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An AuSM Camp Success Story: Overcoming Overnight

Jackson is a nonverbal autistic child who in the summer of 2022 became a first-time camper – which also marked the first time he’s been away from family for multiple days. To gather Jackson’s success story, AuSM spoke to his mother, Amber Bluhm, about overcoming her and her husband’s reservations…

Sensory Friendly Vaccine Clinics Available for Autistic Kids: Autism Orgs Unite with Children’s Minnesota to Staff Three Vaccine Clinic Locations and Dates

The Kid Experts at Children’s Minnesota are partnering with the Autism Society of Minnesota (AuSM) and Multicultural Autism Action Network (MAAN) to vaccinate autistic children against COVID-19 and the flu. Trained specialists from AuSM and MAAN will be onsite at Children’s Minnesota’s primary care clinics in St. Paul, Maple Grove, and…

Job Opportunity: Associate Executive Director

The person in this role will absorb the planning, direction, and coordination of core departments in partnership with the Executive Director. That work will entail but not be limited to planning, directing, and overseeing operational activities and various teams in the organization, as well as collaborating with the Executive Director…

Speak at the 5th Annual Autistic Community Summit

This September, AuSM will be holding its fifth annual AuSM Autistic Community Summit. For the first time in two years, the event will include an in-person component, with speakers and attendees gathering. This event centers autistics and allows them to share the wisdom they’ve gained through lives of experience. In…

Attend the AuSM Annual Meeting

All AuSM community members are invited to join the Board of Directors and AuSM staff for the AuSM annual meeting, held virtually on Feb 23rd from 7-8. The meeting will include an overview of AuSM’s work in 2021 as well as officer elections for the Board of Directors. If you would…

2022 Summer Recreation Catalog available

AuSM’s 2022 Summer Recreation Catalog and 4th Edition of AuSM’s Guide to Sensory-Friendly Minnesota now is available online. On these pages, you’ll find options for spring and summer activities and educational opportunities designed to meet the needs of youth and adults with autism. We celebrate individuals with autism by continuing…

Lottery application for 2022 AuSM Summer Camps open Jan. 17-Feb. 18

AuSM will offer two sessions of Camp Discovery and four sessions of Camp Hand in Hand in 2022. Camp placements will be assigned through a lottery application process. All applying to participate in camp through the Jan. 17-Feb. 18, 2022 application period will have an equal opportunity to…

Holiday hours

The Autism Society of Minnesota staff will not be working on Friday, Dec. 24 nor Friday, Dec. 31. Limited staff will be working, both remote and in-office, between those dates. Regular hours will resume on Jan. 3, 2022. We wish you and your families a relaxing and safe holiday break.