AUTISM=a neurological condition that results in a different way of perceiving the world 

The current eligibility criteria for autism under state law is found at PI 11.36 (8), Wis. Admin. Code.

A child who has been evaluated and found to meet the eligibility criteria and
needs special education and
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related services has an individual education program (IEP) developed. The IEP is based on the individual needs of a particular student and the placement for the child is developed to implement the IEP in the least restrictive environment.

Children with the impairment of autism frequently present unique challenges to teachers and support staff responsible for meeting the child's educational needs. Numerous statewide training opportunities are available throughout the year to assist in ongoing staff development designed to improve educational outcomes for children with autism.

Wisconsin DPI service for Autism

For more information contact:
Jessica Nichols at
Phone:  (715) 682-2363 Ext. 167

Click on the following links for more information:
Autism Society of Wisconsin
Autism Society of America
Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction Autism Data
Autism: On the Spectrum - Contains many more informational websites
Understanding Autism