Southeastern Minnesota Organizations Serving Our Autism Community

Pediatric and Behavioral THERAPY

Bluestem Center (Speech)

Centrex (OT, PT and Speech)

Dreaming Tree Behavioral Center (Beh. Analyst)

Exercisabilities (Pediatric Therapy Camps, SLP, OT, PT)

Healing Rhythms Music Therapy

Jenny Kruse Music Therapy

Minnesota Autism Center (ABA Program)

Owl Therapy Services (Speech)

Partners in Excellence (ABA Program. Winona, MN)

Rochester Center for Children (ABA Program)

Tonns of Fun Therapy (Speech/OT). Stewartville.

 

Recreation, Sports and Camps

Ironwood Springs Christian Ranch

Miracle League T-ball

PossAbilities Youth Recreation

Rochester Adaptive Recreation

Rochester Raiders Adaptive Athletics (H.S.)

Rochester Flyers Special Olympics

True Friends 

 

Mental Health Counseling

Associates in Psychiatry and Psychology

Bluestem Center

Fernbrook Family Center

Johnson Psychological Services

Mayo Clinic DANA Program (ASD Evaluations)

Prairie Care

National Alliance on Mental Illness SE Minnesota

Zumbro Valley Mental Health Center

 

SCHOOLS and EDUCATION

Rochester Beacon Academy (Pub Charter Grades 6-12)

Early Childhood (Birth-5) and K-12 Special Education in all districts

 

CASE MANAGEMENT

County Case Management: Olmsted, Minnesota Prairie (Dodge, Steele, Waseca), Goodhue, Wabasha, Fillmore, Winona, Houston.

 

TRANSITION, INDEPENDENCE AND EMPLOYMENT

ABC Ability Building Center (Employment Services, Independent/Semi-Independent Living Skills)

ARSYS (Semi Independent Living Services SILS Community and Home Integration Program, In-Home Support Services, Community Homes)

Bear Creek Services (Community Homes, Independent Living Skills, In-Home Support, Parks and Rec)

Cardinal of Minnesota (Med management; financial, daily living and l​leisure skill development)

Hiawatha Homes (Community homes, Family support, enrichment, school aged kids interaction program, in-home support and respite)

SMB Homes (Community Homes, Independent Living Skills, In-Home Support)

REM River Bluffs (Residential, Respite and Supported Living)

Maxibility Task Force (Employment)

Minnesota Workforce Center-Vocational Rehabilitation (DEED) and WorkForce Development Inc (Employment)

Opportunity Services (Employment)

PossAbilities (Life Enrichment, Employment)

SEMCIL (Transition Services, Adult/Teen Social Rec, Teen and Adult support groups)

Rochester Public Library Sensory Science Program

 

ADVOCACY and EDUCATION ORGANIZATIONS

The Arc of Minnesota, SE Minnesota (Advocacy)

Autism Society of MN (Twin Cities)

PACER Center (Twin Cities, educational advocacy)

University of Minnesota SPARK Research Project

SEMCIL (IEP Advocacy, Social Security, County Benefits Advocacy)

Disability Hub MN

 

LOCAL AUTISM SUPPORT and RESOURCE GROUPS

RT Autism Awareness Foundation New Diagnosis Group

RTAAF offers a weekly program, with a curriculum that runs approximately 12 weeks, for parents of newly diagnosed children.   Parents learn about resources in the community, develop a connection with other parents, and hear from guest speakers who have expertise in autism.  The group meets approximately 3-4 evenings per month. Families who participate may receive one free individual behavioral health consultation. 

 

RT Autism Awareness Foundation Parents of Age 10-18 Group

RTAAF offers a support and education group for parents of children on the spectrum who are ages 10-18.  Topics are determined by the participants.  Contact director@rtaaf.org to inquire about concurrent activities for children, provided by Rochester Adaptive Recreation. 

 

Adult ASD/Asperger Social Group

SEMCIL, 2200 2nd Street SW

Second Friday (monthly) - 7pm 

Email louisjbouchard@charter.net

 

Teen ASD Social Group

SEMCIL, 2200 2nd Street SW

Third Friday (monthly)- 6pm-7:30pm

Email lorip@semcil.org

 

ASD Parent and Sibling Support Groups

Rochester Center for Children, 3640 9th St. NW

Last Wednesday (monthly) 6pm dinner

6:30-8:00 Group

stephaniejohnson@rcenterforchildren.com

 

Mayo Sibshops

Social Gathering for siblings of those w/special needs Email mayosibshop@mayo.edu

 

Ironwood Springs Christian Ranch

Autism Family Camp: (August)

Autism Retreat (Fall)

http://ironwoodsprings.com/autism

 

Local Annual Autism Family Events (Contact events@rtaaf.org for more information)

Minnesota Twins Outing (Summer)

Rochester Honkers Outing (Summer)

Autism Family Picnic (August)

All Abilities Track and Sports Day (June)

Special Needs Trick or Treating (October)

Minnesota Timberwolves outing (TBA)

Minnesota United Soccer Match for Autism (10-21-2018, contact director@rtaaf.org)

Best in America - Independent CharityThe RT (Reece Trahan) Autism Awareness Foundation is an organization dedicated to making people aware of Autism and the effects it has on individuals and their families.

The diagnosis of Autism is an emotional one for families, and the RT Autism Awareness Foundation wants individuals and families to recognize that they are not without help.