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AuSM Shop Holiday Deals

AuSM is excited to share that in honor of Cyber Monday, we’re offering special deals on purchases at the AuSM Shop! Now is the perfect time to get started on your holiday shopping, and the AuSM Shop has plenty of fidgets and lifestyle items for your favorite autistics. Check out…

Family discovers support with AuSM

Family love fosters a bond that transcends challenges, defies expectations, and builds resilience. Megan Braun and her husband, Doug, learned that this love, combined with community support, is what brings joy to each day. BUILDING A FAMILY A couple who met while playing rugby at the University of North…

Community partners offer kids sensory-friendly vaccine clinic

The Autism Society of Minnesota (AuSM), Multicultural Autism Action Network (MAAN), and Spero Academy are partnering with Hennepin Healthcare to offer a sensory-friendly COVID-19 vaccine clinic for kids and families on Saturday, Dec. 18 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Spero Academy in Minneapolis. The clinic will include private vaccine areas…

AuSM jigsaw puzzle contest tons of fun

Thank you to everyone who participated in the 4th Annual AuSM Connections Jigsaw Puzzle Competition on Nov. 6, held in-person at Mall of America and virtually through the Zoom platform. More than 125 teams of one to four members competed in the 500-Piece and 1,000-Piece competitions, amazing event spectators with…

November is AuSM to the Max Month

NOVEMBER 1-18, 2021 Make this November one to remember with opportunities for fun, connections, and generosity. Whether it’s building puzzles with a team and visiting our autism resource fair at the Mall of America, social media antics, nabbing a one-of-a-kind auction item, or making a donation in honor of someone…

Lowry adds classes to fall line-up

AuSM friends at Lowry Nature Center are offering two additional classes for people with autism ages 13+ this fall. Click on the link to register for the October session and visit Lowry’s website when the November session registration is open. Furs and Bones Discovery for People with Autism (ages 13+)…

AuSM recruits Board of Directors members

AuSM prides itself on having active, engaged board members. As our world, country, state, and communities evolve, AuSM strives to grow while amplifying the voices of all community members we serve. We aim to do this by purposefully building a diverse board of experts who help us forward our mission.

2021 AuSM Support Group Survey

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and increasing spread of the Delta variant, AuSM will continue to offer support groups virtually on Zoom. We prioritize the safety and well-being of our community and staff, and we will continue to monitor COVID data as we make further decisions regarding virtual versus in-person support…