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    Established in 1971, the Autism Society of Minnesota is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization committed to education, advocacy and support designed to enhance the lives of those affected by autism from birth through retirement.
  • AuSM Golf Classic 2017

    Participate in the 22nd Annual AuSM Golf Classic at Troy Burne Golf Club in Hudson, Wis. on Monday, Aug. 7, 2017. Take a break from the humdrum of a regular Monday and have fun hitting the links in support of AuSM's mission of enhancing the lives of individuals touched by autism in Minnesota.

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  • AuSM Counseling and Consulting Services

    The AuSM Counseling and Consulting Services team works in partnership with you to develop a plan based on your needs.

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  • Social Skills Classes

    AuSM social skills classes foster confidence and self-esteem while participants learn how to make friends and have fun.

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  • Training Tailored for Organizations and Businesses

    AuSM provides a variety of continuing education options for parents, caregivers, educators, direct support staff, business professionals, organizations, individuals with autism, and the community. Experienced educators present on topics that align with your interests and serve to enhance your life.

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  • Uniting the Community Events

    In partnership with area businesses and organizations, AuSM is pleased to offer monthly opportunities for families and individuals with autism to come together and enjoy fun activities in supportive, welcoming environments.

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"Escape Space" popular place to relax at Twin Cities Pride

EscapeSpaceweb2017AuSM was pleased to offer the "Escape Space" during the 2017 Pride Festival last weekend. The quiet, cool tent offered a place for individuals with sensory needs to unwind, self-regulate, and visit with AuSM staff and volunteers during the festival. AuSM supports all in the pride community, with and without autism, as acceptance and inclusion makes our communities better places for all.


Women on the spectrum find a comfort place together

thumbnail Surene and LauraFor some adults on the spectrum, a challenge can be finding like-minded people who want to socialize.

For Surene Henderson and Laura Dettloff, that challenge is made even more difficult by the fact that, as women on the spectrum, they often feel out of place in groups dominated by men.

“Autism presents really differently in women than in men,” Henderson explains. “The way autism is talked about in the media is so guy-centric and kid-centric that adult women get lost. It’s so different to be diagnosed as an adult woman.”

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AuSM, Toneworks, and Mia offer free summer class

MIASunburstwebYouth and young adults ages 11-20 with autism, intellectual, or other disabilities are invited to participate in a free day of fun on July 27 at the Minneapolis Institute of Art (Mia). "A Musical Day with Mia" will run from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. and will include a tour of Mia, including the Migrations and Now Where Were We? exhibits. Participants also will play music games with Toneworks Music Therapy and make their own art creation with a Mia instructor. This class is funded in part by a grant from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council. Space is limited. Click here for more information and to register.


You're invited to Safe Summer Nights in St. Paul

2ndCARECarnival2017Please join the St. Paul Police Department, Saint Paul Public Schools, and Saint Paul Parks and Recreation for a special edition of Safe Summer Nights, "St. Paul 4 Kids" on Tuesday, June 27, 2017 from 5-7 p.m. at Bridgeview School in St. Paul. The event will include a picnic-style barbecue cookout for children with special needs and their families and caregivers, face painting, a jump house, the K9 unit, mounted patrol, motors unit, and more. Cost: FREE. Click here for more information.


Show your business support of the local autism community

sponsors2Sponsorships for the 2017 AuSM Golf Classic are selling quickly. If you are interested in showing your support for the Minnesota autism community and sharing your business message with AuSM's website visitors and more than 130 golfers on Aug. 7, reserve your sponsorship today. Sponsorships range from $200 to $5000+. AuSM's 2017 golf event will take place at Troy Burne Golf Club in Hudson, Wis., and all proceeds will benefit programs and services for our local autism community. Click here for more information.


AuSM Summer Camps are full; social skills classes open

camp 2283smRegistration for 2017 AuSM Summer Camps (Discovery, Hand in Hand, and Wahode) is now closed as all camps are full. If you wish to have your camper's name placed on the waiting list for a specific camp, please contact Terri Borowick at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by phone at 651.647.1083 ext. 16. Registration for 2018 AuSM Summer Camps will open in late January 2018.

Still looking for something exciting to do this summer? AuSM Summer Social Skills classes will rescue you from summer boredom by providing some amazing adventures with fun community partners including the MN Zoo, Como Park Zoo & Conservatory, the Saint Paul Conservatory of Music, Stages Theatre Company, Eastman and Lowry Nature Centers, ComedySportz Twin Cities, and more. Click on the below links for more information and to register today!

Twin Cities AuSM Summer Social Skills
Como Zoo Skills: Super Species (ages 13-18)
Outdoor Adventure Skills with Eastman Nature Center (ages 13-18)
In Harmony with Autism at the St. Paul Conservatory of Music (ages 8-12)
AuSM Filmmakers (ages 14-18)
Minnesota Zoo Summer Camps (ages 8-19)
ComedySportz Improv Skills Summer (ages 14-26)
AuSM Artists at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts (ages 11-18)
Toneworks Camp Art (ages 8-21)
CAST Summer Showtime with Stages Theatre Company (ages 10-17)

Duluth AuSM Summer Social Skills
AuSM Artists at the Duluth Art Institute (ages 12-21)
Animal Care Camp at the Great Lakes Aquarium (ages 12-18)


Registration is open for the 22nd Annual AuSM Golf Classic

ausm golf classic logo w 2017Participate in the 22nd Annual AuSM Golf Classic at Troy Burne Golf Club in Hudson, Wis. on Monday, Aug. 7, 2017. Take a break from the humdrum of a regular Monday and have fun hitting the links in support of AuSM's mission of enhancing the lives of individuals touched by autism in Minnesota. Golfing foursomes will enjoy 18 holes of golf on the pristine Troy Burne course; a complimentary cart (one per two golfers); entry into contests and games; lunch; and an awards dinner. Click here for more information and to register today.