Autism Services Fund



The Autism Services Fund was created in 2017 to support the growing need for resources and services related to Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in our community. We fund equipment and professional staff that work in the educational and medical advancement of transitioning programs for both children and adults with ASD and learning disabilities.

More than 3.5 million Americans live with ASD. It is the fastest-growing developmental disability according to the CDC and is prevalent in 1 of every 59 births.

Autism in U.S. children increased by 119.4 percent from 2000 (1 in 150) to 2010 (1 in 68) (CDC, 2014). In just two years, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) cases have risen from two to 650 in our 12 northern Wisconsin counties, and local diagnostic and treatment services can’t keep up.

The Autism Services Fund aims to improve the lives of people with ASD and help them thrive, in school, the community and in life.


Our goal to support this campaign is $1,000,000. Please help us make a difference in our community.

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Tick-Borne Illness Research and Treatment

We are hoping to start a tick-borne illness diagnosis and treatment center. It’s something that doesn’t exist within 1,200 miles of Wisconsin.

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State-Of-The-Art Hospitals

The purpose of the Foundation is and always has been to support Howard Young Medical Center and Ascension Eagle River Hospital initiatives that foster the health and well-being of the communities they serve. Beginning in 2012, the Imagine Our Future campaign began a journey to transform and sustain healthcare in northern Wisconsin for generations to come by raising $30 million over the next 15-20 years. Our goal will be matched by $30 million in grants from Ascension Wisconsin, bringing the total impact to $60 million.

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End of Life Care

For individuals who are unable to remain at home during their final months of life, Ascension at Home provides care to patients at our hospice home in Woodruff. The peaceful residence is tucked in a scenic wooded area on the edge of town. Your generous donations will help to ensure that the building and grounds continue to provide a peaceful place for patients and their families.

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Lakeland Pantry

The Lakeland Pantry's mission is to provide individuals and families with a dependable source of supplemental food, household, and hygiene products plus offer programs designed to improve quality or life for those in need in the Arbor Vitae, Hazelhurst, Lac du Flambeau, Lake Tomahawk, Minocqua, and Woodruff area.

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