"You've developed the strength of a draft horse while holding onto the delicacy of a daffodil ... you are the mother, advocate and protector of a child with a disability." -Lori Borgman

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Save the date: CESA 1 Trainings

Positive & Productive IEPs   
Fall 2015 (Date coming soon!)

Nuts & Bolts of IEPs
9/22/15, 1/20/16 or 5/3/16
AM (9:00am-12:00pm) or PM (5:00pm-8:00pm) sessions
More info/registration: 

Transition Planning Workshop
9/29/15 or 4/15/16
More info/registration:  http://www.cesa1.k12.wi.us/programs/wkshp005/

Early Literacy Series
10/2/15, 12/4/15 and 1/29/16
More info/registration:  http://www.cesa1.k12.wi.us/programs/earlyliteracyseries/

Transition Professional Development Series
9/28/15, 11/2/15, 12/7/15, 1/25/16, 3/14/16 and 4/11/16
More info/registration:  

Your Child Can Work Parent Transition Night
More info/registration:  

IEP Process & Product Workshop
11/19/15 or 2/11/16
More info/registration:  http://www.cesa1.k12.wi.us/programs/

Monday, May 18, 2015

Skills to Help You Perform in the Workplace

Come join us for this exciting four session course, led by Susan Schoenfeld. The four 90 minute sessions on consecutive Tuesday evenings will use acting techniques to get you up and moving, and help you to better figure out how to read non-verbal cues in others as well as be more aware of how others perceive you.  The class includes role-playing of job interviews and workplace situations. 

  • Session 1  Relaxation Techniques and Theatre Games
    Session 2  Body Language/Non-Verbal Cues and Pantomimes 
  • Session 3  Appropriate Conversation and Improvisations 
  • Session 4  Job hunting, interviews, resumes and Scene Work 
Frequently asked questions:
Who is this class for?  This class is for young adults in their 20's who have Asperger Syndrome and would like to develop skills to better participate in the workplace, or practice for job interviewing. 
Who is the instructor? Susan Schoenfeld has an MA in Communication and a BS in Speech.  She has a Wisconsin State Teachers License and a background in theatre, communications, education, coaching and working with individuals with special needs. Susan is well respected in the field of education.  She has taught courses in the Communication departments of UWM, Alverno College,MATC and Marquette University.  In 1989 Susan formed her own Communication Consulting Firm providing services to business and community groups throughout Wisconsin.  She coached clients, presented motivational speeches and seminars, and designed programs tailored to meet the needs and objectives of her clients. 
Most recently, Susan was the Program Design and Curriculum Manager at Goodwill Industries,
where she designed curriculum, conducted training and managed programs. 
What is the cost for the class? The fee is $240 for the 4 classes, $200 for members
How can I find out if I'm a member? email sue@assew.org and she will help you

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Understanding Sensory Processing Disorder Tip Sheet

Sensory Processing Disorder Tip Sheet

Urban Autism Summit 2015

WHERE: Milwaukee College Prep, Northside Campus 1350 W. North Ave. Off the 21 bus line.

WHEN: Saturday, June 27, 8:30-12:30pm


Raffle for iPad mini! For attendees who are individuals on the spectrum or who care for children and adults on spectrum. Follow this link for more details.