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Support Groups

MISSION:Autism Parent Support Group  If you would like more information please contact Amber or Chris J.

PEACE Program at Gundersen for parents of 1st & 3rd Graders. Starting September time frame.  If you would like more information please contact Dr Olufs


** NOTE**The resources below have indicated that they specialize with autism spectrum disorders. Please click on links to visit their websites. This list is as a “info-only” basis on the part of LAF. Every vendor should be looked into to meet each personal needs and preferences.  If you know of ones we are missing please email us

Agnesian Beyond Boundaries of Autism • David (608)717-1599 or Abby (920) 948-4837 • Agnesian BBA Website • David Email • Abby Email • Agnesian Beyond Boundaries of Autism (ABBA): Is a non-profit organization that provides one on one in home therapy to children along the autism spectrum through a variety of funding sources. ABBA focuses on developing relationships with the child and family, having consistent staff, and maintaining a high level of care through extensive training in ABA and play therapy techniques.

Autism Shop • 952-988-0088 • • • A one-of-a-kind book and toy shop that is packed with merchandise and information for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder and the people who love, care for, and educate them.

Children’s Museum of La Crosse • 608-784-2652 • Sensory Kits (Sensory equipment, picture cards, etc.) available for use during visit• 

Body Shop Manual Physical Therapy • BodyShop 
Call or Text Cait: 507-951-8822

Chileda Institute • • 608-782-6480

Cowgill Dental • Dr. Terry/Michelle Cowgill • • 608-781-9092

Enhanced Driving Institute of the Coulee Region • Travis Mayer • “Building a New Generation of Safer Drivers”  Proven experience with people affected by Autism • • 608-406-0231

Flying Horse Stable • Dawn Swenson, MS,SPS-II/Counseling • Experience the horse/human connection at Flying Horse Stable when you participate in Equine Facilitated / Horse Therapy programs for individuals, families and mental health professionals • • 608-317-1448

Vision Therapy Academy • Dr. Ann Wonderling & Laura Erickson, COVT • 608-788-5380

Disability Services of Catholic Charities • 608-782-0710 • Offers after school care/summer school and in-home therapy and consulting/support

The Happy Music Studio • 608-796-9850 • 608-385-1370 • • • Music and mentorship is music lessons/exploration for children with special needs. Piano, voice, beginner guitar, another creative/interpretive activities as a empowering means to grow as an individual, with parental involvement.

Hope and Healing • Cathy Esteinson, BS, CTN • Energy Reading/Screening, Consulting • • 715-832-1953

La Crosse County Human Services – CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS UNIT • 608-784-HELP (4357) • Click here to view/download brochure • Click on Children with Special Needs (many resources)

La Crosse Wellness Center/SNAP Fitness • Kids Camps and programs for children on the spectrum. Contact Kara at 608-385-4275 or 608-781-7627 for more info.

Life In Harmony Music Therapy, LLC • Provides music therapy services to individuals, organizations and facilities within the Coulee Region and surrounding areas. • • 608-304-7292

LiveWell Chiropractic & Wellness • Provides specialized chiropractor services to adults and children of all abilities. 219 Pearl Street, La Crosse • • 608-782-6800

My Innovative Services • Innovative Services has provided community-based youth services since 2007. Our focus is on maximizing natural supports in natural environments. Providing supports-in-place reduces out-of-home placements, police and crisis calls, and further trauma. Services teach youth about barriers and how to manage and overcome them. Staff work daily with our youth on life skills and communication. We do in home supports and out of home community activities. Our services have 1:1 mentoring and a after school program that serves a variety of needs. • • Program Coordinator: Scott Buschman Phone (608)498-2838

M.Y. Life Health Center: Autism Whisperers Prevention & Recovery Program Through Maximized Living; Nutrition Testing, Chiropractic., 608-783-3040

Partners in Excellence Autism Therapy Center •  • 608-785-4100 • Partners offers a multidisciplinary therapeutic approach for children with autism.

Reaching Your Potential, LLC. • Providing intensive therapy, non-intensive therapy, and diagnostic evaluations for children with Autism Spectrum disorders •


Riverfront, Inc Youth Services • Riverfront’s Youth Services programs offer a valuable way for children, their families and providers to have a reliable childcare resource that caters to individual needs and facilitates Riverfront’s passion for exceptional service the first time, every time.
Riverfront’s Youth Services program serves children through mentoring, companionship, socialization, and skills training through our Daily Living Skills, Mentoring, After School and Summer Program.
Riverfront’s Youth Services programs revolve around a rich curriculum that focuses on children’s individual needs and allows them to be able to learn and retain life-long skills. • 608-784-9450 •

St. Brigid’s Meadows – Coon Valley • Organic meat, dairy and produce • 608-452-3070 •

Sensory Lovin’ Momma • 920-219-1291 • • • Providing quality Sensory and Weighted products at a reasonable cost to families, schools and daycare providers.

University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Center on Disability Health and Adapted Physical Activity • 608-785-8690 or 8691 • Motor Development Program, Physical Activity Mentoring Program •

Wisconsin First Step • Public Health Hotline for parents and providers of children with special needs ages Birth-21 years, 24/7
800-642-7837 (A Parent Specialist is available on the Hotline Monday-Friday from 8am-4pm)
(**a Parent Specialist is a degreed professional who is also the parent of a child or children with Special Needs)
(the website has a loaded searchable database that any parent or provider can access for free)

WESTERN REGIONAL CENTER FOR CYSHCN (Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs) •

(715) 726-7907 Service Contact – Angela Weidemann

(800) 400-3678 Toll Free Chippewa County Department of Public Health

Program description:- Information and referral; helps families and service providers access information related to various disabilities or chronic illnesses, funding, support, advocacy, and services for children with special health care needs on a local, state or national level
– A representative from the project will work as an advocate for parents in need related to accessing services for their child
– Parent matching; parents are matched with others who need a support/resource person
– Help families with transition planning to create an effective plan to aide the smooth transition of children from one program into another
– Health benefits counseling
– Parent materials (videos and literature)
– There is a CYSHCN contact nurse in every County Public Health Department in the Western Region

Eligibility:Children and youth, ages birth through 21 years, with special health care needs, their families, and service providers

Intake procedure:Email or call for information


Program hours:Office hour 8 am – 4:30 pm Monday – Friday

Languages:Telephone interpreters, translator services

Area served:Barron, Buffalo, Burnett, Chippewa, Clark, Douglas, Dunn, Eau Claire, Jackson, La Crosse, Monroe, Pepin, Pierce, Polk, Rusk, St. Croix, Trempealeau, Washburn Counties

Services:Children and Youth With Special Health Care Needs Regional Center, Parent to Parent Networking, Protection and Advocacy for Individuals with Disabilities, School to Adult Life Transition Services, Specialized Information and Referral for Disabilities Issues, Welfare Rights Assistance


Autism Speaks Resource Guide

Career Assistance for People with Autism

National Center for Autism Resources & Education

AutismNOW Transition Planning

Aquatic Therapy for Children with Autism


Other helpful resources and/or therapies we have used or are currently using:

Autism Diet Websites:
Cassidys Craveable Creations:   Wonderful resource for cooking for a person on the Spectrum
Katie the Wellness Mama:   “My mission is to help you provide a healthier lifestyle for your family without the stress and the learning curve that I had.”
Autism Network for Dietary Intervention:
GFCF Diet Support Group:
Talk about Curing Autism:

Autism IPAD App resources:
Touch Autism:
Autism Speaks Apps:

Autism Society of Wisconsin • • Packed with resources and free publications – also information regarding other Wisconsin chapters and events

Autism Speaks • • Provides the 100 day kit free to parents who have received a diagnosis on the autistic spectrum within the last six months – also available for purchase

La Crosse County Family & Children’s Services •

The Parenting Place (formerly Family Resources) •

Sensory Processing, Sensory Diets and Equipment • • Based on book Raising A Sensory Smart Child, website is full of information and resources including equipment to purchase, sample sensory diets, books for kids and parents

Visual Schedules, Picture Cards, Early Learning and Social Skills Tools • and

Wisconsin Family Ties • Provides advocacy and parent support •

Articles and Newsletters

Autism Spectrum News Spring 2015