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AuSM Bookstore holiday shopping

The AuSM Bookstore will be available for online shopping through Dec. 10, 2020. A selection of books and fidgets, curated by AuSM staff, can be perused on AuSM’s website and orders placed through our secure online form. To ensure the safety of our community, orders placed will be shipped directly…

Safe holiday fun for all

GLOW Holiday Festival is Minnesota’s newest wintertime light experience and seasonal attraction at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds. The Great Minnesota Holiday Get-Together is a one-mile drive-through with a dozen stops featuring over a million holiday lights, illuminated trees, icicle and art installations, and more. Each night of GLOW benefits a…

Seeking pandemic/AuSM impact community stories

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced many organizations, including AuSM, to pause, get creative, and redesign offerings with the safety of our community being paramount. AuSM moved some programs to a virtual format and created a safety plan for other programs so participants could meet in person. We want to know…

Voting resources

Election day is Nov. 3, and you have options for making sure your vote is counted and your voice is heard. The Autism Society of America put together a helpful page of resources that explains the importance of the presidential election; voter registration, eligibility, and deadlines; voting options; and links…

Call for Submissions open for 2021 autism conference

The Call for Submissions to present a breakout session during the 2021 autism conference, a joint event held virtually by the Autism Societies of Minnesota and Greater Wisconsin April 21-24, 2021, is open. Breakout sessions will provide a wide range of information for participants at all levels, including those who…

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…

#GiveAtHomeMN because You Have AuSM

Through these days of uncertainty, our community is relying on AuSM’s essential programs – telehealth mental health therapy, our Information and Resources hotline, autism-specific pandemic guidance, online support groups, virtual learning opportunities, and more – to enhance the lives of those with autism in Minnesota. AuSM is participating in GiveMN’s…

Support the local autism community when you shop Amazon

With the shelter in place order from Governor Walz, many will be turning to online shopping to purchase essentials and other items to keep busy during time at home. When you shop Amazon, please select the Autism Society of Minnesota as your charity of choice for the Amazon Smile Program.