Autism Society Of Southeastern Wisconsin Inc

Rating: 4.67 stars   3 reviews

Issues: Civil Rights, Disabilities, Human Services

Location: 9733 W St Martins Rd Franklin WI 53132 USA

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: 2500
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
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Rating: 5 stars  

10 people found this review helpful

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.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

advocacy training, transitional planning, support groups, lending library, family outings, fund raising events, state and national conferences, strategic planning, board membership, support in my local community outside Milwaukee

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

like to see the media take a greater interest and recognize that ASSEW is a truly valuable resource to the SE Wisconsin area.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the value of networking with others and meeting families with the same life changing events. They not only offer information and training to parents of newly diagnosed children but also do a great job of keeping abreast of the adult issues and resources.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

quick to respond, considerate, compassionate and always giving of their time even though they have a family member affected by autism which can be all consuming

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

make a larger impact in the greater Milwaukee area and better serve the inner-city population

Ways to make it better...

they could afford more paid staff...our great volunteers get worn out!

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

the economy and the impact it has made on fund raising. ASSEW relies on donations and grants to stay afloat.

One thing I'd also say is that...

this organization has made a HUGE impact in keeping medical and educational professionals informed of new advancements and techniques that help people affected by autism. It is an amazing organization!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

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