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.

Cost Per AuSM Skillshop

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

Costs are per person, not per couple. Fee is for one AuSM Skillshop only.

Click here to view the complete AuSM Education Catalog 2014-2015. COMING SOON!

AuSM Education Catalog 2014-2015 Sponsors

Allegra Downtown St. Paul
Autism Advocacy & Law Center
Children's Theatre Company

Kids' Hair

Mary T. Inc.
Metropolitan Airports Commission/Navigating Autism
Midwest Special Services, Inc.
Minnesota Life College
Stages Theatre Company

St. David's Center
Sunny Days Therapy
University of St. Thomas


AuSM Skillshop

Aug. 6, 2014 (A) Back to School Strategies for Success
Aug. 6, 2014 (B) Understanding ASD in Adults presented by Dr. Barb Luskin
Sept. 3, 2014 (A) Preparing for Success in High School and College
Sept. 3, 2014 (B) Laughter Yogo and Kundalini Yoga


Click here if you prefer to complete and submit a paper registration form with payment by mail or fax.

2014-2015 AuSM Skillshops

SEPTEMBER 3, 2014: 7-9 p.m. (two concurrent Skillshops)

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

Preparing for Success in High School and College: Technology to Help with Reading, Writing, Note Taking and Organization
Presenter: Jennie Delisi, MA, MT-BC
Description: Producing papers, reading, taking notes and organizing information are essential tasks in high school and college - and some individuals with ASD may have challenges in one or all of these areas. Understand available technologies, learn about how you can try devices and software before you buy them, and understand the steps for aquiring assistive technology.

Two Sessions in One: Laughter Yoga: Enjoy the Laughter; Reap Health Benefits & Kundalini Yoga: Cultivate an Awareness Within
Presenter: Orapat Sivatanpisit, MS
Description: Come prepared to connect with others through laughter and playfulness. Gain the ability to laught at stressful situations. Cultivate an awareness within through the Kundalini Yoga practice set called Kriya for Elevation. Bring a yoga mat, a blanket and small cushion if needed for support while sitting on the floor. Wear comfortable clothes.


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

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.