Join us for our 14th Annual Football Camp on Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019! This coed, non-contact camp is perfect for all ages and abilities! Sponsored by the Autism Society of the Fox Valley with support from the Appleton Xavier Hawks Football team, coaches, parents and staff. Families are welcome on the field with the campers, and siblings are welcome to participate. A picnic-style lunch will follow the camp. The camp is FREE for kids of all ages.
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!
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.
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,
President of the Autism Society of the Fox Valley
This is a combined outing for ALL of our social groups including all family members. Please join us on Sunday, October 14, 2018 for family fun! Daytime activities include an 80-foot tube slide, corn maze, hayride, kids activity area, pumpkin checkers, straw fort, and lawn mazes.
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.
It’s hard to believe June is over and July is already here. ASFV’s membership is at an all time high. I have to thank the board members for continuing to come to the meetings, step up to monitor outings, and do the behind the scenes work to keep our affiliate active and growing. We held our first soccer camp and participated in another Wings for Autism event.
The Autism Society of Wisconsin is holding it’s inaugural annual golf outing to raise funds to continue their mission of education and support across the state. For more information about this great outing contact Kelly Brodhagen at 920-558-4602 or check the website: www.asw4autism.org. A tee-time is waiting for you!!!!
August 1st, ASFV is holding another family outing to Bay Beach. The specific information is inside. Several parent/educator workshops are being planned for the coming school year. In the meantime, I am holding a 2 evening training for parents, caregivers, and educators. The information and registration is inside.
ASFV is sponsoring Carol Gray for the Fall ASW Conference. “Not Your Mother’s Social Stories” will be presented by Carol on October 11th.