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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. 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!

Autism Society SE WI Staff Directory

Executive Director, Emily Levine

Bookkeeper, Ardis Burke

Development & Marketing Director, Rechelle Chaffee

Senior Marketing Coordinator, Lisa Haasch

Information & Referral Coordinator-Spanish, Daysi Jimenez

Senior Marketing Coordinator, Chris Krasovich

Administrative Coordinator, Sue LeBuhn

Information & Referral Coordinator, Dana Wurzburger

Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Executive Committee:
President: Amy Van Hecke, Ph.D.
Marquette University

Vice President: Howard Miller
Retired Financial Executive

Treasurer: Ryan Michalski

Secretary: Julie Arens
Racine Unified School District

Executive Director: Emily Levine

Nathan Abrahamson
US Bank

Kelly Backes

Mark Cyganiak
ServiceMaster Recovery

Rosemary Gardner
Lakeland School

Rebecca “Riv” Goldman
Rockwell Automation Retiree

Matthew Griffin
Johnson Controls Inc.

Erin Miller
People First Wisconsin

Andrea Nelson
Unisource Insurance

Susan Schoenfeld
Leaders Institute

Kevin Scholz
Advanced Hires

Dawn Schwartz
ADX Creative

Dr. Cheryl Serb
ProHealth Medical Group

Cescilly Smith-Jenkins, Ph.D.
Ascension Wisconsin

Rick Wetzel

Jacqueline Wheeler
Wheeler Professional Practice Group

Director Emeritus
Patti Meerschaert
Community Volunteer