In 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!
Azure Family Concerts with the Schubert Club
Saturday, February 18, 2017 at 11 a.m.
Courtroom 317, Landmark Center
75 5th St.
St Paul, MN 55102
Minnesota Percussion Trio: Bob Adney, Erik Barsness, and Paul Hill
Come listen to the wide world of percussion and learn to play an array of energetic rhythms. Music comes from the heart and then you find something to play it on! Using simple or found instruments such as 5-gallon buckets, claves, paper, tin cans and body percussion we can all unlock the musical possibilities of the things around us. During the Azure Family Concerts, kids or individuals with autism who vocalize, stim, and have anxieties are welcome without worry of being "shushed" or asked to leave. All are welcome to enjoy this morning of music! Cost: FREE.
Feb. 19, 2017
Doors open at 5 p.m.
The show starts at 6 p.m.
Amsterdam Bar & Hall - Downtown St. Paul
6 W. 6th St.
St Paul, MN 55102
Join us for the exciting 5th Annual Hip Hop 4 Autism event in support of AuSM and the Minnesota autism community. The line-up, hosted by D-Mil, will include Carnage The Executioner, SP Style All Stars, Maria ISA, St. Paul Slim, Big Wiz, Frostbyte, T.O.N.Y., and more. Cost: $8 in advance (click here); $10 at the door. All proceeds will benefit programs and services for the local autism community.
March 5, 2017
10 Southdale Center
Edina, MN 55435
Join the Minnesota autism community for the state’s most powerful fundraising walk for autism featuring a colossal autism resource fair! And, register to be a part of the first annual AuSM Flash Dash (for a small fee, participants reaching the finish line will receive a medal and bragging rights!). Steps of Hope Registration Cost: Free; AuSM Flash Dash Cost: Minimal. Registration is encouraged. Click here for more information, AUTISM HERO!
March 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.
Volunteer and see this CTC show for FREE
CTC is seeking volunteers to assist with welcoming, ushering and assisting families who participate in this sensory-friendly performances. Volunteers are asked to come one hour prior to the start of the performance and will participate in a 20-minute training followed by 40 minutes of greeting and supporting arriving audience members. Volunteers also receive one free admission to watch the performance for which they volunteer. If you are interested in volunteering for a CTC sensory-friendly performance, please click on the below link and complete the form. AuSM will contact you with details specific to your performance(s) of choice. Eight volunteers are needed for each performance.