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Join the Autistic Community Summit Committee

The role of the Autistic Community Summit Committee is to support AuSM staff in putting on the Autistic Community Summit, while also providing feedback from the perspective of a community member. This event is by autistics, for autistics, and the committee serves as the connection between AuSM staff and our…

Share feedback with AuSM this December

As we move toward the new year, we want to ensure that we continue to build and provide resources and services in response to your need. Please help us create responsive content by sharing feedback about your needs and preferences. To receive feedback from as many people as possible, we…

AuSM Shop Holiday Deals

AuSM is excited to share that in honor of Cyber Monday, we’re offering special deals on purchases at the AuSM Shop! Now is the perfect time to get started on your holiday shopping, and the AuSM Shop has plenty of fidgets and lifestyle items for your favorite autistics. Check out…

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…