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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 free 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:

icon-bullet-red  Basic characteristics of Autism Spectrum Disorders
icon-bullet-blue  How families integrate their feelings about having a child with a disability
icon-bullet-dark-grey  How to get started on a path to helping your family support your child
icon-bullet-med-grey  Q & A

Want to know more? Click here.

Click on one of the upcoming 2019 sessions to register:
Feb. 12   Feb. 26     May 16      Aug. 16      Oct. 24
Dec. 11

Spanish New to Autism Event 2019
Click on the upcoming 2019 sessions for information or to register.
Feb. 27
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 here to request a kit today.


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For Parents of Children Newly Diagnosed With Asperger Syndrome