"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

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

COST: FREE!!!

BREAKFAST REFRESHMENTS WILL BE PROVIDED FOR ATTENDEES
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.

Autism Society Upcoming Events

Using Acting Skills to Help You 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. The first session is Tuesday, July 7, 2015 from 6:30pm-8:00pm. Follow this link to sign up. 

Superstars Camp
2 week summer acting camp for children on the autism spectrum, their friends and siblings ages 4 and up
If you are interested, email julie@assew.org for a detailed flyer.

Dad's Support - On the Brink

June 15, 2015 6:00pm-8:00pm.

New Berlin Public Library

Join other Dads to view a Dateline presentation entitled, "On the Brink". 

Following the presentation, there will be a discussion facilitated by Wade Koski, LCSW.  
This event is for male caregivers, giving them a chance to give and receive support and bond with each other.  Follow this link to sign up. 

Broadscope Disability Service's StorySlam to Celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the ADA!

Broadscope Disability Services in partnership with
Ex Fabula presents "Easy Access: an ADA-themed StorySlam." The public is invited to listen to the true stories of individuals living with disabilities right here in our community, as they reflect on life before and after the Americans with Disabilities Act was passed.

Join us at 6 p.m. for social hour and free Storytelling Consultations with Ex Fabula at Skylight Music Theatre's Bar & Bistro, and then at 7 p.m., we'll start the StorySlam, There will be an opportunity for audience members that wish to share their own stories to do so. Please note that the stage is fully accessible. 

Light food will be available for purchase at the event, as well as a cash bar. The space has generously been donated by Skylight Music Theatre. ASL interpretors are generously provided by CommunicationLink. Seating is limited, and pre-registration is required. Get your ticket here.


When

MONDAY
July 20, 2015
Doors open at 6 p.m. Stories start at 7 p.m.

Where

SKYLIGHT MUSIC THEATRE'S BAR & BISTRO
158 North Broadway #400 
Milwaukee, WI 53202

Friday, May 15, 2015

Blast Recreation

BLAST RECREATION PROVIDES ALL-INCLUSIVE RECREATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES AND 
VACATIONS FOR PEOPLE WITH COGNITIVE DELAYS, DISABILITIES, OR SPECIAL NEEDS.  
OUR SERVICES ARE CURRENTLY OFFERED TO INDIVIDUALS LIVING IN WASHINGTON 
AND OZAUKEE COUNTIES (LOCATED JUST NORTH OF MILWAUKEE, WI).    PEOPLE WHO 
TYPICALLY USES OUR SERVICES ARE:
  • Adults (18+) with Mild to Moderate Developmental Disabilities or Cognitive Delays
  • Parents/Caregivers looking for some Respite Hours or Days
  • Adults with Special Needs who would like assistance making friends/social contacts.
  • ​People who need to do "Spend Downs"