Was Your Child Recently Diagnosed?
It’s been said that autism is a journey, but for the parents of a newly diagnosed child, where to start that journey can be very overwhelming and confusing. We would like to help. We have been serving local families since 1976 with a help line, support groups, lending library, social activities and classes. We know from personal experience that when the family is informed and supported, they are better able to meet the needs of their special needs child.
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
Click here to learn more about our New to Autism Classes or to register.
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.
Click here to learn more about our New to Autism Classes presented in Spanish or to register for an upcoming class.
You can also call the Spanish Line for phone registration at 414-988-1273.
Request a New to Autism Kit
To help families who are struggling to accept and understand their child’s learning challenges, we have created folders that contain fact sheets about autism, Wisconsin-specific information on accessing services, a parenting article, and flyers listing the services we offer. We provide these folders free of charge as a service to the educators and families in the nine counties we serve. It may be the first autism information that families getting an educational diagnosis will see.
Call 414-988-1260 or click the button below to request a New to Autism Kit.
View and Print Our Recommended Reading List
Next Steps Booklet
A guide for Wisconsin families new to autism. Available in English and Spanish.
Finding Your Way Booklet
A navigation guide for Wisconsin families who have children and youth with special health care needs and disabilities including autism provided by the Waisman Center. (Usually included in New To Autism Kits but currently unavailable in print). Available to download in English and Spanish.