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All Aboard! AuSM Pumpkin Trolley 2018

pumpkinfriendsWEBAuSM invites individuals and families affected by autism to experience the thrill of riding a trolley, spend some time with Minnesota autism community friends, pick a perfect pumpkin, and participate in fun activities during the AuSM Pumpkin Trolley 2018 event from 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. on Oct. 13. The event, sponsored by Anime Twin Cities and FIND Network, will take place at the Minnesota Streetcar Museum's Linden Hill Station in Minneapolis and is $10 for AuSM member families and $15 for non-members. Click here for more information and to register.


2018-2019 AuSM Education Catalog available soon

18 19EduCatalogCvrWEBA valuable tool for the Minnesota autism community to use throughout the fall, winter, and spring seasons, the 2018-2019 AuSM Education Catalog will be available in print soon. The catalog contains information on AuSM’s program offerings including special interest-focused social skills classes that engage youth and adults to interact socially while raising self-awareness and self-esteem; AuSM Skillshops that focus on positive strategies and problem-solving; specialized training tailored for organizations and businesses, including the Life with Autism series and the Autism Direct Support Certification program; and Uniting the Community events and activities. If you'd like to receive a copy of the printed catalog, please call 651.647.1083 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Click here to view and/or print a pdf of the catalog.


Free understanding autism classes available in 2018-2019

fathersonWEBThanks to the Hennepin County Autism Grant, AuSM will be offering its Understanding Autism and Best Strategic Practices class free of charge at AuSM's office in St. Paul throughout the next several months. Learn common characteristics of individuals with autism and sensory processing disorders. Obtain valuable insight on evidenced-based best practices to support people with autism and sensory processing sensitivities. Caregivers, parents, grandparents, group home and day program staff, Personal Care Attendants, and health care staff will benefit from this single-session class. Select the session that best fits your schedule. Though the classes are free, registration is required. For more information and to register, click here.

Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018 from 1-3 p.m.
Monday, Oct. 8, 2018 from 6-8 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018 from 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019 from 6-8 p.m.
Wednesday, April 10, 2019 from 6-8 p.m.
Saturday, May 25, 2019 from 10 a.m.-12 p.m.


AuSM Self-Advocacy Summit 2018 registration open

SelfAdvocacy2018LogoWEBThe first annual AuSM Self-Advocacy Summit presented by Anime Twin Cities will take place Sept. 22, 2018 at the University of St. Thomas Minneapolis campus 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 for more information and to register.