Southeastern Wisconsin Autistic Navigators (SWAN) is drop-in support/social group for adults on the Autism Spectrum which meets the first and third Wednesday of each month. Adults on the spectrum who are able to self-regulate and independently participate in activities without the assistance of a caregiver are welcome to attend. This group is ideal for those looking to meet people, practice social skills and make connections with those in the adult autism community.

This group is not intended to be therapy, but rather a safe space for adults to engage and make connections.

SWAN is facilitated by Rechelle Chaffee and Stephanie Wagner.

Rechelle Chaffee serves as the Executive Director of Autism Society SE WI and has family members on the spectrum. She has championed for Autism awareness, education and supports by providing programs and services that benefit the Autism community. She brings a passion for advocacy efforts to work every day. 

Stephanie Wagner 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, senior behavioral treatment therapist, and is the Office Manager for the Autism Society SE WI.

SE WI Autistic Navigators Group

In person meetings – 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month Time: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Location: ASSEW Office Virtual meetings – 2nd Wednesday of the month Time: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Please visit the Facebook group for the Zoom Meeting Access link and code. If you are not a current member of the group, please contact us at 414-988-1276 or

Click here to view and add dates to your calendar.

Clicking the button above will open an email window. Please send an email that includes: Full name; full address; primary email address and primary phone number.

Please also indicate if you are brand new to SWAN or have been a member in the past. If so, include the years that you participated.

Once your email is received, a member of our team will get back to you as soon as possible to talk about the registration or reestablishment process.

After you have become an approved member of the SWAN group, click below to resister for various events:

FAQs for SWAN Participants

FAQs for SWAN Parents and Caregivers

Disclaimer: the facilitators of our support groups are NOT professional counselors or psychotherapists. If you need professional help, see our Resource Directory listings or contact our office for information on local professionals.

All Support Groups are free of charge. No child care provided.