Autism Society of Minnesota

A nonprofit organization

$49,882 Raised by 137 Donors

100% complete

$46,810 Goal

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.

Autism Society of Minnesota supporters sustain the work that has helped so many in the Minnesota autism community. AuSM’s drive for continuing this work is strong – we constantly look for ways to serve you even better. Donations stay in the Minnesota autism community, and every dollar counts.

AuSM had big plans for its 50th anniversary year, plans that had to be modified due to the unpredictable, frustrating pandemic that continues to plague our country. 

While holding the safety of our community and staff as a priority, AuSM has moved forward with reimagined events, programs, and education, drawing from an ingenuity that has enabled us to continue our mission of service to the Minnesota autism community.

Our mission in motion has included:

  • Changing the date and location of Steps for Autism in Minnesota, offering an outdoor venue at Como Pavilion that welcomed an eager community seeking resources and fellowship.
  • Intense planning for and provision of five limited-capacity sessions of residential AuSM Camp programming for teens and adults this summer.
  • Offering a mix of in-person and virtual social skills classes, with increased focus on outside activities including summer recreation programming and hands-on experience collaborations with the Three Rivers Park District. 
  • Serving AuSM Counseling and Consulting Services clients through telehealth and in-person options. Continued offering of multiple support groups through Zoom.
  • A second year of partnership with the Autism Society of Greater Wisconsin in providing a collaborative autism conference that was virtually attended by more than 500.
  • Organizing virtual education opportunities including Autism Direct Support Certification Program classes, the 2021 Educators Symposium, the 2021 Autistic Community Summit, AuSM Skillshops, and a hybrid workshop presented by Judy Endow in Austin, Minn. that had in-person and virtual participation options.

Thank you, Minnesota autism community, for your generosity and support. You make our work possible.

Learn more about how AuSM serves the local autism community at

Help us continue to serve our community by supporting us during Give to the Max Day 2021.

Give to the Max Day is back! Minnesota’s statewide day of giving to support nonprofits is going to be bigger than ever. Do AuSM’s mission and services resonate with you? Donate to AuSM – your gift helps sustain our essential programs and services for the 1 in 44 Minnesotans who have autism. Donate Nov. 1-Nov. 18 to support AuSM this Give to the Max Day!

Online Auction: November 1-18, 2021

We’re hosting a Gala-style silent auction in cyberspace this fall! Bid on one-of-a-kind items, themed baskets, and great experiences from any space you choose! This is a great way to do some holiday shopping while benefitting programs and services for the local autism community. 

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Organization name

Autism Society of Minnesota

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Education Health Children & Family Community

Significantly impacted by pandemic

Significantly impacted by pandemic


2380 Wycliff St. #102
St. Paul, MN 55114



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