Autism Society of Wisconsin

Special Events

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2nd Annual Statewide Zumba® Fundraiser: Dancing to the Beat of a Different Drummer

Saturday, January 14th, 2017

Four local Autism Society affiliates are participating in the 2nd Annual Statewide Zumba® Fundraiser: Dancing to the Beat of a Different Drummer. This fun and dynamic workout routine is fit for all ages and abilities. You do not need to be a member of the state or local affiliates to participate. The cost is $20/person. Pre-registration is strongly encouraged.

Autism Society of Northeast Wisconsin 10:00 am- 11:15 am Western Racquet, Green Bay. Click here to register.

Autism Society of the Fox Valley 10:00 am- 12:00 pm St. Gabriel's Parish Gym, Neenah.
Click here to register.

Autism Society of Central Wisconsin Details coming soon!

Autism Society of Chippewa Valley Details coming soon!

 

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

PATH of Door County
When: January 14, 2017
Time: 9:00 am-12:00 pm
Where: Boys and Girls Club, Sturgeon Bay
Click here to register online
Download the fillable registration form

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
Registration will open in January!