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AuSM Advocacy Committee: The Year in Review

Despite the challenges brought on by the COVID-19 global pandemic in 2020, our AuSM Advocacy Committee (AAC) Co-Chairs, Jean Bender and Jillian Nelson, along with the support of committee members, had a year of triumph with the Minnesota legislature and participation with groups supporting important initiatives. Highlights include: Passing the…

Ask the Therapist: Holiday Edition

Our latest Ask the Therapist column features tips for making this holiday season successful for your family. If you’re worried about changing routines, new traditions, and other elements of the holidays, check out the December column:   Dear Dr. Barb: As the holidays approach this year, I’m feeling a lot of anxiety.

AuSM offers virtual workshop on sexuality

AuSM is pleased to offer A Developmental Perspective on Sexuality from 7-9 p.m. on Dec. 8. This two-hour AuSM Skillshop will be held virtually and is tailored for caregivers of individuals with autism. Caregivers are the primary sexuality educators of their children, but many have questions about how to start…

Deadline for Call for Papers Extended

The Autism Societies of Greater Wisconsin and Minnesota are excited to extend the deadline for community members to submit to present live-stream breakout sessions during the virtual autism conference to Nov. 20, 2020. Breakout sessions will provide a wide range of information for participants at all levels, including those who…

Minnesota Candidates Respond to Disability Policy Survey

With the election coming up on Nov. 3, the Autism Society of Minnesota, The Arc Minnesota, Down Syndrome Association of Minnesota, Multicultural Autism Action Network, and Proof Alliance are collaborating to gather information about issues impacting the lives of those with disabilities. The AuSM Advocacy Committee created a survey for…