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Mourning Waeys Ali Mohamed, Minnesota Autism Organizations United in Support for Somali and Autistic Communities

Four Minnesota Nonprofits Further Commit to Promoting Safety for Autistic Kids and Support for Families: Autism Society of Minnesota (AuSM); Multicultural Autism Action Network (MAAN); Maangaar Global; and Somali Parents Autism Network (SPAN) Media contacts: AuSM: mmalmberg@ausm.org, 651.337.8732 MAAN: maren.christenseson@gmail.com, 612.470.7003 Maangaar: a.musa@maangaarglobal.org, 469.995.4424…

Part 2 of Gestalt Language Workshop in March

Part two of our popular workshop from last December is on the calendar, with registration now open for Language Development in Neurodivergent and Other Gestalt Language Processors. Join us on March 1 to dive deeper into the use of Natural Language Acquisition supports for students who are gestalt language…

Jean Bender Honored with AuSM’s Inaugural Changemaker Award

Jean Bender’s profound impact on the autism community was heralded by many of her colleagues at AuSM’s annual meeting of its Board of Directors, staff, and community on February 22, 2023. Jean is stepping away from AuSM’s Board after a decade of compassionate service during which she held nearly every…

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…

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