The 2014-2015 AuSM Education Catalog will be hitting mailboxes soon, but registration for the full line-up of programs is available now on our website. Please make plans to join us for the Life with Autism series (formerly Discovery) classes, AuSM Social Skills classes and AuSM Skillshops. AuSM also offers autism training and ASD Certification Training. We look forward to learning and growing with you in the coming year!
Organized by Minneapolis Police, Special Olympics Minnesota, and AuSM, the second annual Fun & Fitness Academy event will take place on Sept. 13, 2014 from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. at the Minneapolis Police Special Operations Center. Families touched by autism will meet other families, build relationships with local police, play sports facilitated by Special Olympics staff, enjoy a free lunch, and access community autism resources. Registration is required and will be open until Sept. 8. Click here to register.
The Autism Society of America (ASA) has a special page on their website dedicated to providing easy-to-understand, practical information related to autism on a wide range of topics. The resource materials include tips on transitioning through the school years. Some good reading as you're preparing for the quickly approaching school year! Click here to access ASA's resource pages.
Despite a short rain delay, the 3rd Annual Dojo Karate Charity Golf Tournament held yesterday at Riverwood National Golf Course in Ostego, Minn. was a huge success. The tournament raised more than $9,000 for AuSM programs and services. Thank you to Dojo Karate organizers, volunteers and participants for a great day on the greens in support of the Minnesota autism community!
A story can be a powerful way to effect change, but in our fast-paced, wired society, it can be difficult to make your story stand out. Join AuSM on Saturday, Sept. 13 from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. at Oak Grove Middle School in Bloomington for a fun, interactive workshop where you will learn effective communication strategies and ways to make your own story compelling enough that policymakers and professionals will listen. Click here for more information and to register.
Join AuSM for one of several community dialogs about improving transition services, employment, and post-secondary education opportunities for students with all disabilities. These community dialogs, organized by AuSM, are provided through a Community Innovation Grant from the Bush Foundation. Fall dates include locations in St. Cloud, Bemidji, Minneapolis, Cloquet, Marshall, Rochester and Brainerd. Click here for more information and to register.
Pioneer Press reporter Christopher Magan visited AuSM's Zoo Crew summer social skills class at the Minnesota Zoo last week. Click here to read the article about the camp participants' exciting wolverine project.
We are happy to announce a new way to shop and support AuSM at the same time: Amazon Smile. Click here to choose AuSM as your preferred charity and shop as usual. A percentage of your purchases will be given to AuSM to support programs and services for the Minnesota autism community.