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Welcome to WWAACC

The Western Wisconsin Autism Advocacy & Consulting Center, Inc. (WWAACC) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization developed by parents & family members of children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. WWAACC's mission is to empower, educate and support families, caregivers, educators, and service providers of children with ASD, and to provide resources and information in order for parents to make informed decisions regarding the needs of their child. While our organization focuses on families in the Western Wisconsin area, we hope our website may also be helpful to others looking for resources to benefit individuals with autism spectrum disorders.

 

Autism Awareness

We thank Dr. Temple Grandin for sharing her wisdom!

Watch Dr. Grandin's TEDTalk: The World Needs All Kinds of Minds

 

 

Wisconsin Behavioral Treatment for Autism

In December 2015, the WI Dept. of Health Services released a FAQ document developed to respond to questions families may have regarding the upcoming transition of coverage for autism treatment services from the CLTS waiver program to the new ForwardHealth Behavioral Treatment benefit:

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQs) BY FAMILIES

 

Special Screening April 30, 2016

 

Saturday, April 30th, 2016 at 7:00pm

The Phipps Center for the Arts - Blackbox Theater

Downtown Hudson, WI

$5/ticket*

*Tickets available at the door!

Programming Hope (2015) Official Movie Trailer from Jack Creamer on Vimeo.

 

WWAACC Shops Spring 2016

Tuesday, March 1st: "Transition: Opportunity in the Community" - This evening will feature representatives from area programs that offer opportunities for adults with different abilities. Moderated by Debbie Brennan, CESA #11 WSPEI Family Engagement Coordinator, we will be joined by Fabreann Buffington, the instructor for Project SEARCH at the River Falls Hospital, Jesse Beckstrom, BRIDGE Program Director, Jim Schreiber of Plantables, and more. Location: First Presbyterian Church (Vine Street)

Tuesday April 5th: "The Zones of Regulation" by Leah Kuypers, Occupational Therapist. The Zones is a systematic, cognitive behavior approach used to teach self-regulation by categorizing all the different ways we feel and states of alertness we experience into four concrete zones. Location: Bethel Highlands Lutheran Church - Children's Theater, 504 Frontage Road, Hudson, WI

Tuesday, May 10th (NEW DATE): "Wisconsin Behavioral Treatment for Autism: What's New in 2016" Join us for information about the services and behavioral therapy available for children and youth with autism in Wisconsin, and updated information about how to access these services. Location: Bethel Highlands Lutheran Church - Children's Theater, 504 Frontage Road, Hudson, WI

WWAACCshop Times: 6:00 - 8:00pm

Fee: Donations will be accepted at the door

Childcare: Parents can indicate a need for childcare on the registration form - please give us a few days advance notice in order to coordinate volunteers.

Refreshments will be served.


CLICK HERE TO REGISTER for WWAACCshops

 

Peer Groups Spring 2016

WWAACC is pleased to offer peer groups again this spring. These monthly groups provide an opportunity for youth to enjoy social and recreational activities with their peers.

Location: The Centre in New Richmond

428 South Starr Avenue: New Richmond, WI 54017

Dates: Mondays: March 7, April 11, May 9

Time: 6:00-7:30

*If you are interested in PEER GROUPS for your child in 2016, please contact Katie Gleason at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

All Groups are facilitated by WEAP (Wisconsin Early Autism Project)

Parent/Guardian Presence Required: A parent or legal guardian must remain present during the group session.

$10/session, or $25/for 3 sessions