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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.

1 in 44 new national autism prevalence rate, 1 in 36 in Minnesota

The Centers for Disease Control’s Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring (ADDM) Network released its surveillance of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) report on Dec. 2, 2021 which notes that one in 44 U.S. children has ASD. This reflects an increase over the previous report of one in 54. Also consistent with…

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…

Family discovers support with AuSM

Family love fosters a bond that transcends challenges, defies expectations, and builds resilience. Megan Braun and her husband, Doug, learned that this love, combined with community support, is what brings joy to each day. BUILDING A FAMILY A couple who met while playing rugby at the University of North…

Community partners offer kids sensory-friendly vaccine clinic

The Autism Society of Minnesota (AuSM), Multicultural Autism Action Network (MAAN), and Spero Academy are partnering with Hennepin Healthcare to offer a sensory-friendly COVID-19 vaccine clinic for kids and families on Saturday, Dec. 18 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Spero Academy in Minneapolis. The clinic will include private vaccine areas…

AuSM jigsaw puzzle contest tons of fun

Thank you to everyone who participated in the 4th Annual AuSM Connections Jigsaw Puzzle Competition on Nov. 6, held in-person at Mall of America and virtually through the Zoom platform. More than 125 teams of one to four members competed in the 500-Piece and 1,000-Piece competitions, amazing event spectators with…

November is AuSM to the Max Month

NOVEMBER 1-18, 2021 Make this November one to remember with opportunities for fun, connections, and generosity. Whether it’s building puzzles with a team and visiting our autism resource fair at the Mall of America, social media antics, nabbing a one-of-a-kind auction item, or making a donation in honor of someone…