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Summer Social Skills

2018SummerCatalogCvrAuSM classes and activities offer low-stress, accepting environments that promote learning and growth while celebrating neurodiversity. AuSM programs are conducive to youth and adults who fall within the wide range of the autism spectrum. Social skills classes are staffed at a 1:4 staff-to-participant ratio.

If an individual is able to participate safely in a program but requires more support than 1:4 staffing provides, the individual may bring a Direct Support Professional (DSP). The DSP will be responsible for supporting the individual with communication, behavior, and daily living skills. Call 651.647.1083 ext. 22 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information. AuSM is committed to making your class experience positive and rewarding.

Click here to view the 2018 AuSM Summer Activities catalog.

Funding Opportunities: Click here to learn more about scholarships and waivers

Summer Classes

CAST Summer Showtime (ages 10-17)
Minnesota Zoo, Zoo Explorers (ages 8-11)
Minnesota Zoo, Photo Safari (ages 12-15)
Minnesota Zoo, Zoo Crew (ages 16-19)
Como Zoo & Conservatory, Dip, Dive, Discover (ages 13-18)
Lowry Nature Center, Outdoor Adventure (ages 13-18)
Eastman Nature Center, Outdoor Adventure (ages 13-18)
AuSM Artists at Mia (ages 11-18)
Toneworks Camp Art (ages 10-21)
AuSM Filmmaking with FilmNorth (ages 14-18)
CSz Improv Beginner and Advanced (ages 14-26)
AuSM On the Town (ages 14-26)
NEW! AuSM On the Town Adventure (ages 14-26)
NEW! Minnesota Zoo Classes for Adults (age 18+)
NEW! Monthly Birthday/Game Night for Adults (age 18+)

Duluth Summer Classes

Zookeeper Camp at the Lake Superior Zoo (ages 8-11)
Animal Care Camp at Great Lakes Aquarium (ages 12-18)

AuSM Summer Activities and Class Registration Tips

Register for AuSM Social Skills classes online. Call 651.647.1083 ext. 22 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with registration questions or to register by phone. Classes have limited capacity. Registrations are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration for AuSM summer social skills classes closes when classes are full or one week prior to the start of each class. Class and activities costs include processing fees. Schedules are subject to change.

AuSM understands that programming can be difficult to fit into a budget. A limited number of scholarships are available and waivers may be accepted. Click here for more information about scholarships and waivers. Certain classes and activities also may be eligible for payment by the Hennepin, Dakota, or Ramsey Counties Autism Grants. Contact AuSM at 651.647.1083 ext. 22 for more information.

AuSM 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 registrant: Refunds less a $15 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 start of the first class in the session. Following this date, no refunds will be given. Requests for transfer of registration to another individual will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

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.