Being a teenager can be tough. We are here to offer programs to help make the most of their formidable years.
The Autism Society of Southeastern Wisconsin strives to help teens learn about the many changes that they have going on, how to meet their ever-changing needs and become more socially aware of others.
By providing a forum to help make friends and form long term relationships, we take some of the tough out of being a teen in these transition years.
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Concordia Teen Hang Out Night
Come hang out with Concordia University students in the Field House and adjacent rooms on the Concordia Campus. Enjoy playing board games with students, make friends and have dinner. If your child has dietary restrictions, please provide an alternate snack for them to eat.
Where: Concordia University Field House, 12800 North Lake Shore Drive, Mequon, WI, 53097.
When: 6:00 – 8 p.m.
2022 Date(s): April 22 and September 30,
Click to register your teen for this great program!
Teen Social Group
Are you worried about your teen spending too much time in his/her bedroom with only video game characters for companionship this summer? We can help! The Autism Society of SE WI is offering two four-session recreational programs for teens ages 13-17 who are on the Autism spectrum this summer.
*Note* Space is limited to provide the best experiences for participants. Registration and events close once group is set.
Don’t miss this opportunity to make new friends, share experiences and socialize with other teens!
Teen Group is targeted for individuals who are willing to try new things, want to participate in group activities, and will stay with the group. Each session is limited to fifteen teens. The individuals participating in the group need to be able to stay with a group of up to fifteen students with two adults.
Click here to learn more about this fun summer opportunity and to register for Summer Teen Social Group.
First Stage Sensory Friendly Productions
Click Here to learn more about upcoming First Stage Sensory Friendly Theater Performances.
iCan Bike Camp
This program teaches individuals with disabilities how to ride a conventional bike and become a lifelong independent rider! Success in learning to ride a bicycle is a major accomplishment for attendees and builds confidence and an improved self-image. Nothing is more inspiring than seeing a group of bike camp participants ride a conventional bike completely independently. By the end of the five day camp over 80 percent of riders learn to ride their bikes completely independently.
Click Here to learn more about iCan Bike Camp.
Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) Teen Hang Out Night
Come hang out with MCW University students from the Friends for Special Needs Group in the Alumni Center Room on the MCW Campus. Enjoy activities including board games and pizza. If your child has dietary restrictions, please provide an alternate snack for them to eat.
The first part of the night will include enjoying activities including board games, visiting with friends and pizza. The medical activities booths featured in the second half of the night will include options like a physical exam station where you can learn to listen to your heart, lungs and abdominal sounds. The more we can help our teens get comfortable with their medical health and the professionals that assist in their care, the better advocates they will be for their future.
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.