate community & fund-raise. Gateway Church 7104 McNeil Dr. Details: Patti 217-6826 www.freewebs.com/austinlupus/home.htm.
Cancer Survivors Network: PDF Print
Located on the American Cancer Society’s web site cancer.org, the network unites people across the country, providing cancer survivors & caregivers with personal stories & discussions. Explore & contribute to Expressions Gallery, a compilation of survivor’s stories, poems & songs; start a personal home page, or find cancer information tools & databases. Details: 1-800-ACS-2345.
Captioned Media Program: PDF Print
Nonprofit program provides free-loan, open-captioned videos to deaf & hard of hearing. Open captions, like subtitles, provide info contained in the audio track. More than 4,000 videos available, Hollywood films, special interest & educational videos. Program is administered by the National Assn. of the Deaf & funded by the US Department of Education. Register & order videos online or from catalog. Details: 864-585-1778 (voice); 864-585-2617 (TTY); 864-585-2611 (fax) < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it > www.cfv.org.
Compulsive Eaters Anonymous-HOW: PDF Print
12-step program to help individuals recover from food addiction. Faith United Methodist Church 2701 S. Lamar, Alpha classroom. Details: Ana W. 912-7872.
Heart of Texas Overeaters Anonymous: PDF Print
Daily: Heart of Texas Overeaters Anonymous: 12-step program for compulsive overeaters, bulimics & anorexics. No dues, fees, or weigh-ins. Multiple meetings every day thruout Austin. Details: 327-2802 www.main.org/hotig.
Hepatitis C Support Group: PDF Print
Patients & their families welcome. Hyde Park United Methodist Church 4001 Speedway. Details: Pam Seboldt 894-0646.
Lupus Foundation of America: PDF Print
Austin Support Group: Printed information on Lupus & Lupus-related disease offered, occasional guest speakers & open discussion of Lupus-related topics. Refreshments provided. Parking garage slip validated. Seton Medical Center, McFadden Conference Room, 1201 W. 38th St. Details: 653-4134 www.lupus.meetup.com/125/.
Navigating Breast Cancer Together: PDF Print
Breast Cancer Resource Center of Austin provides this orientation program to give women newly diagnosed with breast cancer & primary support partners the information, tools & support needed to successfully navigate the breast cancer experience. Details: 472-1738 ext. 100 for reservations.
Phone Training for Speech-Disabled: PDF Print
Speak Up Texas!: Outreach program sponsored by Public Utility Commission of Texas. Increases awareness & use of Speech-to-Speech relay services. Training shows how to use operator to give as much help as necessary during a phone call when at least one person has speech disability. Overcome the fear of not being understood while using the phone & learn how to communicate more effectively. Works on communication strategies, skills & articulation. Services provided under contract with the PUC. Details: 1-8-SPEAK-UP-TX (1-800-325-8789) toll-free < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it > www.speakuptexas.com.
Women’s Self-Defense Classes: PDF Print
Turn fear & reactivity into an effective survival response. Simple & powerful movements help you learn awareness & avoidance skills, mental & emotional conditioning & escape strategies. Contact for dates & times. Austin Martial Arts Academy at The Hills Fitness Center, 4615 Bee Cave Rd. Details: 327-2900 www.austinmartialarts.com.