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AuSM Skillshops

18 19EduCatalogCvrWEBBased on topics suggested by the Minnesota autism community, AuSM Skillshops are mini-workshops designed for individuals with autism, parents, caregivers, family members, support staff, educators, therapists, and other professionals who work with individuals with autism. AuSM Skillshops are held at the AuSM office in St. Paul and at partnering locations.

AuSM Skillshops will be held at the AuSM office in St. Paul and also at partnering locations throughout the Twin Cities.


AuSM 2380 Wycliff St. #102, St. Paul, MN 55114
Lindamood-Bell 3300 Edinborough Way #206, Edina, MN 55435
Lionsgate Academy Minnetonka 5605 Green Cir. Dr., Minnetonka, MN 55343
Lionsgate Academy Shoreview 599 Cardigan Rd., Shoreview, MN 55126
St. David's Center 3395 Plymouth Rd., Minnetonka, MN 55305
University of St. Thomas 1000 LaSalle Ave., Minneapolis, MN 55403, Opus Hall, Room 321

Cost Per AuSM Skillshop/Per Person

AuSM Member: $25
Non-Member: $40
Individual with ASD/Current Student: $10

Click here for Scholarships & Waiver information.

June 4, 2019
Supplemental Security Income: Am I Eligible?

Presenter: Nate Gurol
Date: Tuesday, June 4, 2019 from 7-9 p.m.
Location: Autism Society of Minnesota

Is your child or young adult unable to work due to his or her autism diagnosis? Many parents are unaware that their child diagnosed with ASD may be eligible for a certain Social Security benefit called Supplemental Security Income (SSI). Learn about the steps for gathering the necessary information and documentation needed to apply for SSI benefits, the application timeline and process, and how the Social Security Administration makes a determination on claims.

Nate Gurol has worn many different hats, including holding positions as a Legislative Fellow for the New York State Senate and an Attorney Editor at Thomson Reuters. Gurol is a staff attorney at Autism Advocacy & Law Center, LLC.


June 11, 2019
Helping Your Child with ASD Learn To Ride a Bike

This AuSM Skillshop is FULL. To be added to the waiting list, please contact AuSM's Education Team at 651.647.1083 ext. 22 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Presenter: Alex Uhler
Date: Tuesday, June 11, 2019 from 7-9 p.m.
Location: Autism Society of Minnesota

Challenges with body awareness, balance and motor control, and hand-eye coordination can make riding a bike difficult. Learn a number of tips for successful bike riding including purchasing equipment, making bike adjustments, breaking down riding into smaller steps, clothing protection, practice makes perfect pedaling, staying positive and patient, and working toward the sense of independence and accomplishment that your child will experience when learning to ride his or her own bike.

Alex Uhler is an outdoor enthusiast with more than 40 years of bicycling experience.

Note: This AuSM Skillshop is limited to nine children, ages 5-12. Support adult and child attend together. Child should bring a bike and helmet.

Cancellation Policy

Notification of Cancellation: If an AuSM Skillshop is cancelled or postponed, AuSM will attempt to notify you via phone, using the phone number provided with your registration. We also will post notice of cancellations and postponements on www.ausm.org.

Cancellation by Registrant: Refunds less a $10 processing fee will be given for cancellations received in writing to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. seven business days prior to the AuSM Skillshop. Following this date, no refunds will be given. Requests for transfers of registration to another individual will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Cancellation by Skillshop Organizer: AuSM reserves the right to cancel a Skillshop due to low registrations or other circumstances that make the Skillshop non-viable. If AuSM cancels an AuSM Skillshop, registrants will be offered a full refund. If the event is postponed, registrants will have the option to either receive a full refund or transfer registration to the same AuSM Skillshop at the new, future date.