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AuSM office open after four-day closure due to weather

HarpSealAfter days of frigid temperatures and unrelenting wind, the Autism Society of Minnesota office is open again for business.

With temps in the negative 20s and wind chills approaching negative 60, Minnesotans experienced some of the coldest weather this week in more than two decades. Along with many schools and businesses throughout the state, the AuSM office in St. Paul was closed for an unprecedented four days.

Despite the office closure, many AuSM staff worked from home this week. Some even braved the cold and fear of not having their vehicles start and came in to serve clients in the AuSM Counseling and Consulting Services office.

Ben Urbanek, AuSM's new Director of Camp Programs, made the trek to the office to facilitate Monday's opening of summer program registration. "I wanted to open registration as planned and be there for our community," Urbanek said. "Helping individuals and families plan for summer fun was a good way to ward off the cold!"

The AuSM staff is thrilled to be back in the office today, and continues eagerly to serve this amazing community.