EVENTS

Thanks to ASSEW, FOA and ASW

Make plans to join ASW for a series of themed LEGO® classes beginning in 2017!

Sessions are for individuals ages eight to sixteen who have a disability.

All events facilitated with a certified Special Education Teacher & every participant receives a high school volunteer partner.

Each event includes a themed LEGO ® kit that is put together and taken home at the end of the class.Parents not required to stay during sessions.Click Here To Register For The 2017 LEGO Fun Day Events Today!

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Monkey Joe's - Appleton

Sat, March 4, 9am – 10am

1800 N Casaloma Dr, Appleton, WI 54913, USA

Monkey Joe’s opens the doors exclusively for our families once a month on the first Saturday of each month from 9:00 until 10 am. You may stay after they open to the public at 10:00. Parents get a chance to meet other parents, siblings have an opportunity to meet other sims in a fun environment and kids on the spectrum can safely bounce, jump, slide, and have fun! Questions? Email bnack5@gmail.com

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Tuesday, February 7, 2017 
from 6:00-8:00 p.m.

6544 S. 108th Street
Franklin, WI 53132

414-988-1260  or email:  info@assew.org

Fun Timez is an indoor play space that features large inflatables and more. There is something for all age groups! 

Awesome inflatables & Adventure Jumper!
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Rock Climbing Wall
Games!Games! Games!
Eye-Play game with non-stop fun. 


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Also free Lase
r Tag during your visit (based on availability).

Bring cash and make plans to make it a family event and enjoy dinner at the large café area where a large selection of delicious foods including fresh, homemade pizza and beverages are served. Other activities available for purchase include air hockey and an arcade. 

Note: Fun Timez Online waiver required before attending. 

Plan for adulthood for your teen with developmental disabilities

BoardThursdays: 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Wildwood Lodge Pewaukee
N14 W24121 Tower Place
Pewaukee, WI  53072

Do you have solid plans for your child when they become an adult? Don't wait until your child is an adult to start planning for the future. Begin the journey today with  our Transition Series (TRAILS). This series is designed to help you understand the types of decisions you & your child will be facing as they come of age. 

Don’t wait, TRAILS will assist you in blazing a trail tailored for your teen's adulthood – begin the journey now.

SESSION 1: The Transition IEP. 1/19
Learn more about transition IEP's and how to make sure your students's PTP is robust enough.
Are you ready for when the school bus stops coming? This session will help you know what to ask for, know what your rights are and what you can expect from your school district as your child transitions into adulthood.

SESSION 2: Encounters with Law Enforcement 2/16
This session provides an overview of what to expect in an interaction with law enforcement. 

SESSION 3:  Repetitive behavior: An Autistic Perspective. 3/16
We will provide help understanding repetitive, self-stimulatory behaviors (also known as stimming) from the perspective of the individual and give tips and strategies for dealing with harmful stims.  

SESSION 4:  Guardianship and Supported Decision-making. 4/20
Answer questions like will your child be able to make decisions on their own and what type of support do they need. Do they need a legal guardian and what options are out there? This session will help put you on the path to address these questions for the future.
 
SESSION 5:  Understanding SSI and how to Apply. 5/18
Talking about how to understand Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and how to apply will be covered in the session. Everyone can benefit from attending this informative session as legislation continues to change.

Cost per Session is $20.00
Members of the Autism Society Of Southestern Wisconsin save $5 per session.  Become a member today! Use Promo Code: MEMBER when registering. Register Now!
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Autism Sibling Support Project Grant Announcement
January 31, 2016-February 28, 2017


The Autism Society of Wisconsin is pleased to announce it has received a $4,850 grant from Autism Speaks. The grant will fund a one year Autism Sibling Support project in Wisconsin, designed to provide support to brothers and sisters of children on the autism spectrum.

Siblings of children with autism are in the position to have a significant impact on the life of their brother or sister with autism for many reasons. The sibling relationship is likely to be the longest lasting relationship in the family over the course of the lifetime. Siblings, with the exception of the child’s parents, will generally spend more time with a child with autism than almost any other person. For these reasons, it is extremely important that siblings of children with autism have access to information and support programs that will help them in their role as a sibling.

Through the Autism Sibling Support project, the Autism Society of Wisconsin plans to hold at least 6 Sibshops throughout Wisconsin, in partnership with WisconSibs. A Sibshop is a workshop model developed by Don Meyer that offers peer support and education to brothers and sisters of children with special health and developmental needs, within a recreational context. The Autism Sibling Support will also provide information to parents about supporting siblings through a newsletter article, webinar, and distribution of resources.

The Autism Society of Wisconsin’s mission is to improve the lives of all affected by autism. We’re excited to extend our support services to siblings through this new project. 

Please contact Melissa Vande Velden at mvandevelden@asw4autism.org or 920-973-6636 with any questions. 

Upcoming Sibshops

Autism Society of Central Wisconsin
When: January 28, 2017
Time: 9:00 am- 12:00 pm
Where: Wausau, WI
Click here to register online
Download the fillable registration form

Laona School District
When: February 11, 2017
Time: 9:00 am-12:00 pm
Where: Laona School
Click here to register online

Relaxation Classes at Milwaukee Clinic

The aim of tis group is to generalize a child's listening and motor imitation skills to a setting outside of their home, while placing emphasis on relaxation. This group is offered to clients currently receiving intensive services between the ages of 5-8. A Line Therapist must attend with child. Bring a mat or towel for class.

Limited to 6 participants so don't wait.

Call 262-432-5660 for more information and to sign up.

Autism Night

The Central Wisconsin Children's Museum wants to be beneficial for every child, so we open the museum the 1st Monday of each month from 5-7pm exclusively for families that have children with Autism. The museum is available for parents and children to play together in a "less overwhelming" atmosphere. This program is free and drop-in, no pre-registration required.

Free
First Monday of each month
5-7pm


Central Wisconsin Children's Museum
1100 Main Street
Stevens Point, WI 54481
715-344-2003

 

Workshops

 

Support Groups

Adults on Spectrum Support Group

Join us twice a month to talk, exchange information and ideas with other adults, 18 and older that either have an official diagnosis or self-identify as having Asperger Syndrome.

Our door faces Feerick Street on the north side of the building. There is no pre-registration required, nor is child care provided for these meetings and the meetings are for on-the-spectrum adults only.

Free

ASSEW Office
3720 N. 124th Street, Suite O, Wauwatosa

Wednesday, June 3rd

6:30PM - 8:30PM

Morning Coffee Parent Support

Join us the first Thursday of every month at 9:30 AM to chat and exchange information and ideas with other parents. You Are Not Alone. Our door faces Feerick Street on the north side of the building.

Free

ASSEW Office
3720 N. 124th Street, Suite O, Wauwatosa

9:30AM - 11:30AM

La Crosse Area Parent Group
Join this vibrant group of parents to discuss topics of interest, create change & find comeraderie.
Childcare provided.
La Crosse
3rd Wed
6:30-8:30PM
Free

1825 Victory Street
Steven or Rena Cash
link email 608-782-648
ASNEW Support Group for Hispanic Families

When 9:30am – 11:00am

Monthly on the Third Tuesday

WhereCasa Alba, 314 South Madison Street Green Bay (map)

staffasw@gmail.com

 

Movie Showings for Guests & Families Living with Autism or Other Special Needs

AMC is proud to partner with the Autism Society to bring you unique movie showings where you can feel free to be you! We turn the lights up, and turn the sound down, so you can get up, dance, walk, shout or sing!

We are now expanding our Sensory Friendly Film program to four showings per month.

  • The second and fourth Tuesday and Saturday.
  • Family-friendly movies will continue to show Saturdays, starting at 10am local time
  • We've added Tuesday showings at 7pm local time that may appeal to others on the autism spectrum.

Share posts and pics of your family fun with #AMCSensoryFriendly.

https://www.amctheatres.com/programs/sensory-friendly-films

Monster Trucks

MONSTER TRUCKS

January 28th
The Lego Batman Movie

THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE

February 11th
Rock Dog

ROCK DOG

February 25th
 

Reel Movies for Real Needs
A new film series, Reel Movies for Real Needs designed for families of special-needs children with autism or other challenges who seldom attend movies. Reel Movies for Real Needs features select first-run film showings.

Reel Movies for Real Needs will take place at the following Marcus Theatres locations: Appleton East Cinema, Bay Park Cinema in Green Bay, North Shore Cinema in Mequon, Point Cinema in Madison and South Shore Cinema in Oak Creek.
Fourth Sat
10:30AM
Carlo W. Petrick
Marcus Theatres
414-905-1505
carlopetrick@marcustheatres.com
http://www.marcustheatres.com/marcus-specials/sensory-specific-films/reel-movies-for-real-needs

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them - November 19

Moana - November 26

Sing - December 23

Camp Awesum
Our mission is to provide a safe and secure environment for youth with autism and an opportunity to experience a residential summer camp.

Our vision is to provide an experience that enables campers to feel pride in learning new skills while being away from home. Campers will be with children their age, nine to fifteen year old youths (as of June 1, 2010), who share the same interests, skills, and wonderful gifts.

At Camp AweSum campers will learn new skills, gain confidence in being away from home, develop lifelong friendships, experience a summer camp without stress and anxiety, and be supported in all they attempt to do.

Camp facilities at Moon Beach include modern and clean cabins in a pristine Northwoods atmosphere. Meals are enjoyed in a family –like atmosphere of the Moon Beach dining hall. Camp AweSum is a typical camp experience with all the trimmings; arts & crafts, canoeing, hiking, swimming, fishing, campfires, and bog walks.
Ages 9-15
$825 (scholarships available)

June 27 – July 2
REGISTRATION TAKES PLACE ON JAN. 1ST FOR THE FOLLOWING SUMMER.

Moon Lake, St. Germain, Wisconsin
CampAwesum@yahoo.com
http://www.ucci.org/camp-awesum/
(see WEAP: The People v.4, is.2 for an in-depth interview)

 

 

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