Being on the Autism Spectrum can bring challenges that make it harder to enjoy experiences that most kids enjoy in their daily lives.

The Autism Society of Southeastern Wisconsin provides a supportive environment through various events and activities all structured with the goal of providing our children a chance to comfortably learn how to interact with their peers and enjoy these activities.

Everything from learning to ride a bike to water comfort and safety is covered in our events so they can learn to enjoy these experiences.

The Betty Brinn Children’s Museum offers countless opportunities for children to learn about and explore their world through play.  The Autism Society of Southeastern Wisconsin has partnered with the Betty Brinn Children’s Museum to support specific Sensory-Friendly sessions. Click here to learn more.

Click Here to learn more about upcoming First Stage Sensory Friendly Theater Performances.

An amazing program for children on the Autism spectrum and other special needs, their friends and siblings. Camp staff includes teachers that are certified in Autism, art, and education.
Children will sing, dance, act, paint, write plays and do so much more. Try out a SuperStars Saturdays mini camps in 2024 and then look for our two-week camp in 2025.

Click Here for more 2024 SuperStars Camp information.

Join Autism Society of Southeastern Wisconsin as we partner with the WJ Niederkorn Library to offer FREE fun, interactive sensory playtimes! The sensory playtime program is set up as a variety of tactile, sensory activity stations where children (under 13 years old) are free to explore with their caregiver. Each month there is a different theme. Stations may include shaving cream, sand, water, and/or food items. Dress to make a mess.

January 26-Winter
February 23-Shapes
March 22-Art in all Forms
April 26-Bugs
May 24-Gardens and Flowers

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Come show your creativity by building at Children’s LEGO® Club! These fun-filled sessions will allow makers to build creations from scratch, as well as from predetermined plans. Many weeks will be thematic and will cause participants to “think outside of the box” to re-purpose and use existing parts and pieces differently. The goal of Children’s LEGO® Club is to have fun, interact with others, and delight in a shared, common interest in a sensory-friendly space. LEGO® Club is open to children with Autism or other developmental disabilities, as well as their non-disabled peers. This program is open to children ages 7-12 years old. Registration recommended, but not required. Attend all sessions, or choose the ones that work for your schedule!

Sessions are every other Wednesday starting January 31.

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ACEing Autism is on a mission for children with Autism to grow, develop and benefit from social connections and fitness through affordable tennis programming, uniquely serving individual needs while filling a national void for this growing and worthy population. Click here to learn more.

This program teaches individuals with disabilities how to ride a conventional bike and become a lifelong independent rider! Success in learning to ride a bicycle is a major accomplishment for attendees and builds confidence and an improved self-image. Nothing is more inspiring than seeing a group of bike camp participants ride a conventional bike completely independently.  By the end of the five day camp over 80 percent of riders learn to ride their bikes completely independently.

Click Here to learn more about iCan Bike Camp.

Andy Telford LEGO Fun Days

Andy Telford LEGO Fun Days (ages 6 – 16)

Where: Survive Alive House, N115 W18700 Edison Drive, Germantown, WI 53022
2023 Dates: TBD

WisconSibs Sibshops are workshops for children and teens who are brothers and sisters of children with disabilities or long-term illnesses.

Youth Sibshops (ages 8-12) are a spirited mix of new games (designed to be unique, off-beat, and appealing to a wide ability range), new friends, and discussion activities.

Teen Sibshops (ages 13-17) focus on self-esteem building, peer connections, and topics related to being a sibling of someone with a brain- based disability through activities and discussions.

Sibshops are guided by trained facilitators (school psychologists, teachers, counselors or adult siblings, for example) in small, age-appropriate groups.  All are trained in sibling issues, and always keep an eye open for participants who may need additional support.

Where: Autism Society SE WI, 3720 N. 124th Street, Suite O, Wauwatosa, WI, 53222
When: 9:00 a.m. – Noon
2023-24 Date(s): September 9, October 7, November 4, December 9, January 6, February 3, March 2,
April 6, May 4

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