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AuSM Community Unity Challenge is Open for Registration!

ARE YOU UP FOR OUR 2021 CHALLENGE? We invite you to participate in our second annual AuSM Community Unity Challenge on July 17 and 18. Connect with friends and family. Get creative. Share kindness. All while having some quirky, scavenger-hunt-type of fun! Participants in the Competitive and Family Brackets for…

Sensory-friendly COVID-19 vaccine clinic at AuSM July 15

The Multicultural Autism Action Network (MAAN) and the Autism Society of Minnesota (AuSM) are partnering with Hennepin Healthcare to offer a FREE sensory-friendly COVID-19 vaccine clinic for ages 12+ at AuSM’s office on July 15, 2021. Hennepin Healthcare nurses, along with MAAN and AuSM staff, will be available to help…

Join MNCCD for Disability and Pride

AuSM’s Advocacy Committee Co-Chair Jillian Nelson will be teaming up with Brittanie Wilson, a queer, disabled, woman of color to host a Disability and Pride event for the Minnesota Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities on June 23 from 4:30-5:30 p.m. Come celebrate and learn about the meaning of pride month…

Steps for Autism 2021 brings us together again

Our hearts are so full after coming together as a community this morning at Steps for Autism in Minnesota 2021. The clouds rolled in, but the rain held off, and participants, sponsors, partners, volunteers, staff, and AuSM Board members eagerly gathered at Como Lakeside Pavilion to see each other, collect…

AuSM Bookstore becomes AuSM Shop

As AuSM offers more than books to our community, what was formerly known as the AuSM Bookstore has been renamed the AuSM Shop. The AuSM Shop features a curated selection of books, sensory tools, and lifestyle resources to support individuals with autism. A selection of AuSM Shop items are available during annual…

AuSM seeks summer camp staff

After having to postpone AuSM Summer Camps last year due to the pandemic, AuSM is thrilled to offer two sessions of Camp Discovery and three sessions of Camp Hand in Hand this summer. AuSM is seeking staff to work as counselors this summer, especially in all three sessions of Camp…

AuSM family featured on Family Dinner with Andrew Zimmern

It’s not every day that an AuSM community member is featured on a TV show with an internationally acclaimed chef, but Sheletta Brundidge has a special kind of spark that attracts the spotlight. That spark is what landed the Brundidge family on an episode of Family Dinner, the new show…

June workshop in Austin, Minn. features Judy Endow

Autism Friendly Austin, the Autism Society of Minnesota, and the Hormel Historic Home will co-host “Autistically Thriving: Living a Self-Determined Life,” an in-person and virtual informative workshop held on June 10 from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. and lead by Judy Endow, LCSW, author and international speaker on a variety of autism-related…

Community healing after loss

We grieve the senseless loss of Daunte Wright, another young, Black man killed by a police officer. We see the tragedy of systemic racism played out again and again in our neighborhoods, on our streets. As witnesses to these horrific acts of violence against members of our community, especially Black,…

AuSM summer camp wish list

AuSM Summer Camps rely on the generosity of community donations to ensure a rewarding and fun summer camp experience for all campers. The AuSM Camps Wish List is hosted by Amazon and includes a variety of items from low to high cost. Purchased items are shipped directly to AuSM and…