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The Autism Society of Southeastern Wisconsin exists to improve the lives of all affected by Autism. We do this by increasing public awareness about the day-to-day issues faced by people on the spectrum, advocating for appropriate services for individuals across the life span, and providing the latest information regarding treatment, education, research and advocacy.

We believe that each individual with Autism is unique and they and their families should determine the best treatment based on individual needs.

The Autism Society of Southeastern Wisconsin received our chapter status from the national Autism Society in 1976. For over 40 years we have served as the primary Autism/Asperger Syndrome/PDD resource for Milwaukee, Waukesha, Racine, Kenosha, Dodge, Jefferson, Ozaukee, Walworth and Washington counties. We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, and your donations are tax deductible. Because of your support, we do great things!


Autism Society SE WI Staff Directory

Executive Director, Rechelle Chaffee

Director of Programming, Angie Schubert, M.Ed., OTR

Information Referral & Program Coordinator-Spanish Helpline
Adela Villanueva Pérez

Information Referral & Office Manager, Susan Clausing

Volunteer Coordinator, Sue LeBuhn

Marketing Coordinator, Jeriajah Vargas

Board of Directors

Board of Directors
Autism Society of Southeastern Wisconsin Board of Directors & Staff Executive Committee:
Executive Committee:
President: Amy Van Hecke, Ph.D., Marquette University
Past President: Howard Miller, Retired Financial Executive
Vice President: Kelly Backes, Milliman
Vice President: Rosemary Gardner, Lakeland School Retiree
Treasurer: Ryan Michalski, KPMG
Secretary: Julie Arens, Racine Unified School District
Executive Director: Rechelle Chaffee
Nathan Abrahamson: US Bank
Rebecca “Riv” Goldman: Rockwell Automation Retiree
Matthew Griffin: Johnson Controls Inc.
Dayna Miller: Landmark Credit Union
Erin Miller: People First Wisconsin
Andrea Nelson: Unisource Insurance
Dr. Amy Romashko: Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin
Susan Schoenfeld: Leaders Institute
Kevin Scholz: Advanced Hires
Dr. Cheryl Serb: ProHealth Medical Group
Jacqueline Wheeler: Wheeler Professional Practice Group