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Voters with disabilities, you have the power to vote

Participate in a virtual town hall forum with Minnesota’s Secretary of State, Steve Simon, on Thursday, July 16 from 10:00-11:30 a.m. Simon will join the Autism Society of Minnesota and other members of Rev UP Minnesota to share important information about voter registration and the elections this year, ensuring that…

Robocalls not coming from AuSM

We recently have been alerted about members of our community receiving “robocalls” – or unknown, recorded messages – from organizations claiming to be the Autism Society of Minnesota and asking for donations. AuSM does not share contact information of those who are members, participate with us, or who donate. AuSM…

AuSM offers Virtual Camp Discovery

Due to the pandemic, the majority of in-person camps have been canceled this summer. However, AuSM is working with our camp partners to create some virtual alternatives that allow our campers to have some fun this summer despite all of the unprecedented schedule changes. Virtual Camp Discovery 2020, offered July…

Southwest Airlines donates LUV Classic funds to AuSM

Southwest Airlines generously has donated funds to AuSM in honor of its 2020 LUV Classic Golf Tournament and Party. Since 1985, Southwest Airlines has hosted this event, donating more than $18 million to charities over the past 34 years. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Southwest made the difficult decision to…

25th Annual AuSM Golf Classic Aug. 3

Spend a summer Monday on a pristine golf course designed by Arnold Palmer and Annika Sorenstam when you join AuSM for the 25th Annual AuSM Golf Classic at The Royal Club in Lake Elmo on Aug. 3. This event will be adjusted to accommodate Minnesota’s COVID-19 pandemic regulations. Golfing foursomes…

Wearing a mask social narrative for support during COVID-19

Wearing a cloth or paper mask isn’t something that feels natural. Due to regulations set by the state and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) during this unprecedented time of the COVID-19 pandemic, many community businesses are requiring patrons to wear masks for the safety of workers and other shop,…

Racism and oppression: all of us are agents of change

On May 25, 2020 George Floyd, an African American family man and community activist, was murdered by a Minneapolis Police officer while other officers watched without intervention. George’s death is not an anomaly. Rather, it is the result of deeply integrated and deadly prejudice that plagues too many public and…