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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Here, your voice matters.

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 »

2024 Legislative Priorities

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Latest News

2024 MN Legislative Wrap: Progress for the Autism and Disability Communities

AuSM-backed legislative wins in 2024 include a bill introducing educators to ableism training, legislation establishing a journey-mapping study on the accessibility of obtaining diability services,…

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Minnesota Lawmakers Made Progress for Disability Rights and the Autism Community in 2023

On the heels of some of the bigger headlines coming out of Minnesota’s 2023 legislative session are several lesser-reported yet historic gains for the autism…

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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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