Thank you to all of those who have served and protected and those who currently serve and protect our country and freedoms. Your sacrifice is real and honored and appreciated.
In observance of Memorial Day, the AuSM office will be closed on Monday, May 29. AuSM will reopen on Tuesday, May 30. Have a safe and enjoyable holiday weekend, Minnesota autism community.
Still looking for something exciting to do this summer? AuSM Summer Social Skills classes will rescue you from summer boredom by providing some amazing adventures with fun community partners including the MN Zoo, Como Park Zoo & Conservatory, the Saint Paul Conservatory of Music, Stages Theatre Company, Eastman and Lowry Nature Centers, ComedySportz Twin Cities, and more. Click on the below links for more information and to register today!
Twin Cities AuSM Summer Social Skills
Como Zoo Skills: Super Species (ages 13-18)
Outdoor Adventure Skills with Eastman and Lowry Nature Centers (ages 13-18)
In Harmony with Autism at the St. Paul Conservatory of Music (ages 8-12)
AuSM Filmmakers (ages 14-18)
Minnesota Zoo Summer Camps (ages 8-19)
ComedySportz Improv Skills Summer (ages 14-26)
AuSM Artists at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts (ages 11-18)
Toneworks Camp Art (ages 8-21)
CAST Summer Showtime with Stages Theatre Company (ages 10-17)
Duluth AuSM Summer Social Skills
AuSM Artists at the Duluth Art Institute (ages 12-21)
Zookeeper Camp at the Lake Superior Zoo (ages 8-11)
Animal Care Camp at the Great Lakes Aquarium (ages 12-18)
On June 4 at 12 p.m. experience an entertaining and interactive retelling of "The Way Back Home", a performance designed to be welcoming and meaningful for youth with sensory, social, and learning disabilities. When a boy discovers a single-propeller airplane in his closet, he does what any young adventurer would do: he flies into outer space! Millions of miles from Earth, the plane begins to sputter and quake. The fuel tank is empty and the boy must execute a daring landing on the moon. But as it turns out, he is not alone up there. The Way Back Home uses puppets to tell a simple yet profound tale about friendship and conquering the fear of the unknown. This performance is part of the 2017 Flint Hills International Children’s Festival, presented by Ordway Center for the Performing Arts. Cost: $8 per person in advance. “Pay what you can” day of the performance on a first-come, first serve basis and subject to availability. For ticket information, call the Ordway's Ticket Office: 651.224.4222, or click here.
Waking from hibernation, the perky Frog and the worrywart Toad plant gardens, swim, rake leaves, go sledding, and learn life lessons. Join AuSM and Children's Theatre Company for a sensory friendly performance on Friday, June 16 at 7 p.m. Ticket costs are $15 child/$20 adult (reduced from $41 child/$51 adult). Limited income discounts available. Click here to view the sensory-friendly guide to the show and order your tickets today.
Five Arizona and California-based law firms and one dentist have teamed up to offer six $1,000 scholarships to post-secondary students with autism. Scholarships will be awarded in the form of a direct tuition payment to the educational institution chosen by the winning applicant. This could be a university, college, junior college, trade school, or vocational school. You need not be enrolled in school at the time you submit your application, but the funds must be used within one year after the date of the award. You can apply for all six scholarships. The six scholarships are being donated by Black Wynn Personal Injury Lawyers, the Feldman Law Firm, the Kelly Law Team, the Law Office of David P. Shapiro, RJT Criminal Defense, and Dentistry by John Barras. Click on the following links to learn more and apply. Application submissions are due by Feb. 15, 2018.
Black Wynn Personal Injury Lawyers $1,000 Scholarship Application
Feldman Law Firm $1,000 Scholarship Application
Kelly Law Team $1,000 Scholarship Application
Law Office of David P. Shapiro $1,000 Scholarship Application
RJT Criminal Defense $1,000 Scholarship Application
Dentistry by John Barras $1,000 Scholarship Application