Autism Society of Wisconsin

Other Resources

Next Steps Booklet

A guide for Wisconsin families new to autism. Available in English and Spanish.

Wisconsin First Step Searchable Database

A database that offers links to over 2,400 local, regional, statewide and national agencies and organizations.

Click here to visit the Wisconsin First Step Searchable Database

Click here to view the 2017 Wisconsin First Step Autism Resource Directory


Finding Your Way: A Navigation Guide

Finding Your Way: A Navigation Guide for Wisconsin Families Who Have Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs and Disabilities assists families who may have concerns or questions about their child’s development or have recently received a diagnosis of a special health care need or disability.

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Una guía de navigation para las familias de Wisconsin con niños y jóvenes con necesidades especiales de atención de salud y discapacidades.

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Organization for Autism Research (OAR) Life Journey through Autism Series:

Organization for Autism Research (OAR) has published six Life Journey guidebooks and The Best of The OARacle to date.  You can read their descriptions, preview each online, or download copies at no cost below.

Organization for Autism Research (OAR) Kit for Kids


IHE Searchable Database

This database is intended to provide information for families and students about a variety of post-secondary or college educational options for students with and without disabilities. This includes Wisconsin technical colleges, public and private 4 year colleges, and UW System Universities and Colleges.Visit http://ihe.wspei.org/

This site is organized so students, families, and educators can find contact information for many Wisconsin colleges and universities and assist in finding additional information and services specific to an individual student’s disability or needs.  Information was gathered through public documents, and in some cases, based on surveys completed by the college or University disability or accessibility resource center.

Transition to Adulthood: A Health Care Guide for Youth and their Families

The Autistic Self Advocacy Network (ASAN) produced this guide that is available at http://autisticadvocacy.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/ASAN-healthcare-toolkit-final.pdf

Opening Doors - A Guide to Adult Services

The Department of Public Instruction has produced a helpful guide called Opening Doors - A Guide to Adult Services that provides helpful information on vocational services, postsecondary education, Family Care/IRIS, applying for Social Security, housing, Guardianship and more.
(English) (Spanish)

Additional Opening Doors Guides:

Opening Doors to Postsecondary Education and Training
(English) (Spanish)

Opening Doors to Self-Determination Skills
(English) (Spanish)

Opening Doors to Employment
(English) (Spanish)

Wisconsin Special Education Mediation Project

This project is available to assist parents or school districts with mediation or facilitation of their special education issues.Visit www.wsems.us