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Uniting the Community Events

16 17FallCatalogCvrIn partnership with area businesses and organizations, AuSM is pleased to offer monthly opportunities for families and individuals with autism to come together and enjoy fun activities in supportive, welcoming environments. Below is a listing of community events listed in the 2016-2017 AuSM Education Catalog as well as other events that have been added since the catalog was printed. Some events require advance registration. We look forward to seeing you out and about in our great community!

Click here to view the Uniting the Community events calendar from the 2016-2017 AuSM catalog.

Dr. Seuss's The Sneetches at CTC

Sneetches2017March 24, 2017
7 p.m. - Sensory-Friendly Performance

Children's Theatre Company
2400 3rd Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN 55404

On Sneetch Beach, there’s a line in the sand—Star Bellies on one side, Plain Bellies on the other.  That’s the way it is, was, and will be.  At least until the sneaky and greedy Sylvester Monkey McBean comes to town with his Star On machine.  Suddenly, the difference between the haves and the have nots—those with stars and those without—isn’t so clear. What will the Sneetches do now? In this rousing and inventive musical adaptation of Dr. Seuss’ powerful parable about the surface things that divide us, it will take a courageous friendship between an unlikely pair of Sneetches to find the answers.

In an effort to make sensory friendly performances more accessible for families who may not have the means to attend at the current single ticket rate, CTC offers group rates and the ACT Pass program. Click here for more information.


Taco Feed for Autism 2017

JoeyTacoFeed2017Saturday, March 25, 2017
12-5 p.m.

Tin Cup's
1220 Rice St.
St Paul, MN 55117

Come join us for this 4th annual taco feed in support of the Minnesota autism community. Organized by our friends at Joey's Ride, the taco feed will include games and raffles, as well as $2 deep fried tacos. All are welcome! Proceeds will benefit AuSM's programs and services for our local autism community.

Caring Bunny

easterbunnyApril 2, 2017

8-10 a.m.
Northtown Mall
398 Northtown Dr. N.E.
Blaine, MN 55434

9-11 a.m.
Maplewood Mall
3001 White Bear Ave.
Maplewood, MN 55109

Avoid lines and visit with the Easter Bunny in a sensory-friendly, welcoming environment. Cost: Free; registration may be required at some mall locations. Click on the mall links above for more information.

Transition Resource Fair April 2017

TheArcTwinCitiesApril 6, 2017
4-7 p.m.

North Hennepin Community College
Center for Business and Technology Building
Great Hall (CBT 195)
7411 85th Ave. N.
Brooklyn Park, MN 55445
Park in East Parking Lot (Entrance on 85th Ave.)

Open to students, ages 14 and up, families, teachers and community members
Spend an evening exploring the exciting transition from school to adult life! The evening provides the opportunity to browse through booths sponsored by a wide variety of community vendors and learn about transition-related resources in the Twin Cities community. Door prizes will be awarded throughout the evening. Click here for more information. Cost: FREE