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Registration for Steps of Hope for Autism in Minnesota 2018 is open

SOH2018LogoAre you ready for the ultimate autism community event of the year? Steps of Hope for Autism in Minnesota 2018 will be coming your way on Sunday, March 4, 2018 from 8:30-11 a.m. Held at Southdale Center in Edina, Steps of Hope will feature the state's largest annual autism resource fair, fun games, the 2nd annual AuSM Flash Dash, and a huge opportunity to join this awesome community in raising dollars to support programs and services for those affected by autism in Minnesota. Registration is open! Plan to participate and start rallying your team of AuSM fundraising heroes!

LYMAuSMTag2018Fundraisers will receive one FREE limited edition Love Your Melon AuSM customized beanie for fundraising $125. Show your AuSM pride with this unique cap! Beanie supplies are limited. Click here to review the Love Your Melon AuSM beanie guidelines.

Click here for more information about Steps of Hope 2018 and to register.


Neurodiverse couples class offers chance for learning and growth

couplegroupwebThis February, we invite neurodiverse couples to participate in this class that will guide couples through understanding autism, family rules, arguing, non-verbal communication, parenting, and executive function in regards to priorities and time awareness. Learn about diagnosis disclosure. Classes will follow curriculum from The Asperger’s Couples Workbook. Registration includes one copy of the book. Class size is limited. Click here for more information and to register.


Reduce anxiety by setting a plan for the future now

crystalballPlanning is key to a secure, happy, and healthy future. During the Jan. 23 AuSM Skillshop, "Beyond the Crystal Ball: Planning for the Future", learn about the importance of planning for your loved one with a disability. An attorney who specializes in the disability field also will discuss estate issues that families need to consider. This AuSM Skillshop, held from 7-9 p.m. at AuSM, will be presented by Allycia Wolff, a Planning Services Specialist for The Arc Greater Twin Cities. Click here for more information and to register.


2018 state autism conference keynote speakers announced


The 23rd Annual Minnesota State Autism Conference will take place April 25-28, 2018 at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Minneapolis Park Place. This event is designed to bring our community together to learn, network, and gather resources that can make a difference in the lives of those with autism. We are pleased to announce our 2018 keynote speakers for this important event: Wednesday, April 25 from 7-9 p.m., Frank Campagna (Autism Daddy), sponsored by Fraser, "Things No One Ever Told Me After My Son Was Diagnosed With Autism". Thursday, April 26, from 8-10 a.m. and continued session during breakouts, Jed Baker, PhD, sponsored by the Rosenberg Center, title to be announced. Thursday, April 26 from 7-9 p.m., Stephen Shore, PhD, sponsored by Minnesota Life College, "Developing an Understanding of the Hidden Curriculum for Learners on the Autism Spectrum: A Lifespan Approach". Friday April 27 from 8-10 a.m., Leah Kuypers sponsored by St. David’s Center for Child and Family Development, "Zones of Regulation". Click here for more details about the conference and the keynote speakers.