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Causes: Autism, Civil Rights, Developmentally Disabled Centers, Disabilities, Disabled Persons Rights, Health

Mission: Families of newly diagnosed children need advice and support. The Autism Society is there with education, a lending library, and support groups. We link parents to other parents who have older children and can help them cope with this challenging disorder.

Target demographics: We serve individuals with autism spectrum disorders, their families, and professionals who support them in Southeastern Wisconsin

Direct beneficiaries per year: 5000

Geographic areas served: We serve 9 counties: Milwaukee, Waukesha, Ozaukee, Racine, Kenosha, Washington, Dodge, Walworth, and Jefferson

Programs: Monthly educational parent workshops; Conferences for Educators; Summer bike program; support groups; social and networking activities

Community Stories

5 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

1 Cathy118

Volunteer

Rating: 5

ASSEW has been with us since my autistic son was 3 with many challenges. He is now a happy, friendly, 14 year old and I have to say, we would be struggling without the resources at ASSEW. The staff is some of the NICEST people you could ever meet. All of them have lots of experience in the autism world.
For ANY parents just getting that diagnosis for their child OR adults on the spectrum, run (don't walk!) to the ASSEW office. They can help!

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

If you have a kid or family member on the spectrum this is the best resource for education, guidance, advocacy, family and personal support and love. All of this delivered with understanding, compassion and integrity. From the top administration to the volunteers, you will encounter the best group if people around. They are a blessing!

6

Client Served

Rating: 5

ASSEW is a well-organized and caring group of women who have worked hard to gather volumes of useful information and resources, and made them available to parents and friends of children on the autism spectrum. With a warm, friendly, and positive atmosphere, I look forward to every visit.

10

Volunteer

Rating: 5

When my son was diagnosed 18 years ago at age 2, my first outreach was to ASSEW. The information chain, extensive library, support, advocacy and networking groups empowered me to help my son and family in ways that would have otherwise been overwhelming. This organization and staff do not get enough thank you's for all they have done to spread the word to the greater Milwaukee area's families and professionals. I have and will continue to do all I can to help this wonderful organization reach out to the 9 counties it serves.

11

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 4

I volunteer with a consortium of school districts to provide continuing education through monthly speaker programs and approached ASSEW president, Emily Levine, as a possible co-sponsor for a nationally known speaker on autism. This speaker is autistic herself and will be speaking to parents and professionals next fall. Emily advised us on several logistic details of sponsoring an event of that magnitude and will be helping us advertise etc. We are very grateful for the guidance and enthusiasm Emily and ASSEW have provided. In addition,, through my participation on the Connections initiative, it is clear that ASSEW provides leadership in all aspects of autism spectrum involvement in the state.