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 October 7 & 21, November 4 & 15 and December 2& 16 for the balance of 2015. Meeting times are 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.
Support For dads December 16, 6 to 8 PM New Berlin Public Library, New Berlin. Join Dads and male caregivers in a discussion facilitated by Wade Koski, LCSW. This is a open forum and an opportunity to give and receive support and make connections with others that understand your unique challenges and experiences from the male point of view.
Wade Koski is a licensed clinical social worker with a background working with children and adolescents and facilitating groups He also works with adults, couples and families in his practice. Over the past five years he has spent a lot of time working with individuals with autism and their families. Wade and his wife have three children. His oldest son Keegan is on the autism spectrum.
For more information and online registration for December 16 click here.
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 first Wednesday 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).
Support Group for Spanish Speaking families. Grupo de apoyo en español (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.