On Thanksgiving, AuSM staff count you - members, volunteers, partners, organizations, businesses, and supporters - among our blessings! We wish you and your families a safe and relaxing Thanksgiving. The AuSM office will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 27 in observance of the holiday.
Join us this holiday season for an ENKI Brewing beer pouring experience featuring CACAO Porter, Victoria’s Gold, Journey Pale Ale, Auburn Kolsch, and more. Beyond the craft beers, this festive event will include music, chili, hand-rolled cigars, prizes and a 50/50 raffle! ENKI will donate $1 for each pour to AuSM during this festive evening. Friday, Dec. 19 from 4-10 p.m. at ENKI Brewing in Victoria, Minn. Click here to view the event flyer.
David S. Geslak will present Exercise is the Gateway to Build Fitness, Self-Esteem and Relationships on Friday, Jan. 23 from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at Ties in St. Paul. During this AuSM Workshop, learn the structure, visual strategies and protocol to implement an effective autism exercise program. Whether you are a parent or professional you will leave with exercises and routines that can be immediately implemented in your home, center or classroom. Be ready to move and you will leave with the tools to transform lives. The January AuSM Workshop is sponsored by Landscape Structures/Flagship Recreation. Click here for more information and to register today.
AuSM is pleased to announce that Steps of Hope 2015 will be held at Southdale Center in Edina. AuSM's largest fundraiser will take place on Sunday, March 1. Families, businesses, organizations and community groups are encouraged to build teams and raise money to support programs and services for individuals and families in Minnesota who are touched by autism. Registration for this family fun event will be open soon. Click here for more information.
Northtown Mall on Dec. 7 from 8-10 a.m.
Southdale Center (New location of Steps of Hope 2015!) on Dec. 7 from 9-11 a.m.
Caring Santa provides a subdued and welcoming environment for children with special needs and their families to visit Santa. Click here to reserve your time to visit Caring Santa at Southdale Center.
AuSM is partnering again with Schwan’s Cares to offer a simple and effective way to raise funds for programs and services that support individuals with autism in Minnesota. As part of this fundraising campaign, AuSM will earn 20% from Schwan’s product sales and 40% from e-certificate sales (available online only) through Dec. 25, 2014. When you place an order with Schwan's, reference our fundraising campaign number #16329. Click here for more information and to support this fundraiser.
AuSM is seeking proposals for breakout session presentations during the 20th Annual Minnesota Autism Conference. If you are interested in submitting a presentation proposal, please click here to download the Call for Papers application form. Proposals are due January 15, 2015.
We are in the process of updating the AuSM Resource Directory, our compiled list of providers and other businesses and organizations that offer products and services to the Minnesota autism community. If you would like to have your business or organization listed in the AuSM Resource Directory, please click here.
We are happy to announce a new way to shop and support AuSM at the same time: Amazon Smile. Click here to choose AuSM as your preferred charity and shop as usual. A percentage of your purchases will be given to AuSM to support programs and services for the Minnesota autism community.