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AuSM Advocacy

Here, your voice matters.

advocacylogowebPart of AuSM's mission is ensuring that our laws and public policies support individuals and families living with autism. This is why AuSM is committed to being your voice at the Minnesota legislature as well as creating public policy by maintaining a presence on key committees, task forces, and organizations. Please act on alerts, letting decision-makers know that the Minnesota autism community is active, engaged and ready to speak out.

If you would like to join the AuSM Advocacy Committee, please click here for a volunteer form.

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with questions and/or ideas for how AuSM can bring your voice into the public forum.

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2017 Advocacy Issues

  • Consumer-Directed Community Supports
  • Individualized Living Options
  • Medical Assistance (MA) Spenddown
  • Autism Early Intervention Developmental Treatment
  • Autism Essential Health Benefits Definition
  • Best Life Alliance
  • Brain Injury Definition Change
  • Employment Supports
  • Parental Fees
  • Pediatric Home Care Nursing
  • Prior Authorization for Prescriptions
  • Self-Driving USA
  • Healthy Legacy
  • Minnesota Health Records Act
  • Neurodiversity Pilot Project
  • Palliative Care
  • Personal Care Assistance Reform

AuSM also is a member of the Coalition for Children. 2017 priorities include:

  • Secure Adequate Funding for Special Education
  • Limit the Use of Extreme Disciplinary Measures for All Students
  • Improve the Use of Assistive Technology for Children with Disabilities
  • Improve Services for Children with Emotional Behaviorial Disorders
  • Increase Funding for Early Childhood Education

Special Education Transition Community Engagement Kit

Created by the Autism Society of Minnesota and the Minnesota Association of People Supporting Employment First (MN APSE), the purpose of this kit is to increase awareness and engage communities in supporting high school students with disabilities so they can gain essential skills leading to success in work and college. This kit is intended for general audiences that may not have any knowledge of special education transition as well as students with disabilities, family members of students with disabilities, and educators. Click here to access the kit.

Click on the below link to access the Special Education Transition Video on AuSM's Youtube channel.

This project is funded by the Nevin J. Huested Foundation.