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AuSM jigsaw puzzle competition offered virtually on Oct. 24

The AuSM Connections Jigsaw Puzzle Competition will be offered in a virtual format in 2020. On Oct. 24 from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., teams of puzzlers will gather on Zoom to put their skills to the test while supporting the local autism community. Organized by AuSM, the AuSM Connections Jigsaw Puzzle…

AuSM Bookstore online for the first time for Summit event

For the first time ever, the AuSM Bookstore is available for online shopping. Featuring a limited, curated collection of books and sensory items, the AuSM Bookstore is open for online shopping before, during and after the AuSM Autistic Community Summit event on Sept. 19. From now through Sept. 27, the…

Autistic Community Summit offered virtually in 2020

On Sept. 19, AuSM will hold its third annual AuSM Autistic Community Summit, a unique event that is organized by autistics for autistics. Held virtually through the Zoom platform, the Summit is an opportunity for autistic adults to come together virtually and learn while sharing the wisdom they’ve gained through…

Community Unity Challenge 2020 participants creative and awesome

Thank you to everyone who participated in the first ever AuSM Community Unity Challenge Aug. 14-16, 2020! It was a great opportunity to connect with friends and family, share kindness, and have fun. All proceeds from the AuSM Community Unity Challenge support AuSM’s programs and services for the local autism…

Challenges leaked in AuSM Community Unity Challenge event

It has come to our attention that someone at AuSM has LEAKED a bunch of the challenges that will be presented in the Family Bracket of the AuSM Community Unity Challenge. The Challenge planning committee has put their best efforts forward in protecting the challenge items; however, a short list…

Ask the Advocate: waivers and more during COVID pandemic

I have heard that people can use their CDCS (Consumer Directed Community Supports) waivered services more flexibly during COVID-19 closures of schools, therapies, and camps to receive remote services via platforms such as Zoom. Tell me more. The MN Department of Human Services requested some flexibility from the federal Centers…

Summer fun with the AuSM Community Unity Challenge

In a pandemic summer of canceled activities, social distancing, and mask wearing, AuSM wants to spread some summertime joy. We invite you to participate in the first ever AuSM Community Unity Challenge Aug. 14-16, 2020. Connect with friends and family. Get creative. Share kindness. All while having some quirky, scavenger-hunt-type…

AuSM offers Virtual Camp Hand in Hand/Wahode

Missing being with campers in-person in 2020, staff from AuSM’s Camp Hand in Hand and Camp Wahode have come together to create a unique experience for those who also are missing the camp experience this summer. Virtual Camp Hand in Hand/Wahode 2020, offered Aug. 3-7, will include daily real-time activities,…