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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 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…

AuSM seeks Autism Acceptance Month partners

April is National Autism Acceptance Month, a special opportunity to show your support for the autism community. AuSM invites you to partner with us in April to increase autism acceptance. Partners participate in one or more of the following activities starting in April and continuing for as long as desired.

Work for AuSM this summer

AuSM is looking for recreation day program and residential camp staff who are interested in getting direct support experience while learning and practicing strategies with individuals with autism. If you are interested in a career in the healthcare field, in education, or in working with individuals on the spectrum (e.g.,…

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…