Social and Recreation Programs
AuSM offers year-round opportunities for autistic individuals from youth through adulthood to socialize, connect with the community, and build their skills.
About AuSM Classes
AuSM programs are conducive to youth and adults who fall within the wide range of the autism spectrum. Social and recreation programs are staffed at a 1:4 staff-to-participant ratio. If an individual is able to participate safely in a program but requires more support than 1:4 staffing provides, the individual may bring a Direct Support Professional (DSP). The DSP will be responsible for supporting the individual with communication, behavior, and daily living skills. Call 651.647.1083 ext. 126 or email email@example.com for more information. AuSM is committed to making your class experience positive and rewarding.
Our fall social and recreation lineup will be available August 28.
Thank you to our t-shirt sponsor, Minnesota Independence College & Community, for supporting our summer Social and Recreation Programs.
See all AuSM's fall and winter offerings!
The AuSM Education Catalog is now available! Take a look through the pages for in-depth information about all of AuSM’s offerings through the upcoming months, including our Social and Recreation Programs, AuSM Skillshops, our multicultural programs, and more.
CsZ Improv Skills
Have fun while learning how to respond to the unexpected, engage in reciprocal interactions, and support fellow participants in keeping a scene moving forward.
SELF Let's Talk About Sexuality: Sex, Communication, and Boundaries
Learn about sexual development and expression and engage in conversations about safe, healthy sexuality.
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 Autistic Community Summit, and more are available for those who qualify. Scholarship applications are available on registration forms for events and activities where scholarship dollars are available.
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.
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 www.ausm.org.
Cancellation by registrant: Refunds less a $25 processing fee will be given for cancellations received in writing to firstname.lastname@example.org 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.