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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…

June workshop in Austin, Minn. features Judy Endow

Autism Friendly Austin, the Autism Society of Minnesota, and the Hormel Historic Home will co-host “Autistically Thriving: Living a Self-Determined Life,” an in-person and virtual informative workshop held on June 10 from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. and lead by Judy Endow, LCSW, author and international speaker on a variety of autism-related…

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,…

AuSM summer camp wish list

AuSM Summer Camps rely on the generosity of community donations to ensure a rewarding and fun summer camp experience for all campers. The AuSM Camps Wish List is hosted by Amazon and includes a variety of items from low to high cost. Purchased items are shipped directly to AuSM and…

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…

AuSM seeks Autism Acceptance Month partners

April is National Autism Acceptance Month, a special opportunity to show your support for the autism community. AuSM invites you to partner with us in April to increase autism acceptance. Partners participate in one or more of the following activities starting in April and continuing for as long as desired.

Steps for Autism 2021 registration is open

NEW DATE, NEW OUTDOOR LOCATION! Join AuSM for the 21st Annual Steps for Autism in Minnesota, AuSM’s largest fundraiser of the year, held on May 23 from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. at the Como Lakeside Pavilion. During this Hybrid Edition, you will find community, resources, and support. With safety in mind…

Work for AuSM this summer

AuSM is looking for recreation day program and residential camp staff who are interested in getting direct support experience while learning and practicing strategies with individuals with autism. If you are interested in a career in the healthcare field, in education, or in working with individuals on the spectrum (e.g.,…

Ask the Therapist: Suspicious of Socializing

Dear Dr. Amy: I looked at the calendar this week and realized COVID has been a part of people’s lives for one year. I also know people now are getting vaccinated. I have friends who have gotten vaccinated and are anxious to get back to their “normal,” pre-COVID lives. While I…

AuSM is on Instagram

AuSM now can be found on Instagram. Follow us for the latest updates on upcoming programs and check out photos from our amazing events and classes! Follow AuSM on Instagram…