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AuSM Social Skills

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Building real-life skills
in real-life environments

For Youth, Young Adults, and Adults with Autism (ages 8+)

Led by autism experts, AuSM social skills classes foster confidence and self-esteem while participants learn how to make friends, interact with a group, practice socializing, and have fun – all while educators encourage participants to be themselves. Classes offer low-stress, accepting environments that promote learning and growth while celebrating neurodiversity.

AuSM social skills classes take participants to exciting community venues where they participate in curriculum tailored to provide exclusive opportunities.

AuSM offers programming that is conducive to youth and adults who fall within the wide range of the autism spectrum. Social skills classes are staffed between a 1:3 and 1:4 staff:participant ratio. If an individual is able to participate safely in a program but requires individual assistance with communication, behavior support, or daily living activities, PCA attendance can be approved so the participant may have the most inclusive experience possible. 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 complete 2017-2018 AuSM Education Catalog.

Click here to view AuSM's Summer 2018 activities.

2018 Classes for Youth and Young Adults

Click here to view the Classes for Youth and Young Adults flyer.

AuSM On the Town (ages 14-26)
ComedySportz Improv - Beginner and Advanced (ages 14-26)
Toneworks Creative Arts (ages 8-12)
NEW! Let’s Get Growing at Gale Woods Farm (ages 8-18)
NEW! Advanced Filmmaking with FilmNorth (ages 16-24)

2018 Classes for Adults

Click here to view the Adult Opportunities flyer.

Art On the Town (ages 18+)
NEW! Advanced Filmmaking with FilmNorth (ages 16-24)

Click here to view AuSM's Social Skills class Goals and Expectations.

AuSM’s education team continues to creatively engage community organizations to develop programming for youth and adults with autism. Sign up for the AuSM Connections e-newsletter so you’re the first to know when new classes are added to the schedule.

Click here for Scholarships & Waiver information.

AuSM Social Skills Transportation Policy

For the safety of our AuSM Social Skills class participants, AuSM Social Skills students under age 18 will be released only to the parents/caregivers on the registration form. If someone other than those listed on the registration form will be providing transportation to a student under age 18, parents/caregivers must provide written documentation giving their permission. If a transportation provider arrives who does not have permission to provide transportation, the participant’s emergency contact will be contacted immediately. Transportation providers other than the parents/guardians of the participant are required to provide photo identification.

AuSM Class 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. 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.