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Oct
31

Moving Out! Housing for Young Adults on the Spectrum

MovingOutFrustrated with your current living situation? Wondering about housing options for an adult with ASD? Learn the issues that young adults and their families need to consider when preparing to move into their own homes. The "Moving Out! Housing for Young Adults on the Spectrum" AuSM Skillshop will take place on Nov. 11 at Lionsgate Academy from 7-9 p.m. Click here to learn more and register.

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Oct
30

Tips for tomorrow's treats

HalloweenHalloween can be an unpredictable and sometimes scary event for families touched by autism. Click here for tips to make your loved one's trick or treat day more of a treat.

AuSM would love to see Minnesota autism community costumes. If you'd like to share photos of your favorite trick or treater, please e-mail them to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  with your permission to share on AuSM's Facebook page. Happy Halloween!

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Oct
30

Duluth Skillshop focuses on emergency preparedness

boywithhatwebAuSM will present an AuSM Skillshop in Duluth: Safety and Emergency Preparedness at Home on Tuesday, Nov. 25 at the Cloquet Central Administration Building. Obtain tools for creating a safe home environment, develop and practice a home emergency plan, and build recognition and rapport with community emergency responders. It’s never too early or too late to enhance the safety of the homes and communities of families and individuals with autism spectrum disorder! Click here for more information and to register.

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Oct
28

Toilet Training Challenge! November AuSM Skillshop

toilettrainingwebToilet training individuals with ASD can be a daunting challenge. Participants in this AuSM Skillshop will understand the unique autism learning style, select motivating reinforcers, and obtain a step-by-step method toilet training approach. Contribute to the lively discussin by bringing your own toilet training experiences and learn how to approach toilet training using positive methods. Click here to register today!

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Oct
24

Learn about the hidden curriculum and executive functioning at Nov. event

iStock 000014432495SmallAuSM, Minnesota Life College and the University of St. Thomas offer Form and Function: The Hidden Curriculum and Executive Functioning, a workshop for parents, educators, and professionals who work with individuals with autism and other learning differences on Nov. 14 at UST's Minneapolis campus. Learn about the hidden curriculum and executive functioning skills for young adult and transition-age individuals with mild to moderate autism and other learning differences. Learn how these skills impact home, school, and work environments. The workshop will be instructed by Dr. Glenis Benson and will feature breakout sessions facilitated by Dr. L. Lynn Stansberry Brusnahan, Chrissy Cleveland and Dawn Brasch. ASD Criteria Standards C2 and C4 will be addressed. Click here for more information and to register.

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Oct
17

Final transition dialog in Brainerd

adolescenseParticipate in the "Let's Talk About Transition" community conversations where you can share your thoughts on improving transition services, employment, and post-secondary education opportunities for students with all disabilities

The final dialogs will take place on Thursday, Nov. 6 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Central Lakes College in Brainerd. Click here for more information about the Brainerd event and to register.

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Oct
16

Grant brings Monkey Mind Pirates to families with autism

msab logo color smallAuSM has been awarded a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board to work with local theatre company Z Puppets Rosenschnoz to bring Monkey Mind Pirates, an arts and mindfulness program, to youth and families living with autism in the Twin Cities, Duluth and Rochester.

The Twin Cities workshop will be scheduled this winter while the Duluth and Rochester locations will be a spring break and a summer camp respectively. More details will be coming soon to the AuSM website.

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Oct
08

20th Annual MN Autism Conference Call for Papers

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AuSM is seeking proposals for breakout session presentations during the 20th Annual Minnesota Autism Conference. If you are interested in submitting a presentation proposal, please click here to download the Call for Papers application form. Proposals are due January 15, 2015.

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Oct
03

AuSM Resource Directory listing updates needed

We are in the process of updating the AuSM Resource Directory, our compiled list of providers and other businesses and organizations that offer products and services to the Minnesota autism community. If you would like to have your business or organization listed in the AuSM Resource Directory, please click here.