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Life with Autism Series

AuSM’s Life with Autism Series offers information and strategies to parents, caregivers, family members, relatives, educators, and the community through engaging, age-focused classes led by autism experts and parent speakers. Participants also learn about available services and resources. The Life with Autism Series includes Intro to Autism; Newly Diagnosed (ages 18 months-10 years); Adolescence and Transition (ages 11-21); and Adults (ages 18+).

Click here to view the 2017-2018 Life with Autism Series flyer.

Location of All Life with Autism Series Classes
AuSM
2380 Wycliff St. #102
St. Paul, MN 55114


Intro to Autism

Develop an understanding of the basics of autism spectrum disorder (ASD), resource options, and positive behavior supports. Learn how families, schools, and the medical community can work together to educate and support those with ASD. Get practical tips on helping individuals with ASD meet their potential.

One Session Class Offered in Winter

Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018 from 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

Registration Deadline: Jan. 8, 2018

Cost Per Individual
AuSM Member: $25; Non-Member: $40

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Newly Diagnosed (ages 18 mos.-10 yrs.)

Obtain information on topics including the definition of autism, parent feelings, neurological findings, therapies, communication strategies, teaching daily living skills, challenging behavior, sensory needs, visual supports, and using social stories.

One Session Class Offered in Fall and Winter

Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. (bring own lunch)
Deadline to Register: Feb. 19, 2018

Cost For One or Two Family Members/Caregivers
AuSM Member: $50; Non-Member: $75

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Adolescence and Transition (ages 11-21)

Obtain information on topics including parent emotions, the impact of autism on adolescents, independence in daily living skills, public social skills, reciprocal relationships, sexuality, privacy and safety, transitions into adult living and workplace issues, self-determination skills, behavior management, and emotions.

One Session Class Offered in Fall and Winter

Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. (bring own lunch)
Deadline to Register: Feb. 5, 2018

Cost For One or Two Family Members/Caregivers
AuSM Member: $50; Non-Member: $75

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Adults (ages 18+)

Obtain information on topics such as impact of autism on adults, independence in daily living skills, social skills across settings including the workplace, reciprocal relationships, sexuality, privacy and safety, transitions into adult living, workplace issues, self-determination skills, behavior management, and emotions.

One Session Class Offered in Fall and Winter

Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017: Session is canceled. Please register for the March 2018 session.

Saturday, March 10, 2018 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. (bring own lunch)
Deadline to Register: March 5, 2018

Cost for One or Two Family Members/Caregivers
AuSM Member: $50; Non-Member: $75

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AuSM Can Bring the Life with Autism Series to You
The Life with Autism Series is structured to meet your needs, and AuSM can bring the classes to your community, to school districts, or to places of employment. If you are interested in having a Life with Autism Series presented at your venue of choice, please contact AuSM at 651.647.1083 ext. 22 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


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 $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. 7 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.