Join the Zoo Crew in August! Explore a day in the life of a zookeeper, a zoo vet, a sea otter trainer, and many other exciting careers to see if the zoo is the place for you. A few openings remain for Zoo Crew, the MN Zoo/AuSM social skills camp, Aug. 4-8, for students ages 15-18. Click here for more information and to register.
AuSM psychologist Barb Luskin, PhD, LP, will be presenting "Psychotherapy with Clients on the Autism Spectrum: You Can Do This!" at the Minnesota Psychological Association's First Friday Forum on Friday, Aug. 1, 2014 from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. at Metropolitan State University. Registration is required.
Join AuSM on Monday, Aug. 4 at Troy Burne Golf Club in Hudson, Wis. for the 2014 AuSM Golf Classic. Registration includes a round of golf with cart, lunch, contests to win prizes, and an awards banquet. A few golfing slots remain for this fun day of networking and golfing. Proceeds benefit AuSM's programs and services for the Minnesota autism community. Click here for more information and to register.
Line 'em up, friends! Lube-Tech's 6th Annual Ride for Hope is rolling in fast! The 107-mile ride on Saturday, July 26 will begin in Elk River with breakfast and registration. 100% of funds raised will be given to AuSM to support programs and services for the MN autism community. Click here for more information and to register.
What impact have AuSM programs, services and educational programs had on your life? Share your successes with AuSM through a 30-60 second video of you and your loved ones describing how you feel about AuSM and being a part of the Minnesota autism community. Submitted videos will be used as part of a special social media fundraising campaign AuSM's fundraising committee is organizing for Oct. 7-9, 2014.
August Skillshops will include Back to School Strategies for Success presented by Sara Tinklenberg, MS and Understanding ASD in Adults presented by Dr. Barb Luskin. Dr. Luskin's Skillshop replaces the Advocating for Effective Interventions for Your Child Skillshop that will be scheduled for a later date. The two August Skillshops will run concurrently on Wednesday, Aug. 6 from 7-9 p.m. at the AuSM office. Click here to register.
The dedicated Joey's Ride organizers presented AuSM with a check for this year's ride proceeds last night: more than $9500! Way to go, bikers!
AuSM's thoughts are with Joey's step-brother, Jason LeDuc, as he was in a critical motorcycle accident Thursday night. Visit Jason's Caring Bridge site here.
AuSM recent Skillshop, Tips on Helping Your Child with ASD Ride a Bike attracted a full group of particpants. The session's instructor, Alex Uhler, an outdoor enthusiast with more than 40 years of bicycling experience, recently sent AuSM a list of bicycling tips to share with the Minnesota autism community. Click here for the list. Happy cycling this summer!
Expand your child's social skills set this summer by participating in an AuSM Summer Social Skills class. Indoor and outdoor class options are available, and limited space is open for each session. Review the list and select the class that will bring your child joy this summer!
- Camp Outdoor Adventure Skills at Eastman Nature Center (July 29-Aug. 1)
- Zoo Crew at the Minnesota Zoo (Aug. 4-8)
- Doctor Who Accessories at Leonardo's Basement (Aug. 11-15)
- Minecraft at Leonardo's Basement (Aug. 11-15)
- AuSM Animal Care Camp at the Great Lakes Aquarium in Duluth (Four Thursdays beginning Aug. 7)