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  • AuSM Mission

    Established in 1971, the Autism Society of Minnesota is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization committed to education, advocacy and support designed to enhance the lives of those affected by autism from birth through retirement.
  • 22nd Annual Minnesota Autism Conference

    The Autism Society of Minnesota invites you to participate in the 22nd Annual Minnesota Autism Conference April 26-29, 2017. During this event, we will join our voices as a passionate community to inspire learning, hope, and innovation. Here experts, parents, caregivers, educators, paraprofessionals, mental health professionals, service providers, and individuals on the spectrum will have a platform to connect, collaborate, advocate, and educate.

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  • Oh, the AuSM Places We'll Go! 2017 Gala

    AuSM's third annual gala celebration will take place from 6-10 p.m. on April 28, 2017 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Minneapolis Park Place and will feature an exciting evening of fantastic food, drinks, games of chance and mystery, and a silent auction. We also will celebrate individuals in our community who serve as true inspirations to people affected by autism.

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  • AuSM Counseling and Consulting Services

    The AuSM Counseling and Consulting Services team works in partnership with you to develop a plan based on your needs.

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  • Social Skills Classes

    AuSM social skills classes foster confidence and self-esteem while participants learn how to make friends and have fun.

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  • Training Tailored for Organizations and Businesses

    AuSM provides a variety of continuing education options for parents, caregivers, educators, direct support staff, business professionals, organizations, individuals with autism, and the community. Experienced educators present on topics that align with your interests and serve to enhance your life.

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  • Uniting the Community Events

    In partnership with area businesses and organizations, AuSM is pleased to offer monthly opportunities for families and individuals with autism to come together and enjoy fun activities in supportive, welcoming environments.

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Apr
19

Online registration for the conference is closed

16 03 28 MN Autism Conf v4Click here to get a sneak peek at the 22nd Annual Minnesota Autism Conference program available online. Use this resource to help plan your breakout session schedule, get details about conference exhibitors, and learn about all of the new, great things at this year's event of the year for the Minnesota autism community. 

Online registration for the 22nd Annual Minnesota Autism Conference is closed. Walk-in registrations will be available for those sessions that are not sold out. Thursday, April 27 of the conference is SOLD OUT. We are no longer accepting Thursday full day or full conference registrations. Registrations currently are being accepted for Steve Silberman’s keynote on April 26, Kerry Magro’s keynote on April 27, Chris Ulmer’s keynote on April 28, Friday all day, and Saturday morning. Temple Grandin’s keynote presentation on April 27 also is SOLD OUT. Thank you for your excitement for this year’s conference. We look forward to seeing you at the other information-packed conference sessions April 26-29 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Minneapolis-Park Place. Click here for more information.

Apr
08

Warmer weather reminds us summer is coming

giraffe2webSoon the school year will be coming to a close, and that leaves parents, caregivers, and kids wondering: what's next? AuSM has the answer! AuSM's summer social skills classes offer exciting special interest-focused opportunities for youth with autism ages 8-26. In collaboration with partners throughout the Twin Cities and Duluth, AuSM's classes build skills in low-stress environments that encourage learning and growth. AuSM provides programming that is conducive to youth and adults who fall within the wide range of the autism spectrum and offers a 1:4 staff-to-participant ratio. Click on the links below to learn more about AuSM's summer programming and to register today.

Twin Cities AuSM Summer Social Skills
Como Zoo Skills: Super Species (ages 13-18)
Outdoor Adventure Skills with Eastman and Lowry Nature Centers (ages 13-18)
In Harmony with Autism at the St. Paul Conservatory of Music (ages 8-12)
AuSM Filmmakers (ages 14-18)
Minnesota Zoo Summer Camps (ages 8-19)
AuSM On the Town Summer (ages 14-26)
ComedySportz Improv Skills Summer (ages 14-26)
AuSM Artists at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts (ages 11-18)
Toneworks Camp Art (ages 8-21)
CAST Summer Showtime with Stages Theatre Company (ages 10-17)

Duluth AuSM Summer Social Skills
AuSM Artists at the Duluth Art Institute (ages 12-21)
Zookeeper Camp at the Lake Superior Zoo (ages 8-11)
Animal Care Camp at the Great Lakes Aquarium (ages 12-18)

Mar
20

Life with Autism Series increases understanding, offers strategies

adolescenseAuSM’s Life with Autism Series offers information and strategies to parents, family members, relatives, caregivers of individuals with autism, educators, and the community through engaging, age-focused classes led by autism experts and parent speakers. Participants also learn about available services and resources. Each class is a single session; click on the class titles for additional information and to register. Upcoming classes include:

Adults (ages 18+): Saturday, May 6 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Obtain information on topics such as impact of autism on adults, independence in daily living skills, social skills across settings including the workplace, reciprocal relationships, sexuality, privacy and safety, transitions into adult living, workplace issues, self-determination skills, behavior management, and emotions.