AuSM offers educational programming for individuals with autism, families, direct support professionals, educators, organizations, community groups and more.

Understanding Autism

Learn about autism and the best way to support individuals with autism and sensory processing disorders.

Understanding Autism

Life with Autism

Obtain age-specific information and strategies and learn about available services and resources.

Life with Autism

AuSM Skillshops

Based on community needs, AuSM Skillshops are autism related topic-focused mini-workshops.

AuSM Skillshops

Let's Talk About Sexuality Fall 2020

Learn about sexual development and expression and engage in conversations about safe, healthy sexuality. Topics will include: healthy relationships, safe and appropriate boundaries, consent, personal safety, private and public spaces, dating and relationships, hygiene and personal care, human reproduction, pregnancy prevention, and gender and sexual orientation. Offered for ages 18+.

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Social Skills Classes

AuSM classes and activities offer low-stress, accepting environments that promote learning and growth while celebrating neurodiversity.

Social Skills Classes

AuSM Scholarships

AuSM wants to make its programs and services available to as many individuals as possible. Scholarships for AuSM Social Skills classes and Camps, AuSM memberships, workshops, the Annual Minnesota Autism Conference, the Self-Advocacy Summit, and more are available for those who qualify. Complete an AuSM Scholarship Form. Please do not apply for scholarships for events and programs that do not have open registration.

Twin Cities Autism Foundation, Inc.

AuSM is pleased to partner with Twin Cities Autism Foundation, Inc. to offer additional scholarship opportunities to the Minnesota autism community. Twin Cities Autism Foundation, Inc. provides financial aid to help families gain access to resources. Before applying for a TCAF Scholarship, you first must reserve a spot in your desired program. Apply for a Twin Cities Autism Foundation, Inc. scholarship.

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Check with your county case manager to learn if your selected class, camp, or program can be paid for under the Consumer Directed Community Supports (CDCS); Brain Injury (BI); Community Alternative Care (CAC); or Developmental Disability (DD) waivers. By registering for an AuSM class, camp, or program, you agree to pay in full any amount not covered by the Third Party Payer.

Cancellation Policy

Notification of cancellation: If an event or class 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

Cancellation by registrant: Refunds less a $15 processing fee will be given for cancellations received in writing to seven business days prior to the start of the event or class. Following this date, no refunds will be given. Requests for transfer of registration to another individual will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

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