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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…

2021 AuSM Support Group Survey

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and increasing spread of the Delta variant, AuSM will continue to offer support groups virtually on Zoom. We prioritize the safety and well-being of our community and staff, and we will continue to monitor COVID data as we make further decisions regarding virtual versus in-person support…

2021-2021 AuSM Education Catalog available

On the pages of the 2021-2022 AuSM Education Catalog, you’ll find options for several virtual and in-person activities designed to meet the needs of youth and adults with autism. In this our 50th year, we celebrate individuals with autism by continuing to offer a welcoming place to learn, access services,…

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…