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AuSM Therapists Show Respectful Thought-Leadership in Speaker Presentations

After her presentation at the Minnesota School Social Workers Association’s 2023 fall conference, AuSM Therapist Sara Lahti was approached by audience members who made a point of saying how neurodivergent-affirming her presentation was. Sara’s presentation, “Helping Autistic and Neurodivergent Children Through Trauma,“ was a discussion…

AuSM’s Advocacy On Subminimum Wage for People with Disabilities

Minnesota’s 2023 legislative session brought historic progress from lawmakers in the ongoing work to eliminate subminimum wage in Minnesota, advocacy that AuSM supports. The Task Force on Subminimum Wages – co-chaired by Jillian Nelson, AuSM’s Community Resource and Policy Advocate – made several…

AuSM is a Neurodiversity-Affirming Clinic

In recent years, autistic adults have shared how important it is for them to receive care from neurodiversity-affirming providers. Neurodiversity refers to the fact that human beings have a wide variety of minds, sensory systems, and ways of processing the world. To be a neurodiversity-affirming provider means not simply accepting…

AuSM’s June 6 Workshop: Plain Language and Easy Read: An Introduction to Cognitively Accessible Formats

AuSM’s June 6 Workshop, Plain Language and Easy Read: An Introduction to Cognitively Accessible Formats, is a must-see for everyone who wants to create more accessible flyers, articles, handouts, and other materials. Hosted by Donnie TC Denome, this presentation will cover the basics of cognitive accessibility and cognitively accessible formats…

Join the Autistic Community Summit Committee

WE’RE LOOKING FOR COMMITTEE MEMBERS! The Autistic Community Summit Committee is a group of community members who volunteer their time to make the Autistic Community Summit run. The 2024 Autistic Community Summit will take place in November. The venue is yet to be determined. The role of the Autistic Community…

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