AuSM workshops are offered throughout the year and offer insight from experts on autism-related topics. Check back for information about upcoming workshops as we plan them!

Practical and Innovative Strategies For Teaching Academic and Life Skills

Our next workshop will focus on realizing interdependence and independence through self-awareness, self-advocacy, and self-determination. With valuable advice for educators, parents and caregivers, direct service providers, and support professionals, this workshop is filled with practical strategies to help autistics be their authentic selves. You’ll learn from AuSM counselors and education leaders about evidence-informed practices, including visual supports, social narratives, task analysis, and video modeling. Our team will also cover establishing social and emotional skills, functional and adaptive skills, as well as overall academic and executive-functioning skills.

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Accessing ASD Supports and Services in Minnesota

Available to watch at your own pace, in your own space, in your own time at no charge. Increase your awareness of and access to the range of services and supports available to people with autism in Minnesota.

  • Minnesota Department of Education (MDE)/Metro Educational Service Cooperative Unit (ECSU)
  • Minnesota Department of Health (MDH)
  • Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) and Vocational Rehabilitation Services (VRS)
  • Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS)
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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 $25 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.