Thursdays: 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

Session One: Housing
January 18

Session Two: Creative Employment Opportunities
February 15

Session Three: Understanding SSI
March 15

Session Four: Guardianship & Supported Decision-making
May 17


Wildwood Lodge Pewaukee
N14 W24121 Tower Place
Pewaukee, WI  53072


Autism Society of Southeastern Wisconsin
(414) 988-1260

T.R.A.I.L.S.  2018

Transitions for Raising Autism Independence and Living Skills

What is T.R.A.I.L.S.?

Plan for adulthood for your teen with developmental disabilities... Begin with the January session on Housing with TRAILS in 2018!

Advancing Choices, Inc. is a private organization committed to assisting young adults with a wide spectrum of needs to move into supportive and uniquely tailored community living arrangements. Working with families, we implement a structure that is adaptable and dynamic to the unique needs of each client we serve.  Individuals have their own needs, desires and outcomes they wish to have fulfilled and achieved.  We listen, understand, assess and develop individualized independent living plans with appropriate supports to ensure these fundamental goals are met.


Presented by: 

Amy Masek has worked professionally and advocated for families and individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders for over 20 years.  In 2016, she co-founded Advancing Choices, where she serves as Director of Operations, assisting families and young adults to transition to community living arrangements. She is
the former Director of Development and Outreach for Wisconsin Early Autism Project where she spent 16 years in executive management, and was instrumental
in passing legislation for insurance coverage for autism treatment in Wisconsin.  In addition to parenting a son with autism, Amy has taught at UW-Milwaukee in
Special Education, has served in a variety of roles on many boards and community initiatives, and has taught, consulted and presented in the U.S., Canada and the UK. She has provided support and assistance to hundreds of families, teachers, therapists, physicians and others, and has committed her life to helping improve the lives of those touched by disability.

Cost per Session is $20.00
Members of the Autism Society Of Southestern Wisconsin save $5 per session.  Become a member today! Use Promo Code: MEMBER when registering. 

Adults on the spectrum please use promo code: AOS2017 for a special $5.00 per session rate.

Other Sessions

SESSION 2: Creative Employment Opportunities
This session provides an overview of the CEO Organization. The process for customized employment and how it is personalized for each consumer (intakes, assessment, development, trials/internships, and more).

SESSION 3: Understanding SSI 
How to understand Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and how to apply will be covered in the session. Everyone can benefit from attending this informative session as legislation continues to change.   

SESSION 4:  Guardianship and Supported Decision-making
Answer questions like will your child be able to make decisions on their own and what type of support do they need. Do they need a legal guardian and what options are out there? This session will help put you on the path to address these questions for the future.