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Autism (ASD) Services

Easterseals is the leading autism service provider in the nation. One in every nine individuals served by Easterseals Southeast Wisconsin lives with autism.

Unlike other programs, our autism services do not end once your child reaches a certain age. Our services grow with your child. Easterseals offers an array of therapeutic and recreational programs for individuals of all ages that are living with autism.

Other programs that provide a lifetime of support for families living with autism:

What is Autism? 

Autism is a developmental disability that affects average brain function, development and social interactions and is recognized as “the largest growing disability” in the nation. Autism is now more prevalent than Down Syndrome, childhood diabetes and childhood cancer COMBINED.

It is a complex neurobiological disorder that typically appears during the first three years of life and affects a person’s ability to communicate and interact with others. Children and adults with autism have challenges in the areas of:

While there is no known cause or cure, autism is treatable. Getting the right support, personalized interventions and therapy at the earliest stage in life can help your child gain the skills he or she needs to reach full potential.  If parents suspect their child may have autism, they should follow their instincts, share their concerns with their pediatrician, obtain a diagnosis, and seek treatment options.

Learn more about autism and its symptoms.

Click here for local resources for clinical assessments and local diagnosticians.

Stories Of Hope

Read some stories of hope to understand how Easterseals Southeast Wisconsin is helping families.

Other Autism Resources:

For more information about our services for individuals with autism, please contact us.

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