Upcoming Meeting

February 8, 2018
Location TBD
Time: 10 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.


In a February, 2005 letter to then-Department of Health and Family Services Secretary Helene Nelson, Governor Jim Doyle announced that he would appoint a Council on Autism to advise the Department on strategies for implementing statewide supports and services for children with autism and directing the Department to assist the Council with administrative and support services.

Governor Doyle specified that he wanted the Council to address some of the important issues identified by his earlier Task Force on Autism:

  • Provider staff training issues.
  • Provider and parent strategies to recruit and retain line staff.
  • Provider outreach efforts to recruit parents to work as line staff.
  • Alternative approaches to the current age restriction policy in the intensive phase.