Thank you to everyone who donated wish list supplies for AuSM Camps and summer social skills classes during Steps of Hope 2014. Your donations will support some unforgettable summer experiences! There's still time to donate. Click here to view the summer programs wish list. Items can be dropped off at AuSM during regular business hours.
AuSM is hosting the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities at the Capitol on Tuesday, March 11 from 10-11 a.m. in the Department of Transportation cafeteria.
During the 19th Annual Minnesota Autism Conference at the DoubleTree by Hilton Minneapolis Park Place Hotel, we will join our voices as a passionate network to inspire hope and innovation. On April 30-May 3, speakers, educators, paraprofessionals, therapists, psychologists, professionals, employers, caregivers, parents and individuals on the spectrum will have a platform to exchange knowledge and ideas with one another - all with the goal of enhancing the lives of those touched by autism.
Garrison Keillor, Minnesota's iconic storyteller will open this year's conference with a keynote presentation titled "A Storyteller's Chat about Fatherhood." Also featured will be tracks for educators and therapy professionals, keynote presentations about Autism and the Legal System and Autism & Literacy, and breakout presentations by autism experts. The final day of conference will focus on autism transition, employment and life skills. This 19th annual event will have something for everyone! Click here for more information and to register.
Harrison Heinks (third from left), the winning Steps of Hope 2014 T-shirt designer, participated in Steps of Hope with his family and hundreds of individuals, families and teams walking to raise money for AuSM's programs and services this morning. Participants came together at Ridgedale Center to visit with sponsors, pick up resources, present collected donations, and have fun. Thank you to all of our volunteers, sponsors and walkers who made this family fun day a fantastic success!
AuSM is thrilled to announce that we have been selected as one of the non-profit organizations to receive proceeds from the sales of Cities 97 Sampler Volume 25. Funds will be used for programs that will continue to enhance the lives of individuals with autism in Minnesota. Thank you, Cities 97!
Registration for AuSM summer camps and social skills programs is open. Summer is the season for exciting opportunities, new experiences and confidence-building fun. Every young person deserves the chance to take advantage of all summer has to offer. AuSM Social Skills summer programs and AuSM Camps provide these opportunities – each one tailored to give youth with autism a fun, safe and exciting experience while they increase self-esteem, expand their knowledge and build friendships that last a lifetime. Space is limited in all programs. Register early - your AuSM adventure awaits!
This spring, join us for community conversations focused on improving employment and post-secondary education opportunities for students with disabilities. Share your thoughts about current resources and challenges. Explore ideas for improving transition services for students with disabilities. These community dialogs, organized by AuSM, are provided through a Community Innovation Grant from the Bush Foundation. Click here for more information.
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.