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Celebrating Pride in the Autism Community

In June, people around the world celebrate Pride month. Here at AuSM, we’re taking this month to focus on the intersections of autism and the LGBTQIA community. This intersection has come into focus recently as research reveals that there is significant overlap between the two communities. A recent study found…

Advocacy Update: March 10, 2021

AuSM’s Advocacy Committee has been working hard on our package of accessibility bills and we’re currently at an important point. We need your help! Advocacy Alert Three bills from AuSM’s accessibility package are on the docket to receive hearings before the house and senate. We need you to reach out…

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…

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…