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.

Summer Message from the President

Happy summer everyone!

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: 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.

As always, please keep your email contact current. ASFV’s general information email is

All social outings use the email address:

Have a wonderful summer!

Diane Nackers,