The Autism Society of Minnesota will be closed on Monday, May 27 in observance of Memorial Day. AuSM wishes you a safe, relaxing and fun Memorial weekend.
Parents, educators and professionals: obtain practical ideas that can be easily incorprated in the classroom or at home during a special AuSM Workshop on May 30: The Zones of Regulation presented by Leah Kuypers, M. A. Ed., OTR/L. Online registration will be open until 1 p.m. on Tuesday, May 28 or until workshop is sold out. Click here for more information and to register today.
Special thanks to Jon James Wiebusch for his birthday gift to AuSM. In lieu of gifts for his 9th birthday, Jon asked for donations to AuSM in support of one of his classmates who has autism. Jon donated a total of $70 in April. Thank you, Jon. Your donation makes a difference in the lives of those touched by autism! Click here to learn how you can support the Minnesota autism community.
The Minnesota Twins, AuSM and other autism awareness groups in Twins Territory have teamed up to offer discounted tickets to the June 16 (Father's Day!) Twins game against the Detroit Tigers! Those purchasing a ticket as part of this promotion will be invited to take part in a special pre-game parade to raise awareness of autism. Click here for more information.
The American Psychiatric Association is releasing the fifth edition of the Diagnostic Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) today, which provides standard criteria for the classification of mental disorders by mental health professionals across the United States. One significant change in DSM-5 is new classification criteria for Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), and the elimination of the diagnosis of Asperger's syndrome, which will be reclassified as part of ASD.
Due to the wintry April, TPC Twin Cities has extended its special offer for AuSM members into May. Golf at the pristine, private TPC Twin Cities course in Blaine this May. One person in the golfing group must be a member of AuSM. A portion of the greens fees will be shared between AuSM and the Ernie Els for Autism Foundation.Click here for details on how to arrange for your May tee time at this exclusive course.