Why I'm Fundraising
May 09, 2016
BENEFITING: Autism Society of Minnesota
ORGANIZER: Autism Society of Minnesota
EVENT: Give Twin Cities Challenge
Autism Society of Minnesota wrote -
In 1971, a group of passionate parents founded AuSM to see greater understanding and better school supports for their children with autism. More than four decades later, AuSM continues its mission to improve the lives of people with autism, but with an expanded focus along the entire lifespan, from birth through retirement.
Whether you are the parent of a child with a new diagnosis, an adult with autism who needs guidance, an educator or healthcare professional who supports people with autism, or a company that wants to learn more about the talents of people with autism, AuSM offers the resources you need to help you accomplish your goals.
AuSM is a place where everyone can learn, access services, and develop skills for navigating what can be challenging emotions and complex information.
AuSM's services include:
- the Minnesota autism conference
- AuSM Skillshops
- the Life with Autism Series
- summer camps for youth and adults with autism
- social skills classes with community partners
- Counseling and Consulting Services
- support groups
- Autism Direct Support Certification training
- sensory-friendly events
- Information and Resources
- customized autism training
1 in 68 are affected by autism in Minnesota, making autism the state's fastest growing developmental disability. As the autism diagnosis rate increases, so, too, does the need for programs and services to help people with autism thrive. As the state's oldest nonprofit autism organization, AuSM relies on the generosity of our community to carry out our important mission.
100% of donated dollars stay local, benefiting Minnesota families and individuals touched by autism. Thank you for supporting AuSM and the Minnesota autism community!