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.

Puberty Workshop

August 30 and September 6
Both Saturday classes held at Children’s Hospital-Corporate Center, Milwaukee

$30 for boys/$45 girls (for 2-part series)

For Pre-adolescents with cognitive disabilities. Separate workshops for boys and girls. Boys attend one workshop, girls attend both dates.

For more information Click here


Early Intervention Support Group

June 9, July 14, August 11 and September 8
6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Group will meet at the Assew office

The Early intervention Support Group is for parents with a child on the spectrum who is ages 6 or younger.


Asperger Summer Teen Program

July 15, 22, 29 and August 5, 12, 19
Six consecutive Tuesday evenings from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

facilitated by Justin Hamilton
Special Education Teacher and School Counselor at Lakeland School

Are you worried about your teen spending the summer in his/her bedroom with only video game characters for companionship? We can help! The Autism Society is offering a six week recreational program for teens ages 13-17 with Asperger Syndrome. Each week we will gather in a different location to learn new skills and have fun outdoors!The first meeting will be at the Autism Society office in Wauwatosa, where we will get to know each other and plan out the activities for the coming weeks. Occasionally the day of the week may be changed if necessary for a certain activity that is chosen by the group, assuming that this new day and time works well for all in the group. Some possible activities we will try include: sailing in Lake Michigan, hiking at Lapham Park, planning a cook out and cooking a meal, attending a sporting event, or other events suggested by participants. For more information and online registration click here.


Middle School Group to Increase Social Understanding

July 9, 16, 23, 30 and August 6, 13
Meets six Wednesday evenings at the ASSEW office

For boys and girls ages 11-14
facilitated by Wade Koski, LCSW

Middle school aged children are faced with several changing events around them as well as changes in their appearance, behavior, and thought process. For a child on the spectrum these changes often create higher levels of stress, confusion, and withdrawn behavior. In this six-week class the members will learn about a variety of topics that are relevant to their age. The members will learn more about themselves as well as how they can get their needs met while also being more aware of the needs of others. For more information and online registration click here


Summer Symposium on Literacy

August 7th 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Waukesha Area Technical College

$50 members/$75 non-members

Participants will learn the basics for teaching students with Autism Spectrum Disorders literacy skills by providing comprehensive instruction, using evidenced-based practices and strategies based on the Four Block reading method.

presenters include:
Julie Arens, Autism Support Teacher, Racine Unified School District
Lynn Brusnahan, PhD, Assistant Professor, University of St. Thomas, Minneapolis
Barb Christensen, Cross-Categorical Special Education Teacher, Racine Unified School District
Rosemary Gardner, Educational Programmer, Lakeland School, Walworth County
Jessica Lowney, Autism Support Teacher, Kenosha Unified School District
Mary J. Graczyk McMullen, M.S. Autism Consultant

For more information and online registration click here.


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!


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