AuSM is pleased to announce an updated version of the AuSM Resource Directory now is available on this site. The AuSM Resource Directory is a compiled list of providers and businesses and organizations that offer products and services to the Minnesota autism community. Businesses and organizations in the directory are offered as options for families and individuals touched by autism. Click here to view the new AuSM Resource Directory.
AuSM had a busy morning with fun sensitive/caring Santa events at Northtown Mall and Southdale Center. AuSM families also participated in a special sensory-friendly experience of the Toys of the 50s, 60s and 70s exhibit at the MN Historical Society and Fidgety Fairy Tales shows at the MN Children's Museum. Thank you to the organizers, volunteers and participants for a great day of activities in the Twin Cities area!
AuSM has teamed up with the Minnesota Wild to offer discounted tickets to upcoming Wild games. A portion of ticket sales will go directly to support AuSM's programs and services. The promotional code for this special offer is AUSM. Click here for more information.
Z Puppets Rosenschnoz and AuSM invite families affected by autism to participate in one of two FREE Monkey Mind Pirate workshops this February and March. Monkey Mind Pirates is the world's only puppet, rock yoga adventure, combining arts and mindfulness to give families creative tools to find calm. The two sessions of this free workshop series are designed for youth living with autism, siblings ages 7+ and accompanying adults. The final performance will take place at the Children's Theatre Company on March 22, 2015. Space is limited in both sessions; register today! Click here for more information and to register.
The Minnesota Comprehensive Health Association and Commerce Department staff have found the best solution possible for families facing the loss of the MCHA program at the end of 2014. The available options for covering autism services that families are currently receiving through MCHA are identified in a letter posted on the Commerce Department website. Click here for more information.
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.
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.