Your Local Autism Society Affiliate


Designed to empower, inform and inspire success in the world of work for adults and teens on the autism spectrum, this one-day conference offers these workshops and more:

  • Starting your own business – and the resources to help you do it!
  • Interviewing tips and practice
  • Secondary Education – Going to College
  • The transition from school to work
  • Person Centered Planning and how it leads to success
  • Juggling SSI benefits and work
  • Video Resumes and how to make them work for you
  • Panel discussion: Hear from employers & what they look for when hiring

Featuring Keynote Presenter: Judy Endow, MSW

Very special thank you to the Hussman Foundation and the Evjue Foundation for their support.

$30 Registration includes materials, all workshops, breaks and lunch. $5 discount offered to members of the Autism Society. Scholarships available to teens and adults on the autism spectrum.

Employment Conference Links and Documents:
On-line Registration
Flyer to print and share
Scholarship Request
Exhibitor Table Request
Sponsorship Opportunities

Where We’re Headed

* We will sharpen our focus, intent, resources and message.

* As the need grows, we will grow substantially.  First in Dane County, but we must build our voice, network and systems throughout the surrounding counties within our service area.

* We must always say, “While we don’t do that, we know just the right person or place for you.”  There are terrifically capable partners that we work with to accomplish an improvement in a family’s situation now.

* We should have an outstanding reputation as a dependable, effective and professional organization that will help individuals for as long as they need us.

* We judge success is by hearing story after story of safe and steady progress for families with autism.

Our Mission

For 53 years, the Autism Society affiliate in South Central Wisconsin has worked to address areas of need, while providing and expanding support for the autism community in ten Southern Wisconsin counties.

We are one of 107 national affiliates and our local organization has a goal to improve the lives of individuals and families affected by autism spectrum disorders.  Every dollar we raise stays in the Southern Wisconsin region to directly help those who live and work in our surrounding communities.

We are a largely volunteer run organization that focuses on educational outreach, public policy advocacy, support groups for all family members and building awareness through numerous marketing and social events.  We recognize that each person has special attributes with ways to contribute, and that’s why we are committed to societal inclusion in hope of earning respect and tolerance for all individuals on the spectrum from diagnosis through the life span.

Please contact us to become a member, to volunteer some time or to donate, and please explore this web site thoroughly to see how the Autism Society of South Central Wisconsin can help you.

Be grateful for the accomplishments of today, keep hope for better tomorrows and cherish the memorable moments that those on the spectrum can bring to our lives…..

Danielle Tolzmann, President

Our Board

President:  Danielle Tolzmann
Vice President:  Susan Henwood Hamilton
Treasurer:  Nancy Griego
Secretary:  Nancy Alar

Julie Heibel
Al Kutil
Tari Raatz
Jeff Spitzer-Resnick
Diane Wakely

Administrative Manager: Harriet Tatooles


Membership is crucial for us to know who we serve and to gauge how well we represent various areas.  Your money also stays in our local area for us to provide education, advocacy, marketing and support services.

To start or renew your membership by mail, please click on the link below, print and complete the form, and mail it to the address listed at the bottom of form.

Membership Form

To do so electronically using a secure online service,  please click “contact us” and an invoice will be sent directly to you.  It’s fast, easy and safe.


We welcome your questions, comments and ideas. Please contact us:

Mail: 437 S. Yellowstone Dr, Suite 217A, Madison, WI 53719
Phone: 608.630.9147

For questions about our AUSome Social Group, please contact coordinator Nancy Alar at

For questions about our AUSome Adult Groups, please contact coordinator Becky at Google Group email ; or visit us on Google Groups at

To learn more about other Autism Society affiliates in our state, visit the Autism Society of Wisconsin at

To get more information about the National Office, please contact the following:
Autism Society of America, 4340 E. West Highway, Suite 350, Bethesda, MD   20814   Call 800.328.8476 or click

SPECIAL NOTE: The Autism Society of South Central Wisconsin will have photos taken at various events, workshops, conferences and other gatherings. We usually seek permission, but it sometimes becomes impossible when images of large groups may include random attendees and participants. It is to be understood that these photographs could be used on our web site, social media sites and for promotional purposes. We will, however, remove any photo and/or stop the usage of such materials at the request of an individual or family member.