Essay Contest

Everyone Belongs: Celebrating Differences

The Autism Society Affiliates in Wisconsin are proud to jointly host the 13th Annual Statewide Autism Essay Contest. The Annual Autism Essay Contest is a great way to facilitate a meaningful dialogue about how schools, teachers, and students can support those with autism in the classroom. The contest is designed to assist students in gaining a deeper understanding of autism and how their peers with autism experience the world.

The 2018 Essay Contest has closed. Please contact Jessica Fischer at jfischer@asw4autism.org or 920-558-4600 with questions.

Division One has essay entries from students in grades K – 2


Division One Winners:

1st Place – JJ from Shepard Hills Elementary

2nd Place – Mrs. Kate Garman’s 1st grade class at Swallow School Elementary

3rd Place – Kaylee from Hortonville Elementary


Congratulations to all of our winners and a huge thank you to all of the students, teachers, and schools who participated from Division One!

Division Two has essay entries from students in grades 3 – 5


Division Two Winners:

1st Place – Brady from Stratford Elementary

2nd Place – Rachel from Kosciuszko Elementary

3rd Place – Allen from Deforest Area Middle School


Congratulations to all of our winners and a huge thank you to all of the students, teachers, and schools who participated from Division Two!

Division Three has essay entries from students in grades 6 – 8


Division Three Winners:

1st Place – Rose Mary from Lincoln Middle School

2nd Place – Charlie from Elkhart Lake-Glenbeulah

3rd Place – Lauren from Greendale Middle School


Congratulations to all of our winners and a huge thank you to all of the students, teachers, and schools who participated from Division Three!

Division Four has essay entries from students grades 9 – 12


Division Four Winners:

1st Place – Marissa from Hortonville High School

2nd Place – Aidan from Platteville High School

3rd Place – Izaak from Sturgeon Bay High School

Honorable Mention – Samantha from Juda High School

Honorable Mention – Isabella from Arrowhead High School


Congratulations to all of our winners and a huge thank you to all of the students, teachers, and schools who participated from Division Four!