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AuSM Social Skills

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Building real-life skills
in real-life environments

For Youth and Adults with Autism (ages 8-26)

Led by autism experts, AuSM social skills classes foster confidence and self-esteem while participants learn how to make friends, interact with a group, practice socializing, and have fun – all while educators encourage participants to be themselves. Classes offer low-stress, accepting environments that promote learning and growth while celebrating neurodiversity.

AuSM social skills classes take participants to exciting community venues where they participate in curriculum tailored to provide exclusive opportunities.

AuSM offers programming that is conducive to youth and adults who fall within the wide range of the autism spectrum. Social skills classes are staffed between a 1:3 and 1:4 staff:participant ratio. If an individual is able to participate safely in a program but requires individual assistance with communication, behavior support, or daily living activities, PCA attendance can be approved so the participant may have the most inclusive experience possible. Call 651.647.1083 ext. 22 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information. AuSM is committed to making your class experience positive and rewarding.

Click here to view the complete 2016-2017 AuSM Education Catalog.

Click here to view AuSM's Social Skills class Goals and Expectations.

SPRING 2017 
ComedySportz Improv (ages 14-26)
AuSM On the Town East Side (ages 14-26)
Unrestricted Interest Poetry Workshop (ages 10-26)

AuSM’s education team continues to creatively engage community organizations to develop programming for youth and adults with autism. Sign up for the AuSM Connections e-newsletter so you’re the first to know when new classes are added to the schedule.

Click here for Scholarships & Waiver information.

Thank you, AuSM 2016-2017 Education Catalog Advertisers/Sponsors

Academy of Whole Learning
Allegra Downtown St. Paul*
Anime Twin Cities*
Autism Advocacy & Law Center*
Bethel University
Children's Theatre Company
Family Fun Twin Cities
Fun4Kids Minnesota
Hamline University School of Education
Maplewood Pediatric Dentistry
Mini-Hops Gymnastics
Minneapolis St. Paul Airport (MSP)
Minnesota Governor's Council on Developmental Disabilities
Minnesota Life College*
Minnesota Parent Magazine
Nesel Packs
Neuropsychology Specialists
Plymouth Psych Group
St. David's Center Child & Family Development*
Stages Theatre Company
West Metro Learning Connections, Inc.

*AuSM Premier Partner

AuSM Social Skills Transportation Policy

For the safety of our AuSM Social Skills class participants, AuSM Social Skills students under age 18 will be released only to the parents/caregivers on the registration form. If someone other than those listed on the registration form will be providing transportation to a student under age 18, parents/caregivers must provide written documentation giving their permission. If a transportation provider arrives who does not have permission to provide transportation, the participant’s emergency contact will be contacted immediately. Transportation providers other than the parents/guardians of the participant are required to provide photo identification.

AuSM Class Cancellation Policy

Notification of cancellation: If a class is cancelled or postponed, AuSM will attempt to notify you via phone, using the phone number provided with your registration. We also will post notice of cancellations and postponements on www.ausm.org.

Cancellation by registrant: Refunds less a $10 processing fee will be given for cancellations received in writing to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. seven business days prior to the start of the first class in the session. Following this date, no refunds will be given. Requests for transfer of registration to another individual will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Cancellation by program organizer: AuSM reserves the right to cancel a class due to low registrations or other circumstances that make the class non-viable. If AuSM cancels a class, registrants will be offered a full refund. If the class is postponed, registrants will have the option to either receive a full refund or transfer registration to the same class at the new, future date.