Autism Resources
Autism Resources

 

 

   Autism Resources for Families

Community Resources

WI Regional Centers for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs

This is a free and private service that provides support to families with children with special health care needs. They help families find services and community resources. 

https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/cyshcn/regionalcenters.htm

Katie Beckett Program

The Katie Beckett Program is a special eligibility process that allows certain children with long-term disabilities, mental illness, or complex medical needs, living at home with their families, to obtain a Wisconsin ForwardHealth Medicaid card.

https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/long-term-care-support/services-children/katie-beckett

Children's Long-Term Support Waivers

The Children's Long-Term Support Home and Community-Based Medicaid Waivers (CLTS Waivers) provide a structure within which Medicaid funding is available to support children who are living at home or in the community and who have substantial limitations in multiple daily activities as a result of a disability.

https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/clts/index.htm

Behavioral Treatment Services through Medicaid

The CLTS Waiver Program currently provides funding for specific autism treatment services not covered by BadgerCare Plus, Medicaid, or the Katie Beckett Program. For young children diagnosed with autism, this includes treatment using behavior methods. 

https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/clts/waiver/autism/index.htm

Wisconsin Insurance Mandate

Frequently asked questions on mandated coverage for autism services in Wisconsin.

https://oci.wi.gov/Documents/Consumers/PI-234.pdf

Autism Society of Southeastern WI

A local group that supports people with autism, their families, professionals, and others in the community by sharing information, supporting research, providing networking opportunities and promoting awareness through education and training.  

http://www.assew.org/

Transition Planning

Guidance, resources, and services from the state of Wisconsin for youth who are transitioning out of school and into adulthood.  

https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/clts/waiver/transition/index.htm

Autism Speaks

Autism Speaks is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to enhancing the lives of those with autism. The website is filled with valuable information, research and toolkits for parents, caregivers, and professionals. 

https://www.autismspeaks.org/


Book Recommendations 

Autism Speaks has compiled a comprehensive list of recommended titles. From this link, you can narrow down your book list based on audience or topic.

https://www.autismspeaks.org/family-services/resource-library/books 

WUSD Staff Suggestions (For Adults):

An Early Start for Your Child with Austism (2012) by Rogers, Dawson, & Vismar

A Parent's Guide to High-Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder (2015), 2nd edition by Ozonoff, Dawson, & McParland

Uniquely Human: A Different Way of Seeing Autism by Barry Prizant

Lights! Camera! Autism!: Using Video Technology to Enhance Lives by Kate McGinnity, Sharon Hammer & Lisa Ladson

The Reason I Jump: The Inner Voice of a Thirteen-Year-Old Boy with Autism by Naoki Higashida

WUSD Staff Suggestions (For Kids):

ASD and Me: Learning About High Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder by Teresa DeMars

My Best Friend Will by Jamie Lowell and Tara Tuchel

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