Sometimes it helps just to talk
to others who understand or to get ideas about situations or issues we may have in common. Phone support is available from our information and referral specialist Monday through Thursday, 9 AM to 3 PM, call 414-988-1260, or contact us with questions.
Morning Coffee Parent’s Support Group is for all parents including parents of adults on the spectrum. Held on the 1st Thursday of each month during the school year (see our newsletter or online calendar) at our office, 9:30 to 11:30 AM Coffee and pastries served.
Adults On The Spectrum Support Group is for adults of all ages with high-functioning autism and Asperger Syndrome. The group meets the 1st & 3rd Wednesday evening of each month from 6:30 to 8:30 PM at Advancing Abilities of Wisconsin, 10909 West Greenfield Avenue, West Allis, Suite 207. This office is on the 2nd floor of the Tri City Bank Building. Light refreshments served.
Evening Parent’s Support Group is for all parents including parents of adults on the spectrum. Held on the 3rd Tuesday of each month during the school year (see our newsletter or online calendar) at our office at 3720 North 124th Street, Suite O, Wauwatosa, 6:30 to 8:30 PM.
Racine Area Support Group is for all parents including parents of adults on the spectrum. Meets the last Tuesday of every month from 9:30 to 11:30 AM in the meeting room at McDonald’s on Highway 20 and I-94 (next to Kwik Trip).
Lationo Support Group / Circulo De Padres (conducted in spanish) is for all parents including parents of adults on the spectrum. Meets the last Tuesday of every month from 5:30 to 7 PM at 1712 South 32nd Street, Milwaukee, in the Walker Complex Building.
Disclaimer: the facilitators of our support groups are NOT professional counselors or psychotherapists. If you need professional help, see our Resource Directory listings or contact our office for information on local professionals.
ASSEW is adding an IEP review service for families who want assistance in understanding their child’s IEP and coaching on ways to word their suggestions to the IEP team. This service will be available for $100/hour. A typical 2.5 hour service would include a brief initial phone call, a 90 minute review of the existing IEP, and a 45 minute meeting to review recommendations. Our IEP review is a former special education teacher with 20 years of experience. Our goal is to help you be a full partner with your district on your child’s IEP team. To learn more, call Sue LeBuhn at 414-988-1265 or contact her via our email contact form.
Remember, this is a journey and we are here to support you.