Organizations - Local to Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN
Established in 1971, the Autism Society of Minnesota (AuSM) is a self-funded organization committed to education, support and advocacy designed to enhance the lives of those affected by autism from birth through retirement.
AuSM members throughout the state of Minnesota and the upper Midwest include families, educators, caregivers, and professionals who support individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASD).
The Autism Advocacy Coalition of Minnesota
The Autism Advocacy Coalition of Minnesota is a grassroots collaboration of concerned parents and organizations dedicated to expanding autism awareness, promote activities and events statewide, and advocate for positive legislative change in the State of Minnesota.
The Arc Greater Twin Cities
The Arc's mission is to secure for all people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families the opportunity to realize their goals of where and how they live, learn, work and play..
Children with Autism Deserve Education (C.A.D.E.)
6031 Culligan Way
Minnetonka, MN 55345
The basis of C.A.D.E. is to help fund education for autism for children that don’t have the funding to obtain it. The direct teaching method known as ABA/VB has been found to be the most effective treatment for autism and is the methodology that we support. Unfortunately, many children with autism don’t have the opportunity to benefit from this effective therapy & public schools don’t have the funding to provide it. C.A.D.E would like to be able to help fund those children that don’t have the financial means for this. Children with autism deserve to obtain the most effective means of education and we will help them get it.
C.A.D.E. will also support medical interventions for children. There are many medical interventions that are being found helpful to the growing population of autism. We will help provide funding for interventions that are supported and managed by medical doctors in the Twin Cities. Finally, a portion of the proceeds will also be set aside for research grants in our hopes that the world will continue to explore the causes of and interventions for this epidemic.
C.A.D.E. is 100% a volunteer organization, from the board to the other volunteers and all net event proceeds it ultimately receives will go directly to fund grants for children in the Twin Cities.
Center for Engaging Autism
Phone: Phone: 612.293.8253
Welcome parents, caregivers, and professionals! Our new nonprofit invites your engagement in services that provide support, guidance, and education. We’re here to empower young families living with autism.
Your relationship with your child is so important to his social and emotional well being — now and throughout his lifetime. You spend the most time living with and loving your child. You have the greatest commitment to his development and lifelong happiness. But autism can make it hard to connect with your child. And because each child expresses autism in an individual way, it can be a confusing, frustrating, and time consuming process to find ways to support your child’s specific needs. We know. We’re there too.
We believe that parents are the key to lifelong success for children living with autism. It is, after all, a diagnosis that involves the whole family. Our volunteer board of directors, our writers and our presenters are all personally engaged with autism. It is this personal connection that fuels our passion for sharing, with you, what we know. We are dedicated to building bridges between research, practice and everyday life. It is at this center that engagement, true engagement, begins.
Here, families are the center. We offer education from experts, how the latest research affects your family, and strategies that benefit your child. And we’re always looking for ways to grow. Explore with us the many possibilities of living with autism.
ConnectWC, an initiative of The CCP Foundation, is a network composed of individuals active in the development of an inclusive community for people living with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) in the Washington County, Minnesota area.
Our areas of focus include: growing relationships, providing advocacy and support, nurturing everyday leaders, and creating connections.
2400 West 64th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55423
Fraser provides a range of services for children, adolescents, adults, and families in the Twin Cities. Our offerings include early childhood services, autism evaluations and services, mental health services, neuropsychology, rehabilitation, products and information to serve more than 60 types of disabilities and disorders.
We envision a world where all people have equal opportunity to live, work, learn and play as members of our community. Contact us today.
8161 Normandale Blvd.
Bloomington, MN 55437
The mission of PACER Center (Parent Advocacy Coalition for Educational Rights) is to expand opportunities and enhance the quality of life of children and young adults with disabilities and their families, based on the concept of parents helping parents.
Founded in 1977, PACER Center was created by parents of children and youth with disabilities to help other parents and families facing similar challenges. Today, PACER Center expands opportunities and enhances the quality of life of children and young adults with disabilities and their families. PACER is staffed primarily by parents of children with disabilities and works in coalition with 18 disability organizations.
With assistance to individual families, workshops, materials for parents and professionals, and leadership in securing a free and appropriate public education for all children, PACER's work affects and encourages families in Minnesota and across the nation.
Western Wisconsin Autism Advocacy & Consulting Center, Inc.
901 4th Street
Hudson, WI 54016
Western Wisconsin Autism Advocacy and Consulting Center (WWAACC), Inc. is a non-profit organization established in October 2007. WWAACC’s mission is to empower, educate and support families, caregivers, educators, and service providers of children with autism spectrum disorders, and to provide resources and information in order for parents to make informed decisions regarding the needs of their child.
WWAACC’s volunteer Board of Directors is made up of group of motivated individuals with a variety of skills, knowledge, and experiences. One thing they all have in common is their personal connection to autism. It is this combination of professional knowledge and personal experience that enables this organization to create a valuable resource for families, professionals and the community.