Mark Your Calendar!

April 2023 - Autism Acceptance Month

April 3 - Houston Astros Autism Awareness Night

April 14 - Hear Our Voices, The Embracing Autism Evening

Hear Our Voices, The Embracing Autism Evening Benefitting the Avondale House Adult Programs

The Embracing Autism Evening, Hear our Voices is less than a month away! We hope you can join us on April 14 at River Oaks Country Club for an incredible evening featuring a live performance from three of Nashville’s top singer/songwriters, Phillip White, Monty Holmes and Kent Blazy, a fabulous dinner and an awards ceremony honoring Capital One, Corporate Partner Honoree and Houston Methodist, Medical Honoree. This is an event you don't want to miss!

We are excited to announce that IW Marks is our exclusive jewelry sponsor and has donated a stunning piece of jewelry to raffle at the event.

Funds raised for this event will benefit our three adult programs. No adult with autism should ever be turned away from receiving high quality education, resources and care. With the help of generous supporters like you, Avondale House can continue to ensure that adults with autism can develop to their fullest potential.  

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Ashley and Christian Nelly 

Ann and Randy Fowler 

Ellen and Hank Bachmann 

Emily and Allen Capps 



Dorothy and Mickey Ables

Mary Weldon and Guy Buckley

Jordana and Ken Fatur 

Ann and Greg Hill 

Team Jenna

Ann Turnbach and Steve Ullrich 

Gail Vozzella



Kristen and David Buck 

Irina and Ivan Epishkin

Joey and Tim Haas 

Carole Keeney Harrington

Gena and Paul Horak 

Cara and Michael Johnson 

Largo Consulting

Kaitlyn and Nathan Merz

Brenda Peters-Chase and Jackie Phillips

Cristina and Steve Vetrano

Carol and John McCraw




Sidney Short Fagan 


Thank You!

Thank you so much to Cadence Bank, Astros Foundation and the Astros Golf Foundation for this amazing gift through the Cadence Bank Houston Open. These funds will support the future expansion of our adult program services. 

April is Autism Acceptance Month!

We hope to see you on April 3 at the Houston Astros Autism Awareness Night!

Join us for Autism Awareness Night on April 3 as the Houston Astros face off against the Detroit Tigers at 7:10pm. This night will feature a special pre-game ceremony and unique activities around the ballpark including a sensory room, vendor booths, and more!

Walk, Run or Bike for Avondale House!

Are you interested in participating in the Chevron Houston Marathon, Aramco Houston Half Marathon or the We Are Houston 5K in 2024? Registration is now open. The marathon weekend of events is happening on January 13 and 14, 2024.

Bike to the Beach, the ride from Houston to Surfside in support of individuals with autism and disABILITIES is happening on October 14, 2023! If you are interested in cycling 25, 50 or 100 miles with Team Avondale House, we'd love to have you join us this year!

Now is the perfect time to get one of these events on your calendar and begin planning out your training. Please contact Kylie at if you are interested or have any questions.

Join our Run for a Reason Team!
Join our team for Bike to the Beach!

We're excited to welcome Samantha Kelley, our new Residential Manager, to the Avondale House Team!

Samantha was born and raised in California and moved to the Houston area almost a year ago. She has been working with adults who have intellectual and developmental disabilities for about 10 years and has loved every minute of it. In California, she was the director of a day program that served over 200 individuals and focused on community integration, life skills, and most importantly, having fun! She has an immense passion for the autism community and is excited to do all that she can to support our participants in living fulfilling lives.

Samantha has learned so much in her short time in Texas thus far and is extremely excited to be a part of the Avondale House team. As Residential Manager, she will be working closely with the residents and staff to ensure that each of our homes are not only a safe environment, but one that fosters joy, acceptance, and independence.

Congratulations to our March Team Member of the Month, LaNissha Roland!

LaNissha is our Team Member of the Month!

LaNissha is the Residential Manager at one of our group homes, and was nominated for her fabulous work and dedication to our residents. Her team member says "She adapted quickly to all of the duties, has a great relationship with the participants, parents and supervisors, and is a professional in her duties."

We are so grateful for your hard work, LaNissha! Thank you for serving our program participants and their families so well.

Avondale House wishes to thank and acknowledge these recent donors:

Amazon Smile Foundation David Buck Maria Camacho Third Coast Dessert Gallery Bakery + Cake Richard Dixon Thomas Dorman Ramsay Elder Dennis Ewbank Taylor Grimes Vanessa Horton IW Marks Jewlers Carole Keeney Harrington McCrea Foundation Kaitlyn Merz Michael Murray Ashley and Christian Nelly Scott Parazynski Margaret Penoli Brenda Peters-Chase Jacqueline Phillips Gary Taylor The Sidley Austin Foundation Daniel Valk Gail Vozzella John Zagata

Donors listed from 2/27/2023 to 3/29/2023.

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