Comprehensive Guide to Autism Services in Green Bay

Green Bay Autism Services GuideIt’s overwhelming to hear a doctor diagnose your child with autism. Even if you expect it, the word feels heavy. I felt like my head was spinning when my son was diagnosed with autism in 2014. Stacks of paperwork were dropped in our laps and decisions had to be made. We stumbled our way through those first few months until we acclimated to our new therapy routine. Our daughter was diagnosed with autism the following year. With a strong support system in place, the diagnosis wasn’t as scary the second time around.

I trust you will find your support system within the list below. Life will eventually stop spinning. It doesn’t necessarily get easier, but it does change. You become better equipped for this life. Your child will surprise you and those special moments will carry you through the challenging ones. Thankfully, we have numerous options for autism services in Green Bay:

Autism Services for Children in Green Bay

Autism Diagnosis

Caravel Autism Health

Wisconsin Early Autism Project (WEAP)

Dr. Melissa Marquart-Carlson, Baycare Clinic

Dr. Casey Smet, Prevea Behavioral Health

In-Home Therapy Services

Caravel Autism Health

Fox Valley Autism

Innovative Counseling

Wisconsin Early Autism Project (WEAP)

Center-Based Therapy Services

Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD) – Located in De Pere.

Centerpiece, LLC – Two locations in Howard and Bellevue.

Counseling Services

Spectrum Behavioral Health – Outpatient services for adults and children with autism.

Social Groups, Recreational Programs & More

Acceptional Minds – Family support, autism services, IEP services, and educational classes.

Bridge The Gap– Social skills, daily living skills, community support, preschool, sensory swim, summer camps, and more.

Communication Pathways – Speech language therapy, social groups, stress management, and autism consulting.

Exceptional Equestrians – Equine-assisted therapies for individuals with special needs.

Green Bay Miracle League – Baseball teams for children ages 4-19 with mental and/or physical challenges.

SOAR Fox Cities – Youth, adult and family programs, advocacy, and community education.

Social Thinkers LLC – Social learning groups.

Special Olympics – Year-round sports training and competition for children and adults.

YMCA Full Circle – Recreational program for children ages 3-14.

Resources

Autism Society of Northeast Wisconsin (ASNEW)

Family Voices of Wisconsin

Northeast Regional Center for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs

WI Facets

CP – Pediatric occupational therapy, speech therapy, physical therapy, and classes.

Country Kids – Pediatric occupational and physical therapy.

Autism Services for Adults in Green Bay

Diagnosis

Dr. Casey Smet, Prevea Behavioral Health

Social Groups, Recreational Programs & More

ASNEW Adult Asperger Support Group – For adults with Asperger’s Syndrome and their loved ones.

CARE Café – Support group for adults 18 and older on the autism spectrum.

Communication Pathways – Speech language therapy, social groups, stress management, and autism consulting.

Exceptional Equestrians – Equine-assisted therapies for individuals with special needs.

Learning for Independence – Students ages 18-21 learn to become integrated and involved in their community after high school.

SOAR Fox Cities – Youth, adult and family programs, advocacy, and community education.

Special Olympics – Year-round sports training and competition for children and adults.

Counseling Services

Spectrum Behavioral Health – Outpatient services for adults and children with autism.

The right fit for therapy services looks different for each family. When choosing therapy services, be sure to check with your insurance company first to be informed about your coverage. Take your time, ask questions, and trust your gut when it comes to choosing what is right for you!

 

About Kristin Novotny

Kristin Novotny

Kristin lives in Green Bay with her husband and two children. When she’s not reaching for a cup of coffee, you’ll find her planning her next DIY project. Kristin writes at Little Mama Jama, a lifestyle blog that focuses on special needs parenting and DIY. You may learn more about her family’s experience with center-based autism therapy here.

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2 Responses to Comprehensive Guide to Autism Services in Green Bay

  1. Elizabeth April 2, 2017 at 5:09 pm #

    Prevea Health also offers comprehensive therapies (PT, OT, SLP) through its Therapy for Pediatrics department located at St. Vincent Hospital.

  2. Jennifer April 4, 2017 at 3:03 pm #

    Dr. Kim Lasecki at Bellin also does diagnosis.