AuSM Social Skills
Building real-life skills
in real-life environments
For Youth and Adults with Autism (ages 8-26)
Led by autism experts, AuSM social skills classes foster confidence and self-esteem while participants learn how to make friends, interact with a group, practice socializing, and have fun – all while educators encourage participants to be themselves. Classes offer low-stress, accepting environments that promote learning and growth while celebrating neurodiversity.
AuSM social skills classes take participants to exciting community venues where they participate in curriculum tailored to provide exclusive opportunities.
AuSM’s education team continues to creatively engage community organizations to develop programming for youth and adults with autism. Sign up for the AuSM Connections e-newsletter so you’re the first to know when new classes are added to the schedule.
Thank you, AuSM 2016-2017 Education Catalog Advertisers/Sponsors
Academy of Whole Learning
Allegra Downtown St. Paul*
Anime Twin Cities*
Autism Advocacy & Law Center*
Children's Theatre Company
Family Fun Twin Cities
Hamline University School of Education
Maplewood Pediatric Dentistry
Minneapolis St. Paul Airport (MSP)
Minnesota Governor's Council on Developmental Disabilities
Minnesota Life College*
Minnesota Parent Magazine
Plymouth Psych Group
St. David's Center Child & Family Development*
Stages Theatre Company
West Metro Learning Connections, Inc.
*AuSM Premier Partner
AuSM Social Skills Transportation Policy
For the safety of our AuSM Social Skills class participants, AuSM Social Skills students under age 18 will be released only to the parents/caregivers on the registration form. If someone other than those listed on the registration form will be providing transportation to a student under age 18, parents/caregivers must provide written documentation giving their permission. If a transportation provider arrives who does not have permission to provide transportation, the participant’s emergency contact will be contacted immediately. Transportation providers other than the parents/guardians of the participant are required to provide photo identification.
AuSM Class Cancellation Policy
Notification of cancellation: If a class is cancelled or postponed, AuSM will attempt to notify you via phone, using the phone number provided with your registration. We also will post notice of cancellations and postponements on www.ausm.org.
Cancellation by program organizer: AuSM reserves the right to cancel a class due to low registrations or other circumstances that make the class non-viable. If AuSM cancels a class, registrants will be offered a full refund. If the class is postponed, registrants will have the option to either receive a full refund or transfer registration to the same class at the new, future date.