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AuSM Self-Advocacy Summit 2018

SelfAdvocacy2018LogoWEBSept. 22, 2018
8:30 a.m.-3 p.m.

The first annual AuSM Self-Advocacy Summit presented by Anime Twin Cities will take place Sept. 22, 2018 and will include a keynote presentation and nine breakout sessions featuring topics including mental health, executive functioning, sensory needs, employment, relationships, and more. This event is for adults with autism by adults with autism. In addition to gathering wisdom from life experiences by adults on the spectrum, collect resources from the AuSM Bookstore, network with peers, and visit with vendors who support adults on the spectrum. Click here to view the event brochure.


University of St. Thomas - Minneapolis Campus
Schultze Hall
46 S 11th St.
Minneapolis, MN 55403

AnimeTClogoThank you to Anime Twin Cities for sponsoring this important event for our community. AuSM is seeking additional sponsors to help make this event for our local autism community a huge success. Click here for AuSM Self-Advocacy Summit sponsorship opportunities.


Overall Sponsor:  Anime Twin Cities
Break Sponsor/Exhibitor: Minnesota Independence College & Community
Exhibitor:  FIND Network

Detailed Event Expectations

Event Schedule, Session Descriptions, Speaker Bios

Who should attend?
This event is tailored for all individuals on the autism spectrum. For individuals who need more support, we welcome PCAs at a reduced rate. Much of the content will assume some familiarity with the autism diagnosis and the ability to follow verbal language, however some sessions will be noted as “beginner” to help indicate that they are more accessible to all levels. 

Happy Hour Details 
3:15-4:15 p.m. at The Newsroom
AuSM will have a space reserved. You are welcome to join us and purchase food or beverages. The happy hour is an opportunity for you to connect with other participants in a more social environment, discuss the ideas you hear during the summit, and meet some of the speakers.

Participant Survey
We value your suggestions on making this a great inaugural AuSM Self-Advocacy Summit. Please let us know your expectations and requirements by taking this short survey: https://fourthquarter.wufoo.com/forms/p1lvgeow1e9tu8r/.

Event Parking and Bus Routes 
Click here for parking information.  
The AuSM Self-Advocacy Summit will be in building 3. You can park in the purple marked 5. Limited street parking will be available.

The following Metro Transit bus routes stop near the event location: 4, 6, 9, 12, 643, 762. You can also take the light rail, although you will have to walk approximately half a mile. Check MetroTransit.org to find a route, or click here for details.