Autism Society of the Fox Valley

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What is autism?

Autism is a lifelong neurological disorder that significantly affects how a person perceives the world, interacts with other people, and communicates. It is often referred to as a spectrum disorder, meaning the symptoms and characteristics of autism can present themselves in a wide variety of combinations, from mild to severe.

According to the CDC autism affects approximately 1 out of every 68 children born today. Autism is four times more prevalent in boys than in girls and knows no racial, ethnic or social boundaries. There is no single, specific cause of autism. In many families there appears to be a pattern of autism or related disabilities – which suggests there is a genetic basis to the disorder – although no single gene has been directly linked to autism. Early diagnosis, intervention, and a system of support are vital to the future development of the child.

Who is The Autism Society of the Fox Valley (ASFV)?

ASFV was established in 1989 and is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization serving the following Wisconsin counties – Calumet, Fond du Lac, Outagamie, Waupaca and Winnebago. Our mission is to provide information and referral, advocacy, public awareness, education and support for individuals with autism and the families, professionals and others who support them.

Events & Community Partnerships

Monkey Joe’s
Monthly playdates the first Saturday of each month during the school year.

The Building for Kids
Spectrum Saturdays on the third Saturday of each month.

Chuck E. Cheese
Sensory Sensitive Sundays at Chuck E. Cheese’s have arrived! Starting April 2nd and happening on the first Sunday morning of every month from 9-11am.

Sky Zone
Events fall on the 2nd & 4th Sunday morning of each month from 9:30-11:30 am.

Xavier High School
The Xavier High School football team provides a yearly football camp each September.

Autism Football Camp at Xavier High School

Social Outings

ASFV sponsors social outings for three age groups:

  • The Hanging Out Group for Kids, ages 7-12
  • The Teen Group, ages 13-20
  • Adult Group

Our family outings are very well-attended and give the parents a chance to network and feel supported. Another way parents can meet that need to connect with other parents is at ASFV’s monthly parent support group meetings held the first Sunday evening of each month.

Education

Education is another very important aspect of ASFV’s mission. Parent/Educator workshops are offered several times per year free of charge for the community. Education consultants and other speakers are brought in to cover a wide range of important topics, including supports/technology in the classroom, recreational opportunities in the community, financial planning for the future, job training options for teens/adults, understanding behavioral issues at school and in the home, and many others.

Scholarships

ASFV offers scholarships to parents, teachers and individuals on the autism spectrum to attend the Autism Society of WI state conference or attend educational programs. We also offer safety scholarships to help defray the cost of home modifications. Information can be obtained by emailing info@autismfoxvalley.org.

Fundraising & Donations

As a volunteer-only organization, ASFV relies entirely on fundraising and donations to provide all of these activities. The first Saturday of each June ASFV holds its largest fundraiser, a golf outing at Irish Waters in Freedom. Information about the golf outing can be obtained by emailing asfvevents@autimsfoxvalley.org. ASFV also can be found working hard at their Octoberfest food booth selling delicious items from the grill in Appleton each September.

For More Information

To keep up with everything that ASFV is working on, follow on Facebook at www.facebook.com/autismsocietyfoxvalley or visit www.autismfoxvalley.org.

Memberships also available – just $15/year for a family or $12/year for an individual.

Autism Society of the Fox Valley

 


Upcoming Events

Saturday, July 21, 2018

Time Event
8:30 am - 10:00 am Spectrum Saturday, The Building for Kids Children’s Museum, Appleton Wi

Sunday, July 22, 2018

Time Event
9:30 am - 11:30 am SkyZone Sensory Hour, Sky Zone Trampoline Park, Appleton WI

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Time Event
9:30 am - 11:30 am SkyZone Sensory Hour, Sky Zone Trampoline Park, Appleton WI

Saturday, August 18, 2018

Time Event
8:30 am - 10:00 am Spectrum Saturday, The Building for Kids Children’s Museum, Appleton Wi

Sunday, August 26, 2018

Time Event
9:30 am - 11:30 am SkyZone Sensory Hour, Sky Zone Trampoline Park, Appleton WI

Sunday, September 9, 2018

Time Event
9:30 am - 11:30 am SkyZone Sensory Hour, Sky Zone Trampoline Park, Appleton WI

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Time Event
8:30 am - 10:00 am Spectrum Saturday, The Building for Kids Children’s Museum, Appleton Wi

Sunday, September 23, 2018

Time Event
9:30 am - 11:30 am SkyZone Sensory Hour, Sky Zone Trampoline Park, Appleton WI

Sunday, October 14, 2018

Time Event
9:30 am - 11:30 am SkyZone Sensory Hour, Sky Zone Trampoline Park, Appleton WI

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Time Event
8:30 am - 10:00 am Spectrum Saturday, The Building for Kids Children’s Museum, Appleton Wi

Sunday, October 28, 2018

Time Event
9:30 am - 11:30 am SkyZone Sensory Hour, Sky Zone Trampoline Park, Appleton WI

Sunday, November 11, 2018

Time Event
9:30 am - 11:30 am SkyZone Sensory Hour, Sky Zone Trampoline Park, Appleton WI

Saturday, November 17, 2018

Time Event
8:30 am - 10:00 am Spectrum Saturday, The Building for Kids Children’s Museum, Appleton Wi

Sunday, November 25, 2018

Time Event
9:30 am - 11:30 am SkyZone Sensory Hour, Sky Zone Trampoline Park, Appleton WI

Sunday, December 9, 2018

Time Event
9:30 am - 11:30 am SkyZone Sensory Hour, Sky Zone Trampoline Park, Appleton WI

Saturday, December 15, 2018

Time Event
8:30 am - 10:00 am Spectrum Saturday, The Building for Kids Children’s Museum, Appleton Wi

Sunday, December 23, 2018

Time Event
9:30 am - 11:30 am SkyZone Sensory Hour, Sky Zone Trampoline Park, Appleton WI

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