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AUTISM SOCIETY OF MINNESOTA

Cause Area

  • People with Disabilities

Location

2380 WYCLIFF ST STE 102SAINT PAUL, MN 55114 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

The Mission of the Autism Society of Minnesota (AuSM) is to enhance the lives of individuals and families affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder. AuSM serves Minnesotans, throughout their lives, with a fundamental commitment to advocacy, education, support, collaboration, and community building. We seek to: Advocate for legislation and policies that lead to improved services, increased opportunities, and greater self-determination for people with autism. Educate and inform individuals, families, professionals, and the broader community about autism and effective strategies for support and inclusion. Support individuals and families through quality programs, counseling services, and resource information. Collaborate with organizations and individuals that share our commitment to enhancing the lives of those affected by autism. Build community and provide a welcoming and accessible environment for autistic people to connect and form their own social bonds.

Description

The Autism Society of Minnesota (AuSM) is a place where everyone can learn, access services, and develop skills for navigating what can be challenging emotions and complex information. Services include membership, workshops, the Minnesota autism conference, AuSM Skillshops, the Life with Autism individualized consultation, specially tailored summer camps for youth and adults with autism, interest-based social skills classes with community partners, Counseling and Consulting Services, support groups, Autism Direct Support Certification training, the state autism conference, sensory-friendly events, ambitious advocacy boosting community voices, Information and Resources, and customized autism training.

At AuSM, equity and inclusion are central to our mission. Learning from diverse perspectives supports strategic creativity for meeting challenges and focusing on growth. We strive to amplify the voices of and reflect the communities we serve - in age, gender identity, race, sexual orientation, physical ability, neurodiversity, and ethnicity. We value each unique individual in our community and want to offer a safe space where people are accepted and appreciated as their complete, authentic selves.

To learn more about AuSM, visit www.ausm.org.

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