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
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!
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.