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AuSM Skillshops

AuSM Skillshops are designed for individuals with autism and their parents, family members, caregivers and support staff. Skillshops also are a valuable professional development resource for educators and therapists who work with individuals affected by autism. AuSM Skillshops allow you the opportunity to discuss topics that concern you the most. 

AuSM is committed to helping individuals, parents, families, caregivers, support staff, educators and therapy professionals affected by autism build skills, learn strategies and be prepared for real-life situations.

New in 2014-2015: AuSM Skillshops will be held at the AuSM office in St. Paul and also at partnering locations, including St. David’s Center, Fraser, Lionsgate Academy and Merrick, Inc. Please review AuSM Skillshop listings for locations.

AuSM 2380 Wycliff St. #102, St. Paul, MN 55114
Fraser 6458 City West Pkwy, Eden Prairie, MN 55344
Lionsgate Academy 3420 Nevada Ave. N., Crystal, MN 55427
Merrick, Inc. 3210 Labore Rd., Vadnais Heights, MN 55110
St. David's Center 3395 Plymouth Rd., Minnetonka, MN 55305

Cost Per AuSM Skillshop/Per Person

AuSM Member $25
Non-Member $40
AuSM Member with ASD $10
Current Student $10

Click here to view the 2014-2015 AuSM Skillshops brochure.

Click here to print a manual registration form for the 2014-2015 AuSM Skillshops.

Click here for Scholarships & Waiver information.


Click here to view the 2014-2015 AuSM Education Catalog.

Thank you, catalog advertisers: 

FallCatalogCvr14-15Allegra Downtown St. Paul
Autism Advocacy & Law Center, LLC
Children's Theatre Company

Fraser
Hamline University School of Education
Homeopathy Center of Minnesota
K12
Kids' Hair
Mary T. Inc.
Midwest Special Services, Inc.
Metropolitan Airports Commission
Minnesota Life College
Stages Theatre Company
St. David's Center for Child & Family Development
University of St. Thomas College of Education, Leadership & Counseling
 


Schedules Turned Upside Down: Making the Holidays Enjoyable for Your Family by Sara Pahl, MA, BCaBA, NCC and Dawn Brasch
Location: AuSM, 2380 Wycliff St. #102, St. Paul, MN 55114

Tuesday, December 2, 2014 from 7-9 p.m.

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Food Fight! Nutritional Strategies for Children with ASD and Their Families by Anne Kelly
Location: St. David's Center, 3395 Plymouth Rd., Minnetonka, MN 55305

Thursday, January 29, 2015 from 7-9 p.m.

Click here for a pdf of the flyer promoting this AuSM Skillshop.

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Understanding the Anxiety Curve by Mitzi Curtis, MA
Location: Fraser, 6458 City West Pkwy, Eden Prairie, MN 55344

Tuesday, February 3, 2015 from 7-9 p.m.

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It's Not Easy Being a Teen! by Meghan Williams, MA, LMFT
Location: Lionsgate Academy, 4320 Nevada Ave. N., Crystal, MN 55427

Tuesday, March 3, 2015 from 7-9 p.m.

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Create Calm: Without the Storm! by Samantha Sawyer, MA, SLP
Toilet Training Challenge! by Anne Dudley, Med

Location: AuSM, 2380 Wycliff St. #102, St. Paul, MN 55114

Tuesday, April 7, 2015 from 7-9 p.m. (two concurrent)

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Life Planning for Guardianship and Supplemental Needs Trust by Amy Dawson
Location: Lionsgate Academy, 4320 Nevada Ave. N., Crystal, MN 55427

Tuesday, May 5, 2015 from 7-9 p.m. 

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Tips on Helping Your Child with ASD Learn to Ride a Bike by Alex Uhler
Understanding ASD in Adults by Barb Luskin, PhD, LP

Location: AuSM, 2380 Wycliff St. #102, St. Paul, MN 55114

Tuesday, June 2, 2015 from 7-9 p.m. (two concurrent)

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Tips for Being a Successful Self-Advocate
Location: Fraser, 6458 City West Pkwy, Eden Prairie, MN 55344

Tuesday, July 7, 2015 from 7-9 p.m.

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Technology for ASD: Must-Have Apps by Jason Backes
I've Made It Through Transition: What's Next by Beth Pitchford

Location: AuSM, 2380 Wycliff St. #102, St. Paul, MN 55114

Tuesday, August 25, 2015 from 7-9 p.m. (two concurrent)

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Getting Into the Social Mix by Kim Busse and Amy Reid
Location: Merrick, Inc., 3210 Labore Rd., Vadnais Heights, MN 55110

Tuesday, September 8, 2015 from 7-9 p.m.

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Cancellation Policy

Notification of Cancellation: If a Skillshop 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 Registrant: Refunds less a $10 processing fee will be given for cancellations received in writing to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. seven business days prior to the Skillshop. Following this date, no refunds will be given. Requests for transfers of registration to another individual will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Cancellation by Skillshop Organizer: AuSM reserves the right to cancel a Skillshop due to low registrations or other circumstances that make the Skillshop non-viable. If AuSM cancels a Skillshop, registrants will be offered a full refund. If the event is postponed, registrants will have the option to either receive a full refund or transfer registration to the same Skillshop at the new, future date.