Policy Advocacy

Part of AuSM’s mission is ensuring that our laws and public policies support individuals and families living with autism. AuSM is committed to helping your voice be heard.

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Part of AuSM’s mission is ensuring that our laws and public policies support individuals and families living with autism. This is why AuSM is committed to helping your voice be heard at the Minnesota legislature as well as creating public policy by maintaining a presence on key committees, task forces, and organizations. Please act on alerts, letting decision-makers know that the Minnesota autism community is active, engaged and ready to speak out.

We invite you to apply to join the AuSM Advocacy Committee (AAC). The purpose of the AAC is to create a unified voice and to offer support and resources to advocates looking to effect positive change for the autism community. AAC is a committee of the Autism Society of Minnesota (AuSM) Board of Directors. The role of the AAC is to examine legislative activity, make recommendations to the AuSM Board, and represent AuSM’s official policy positions in public forums. AAC Code of Conduct »

2021 Legislative Priorities

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AuSM position statement on subminimum wage

AuSM emphasizes the importance of maintaining community supports and services while also making sure that people with disabilities have the same rights as non-disabled peers…

Advocacy Update: Feb. 15, 2021

During the 2021 legislative session, AuSM is spearheading a package of bills aimed at increasing accessibility for those with invisible disabilities. Throughout the session, we’ll…

AuSM Advocacy Committee: The Year in Review

Despite the challenges brought on by the COVID-19 global pandemic in 2020, our AuSM Advocacy Committee (AAC) Co-Chairs, Jean Bender and Jillian Nelson, along with…

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Position Statements

Review position statements crafted by the Autism Society of Minnesota.

Position Statements

Advocacy Resources

Resources and tips to assist you with advocacy efforts.

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