What is AuSM?
The Autism Society of Minnesota (AuSM) is an organization of families, educators, care givers, and professionals committed to supporting individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). It was chartered in 1971 as a chapter of the Autism Society of America, the collective voice of the autism community in over 240 chapters nationwide. AuSM has members throughout the state of Minnesota and the upper Midwest.
The Autism Society of Minnesota exists to enhance the lives of individuals with autism spectrum disorders. AuSM seeks to realize its mission through education support, collaboration, and advocacy.
1. To inform and educate families, professionals, and the community about autism spectrum disorders and promising interventions that meet individual needs.
2. To advocate for appropriate services and rights for people with ASD and their families.
3. To support families and individuals through services and relationships.