The 22nd Annual Minnesota Autism Conference came to a close this afternoon after four days of learning, networking, story-telling, and information sharing. A record-breaking crowd enjoyed keynote presentations from Steve Silberman, Dr. Temple Grandin, Kerry Magro, and Chris Ulmer; 32 breakout sessions on important autism topics; visiting the AuSM Bookstore and exhibitors; and so much more. We are grateful to our sponsors, volunteers, speakers, and staff who worked so hard to support organizing this important event for our community. And we are grateful to all who participated.
Soon the school year will be coming to a close, and that leaves parents, caregivers, and kids wondering: what's next? AuSM has the answer! AuSM's summer social skills classes offer exciting special interest-focused opportunities for youth with autism ages 8-26. In collaboration with partners throughout the Twin Cities and Duluth, AuSM's classes build skills in low-stress environments that encourage learning and growth. AuSM provides programming that is conducive to youth and adults who fall within the wide range of the autism spectrum and offers a 1:4 staff-to-participant ratio. Click on the links below to learn more about AuSM's summer programming and to register today.
Twin Cities AuSM Summer Social Skills
Como Zoo Skills: Super Species (ages 13-18)
Outdoor Adventure Skills with Eastman and Lowry Nature Centers (ages 13-18)
In Harmony with Autism at the St. Paul Conservatory of Music (ages 8-12)
AuSM Filmmakers (ages 14-18)
Minnesota Zoo Summer Camps (ages 8-19)
AuSM On the Town Summer (ages 14-26)
ComedySportz Improv Skills Summer (ages 14-26)
AuSM Artists at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts (ages 11-18)
Toneworks Camp Art (ages 8-21)
CAST Summer Showtime with Stages Theatre Company (ages 10-17)
Have you booked your AuSM summer adventure yet? AuSM currently has openings in Discovery Session 2 (residential, males ages 16-25) and Wahode Sessions 1 and 2 (day camp, males and females 6-12). Click here for more information and to register.
AuSM’s Life with Autism Series offers information and strategies to parents, family members, relatives, caregivers of individuals with autism, educators, and the community through engaging, age-focused classes led by autism experts and parent speakers. Participants also learn about available services and resources. Each class is a single session; click on the class titles for additional information and to register. Upcoming classes include:
Adults (ages 18+): Saturday, May 6 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Obtain information on topics such as impact of autism on adults, independence in daily living skills, social skills across settings including the workplace, reciprocal relationships, sexuality, privacy and safety, transitions into adult living, workplace issues, self-determination skills, behavior management, and emotions.