Northeast Regional Center

Autism Parent Packets

Autism Parent Packets are intended to be given to parents/guardians who have recently received an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) diagnosis and are not connected to State/County and/or school services who contact the Northeast Regional Center. In order to make our information more available to those we serve, most of the information provided in our packets is now available on this webpage.

After reviewing the information we have available on our website, please don’t hesitate to call the Northeast Regional Center at (920) 969-5325 with any questions or for more information.

Navigation Guide: Finding Your Way

(English) (Spanish)
A navigation guide for Wisconsin families who have children and youth with special health care needs and disabilities. This 56-page .pdf file includes a range of information from ‘Taking Care of Your Health & Family” to “Learning About Education” and “Paying For What You Need”. Available in both English and Spanish.

Key Resources for Parents of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

(English) (Spanish)
A key resource sheet that answers questions about signs and symptoms of Autism Spectrum Disorders, finding a provider to perform a diagnostic evaluation, where to go for autism support, where to find information on treatment, and possible funding sources for autism treatment.

Children’s Long-Term Support Waiver

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 one or more of the following disabilities: developmental disabilities, severe emotional disturbances, and physical disabilities. Funding can be used to support a range of different services that are identified based on an individual assessment of the child and his or her needs.

Autism Books

Click here to search our online library for books on Autism. To check out a book, either call our toll-free hotline at 877-568-5205 or send us an email with your address and requested materials. Please visit our online library for a full description of our check-out policies. Included in our Autism packets are the following books (subject to availability):
Autism Spectrum Disorders: A Parent-Expert Walks You Through Everything You Need to Learn and Do the First Year” by Nancy D. Wiseman
Ten Things Every Child with Autism Wishes You Knew” by Ellen Notbohm
My Brother is Autistic” written by Jennifer Moore-Mallinos, Illustrated by Marta Fabrega
Taking Autism to School” written by Andreanna Edwards, Illustrated by Tom Dineen

NEXT STEPS: A Guide for Families New to Autism Spectrum Disorder

Trying to find the appropriate treatment and services for someone affected by autism can be challenging. The goal of this guide is to provide you with some ideas on where to start. This guide is designed for families who have recently received an Autism Spectrum Disorder diagnosis.

Fifteen Tips for Your Family

(15 Tips for Your Family)
As a result of her work with many families who deal so gracefully with the challenges of autism, Family Therapist, Kathryn Smerling, Ph.D., offers five tips for parents, five for siblings and five for extended family members.

After the Diagnosis

(coming soon)

Siblings of Individuals with Disabilities

Tips and resources for parents regarding siblings of individuals with disabilities.
Parent Factsheet: (English) Young Adult Sibling Factsheet: (English)
Things siblings would like parents to know (English)


Local Links

Autism Society of the Fox Valley
Autism Society of Wisconsin 
Autism Society of the Lakeshore

Call Northeast Regional Center CYSHCN at 920-969-5325 or 877-568-5205

Located at: 325 N. Commercial St. Neenah, WI 54913

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