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AuSM Self-Advocacy Summit

SelfAdvocacy2018LogoWEBFullRoomKeynoteWEBMore than 150 community members participated in the second annual AuSM Self-Advocacy Summit held at Union Depot in St. Paul on Sept. 21. The sold-out event featured a keynote presentation by Olivia James, sponsored by Minnesota Independence College & Community. The presentation was offered as a first-time live-stream opportunity for those who weren't able to participate in person. The day also included breaktout sessions including topics such as "The Importance of Good Self-Care to Do Effective Self-Advocacy," "Alternatives to Masking," "Advocating for Yourself within the Mental Health System," and "Finding Your Resilience." Exhibitors shared resources and participants were able to shop the AuSM Bookstore. AuSM is grateful to all volunteers and sponsors: Accra; Autism Advocacy & Law Center, LLC; The Arc Minnesota; Bethesda Lutheran Communities; Center for Autism and Related Disorders, Dependable Home Health Care; Dr. William Lane; FIND Network - Autism Research Connections; Minnesota Department of Human Services - Disability Services Division; Minnesota Independence College & Community; MRCI; PICS - Partners in Community Supports; Plymouth Psych Group; and Schromen Law, LLC. Thank you to everyone who participated and supported this amazing event.

If you attended the 2019 Summit and would like to download the session handouts, click here. 

Keynote Sponsor
Minnesota Independence College & Community

Break Sponsors
Dependable Home Health Care
Schromen Law, LLC

Coffee Sponsor
Caribou Coffee

2019 Exhibitors
The Arc Minnesota
Autism Advocacy & Law Center, LLC
Bethesda Lutheran Communities 
Center for Autism and Related Disorders
Dependable Home Health Care
FIND Network
Minnesota Department of Human Services-Disability Services Division
Minnesota Independence College & Community
Partners In Community Supports (PICS)
Plymouth Psych Group
Schromen Law, LLC