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    March 6, 2016 at Southdale Center
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    Relationships and Dating: How Does That Work?
    A workshop for teens with autism and their parents or caregivers
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Participate in the education survey by Feb. 15

MDEThe Minnesota Department of Education and AuSM invite you to participate in the Autism in Education state-wide survey to collect insights from parents of individuals with autism. Information gathered from this survey will help guide the planning of training opportunities in communities around the state. Click here to participate and offer your valuable feedback that will help shape autism programming in Minnesota. The survey will be open through Feb. 15, 2016.


Superheros, princesses, and YOU at Steps of Hope

SOHprincesseswebAuSM is pleased to announce that The Royal Sisterhood will join us at Steps of Hope for Autism in Minnesota on March 6 at Southdale Center. This group of beloved characters promotes positive self-esteem, and we look forward to welcoming them for the fun during Steps of Hope 2016!

Register today to join AuSM on March 6 at Southdale Center for the state's most powerful walk for autism featuring a colossal autism resource fair. Recruit family members and friends to join your team and fundraise for the Minnesota autism community. Teams and individuals can register through the Steps of Hope 2016 Crowdrise page, AuSM's new, easy, and fun way to join in this event of the year for our community.

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Guardianship and supplemental needs trusts

discoveryfamilyOn Tuesday, Feb. 16, join us at AuSM's office in St. Paul from 7-9 p.m. when Jason Schellack, Esq. presents "Preparing for the Future: Guardianship and Supplemental Needs Trusts." Learn the process for establishing legal guardianship for adult children with disabilities and how to qualify for free legal assistance. Also learn about supplemental needs trusts and how they can help provide for your loved one with autism while still maintaining eligibility for government benefits. Click here to learn more and to register.


Registration for 2016 summer programs is open

summer16cvrSummer is the season for exciting opportunities, new experiences, and confidence-building fun. Register for your summer adventure at one of AuSM's exciting day and residential summer camps or sign up for an AuSM summer social skills class that suits your interests. 

Not sure what camp or class will work best for you? Explore AuSM's summer catalog online and then register for your summer adventure today!


Relationships and dating workshop for teens and parents

couplesgroupwebOn Saturday, March 12, AuSM will present "Dating and Relationships: How Does This Work?", a workshop for teens with autism and their parents and caregivers. During this innovative workshop presented by Jeannie Uhlencamp; Sara Pahl, MS, BCaBA, NCC; and Dawn Brasch, participants will gather for a session together and then participate in breakout sessions so teens and parents/caregivers can openly and comfortably discuss their thoughts and questions on dating and relationships. The workshop will be held at Christ Presbyterian Church in Edina from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Space is limited. Click here for more information and to register.


Share your message with the MN autism community

MN-Autism-conference logo w date v1AuSM invites you to make an impact at the Autism Society of Minnesota’s 21st Annual Minnesota Autism Conference. The conference, held April 27-30, 2016 at the Doubletree by Hilton Park Place Hotel in St. Louis Park, Minn., is the ideal platform to share your organization’s story, products and services with our community. When you participate as an exhibitor, sponsor or advertiser, you can expect to reach hundreds of parents; special education teachers; speech, physical and occupational therapists; mental health professionals; program managers; direct support professionals, and individuals with autism. 

Reserving your sponsorship, advertising and exhibit space by April 5, 2016 will secure your inclusion in the conference program. Click here for more information.