Essay Contest

Everyone Belongs: Celebrating Differences

The Autism Society Affiliates in Wisconsin are proud to jointly host this 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 2019 Essay Contest will open in January of 2019.

2018 Essay Contest Winners

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!