Register today to join AuSM on the links for the 20th annual AuSM Golf Classic on Monday, Aug. 3! Golfers will enjoy 18 holes of golf on the pristine Troy Burne course, complimentary cart, lunch, awards banquet, silent auction, and opportunities to win great prizes. Due to popular demand, AuSM has extended the early registration rate to July 17. Register your foursome by July 17 and save up to $100! Click here for more information and to register.
The Fourth of July brings fireworks, barbecues, patriotic band music and lots of flag-waving crowds. For families of some individuals with autism or sensory processing difficulties, this holiday "fun" can be a challenge. Click here to read The Washington Post article that includes tips for making the upcoming holiday more enjoyable.
In observance of Independence Day, the general AuSM office will be closed on Friday, July 3. Mental Health Service appointments scheduled for that day will take place as planned.
A huge thank you to HalfBreed Motorcycles, Sadie Llama deSigns, and all organizers and volunteers for the 9th Annual Cam's Ride that took place on June 27. The sun was bright as participants went kick stands up for autism in Minnesota. Participants enjoyed a great ride, food and giveaways at each stop. Proceeds raised will benefit AuSM's programs and services for the Minnesota autism community.
AuSM has a wide variety of summer social skills classes available for youth and young adults with autism including Como Zoo Skills; Outdoor Adventure Skills with Eastman Nature Center; AuSM Camps with the Minnesota Zoo; AuSM Artists with the Minneapolis Institute of Arts; and AuSM On the Town (co-ed session is full; females-only session has openings and begins on Tuesday). Summer sessions begin soon; click on your class of interest and register today!
Looking for a rewarding way to make a difference this summer? AuSM is looking for camp counselors interested in getting direct support experience, learning and practicing strategies and gaining awareness of the unique challenges that individuals with autism experience each day. Counselors are needed for all sessions of Camp Hand in Hand at Camp Knutson north of Brainerd in Crosslake, Minn. Counselors are paid a stipend for sessions worked.
- Session 2: July 31-Aug. 7
- Session 3: Aug. 7-14
- Session 4: Aug 14-21
AuSM also is seeking a registered nurse to assist with Session 4. Click here for more information on becoming a counselor or the RN position.
Z Puppets Rosenschnoz and AuSM invite families affected by autism to participate in a FREE Monkey Mind Pirates workshop in Rochester July 27-31. Participants will learn basic mindfulness and yoga techniques, singing, and puppetry. This exciting workshop will culminate in a sensory friendly performance at the Rochester Community and Technical College on Aug. 1. Click here for more information and to register today.