The Autism Society exists to improve the lives of all affected by autism. We do this by increasing public awareness about the day-to-day issues faced by people on the spectrum, advocating for appropriate services for individuals across the lifespan, and providing the latest information regarding treatment, education, research and advocacy.
We believe that each individual with autism is unique and they and their families should determine the best treatment based on individual needs. This guiding principal is expressed in the national Autism Society’s Options Policy.
As one of the oldest local chapters in the country, we have been supporting families affected by autism and the professionals who assist them since 1969.
We serve South Central Wisconsin with reach into Southwest Wisconsin – Dane, Columbia, Sauk, Iowa, Rock, Green, Lafayette, Grant, Richland and Crawford counties fall under our umbrella.
At our Board of Directors meeting in December 2014, it was established that service, advocacy, and outreach are our priorities for 2015. To that end, we are building new collaborations with partner organizations in Rock County, for the first time. We have opened an office, and provide regular office hours including timely responses to inquiries. We are actively recruiting for our Advocacy Committee as well as joining with other Wisconsin Autism Society affiliates to form a coordinated response to legislative issues.
We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, and your donations are tax deductible.
Our services include:
– Information and Referral
– Networking Opportunities
– Workshops, Presentations and Parent-to-Parent Forums
– Monthly Workshops : During the school year with expert speakers on topics important to our members
– Monthly Support Groups : Connect with others and share information and experiences