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Southeastern Wisconsin Autistic Navigators Support Group

Southeastern Wisconsin Autistic Navigators (SWAN) is drop-in support/social group for adults on the autism spectrum which meets the first and third Wednesday of each month. Adults on the spectrum who are able to self-regulate and independently participate in activities without the assistance of a caregiver are welcome to attend. This group is ideal for those looking to meet people, practice social skills and make connections with those in the adult autism community. 

This group is not intended to be therapy, but rather a safe space for adults to engage and make connections.

SWAN is facilitated by Becky Aten, Rechelle Chaffee and Andrea Daniels.

Becky Aten is a Human Resources professional, yoga teacher, and neurodiversity advocate. She values equity, self-compassion, and is especially passionate about helping fellow humans find connection and safety in community.

Rechelle Chaffee serves as the Executive Director of Autism Society SE WI and has family members on the spectrum. She has championed for Autism awareness, education and supports by providing programs and services that benefit the Autism community. She brings a passion for advocacy efforts to work every day. 

As a former special education teacher, coordinator and administrator, Andrea Daniels understands the complexities that families navigate to locate inclusive opportunities and to access information and supports. Andrea is committed to supporting high quality programming and service offerings that span a variety of topics and learning needs.

SE WI Autistic Navigators Group  

In person meetings – 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month
Time: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Location: ASSEW Office

Virtual meetings – 2nd Wednesday of the month
Time: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

TEXT: ASSEW SWAN to 474747 for reminders

Please visit the Facebook group for the Zoom Meeting Access link and code.
If you are not a current member of the group, please contact us at 414-988-1276 or     

Click here to view the topics that will be covered at upcoming meetings

Click here to view and add dates to your calendar

FAQs for SWAN Participants

FAQs for SWAN Parents and Caregivers

Disclaimer: the facilitators of our support groups are NOT professional counselors or psychotherapists. If you need professional help, see our Resource Directory listings or contact our office for information on local professionals.

All Support Groups are free of charge. No child care provided.