• Giving Tuesday

    We are quickly approaching Giving Tuesday and the end of year when so many of you kindly donate to Common Threads. Doing so earlier helps us set up giving goals and plan more effectively for the new year. If you are planning on giving anyway please consider donating now. As always, thank you for your ongoing support!

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About Us

Common Threads Family Resources Center, located minutes from Madison, WI, offers school and mental health programs geared toward individuals affected by autism, behavioral disorders, and mental health challenges. Our experienced and talented team of professionals creates a daily environment of acceptance and growth where students and clients flourish. Learn More

Programs & Services


Ages 3-6

Children often work on the first steps needed to build strong successful relationships during these sessions—such as turn taking, increasing flexibility, sharing space, expanding interests, engaging in conversation, developing play themes, increasing focus and attention, and following directions and routines.


Ages 7-11

Sessions focus on building strong relationships and a positive self concept — emotional regulation, increasing flexibility, identifying personal strengths, strategies for dealing with anxiety, expanding interests, engaging in conversation, developing play themes, increasing focus and attention, and following directions & routines.

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Ages 12-17

Parents are encouraged to be active participants in their teen’s treatment here at Common Threads. Oftentimes teens are ready to “break away” from their parents even within therapy. When and if this happens, our clinicians work hard to bridge communication so that parents feel connected.


Adults 18+

Our adult services at Common Threads focus mostly within the area of working with adult individuals having Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), addressing their mental health needs as well as the mental health needs of the adult family members of individuals with ASD.

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Parents & Caregivers

Find support at Common Threads as we know how difficult it is to cope with the constant and changing demands of this developmental condition. Contact us to find out when our next therapeutic and social support groups are meeting.

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School Services

Our school’s focus is on the unique behavioral, communicative, emotional, sensory, and social challenges of children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Our program is built upon evidence-based practices as we find that these practices produce positive outcomes for each child.


My son has his first real friend — thanks to the skills and tools he learned at Common Threads.

Mother of 15 Year Old Boy

Our Support …

Common Threads support children, adolescents and adults with:

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Mental health challenges
  • Developmental delays
  • Sensory integration needs
  • Behavioral issues
  • Social challenges

We Understand …

We understand the challenges you face as a parent and offer a helping hand of support. If you’ve struggled with the constant demands, fully aware that you are doing all you can but still in search of that extra something to unlock your remarkable child’s full potential, you are not alone. We promise to do everything in our power to assist you in your mission to secure the best possible care. From psychological, therapeutic, and behavioral therapies to ongoing emotional support, we are here for you and we can help.

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5979 Siggelkow Road, McFarland, WI 53558 | (608) 838-8999