Who We Are
The Right Experience for Your Family
The Wisconsin Early Autism Project (WEAP) has been a leader in diagnosing and treating autism for more than 25 years.
We began small, with about five families in 1995. Since then, we’ve grown to help more than thousands across Wisconsin. We’ve gained a reputation as a leader in early diagnosis and intervention. With a rich history of clinical research and practice, we use evidence-backed approaches grounded in applied behavior analysis (ABA) to help young children with autism reach their full potential — and it works.
By becoming a WEAP family, you are joining thousands of families who have benefitted from state-of-the-art, research-based, and individualized treatment programs, delivered by a growing team of dedicated professionals.
WEAP is part of LEARN Behavioral, a national organization dedicated to nurturing the unique potential of children with autism — and supporting families from day one. We consider you, as parents and caregivers, your child’s first and most important teacher, and we partner with you to create an environment in which you and your child can thrive.
The LEARN Advantage
Local Services, National Resources
Our team at WEAP delivers services in Wisconsin, but we’re also part of LEARN Behavioral, a national organization that specializes in using contemporary applied behavior analysis (ABA) to deliver treatment tailored exclusively to the needs of every child with autism in our care.
As part of LEARN, WEAP offers your child and family the convenience and familiarity of local services, with the advantages of a progressive and collaborative national organization at the forefront of autism treatment.
Our local and national clinicians arrive at work each day equipped with the latest research, the most extensive support and professional development, and clinical insights from one of the largest and most diverse behavioral health data sets in the country, amassed from treating more than 25,000 children over two decades. Our ability to derive insights from your child’s data, in addition to the aggregated data we’ve accumulated over time and across the country, gives us what we need to make evidence-based treatment decisions — and ultimately deliver personalized, effective care.
Our clinical team, led by Hanna Rue, PhD, BCBA-D, makes up a concentration of ABA professionals unmatched by any other provider. Likewise, our clinical practice has been built over time by the collective inputs of leading minds and founding luminaries in the autism field, including Ivar Lovaas, Connie Kasari, Carl Sundberg, Bill Frea, Marjorie Charlop, Ronit Molko, and Laura Schreibman.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
WEAP knows we’re not all the same.
We recognize and celebrate the diversity of individuals who make up our team. Our tailored approach to care is at the core of what we do. That’s why we’re committed to fostering a culture that embraces what makes us each unique. We know that different ideas, perspectives, and backgrounds create a stronger environment. This is why we are dedicated to fostering a culture that is open-minded and encourages collaboration between people from all walks of life. We pledge to create a community centered around trust, respect, tolerance, and empathy. Together, we’re better.