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    For 45 years, AuSM has enhanced
    the lives of those touched by autism.

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    Fall 2015

    Winter and Spring 2016

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Add AuSM Social Skills classes to your fall schedule

ZooSkillsrainforestwebAuSM social skills classes foster confidence and self-esteem while participants learn how to make friends, fit into a group, take part in conversations, ask appropriate questions, and have fun. Register for these classes that take place in a low-stress, accepting environment.

Como Zoo Skills
Saturdays, beginning Sept. 26
Creatures of the Night (elementary, ages 8-12)
Exhibit Design (teen, ages 13-18)

ComedySportz Improv Skills
Sundays, beginning Sept. 27
(ages 14-26)

Ocean Commotion at the Minnesota Zoo
Sundays, beginning Oct. 4
(ages 8-12)

Fidgety Fairy Tales: Beauty and the Beast
Theater opportunity with the Minnesota Association for Children's Mental Health
Rehearsals begin Nov. 1
(ages 13-18)


AuSM's 2015 summer camps - it's an AuSM wrap!

ausm camp logo WEBFor nearly four decades, AuSM's summer camps have offered excitement and adventure to individuals with autism. The 2015 summer camp season has come to a close, but the memories made will carry on for years to come. We are pleased to share this AuSM summer camp recap. (Don't miss the clips music video at the end of the article!)


Duluth Aquarium hosts October social skills class

lakesturgeonwebAuSM is teaming up with the Great Lakes Aquarium to offer an October social skills class for youth with autism in the Duluth, Minn. area. AuSM Aquarium Camp is open for registration at a reduced rate thanks to a generous grant from the Lone Wolf Fund of the Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation. Click here for more information and to register today.


AuSM to launch blog; writers with autism welcome

blogAuSM is getting ready to launch a blog, and we are interested in receiving stories and submissions from individuals with autism. Do you have a story to tell about your life with autism, opinions about neurodiversity, or thoughts about current events in the autism world? Please get in touch with us! All ages and abilities are welcome to submit blog stories and information. We also are glad to help in the creation of a piece as needed. Regular contributors welcome! Please e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.


Social media and its impact on relationships

autism-ipad1Join us for a social media-focused AuSM Skillshop at Merrick, Inc. in Vadnais Heights, Minn. on Sept. 8 from 7-9 p.m. During Getting Into the Social Mix, participants will explore the many positive and negative aspects of social media and how it affects social communication and relationships. The AuSM Skillshop will be led by Kim Busse and Amy Reid, licensed social education teachers with more than 15 years of experience working with children of all ages and young adults. Click here for more information and to register.


Education catalog available

educatalog15 16CvrFor 45 years, AuSM has supported individuals with autism, families, caregivers, educators, employers, tehrapists, and other community professionals by offering a welcoming place to learn, access services, receive training, and develop skills for navigating emotions, information, and life.

The 2015-2016 AuSM Education Catalog includes information about special interest-focused social skills classes that engage youth and adults; AuSM Skillshops that focus on discussion and problem-solving; and specialized training tailored for organizations and businesses, including the Life with Autism Series and AuSM Autism Direct Support Certification.

Explore the catalog to find AuSM programs and services that suit your needs and enhance your life.