Help.…Hope….Support…. The Autism Society of Southeastern Wisconsin serves as a resource in the community to caregivers, educators and any touched by autism personally or professionally through a variety of programs and workshops. Our goal is to provide helpful information and education that leads to better understanding, hope and support for all affected by autism.
15apr4:00 pm5:30 pmTRAILS - SESSION THREE: Employment and understanding the role of the Department of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR)The objective for the session is to let families know what DVR is, how it can help people with disabilities, what is the process for applying, and what to expect from a DVR Counselor.
20may4:00 pm5:30 pmTRAILS - SESSION FOUR: Applying for Social SecurityIt can be intimidating to apply for benefits. How you apply can determine whether you will qualify or not. This session covers the medical and financial policies to get a disability benefit, the facts that matter when applying and how to best present your case. Discussion about how disability benefits include health care from Medicare and Medical Assistance
17jun4:00 pm5:30 pmTRAILS - SESSION FIVE: The Role of Siblings in Future PlanningWhat happens when parents are no longer around? Without adequate future plans, adults with disabilities can face disruptive transitions, endure emergency placements in inappropriate settings, and suffer through inadequate financial and legal safeguards, all of which place a strain on siblings and other family members. Yet most adults who have siblings with disabilities feel woefully unprepared financially and emotionally. You can learn the components of a plan with Harriet Redman. Begin today to plan for the future– give your family the gift of peace of mind. Do not put it off, start now. This session is for both parents and adult siblings of people with disabilities.
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Virtual Sessions Via Zoom
All 2021 Sessions are FREE!
Wonder what the future holds for your teen? Our Transition Series (TRAILS) helps you understand the types of decisions you & your child will be facing as they come of age by providing pathways to adulthood. We offer this series of classes each year to assist parents of teens prepare for the transition from school to community as adults.
2021 TRAILS Topics:
February 18 – What is After High School?
March 18 – Family Engagement in College and Career Ready Individualized Education Plans (IEPs)
April 15 – Employment and understanding the role of the Department of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR)
May 20 – Applying for Social Security
June 20 – The Role of Siblings in Future Planning
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Join us at one of our New to Autism Classes
This presentation is open to the public and designed for parents whose children have recently been diagnosed with autism and will be led by one of the Autism Society Southeastern WI staff. The session will cover:
Basic characteristics of Autism Spectrum Disorders
How families integrate their feelings about having a child with a disability
How to get started on a path to helping your family support your child
Q & A
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Esta presentación está diseñada para padres de niños a los cuales se les ha diagnosticado recientemente autismo. Trata sobre las características básicas de los trastornos del espectro autista, cómo las familias manejan sus sentimientos por tener un niño con una discapacidad y cómo iniciar un camino para ayudar a su familia a apoyar al niño. Gratis para el publico
This presentation is designed for parents whose children have recently been diagnosed with autism. It covers the basic characteristics of Autism Spectrum Disorders, how families integrate their feelings about having a child with a disability, and how to get started on a path to helping your family support your child. Free Community Event. Includes workshop materials.
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Join us for a Free workshop full of practical insights & strategies for educators in partnership with various school districts including Germantown and Milwaukee Public School (MPS).
Any individuals looking to broaden their understanding and experience about students with unique education needs that interact with them on any level will leave this two-hour session with a heightened understanding and new tools to support those who need it most in the school setting.
Is it Sensory or Behavior? Free Community Presentation.
Saturday, October 26, 2019
Wauwatosa Library (Firefly Room)
If you are a parent or caregiver of a child, teen or young adult you have likely experienced challenging or difficult behavior at least once in your interactions with your loved one.
Join us for this free parenting/educator presentation that focuses on challenging behavior issues we deal with as parents and caregivers and way’s to identify if it is sensory or behavior?
Presented by Chris Slawson, Special Education Teacher, Kenosha School District
Day Of Mourning Candlelight Vigil 2020
March 1, 2020, noon-1 p.m.
Make plans to join the Autistic Self Advocacy Network in remembering people with disabilities who lost their lives at the hands of family members or caregivers. We will remember those we have lost and remind the world that their lives had value.