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.
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Sensory Friendly COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic
SSM Health, in partnership with the Autism Societies of Greater Wisconsin and Southeastern Wisconsin, is excited to offer a one-of-a-kind vaccination clinic available to individuals five and older, along with their families. Pfizer vaccines are available, as well as Pfizer booster shots for those 12 and older who have received their vaccination at least five months prior. Private rooms will be available, and other measures will be taken to provide a positive, calm and supportive environment for all. Register today through January 28th.
For more information, visit https://bit.ly/3Aczudr or call 920-558-4602.
iCan Bike Camp Volunteers Needed!
The iCan Shine Bike Camp is a week-long event that teaches riders with a variety of disabilities to ride a two-wheel bike confidently on their own. This is done using a fleet of specialized bicycles owned by iCan Shine.
Over the course of the five-day camp, the adapted bikes are adjusted to gradually introduce more instability in an effort to challenge riders at their own individual pace. Throughout the entire process, the riders and their volunteers grow together through the smiles and tears that these challenges bring. After many hours of laughter and learning, the week concludes with a touching and inspiring award ceremony.
The safety of iCan Bike Camp participants is dependent on lots of helping hands. Please consider giving the gift of time by volunteering as a spotter for one or more of the five sessions of the five-day camp. We promise this will be the most rewarding exercise you will ever experience!
Click Here to become a volunteer!
Insights for Educators
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.
2022 Dates TBD
New to Autism Class – English
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
Want to know more? Click here.
Nuevo en el autismo, presentado en español Spanish New to Autism Class
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.
Want to know more? Click here.
Safe and Sound – First Responder Training
WisconSibs Sibshops are workshops for children ages 6-12 who are brothers and sisters of children with disabilities or long-term illnesses. Typically lasting three to four hours, Sibshops are lively, relaxed events that combine recreation, information, and discussion, and give siblings the opportunity to celebrate the contributions and the challenges of their brothers and sisters with others their age who “get it.”
Sibshops are guided by trained facilitators (school psychologists, teachers, counselors or adult siblings, for example) in small, age-appropriate groups. All are trained in sibling issues, and always keep an eye open for participants who may need additional support.
Please check back here for upcoming Sibshops dates and times.
All 2022 Sessions are FREE!
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Virtual Sessions Via Zoom
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.
1/25 – What to Know When Your Child Turns 18 Presented by the Aging and Disability Resource Center of Waukesha County
2/22 – Supported Decision Making for Adults with Disabilities Presented by Barbara Katz, Co-Director, Family Voices of Wisconsin
3/22 – Creating a Quality Transition IEP for Students with Autism Presented by Kate Szidon, UW Waisman Center and the Center on Secondary Education for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders (CSESA)
4/19 – Understanding Employment and the Role of the Department of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) Presented by Jessica Fasanello, MS, CRC, LPC-IT, Wisconsin Dept. of Workforce Development
5/24 – Looking Ahead: Financial Planning for the Future Presented by Bob Johnston, LUTCF, AIF, Founder, Special Care Needs Planning, LLC
Urban Autism Summit
Urban Autism Summit
If your family has been touched by autism, or you are a caregiver, an adult on the spectrum or a professional who supports individuals living with autism, please join us! The goal of the Urban Autism Summit is to close the gap in information and services about Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) for families and the professionals who serve them in Milwaukee.
Click Here to learn more about our 2021 Urban Autism Summit.
2022 Dates: TBD