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Duluth 2018 Summer Social Skills Classes

DuluthwebAuSM is pleased to partner with the Lake Superior Zoo and the Great Lakes Aquarium to offer two exciting social skills classes for youth with autism. AuSM Social Skills summer classes build skills in low-stress environments that encourage learning and growth. AuSM provides programming that is conducive to youth who fall within the wide range of the autism spectrum and offers a 1:4 staff-to-participant ratio.

Group-ready participants are able to demonstrate self-care skills without assistance; follow direction; show readiness for large-group participation, including the ability to remain with the group at all times; and follow safety rules independently. Participants who are not group-ready must be accompanied by a Direct Support Professional who will assist during the classes. Contact the AuSM Education team at 651.647.1083 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to discuss your needs.

Click here to view the Duluth Summer 2018 Social Skills Classes flyer.

DuluthZooLogoWEBZookeeper Camp at the Lake Superior Zoo (ages 8-11)
Learn what it is like to be a zookeeper by preparing animal meals, making enrichments, cleaning exhibits, observing animals and more. AuSM provides daily opportunities to learn and use social skills. 

July 23*-27, 2018 from 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
*Note: The July 23 session will include orientation from 9-9:45 a.m.

Lake Superior Zoo
7210 Fremont St.
Duluth, MN 55807


Register by July 16, 2018.


DuluthAquariumLogoWEBAnimal Care Camp at Great Lakes Aquarium (ages 12-18)
Take an active role in animal care at Great Lakes Aquarium while developing social skills useful in everyday life. Get hands-on practice with animal behavior observations and engineering design challenges to create enrichment to keep the resident animals healthy, happy, and active. Working as a team, go behind the scenes to prepare meals, clean exhibits, test water quality, participate in collections, and more!

July 30-Aug. 2, 2018 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
*Note: Orientation will take place on July 29 from 2-4 p.m.

Great Lakes Aquarium
353 Harbor Dr.
Duluth, MN 55802


Register by July 23, 2018.