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Give to the Max Day

FlashandDashcrop16You heard our call to raise $6,800 on Give to the Max Day, in honor of the 1 in 68 who is diagnosed with autism. You answered it! Thank you to everyone who donated in support of AuSM's programs and services. You helped us raise more than $13,000 for the Minnesota autism community!

Special thanks to the Mud Rhythm Race Series for their generous $3,000 match that doubled donor dollars; Bruegger's Bagels for inviting AuSM to spend the morning at their Gaviidae Commons location and for providing donation incentives; Tin Whiskers Brewing Company for selecting AuSM to be their Pints for a Purpose recipient and inviting AuSM for a fun evening; and 612Brew for donating $1 per pour as AuSM visited with customers who raised their glasses in support of our community.

If you were not able to donate but would still like to, you can donate by clicking hereThank you so much for your generosity, Minnesota autism community and supporters!

Your Donation Counts!
$10.00: Scholarship for an individual with autism to attend an AuSM Skillshop
$40.00: Cost to support a moderator during AuSM's Free Support Groups
$75.00: Eight AuSM Summer Camp t-shirts for campers
$140.00: Scholarship for a teacher to attend a full day at the 22nd Annual MN Autism Conference
$275.00: Scholarship for an individual with autism to attend AuSM on the Town
$500.00: Provide an autism training in greater Minnesota
$1,000.00: Scholarship for a child to attend AuSM Summer Camp
Your Choice: Every dollar makes a difference in the lives of those affected by autism in Minnesota! 


WHY DONATE?

Your Give to the Max Day donation is important because it supports AuSM Summer Camps ...

“Our son has attended Camp Discovery for nine or 10 years! Every year, he cannot wait to attend. He says it is the best week of his year! He has expressed that it is a time when he can truly be himself and be accepted. EVERYONE should have an opportunity to feel that way!”  M.T. St. Paul, MN

Your Give to the Max Day donation is important because it supports ongoing education in our community ...

“Our son was diagnosed with Asperger’s and high anxiety at age 12. His challenges vary by day, but mostly involve social and organizational skills. In the past couple years since becoming involved with AuSM camps, his level of self-confidence and worth have grown so much. He also was thrilled to meet Temple Grandin during the Annual Autism Conference.”  S. K. Medford, MN

Your Give to the Max Day donation is important because it supports the growing adult support group ...

“I LOVE AuSM! The services I've been able to take advantage of have changed my life for the better. Finding help as an adult diagnosed late in life was difficult until I found AuSM. AuSM support groups have been particularly helpful. Before I attended, I didn't know any other adults, especially other women, on the spectrum. Walking in I felt I had finally found my tribe.”  L.K. Winona, MN

Your Give to the Max Day donation is important because it supports programming for families from initial diagnosis through retirement ...

“AUSM was a BIG resource for my husband and I when our son was diagnosed with autism 20 years ago. We will be forever grateful. We now volunteer for Navigating Autism.”  M. B.  Minneapolis, MN