ASFV and SOAR Fox Cities on the Radio. Listen Here.

SOAR Fox Cities, in partnership with 91.1 The Avenue, hosts a radio spot called The SOAR Spotlight featuring local agencies doing good in our community. In honor of April being Autism Awareness/Acceptance Month, Autism Society of the Fox Valley board member Chad Leder shared what ASFV is all about in this informative five-minute interview. Thank you to SOAR Fox Cities for this great opportunity to spread the word about ASFV!

Click Play button below to listen:

 


Save the Date-March 11th-Internet Safety, Parents Bring Your School Age Kids

Fox Valley Metro Police Department Officers Michael Lambie and Brandon Strahmann will share their knowledge of internet safety issues with parents and their children (ages 12-ish through adults) with special needs. The intended audience is families who have anyone using the internet.

Learn how to navigate and manage the apps that are most popular among youth today. Also learn from numerous case studies how local children have been victimized, and what you as a parent can do to prevent this from happening to your children.


REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED, CLICK HERE — please list the name of all attendees in your group, including children.


SPACE IS LIMITED – this presentation is open to the first 100 who register. Please share with your families and friends!

Parents and children will learn:

  1. Social Media Facts
  2. Why We Care
  3. The “Popular” Apps
  4. The “Other” Apps
  5. Secret Site/Apps
  6. What can you as parents do?


Holiday Laser Show & Pizza Family Outing

NOTE: This event has sold out. Use the link below for more information or to be added to the waiting list for a future showing.

Join ASFV for this exciting and different way to be festive during the holiday season! Laser Holidays is a fun experience for everyone and gives new meaning to the term “holiday lights” – holiday LASER lights! This is a members-only event.

Click Here for more information or to be added to the waiting list.

 


United Way Giving Made Easy to Support ASFV

The United Way has kicked off their annual fund raising campaign. Did you know that you can allocate your donation to the Autism Society of the Fox Valley? Simply click the “write in” button and type in our organization’s name in the designation area of your pledge form and United Way will take care of sending your donation to ASFV.

ALL donations go to support our programs and social outings for kids and families who are touched by autism. ASFV is a 501(c)(3) run by an amazing all volunteer board.

Click here to donate to ASFV through The United Way


 


Message from the President-Fall 2018

Hello everyone,

I hope the school year is off to a good start. This transition often causes a great deal of stress on many families. The kids are experiencing new teachers, class-mates and classroom environments, while the parents are experiencing new IEP teams and law changes that are often hard to understand.

In an effort to help our families better understand the IEP process and language within that IEP, ASFV is hosting a Parent/Educator Workshop presented on January 21st by Katie Berg, CESA 1. Presentation information is inside.

ASFV continues to grow in membership!!! We have many events planned to bring our community together. There are social outings scheduled for all age groups, and continued support at our monthly parent support group meetings. ASFV is also holding an exclusive event at Barlow Planetarium. Some of the events have very specific information within their description. Please read carefully.

Once again the joint efforts of ASFV and the Xavier Hawks football team and boosters created a fantastic day for 68 kids and their families.

Thank you to all who volunteered and/or supported ASFV at our Octoberfest booth. We tried something different this year to increase our ability to connect with more families and had a great time. We concentrated our efforts to share information about our group, resources and events. It was a wonderful day.
Have a fantastic fall,

Diane Nackers
President of the Autism Society of the Fox Valley

 



Resource Guide Updated for 2018

Click Here to download your copy of the 2018 Resource Guide!

Use it to find local resources such as therapy, training, medical information, support groups and more! Many great resources are available in the counties of Calumet, Fond du Lac, Outagamie, Waupaca and Winnebago and this guide can help you find what you are looking for.

A Very Special Thanks to:

Alcoa Charitable Foundation which initially funded this project.
The Autism Society of Fox Valley board members who helped with the Resource Guide.