Autism Society of Southeastern Wisconsin

Autism Society of Southeastern Wisconsin

Improving the Lives of All Affected by Autism

Autism is a journey. You are not alone.

iCan Shine Bike Program

June 16–20
Lakeland School, Elkhorn

June 23-27
Indian Trail School, Kenosha

Are you struggling to teach your child to ride a bike? Is your child at least 8 years old and at least 45 inches tall? We can help! Each summer, the Autism Society and the Down Syndrome Association of Wisconsin sponsor iCan Shine bike programs in our area. This is a 5 day program that teaches children with developmental disabilities to ride a 2 wheel bike. Call us at 414-988-1260 for an application!


Mental Health Provider Conference

presented by Dr. Glenis Benson and Dr. Diane Mosnik
May 14th 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Oak Creek Community Center

$50 members / $75 non-members
$15 additional for optional 6 CEUs

Dr. Benson’s topic is understanding the role of communication deficits in behavior, and Dr. Mosnik will talk about how providers can assist families in planning for adulthood. For more information and online registration click here.


Do It Differently : A Film For Dads

facilitated by Wade Koski, LCSW
April 30th 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
New Berlin Public Library

free event including a film screening followed by a facilitated discussion
Four fathers with one thing in common – they are all raising a child with autism. In their own words, they share their struggles and successes…fears and hopes…while projecting a quiet strength. Let them inspire you to do it differently.For more information and online registration click here.


Using Acting Skills to Help You in the Workplace

led by Susan Schoenfeld
May 6, 13, 20, 27 6:30 PM to 8 PM
Milwaukee Jewish Community Center

$200 members / $240 non-members

This exciting course features four 90 minutes sessions on consecutive Tuesday evenings. You will use acting techniques to get you up and moving and help you to better figure out how to read non-verbal cues in others, as well as be more aware of how others perceive you. The class includes role-playing of job interviews and workplace situations. For more information and online registration click here.


TRAILS Transition Series

We will have 5 classes in our TRAILS transition series this year, and families will be able to sign up for all of them or pick and choose. These classes are aimed at parents of children ages 14 through 21. All sessions will be on Thursdays at our office at 3720 North 124th Street, Suite O, Wauwatosa

Transition Overview: Did you know? Now you know!
Barbara Katz presenting
Thursday, February 13, 6:30 to 8:30 PM
For more information and registration click here.
On this link you also have the option to sign up for all 5.

Transition IEP
Jennifer Bourget presenting
Thursday, March 13, 6:30 to 8:30 PM
For more information and registration click here.

Understanding Adult Services: Family, IRIS, and What the Heck is an ARDC?
Perry Mueller presenting
Thursday, April 10, 6:30 to 8:30 PM
For more information and registration click here.

The Benefits of Employment and the Role of DVR
Jolene Cooley presenting
Thursday, May 15, 6:30 to 8:30 PM
For more information and registration click here.

Understanding Guardianship and SSI
Julie Turkoske presenting
Thursday, June 5, 6:30 to 8:30 PM
For more information and registration click here.


Parenting Series

Our parenting series presents workshops once a month during the school year. The target audience is parents of children recently diagnosed up through elementary school. Even though our workshops are designed for parents, they are free and open to the community. We are happy to welcome educators, childcare providers and extended family members – anyone who has an interest in learning more about living with autism. The workshops are free, but your online registration helps us have enough chairs, refreshments, and handouts ready. All our Parent Workshops are at Nicolet High School, 6701 North Jean Nicolet Road, Glendale.

Opportunities to Connect in Everyday Activities
Deb Berrang, M. Ed., Family Consultant
Saturday, November 16, 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
For more information and registration click here.

Massage Therapy for Autism
Cathy Podd, L.M.T., C.A., R.M.t
Saturday, January 18, 2014, 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
For more information and registration click here.

Don’t Worry, be APPY! Autism Apps/Video Modeling
Susan Stokes
Saturday, February 15, 2014, 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
For more information and registration click here.

Raising a Sensory Smart Child
Nancy Peske, Author
Saturday, March 15, 2014, 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
For more information and registration click here.

Why Does Aunt Betty Kiss My Cheeks? Learn how to create social narratives/stories to provide your child with insight into social situations
Julie Arens, Elementary Educator
Saturday, April 12, 2014, 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
For more information and registration click here.

Wandering into Danger
Fred Carsky, Retired Detective, Wauwatosa Police Department, Search & Rescue Canine Handler
Saturday, May 17, 2014, 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
For more information and registration click here.


SIBSHOPS

Walworth County
Saturday, October 19th, 9 AM to 12:30 PM
Lakeland School
W3905 County Rd NN, Elkhorn

Sibshops are opportunities for brothers and sisters of children with special needs to obtain peer support and education within a recreational setting. They are safe environments in which a child can express his or her concerns, but also be proud of their sibling with special needs. This model is designed for children ages 8-13.

We are offering a series of Sibshops in Elkhorn at Lakeland School. For more information click here.

We are also offering Sibshops in Milwaukee County and Waukesha County in collaboration with Easter Seals of Southeast Wisconsin.


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Remember, this is a journey and we are here to support you.