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Perfect day for AuSM Golf Classic 2021

The positive spirit of our golfers matched the beautiful weather during the Aug. 2, 2021 AuSM Golf Classic. Participants took on the gorgeous Royal Golf Club course, feasted on a great lunch, supported AuSM through purchase of mulligans and raffle tickets, and enjoyed each other’s company. Thank you to our…

First Vaccines Available at the Aug. 5 Vaccine Clinic

Join us for a FREE sensory-friendly COVID-19 vaccine clinic on Aug. 5. Private vaccine areas will be available as well as other accommodations to make your vaccine experience go as smoothly as possible. We welcome those getting their second vaccine dose, as well as individuals coming for the first…

Sensory-Friendly Vaccine Clinic a success

We are grateful to the Multicultural Autism Action Network (MAAN) and Hennepin Healthcare for partnering with AuSM to offer a FREE COVID-19 vaccine clinic from 3-7 p.m. on July 15, 2021. Nearly 20 community members received vaccines in spaces that were comfortable and accommodating to their needs. We’re proud to…

Helpful tips for a positive Independence Day for all

The Fourth of July holiday brings exciting activities – cookouts, parties, and fireworks. While these activities can be a thrill for some, for others they can be challenging. In the below linked article, Total Education Therapy Solutions’s Eric Sherman shares tips for making the holiday more inclusive for all, including…

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…

Join MNCCD for Disability and Pride

AuSM’s Advocacy Committee Co-Chair Jillian Nelson will be teaming up with Brittanie Wilson, a queer, disabled, woman of color to host a Disability and Pride event for the Minnesota Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities on June 23 from 4:30-5:30 p.m. Come celebrate and learn about the meaning of pride month…

AuSM Bookstore becomes AuSM Shop

As AuSM offers more than books to our community, what was formerly known as the AuSM Bookstore has been renamed the AuSM Shop. The AuSM Shop features a curated selection of books, sensory tools, and lifestyle resources to support individuals with autism. A selection of AuSM Shop items are available during annual…

AuSM family featured on Family Dinner with Andrew Zimmern

It’s not every day that an AuSM community member is featured on a TV show with an internationally acclaimed chef, but Sheletta Brundidge has a special kind of spark that attracts the spotlight. That spark is what landed the Brundidge family on an episode of Family Dinner, the new show…

Community healing after loss

We grieve the senseless loss of Daunte Wright, another young, Black man killed by a police officer. We see the tragedy of systemic racism played out again and again in our neighborhoods, on our streets. As witnesses to these horrific acts of violence against members of our community, especially Black,…

NAMI provides resources during the Chauvin trial

NAMI Minnesota (National Alliance on Mental Illness), a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of children and adults with mental illnesses and their families, has compiled a list of resources for those experiencing trauma and other difficult emotions as the Derek Chauvin trial unfolds. This guide, directed toward members…