AuSM, Minnesota Life College and the University of St. Thomas offer Form and Function: The Hidden Curriculum and Executive Functioning, a workshop for parents, educators, and professionals who work with individuals with autism and other learning differences on Nov. 14 at UST's Minneapolis campus. Learn about the hidden curriculum and executive functioning skills for young adult and transition-age individuals with mild to moderate autism and other learning differences. Learn how these skills impact home, school, and work environments. The workshop will be instructed by Dr. Glenis Benson and will feature breakout sessions facilitated by Dr. L. Lynn Stansberry Brusnahan, Chrissy Cleveland and Dawn Brasch. Click here for more information and to register.
Participate in the "Let's Talk About Transition" community conversations where you can share your thoughts on improving transition services, employment, and post-secondary education opportunities for students with all disabilities.
The final two dialogs will take place on Wednesday, Oct. 29 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Rochester Public Library and on Thursday, Nov. 6 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Central Lakes College in Brainerd. Click here for more information about the Rochester and Brainerd events and to register.
CTC would like to thank everyone who snatched up the Busytown the Musical block of tickets offered to the MN autism community through the recent AuSM Connections newsletter. To continue building excitement for the sensory-friendly performance on Friday, Oct. 24 at 7 p.m., CTC is offering half-price tickets. Be a part of this fun evening of watching a cabaret-style musical of puppets and people in a sensory-friendly, nonjudgemental environment. Click here to order your half-price tickets today!
AuSM has been awarded a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board to work with local theatre company Z Puppets Rosenschnoz to bring Monkey Mind Pirates, an arts and mindfulness program, to youth and families living with autism in the Twin Cities, Duluth and Rochester.
The Twin Cities workshop will be scheduled this winter while the Duluth and Rochester locations will be a spring break and a summer camp respectively. More details will be coming soon to the AuSM website.
AuSM partner Z Puppets Rosenschnoz invites the MN autism community to a free performance of Monkey Mind Pirates at 3 p.m. on Oct. 26 at the Harriet Island Regional Park indoor pavilion. Z Puppets and AuSM will offer FREE Monkey Mind Pirate workshops to our community in 2015; join the audience for their October show and then plan to participate with us in 2015! Click here for more information about the Oct. 26 performance.
Halloween can be an unpredictable and sometimes scary event for families touched by autism. Click here for tips to make your loved one's trick or treat day more of a treat.
AuSM is seeking proposals for breakout session presentations during the 20th Annual Minnesota Autism Conference. If you are interested in submitting a presentation proposal, please click here to download the Call for Papers application form. Proposals are due January 15, 2015.
We are in the process of updating the AuSM Resource Directory, our compiled list of providers and other businesses and organizations that offer products and services to the Minnesota autism community. If you would like to have your business or organization listed in the AuSM Resource Directory, please click here.
AuSM is teaming up with the Minnesota Wild to offer discounted tickets to upcoming Wild games in September and October. Ticket prices are marked down exclusively for this fundraising event, with a portion of each ticket going directly to support AuSM's programs and services. Find a game that works for you, and click on the links to order your tickets today.