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Autism Society Upcoming Events
2018 Autism Essay Contest
Everyone Belongs: Celebrating Differences
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Deadline: Essays must be postmarked by March 9th, 2018
In collaboration with schools across Wisconsin, the Autism Society Affiliates in Wisconsin are hosting the 13th Annual Autism Essay Contest, a program designed to assist all students in gaining a deeper understanding of autism and how their peers with autism experience the world.

See the Essay Contest Guidelines

A Spectum of Safety: Working with Law Enforcement to Stay Safe
For Teens and Adults on the Autism Spectrum
Safety-mattersDate: Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Time: 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Location: Alicia Ashman Library
Address: 733 N High Point Road, Madison WI 53717| Map to Alicia Ashman Library
No registration required. This is a FREE event.
For adults and older teens who consider themselves to be on the autism spectrum, including those who identify as being Asperger’s.

Join us for a discussion with law enforcement professionals about how to stay safe, how to avoid being a victim, how to act around law enforcement to avoid misunderstandings, what to expect when law enforcement is called, and how to work with law enforcement to avoid problems.

Sensory Friendly Museum Time

Madison_Childrens_Museum_LogoDate: Monday, February 26, 2018
Time: 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Location: Madison Children’s Museum
Address: 100 N. Hamilton Street, Madison WI 53703| Map to Children’s Museum
Cost: FREE!
Pre-registration is recommended to take advantage of express check-in.

This program aims to bring families together to learn through play in an environment that supports the unique needs of children with ASD and/or sensory challenges. See more details at madisonchildrensmuseum.org.

Game Night – Screen Free
An AUsome Social Group Event

game-night-11-27-17Date: Monday, February 26, 2018
Time: 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Location: Madison College Truax Campus
School of Health Education Building – Room 101

Address: 1705 Hoffman St, Madison WI 53704 | Map to Madison College
Ages: For teens and adults on the spectrum
Parking: Gated Visitors Lot or Main Parking Lot (free parking during summer)
Transportation: Several buses stop on campus – see Madison Metro Bus schedule for details.
No RSVP required

Join us for a fun night playing board games, card games and more!


Autism Society Upcoming Events
Mom’s Night Out

MOM'S NIGHT OUTDate: Monday, March 5, 2018
Time: 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Location: Benvenuto’s Italian Grill
Address: 2949 Triverton Pike Dr., Fitchburg WI 53711 | Map to Benvenuto’s
RSVPs requested | RSVP to Mom’s Night

Attend this informal social group for Moms and share your ideas and experiences pertaining to kids, family life or other topics of interest.

Epic Systems Tour
An AUsome Social Group Event
EpicDate: Sunday, March 11, 2018
Time: 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Location: Epic Systems
Address: 1979 Milky Way, Verona, WI 53593 | Map to Epic Systems
Please RSVP to attend. Space is limited to 14 people. RSVP to Epic Tour

Put on your walking shoes and join us for a two-mile walk through the Epic facility including their unusual conference rooms and fantasy-themed decor.

Support Group

Support Group ImageDate: Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Time: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Location: Autism Society Office – Vantage Place II Building
Address: 437 S. Yellowstone Drive, Madison WI 53719 – 2nd floor conference room | Map to Autism Society office buiding
No RSVP required. Just drop in.

A support group open to individuals on the Autism Spectrum, parents, family members and friends who want to share and learn from each other.

Autism 101 Workshop in Baraboo

Autism 101 ImageDate: Thursday, March 15, 2018
Time: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: Baraboo Public Library
Address: 230 4th Ave, Baraboo WI 53913 | Map to Baraboo Library
RSVP required to assure space. | RSVP for Autism 101

FREE Workshop for parents, family members and caregivers of newly diagnosed children and anyone interested in learning about Autism Spectrum Disorder. Attendees will receive informational materials including parenting resources, diagnosis information, helpful school tips, community resources and more.

Cookie Decorating with Badgers With A Heart

Cookies-St-Patricks-DayDate: Saturday, March 17, 2018
Time: 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Location: Madison Public Library Sequoya Branch
Address: 4340 Tokay Blvd, Madison WI 53711 | Map to Sequoya Library
RSVP requested. | RSVP to Cookie Decorating
FREE Event!

Siblings, best friends, parents and grandparents are invited to have fun decorating cookies for the holidays with the University of Wisconsin student group Badgers with a Heart.

AUsome Adult Support Group

AUsome Adult Group ImageDate: Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Time: 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Location: Autism Society Office – Vantage Place II Building
Address: 437 S. Yellowstone Drive, Madison WI 53719 – 2nd floor conference room | Map to Autism Society office building
No RSVP required. Just drop in.

A support group for adults (18 and over) with autism and those who suspect they may have an Autism Spectrum Disorder. The group meets to discuss life issues on the spectrum and support one another in bringing any pertinent topics. This is a peer-led group that uses an open-meeting format.

Game Night – Screen Free
An AUsome Social Group Event

game-night-11-27-17Date: Monday, March 26, 2018
Time: 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Location: Madison College Truax Campus
School of Health Education Building – Room 101

Address: 1705 Hoffman St, Madison WI 53704 | Map to Madison College
Ages: For teens and adults on the spectrum
Parking: Gated Visitors Lot or Main Parking Lot (free parking during summer)
Transportation: Several buses stop on campus – see Madison Metro Bus schedule for details.
No RSVP required

Join us for a fun night playing board games, card games and more!


Autism Society Upcoming Events
Autism Society of Wisconsin Annual Conference

ASW-conference-2018Dates: April 19 – 21, 2018 (Thursday – Saturday)
Location: Kalahari Resort Convention Center
Address: 1305 Kalahari Dr, Wisconsin Dells, WI
Registration is open until April 2, 2018
See the full details and Register for Autism Society of WI conference

The Autism Society of Wisconsin’s Annual Conference is a 3 day event where professionals, parents, individuals on the spectrum, family members and advocates gather to learn, share and discuss various topics in the field of autism. Attendees leave the conference with an understanding of strategies, resources and services that serve to improve the lives of individuals on the autism spectrum.

One Walk, Big Strides for Autism

Walk ImageDate: Sunday, April 22, 2018
Time: Registration 10:00-11:00 AM | Walk Begins 11:30 AM
Location: Demetral Park
Address: 601 N 6th Street, Madison WI 53704 | Map to Demetral Park
Cost: Individual $20; Family of 4 $50; Teams $15 per Member
See the full details and Register for One Walk, Big Strides

Join us for our annual walk to raise awareness and support in the Madison community for individuals on the spectrum and their families.