Whether your child is newly diagnosed, has been living with Autism for a while, or you suspect your child might have Autism, we have the resources and knowledge to support you and your family as you navigate the world of Autism.
Resources for families
Information and Referral
Do you have questions, concerns, need support or don’t know where to turn to get your autism related questions answered? We are here to help!
Our Information and Referral specialist is here to connect you to the services and support you need to help you on your autism journey. Give us a call at (608) 630-9147, email us at email@example.com, or make an appointment here.
Autism 101 is a free workshop for parents, family members and caregivers of newly diagnosed children who are interested in learning more about autism and the Autism Society of South Central WI. The session are led by members of our education committee who have children on the spectrum and consist of an overview of autism followed by time for questions and answers. Click here for our upcoming Autism 101 workshops.
Our comprehensive Resource Directory contains autism services in our area including treatment providers, community services, educational resources, advocacy rights resources, recreation resources, respite care providers, support resources, adult services and more.
Each month we plan an activity for the whole family to enjoy. It’s a chance to get out and meet other Autism families in a sensory friendly environment. Activities may include trips to the zoo, children’s museums, mini golf, or a movie. Siblings and parents are welcome to join in on the fun! Click here for upcoming family activities
Coffee & Conversation
Are you a parent, grandparent, or just plain care about an individual on the Autism spectrum or suspected of being on the Autism spectrum? You are not alone! Please bring your coffee (or other favorite morning beverage) and chat with others. This group meets virtually the first Wednesday of each month at 9:00am and is a supportive and safe place for caregivers to talk. Click here for upcoming Coffee & Conversation events
Mom’s Night Out
Mom’s Night Out is an informal social group for Moms who have children on the spectrum. It’s an opportunity to get out and spend time with other mothers who share similar life experiences . This group meets the first Wednesday of every other month from 6:30 pm at a local restaurant, appetizers are provided. Click here for upcoming Mom’s Night Out events
Every other month we partner with service providers and community members to offer free educational workshops on topics related to having a child on the spectrum. Some of the topics we cover are IEPs, behaviors, sensory issues, respite, stress management and engaging with law enforcement. We are always looking for new ideas so if you have a topic you would like to see us offer please send us an email! Click here for upcoming educational offerings
If you are a parent or caretaker of a little one, join us with your kids for this awesome monthly event!
Our Littles Playgroup meets monthly and is for families with children ages 0 -5. It is a great opportunity for kids and parents to socialize and have some fun in a safe supportive environment.
Feel free to bring a cup of coffee or your preferred drink while we spend a lovely hour together in the morning!
Football camp is a fun and interactive event where school age children who have autism get to practice football drills, learn new skills and have some fun with real football players on a real football field. At the end of the day participants are joined by their family members for a picnic and awards ceremony. The camp happens every year in the Fall.