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. This guiding principal is expressed in the national Autism Society’s Options Policy.
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!ASSEW-Service-Area-with-logo-1
Development & Marketing Director, Rechelle Chaffee
Senior Marketing Coordinator, Lisa Haasch
Information & Referral Coordinator-Spanish Helpline, Daysi Jimenez
Senior Communication Coordinator, Chris Krasovich
Administrative Assistant, Joseph Larsen
Volunteer Coordinator, Sue LeBuhn
Autism Society of Southeastern Wisconsin Board of Directors & Staff 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: Emily Levine
Nathan Abrahamson: US Bank
Rebecca Aten: Summit Wellness, Inc.
Rebecca “Riv” Goldman: Rockwell Automation Retiree
Matthew Griffin: Johnson Controls Inc.
Dayna Miller: First Citizens Bank
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
Cescilly Smith-Jenkins, Ph.D.: Ascension Wisconsin
Jacqueline Wheeler: Wheeler Professional Practice Group
Patti Meerschaert: Community Volunteer