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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
emilyl@assew.org

Bookkeeper, Ardis Burke
ardisburke@gmail.com

Development & Marketing Director, Rechelle Chaffee
rechelle@assew.org

Senior Marketing Coordinator, Lisa Haasch
lisa@assew.org

Information & Referral Coordinator-Spanish, Daysi Jimenez
daysi@assew.org

Senior Marketing Coordinator, Chris Krasovich
chris@assew.org

Administrative Coordinator, Sue LeBuhn
sue@assew.org

Information & Referral Coordinator, Dana Wurzburger
info@assew.org

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
KPMG

Secretary: Julie Arens
Racine Unified School District

Executive Director: Emily Levine

Directors:
Nathan Abrahamson
US Bank

Kelly Backes
Milliman

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
Faye’s

Jacqueline Wheeler
Wheeler Professional Practice Group

Director Emeritus
Patti Meerschaert
Community Volunteer

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