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Steps of Hope for Autism in Minnesota

SOH2018LogoGet ready for 2018, Autism Heroes!

Are you ready for the ultimate autism community event of the year? Steps of Hope for Autism in Minnesota 2018 will be coming your way on Sunday, March 4, 2018 from 8:30-11 a.m. Held at Southdale Center in Edina, Steps of Hope will feature the state's largest annual autism resource fair, fun games, the 2nd annual AuSM Flash Dash, and a huge opportunity to join this awesome community in raising dollars to support programs and services for those affected by autism in Minnesota. Registration is open! Plan to participate and start rallying your team of AuSM fundraising heroes!

Registration Incentives
Jan. 31 Drawing: Those registered for the AuSM Flash Dash presented by Accra Care are eligible for a drawing for a one night stay at the Residence Inn the night before Steps of Hope, including breakfast to get your energy up for walk day.
Feb. 15 Drawing: Those teams and individuals who have raised more than $500 are eligible for a drawing to win tickets to Children’s Theatre Company sensory-friendly performance of The Lorax.

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Steps of Hope Hotel Block at the Residence Inn
If you need hotel accommodations while you attend Steps of Hope 2018, please contact Monika Kopet, AuSM Event Specialist, at 651.647.1083 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to receive a special reduced rate.

Click here to read the Steps of Hope 2018 Frequently Asked Questions.

LYMAuSMTag2018Earn a Love Your Melon AuSM beanie!

Fundraisers will receive one FREE limited edition Love Your Melon AuSM customized beanie for fundraising $125. Show your AuSM pride with this unique cap! Beanie supplies are limited. Be the first to raise $125 for the Minnesota autism community and secure your Love Your Melon AuSM beanie! Click here to review the Love Your Melon AuSM beanie guidelines.

AuSM Flash Dash logo accra 2018 page 001 1AuSM Flash Dash 2018

Steps of Hope will begin with the 2nd annual AuSM Flash Dash, an all ages and abilities quick walk from 9-9:15 a.m. Families and individuals who register for the AuSM Flash Dash will receive medals at the finish line and bragging rights for completion. The cost to participate is $5 per person. Click here to register.

Does your business support the Minnesota autism community?

BeAnAutismHeroShow your support of the Minnesota autism community by becoming a Steps of Hope 2018 sponsor. Sponsors receive many benefits including social media promotions, listings on the official T-shirt, and a table during the walk for face-to-face opportunities to meet parents, caregivers, and individuals with autism. Your dollars make a difference and support a wide variety of AuSM's programs and services for our local community. The sponsorship deadline to have a resource table at the event is Feb. 1. Click here for more information about sponsoring Steps of Hope 2018.

Thank you, Steps of Hope for Autism in Minnesota 2018 Sponsors!


For nearly half a century, the Autism Society of Minnesota (AuSM) has helped families and individuals with autism build a community that acts without judgment, searches for new possibilities, and connects us to each other. Dollars raised through Steps of Hope fund valuable programs and services that allow people affected by autism to grow and thrive. AuSM needs you to join us on our quest to help the Minnesota autism community. 

As demand for scholarships for camp, social skills classes, trainings, and other educational events has increased, a portion of dollars raised during Steps of Hope also will go back to the Minnesota autism community through AuSM scholarships. Click here to learn more about AuSM scholarships.