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    August 4 * Troy Burne Golf Club

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    and Fun!

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Get creative at Leonardo's Basement in August

leonardowebStretch your creativity and build social skills through an AuSM Summer Social Skills class at Leonardo's Basement. Two summer classes remain: Minecraft (ages 12-18) and Doctor Who Accessories (ages 15-18). Both classes will take place concurrently at Leonardo's Basement on Aug. 11-15 from 3-5:30 p.m. each day. Register today!


Ride for Hope a great success for autism community

RideforHopeImage2014Thank you to everyone who came out for the 107-mile Ride for Hope yesterday. It was a great day to gather and ride for the Minnesota autism community! Special thanks to sponsors, riders, the great little autism awareness merchandise sales gal, volunteers and the organizers, Chris and Marna Bame, owners of Lube-Tech, Inc., and Robin and Ray Baker, Lube-Tech employees. 100% of funds raised will be given to AuSM.


It's MN Zoo Crew time!

MNZoologowebJoin the Zoo Crew in August! Explore a day in the life of a zookeeper, a zoo vet, a sea otter trainer, and many other exciting careers to see if the zoo is the place for you. A few openings remain for Zoo Crew, the MN Zoo/AuSM social skills camp, Aug. 4-8, for students ages 15-18. Click here for more information and to register.


Dr. Luskin presents for Minnesota Psychological Association

bluskinheadshot9 11onlineAuSM psychologist Barb Luskin, PhD, LP, will be presenting "Psychotherapy with Clients on the Autism Spectrum: You Can Do This!" at the Minnesota Psychological Association's First Friday Forum on Friday, Aug. 1, 2014 from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. at Metropolitan State University. Registration is required.


Golf to support AuSM

foursomeJoin AuSM on Monday, Aug. 4 at Troy Burne Golf Club in Hudson, Wis. for the 2014 AuSM Golf Classic. Registration includes a round of golf with cart, lunch, contests to win prizes, and an awards banquet. A few golfing slots remain for this fun day of networking and golfing. Proceeds benefit AuSM's programs and services for the Minnesota autism community. Click here for more information and to register.


Share your AuSM story

What impact have AuSM programs, services and educational programs had on your life? Share your successes with AuSM through a 30-60 second video of you and your loved ones describing how you feel about AuSM and being a part of the Minnesota autism community. Submitted videos will be used as part of a special social media fundraising campaign AuSM's fundraising committee is organizing for Oct. 7-9, 2014. 

For more information or to submit your video, contact Susan Larson, AuSM board member and fundraiser organizer at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


AuSM's August Skillshops prepare you for what's next

backtoschoolclipAugust Skillshops will include Back to School Strategies for Success presented by Sara Tinklenberg, MS and Understanding ASD in Adults presented by Dr. Barb Luskin. Dr. Luskin's Skillshop replaces the Advocating for Effective Interventions for Your Child Skillshop that will be scheduled for a later date. The two August Skillshops will run concurrently on Wednesday, Aug. 6 from 7-9 p.m. at the AuSM office. Click here to register.


Bicycling tips from AuSM

boyonbikeweb2014AuSM recent Skillshop, Tips on Helping Your Child with ASD Ride a Bike attracted a full group of particpants. The session's instructor, Alex Uhler, an outdoor enthusiast with more than 40 years of bicycling experience, recently sent AuSM a list of bicycling tips to share with the Minnesota autism community. Click here for the list. Happy cycling this summer!


Shop Amazon, support AuSM programs and services

AmazonSmileWe are happy to announce a new way to shop and support AuSM at the same time: Amazon Smile. Click here to choose AuSM as your preferred charity and shop as usual. A percentage of your purchases will be given to AuSM to support programs and services for the Minnesota autism community.