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,

4-H Horse and Pony Project Ride for Autism

This horseback-riding clinic is for persons with autism age 4 – young adults. All volunteers and horses will be provided by Winnebago 4-H participants. Two riding sessions will be available. Ages 4 through young adult are welcome. Siblings welcome but those with autism will be given first priority.

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Join Us! ASFV Members-Only Family Celebration

Join us April 29th at the Tundra Lodge in Green Bay, WI for the Autism Awareness month family celebration! This is a members-only family event available to those who have paid the annual Autism Society membership dues of $15. If you are unsure of your membership status, please email If you’d like to become a member or renew, visit to do so online or print off the attached membership form and mail it in.

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Safe and Sound™ Training & Education


Dealing with first responders and law enforcement in an emergency is stressful and scary. Safety is a constant concern for our families. ASFV is proud to bring the Safe and Sound™ program and this parent training to the Fox Valley.

Created in 2005, the Safe and Sound™ initiative includes providing information and training to law enforcement and first response professionals – from police, fire & rescue officers to Emergency Medical Services officers. This parent component will teach you disaster preparedness, communication tips when working with law enforcement, environment and safety modifications, and time to interact with the creators of this program.

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The Autism Society of the Fox Valley is pleased to offer a FREE training for First Responders. The session will focus on tools for agencies to address autism-related field contacts, communication and behavior, sensory issues, de-escalation techniques and arrest, restraint and custody issues.

The session will also provide information on how first responders can recognize an individual with autism, and discuss how actual incidents were handled. Special tactics, response techniques, rescue techniques, patient care, search and rescue, and actual incidents will be discussed. Incidents discussed will highlight police responses, fire rescue, rescue from heights, motor vehicle crashes, and emergency medical responses.

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