Meet the Autism Society of Southeastern Wisconsin

ASSEW: Mission and Vision

The Autism Society of Southeastern Wisconsin creates connections, empowering everyone in the Autism community with the resources needed to live fully. We exist to serve our local Autism community through advocacy, community programming, and creating a more inclusive world. We do this by increasing public awareness about the day-to-day issues faced by persons on the spectrum, advocating for appropriate services for individuals across the life span, and providing the latest information regarding treatment, education, research and advocacy.

Together with our community, we serve as the primary resource for the nine counties in our service area: Dodge, Jefferson, Kenosha, Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Racine, Walworth, Washington and Waukesha.

We believe that each individual with Autism is unique and they — along with their families — should determine the best treatment based on individual needs. This guiding principle is expressed in the national Autism Society’s Options Policy.

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Our Team, Your Partners

Rechelle Chaffee | Executive Director

Rechelle has been with the Autism Society of Southeastern Wisconsin for eight years and serves as Executive Director. With a degree in business and family members on the spectrum, she has championed for Autism awareness, education and support by providing programs and services that benefit the Autism community. She brings a  passion for advocacy efforts to work every day.

Angie Schubert, M.Ed. | Program Director

Angie has been an occupational therapist for 28 years and has a master’s degree in education. She has over 20 years of experience working with children and young adults with Autism, 16 of those years as a school-based occupational therapist. Angie is excited to plan and provide quality, engaging programming for
children, teens, adults, and families in the nine counties that we serve.

Stephanie Wagner | Office Manager

Stephanie is a graduate student at Southern Illinois University studying Behavior Analysis and Therapy. She has over seven years of experience working with the
Autism population. She has worked as a vocational job coach, staff trainer and as a senior behavioral treatment therapist.

Adela Villanueva Pérez | Information / Referral and Program Coordinator

Adela is a mother of a child with Autism. She also has spent time in the medical field serving others. She has a passion to help others to overcome language barriers and get the help and support they need. Adela has a real interest in the community and being a source of assistance to others.

Sue LeBuhn | Volunteer Manager

Growing up in Iowa, Sue started out in the medical field and then shifting her focus to the emerging field of Patient Education. After working with medical residents and their patients for several years she then decided to go back to school as a Pre-Med major. After further thought, and as a single parent, she decided that she wasn’t willing to sacrifice the needed time away from her two sons for her residency years so instead changed her major to Education. After receiving her Bachelors degree she then obtained additional certifications in Special Education and fell in love with it! Sue taught in the Oak Creek-Franklin Joint School District for many years before taking early retirement and then joining the team at the Autism Society of Southeastern Wisconsin as an assistant to development. Highlights of those years for her have to be her opportunity to meet and work with the captains from the Dylan’s Run teams and all those customized team-logo shirts! Since the Pandemic, she has been working as the Volunteer Coordinator and found her new fun!

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