Steps of Hope


March 6, 2016 Southdale Center
8:30-11 a.m.


It's time to activate your inner superhero! Steps of Hope 2016 is going to be bigger, more exciting, and raise more dollars than ever for the Minnesota autism community. YOU have the power to make this happen!

Register for Steps of Hope for Autism in Minnesota, the state's most powerful walk for autism featuring a colossal autism resource fair! Teams and individuals can register through the Steps of Hope 2016 Crowdrise page, AuSM's new, easy way to join in this event of the year for our community.


AuSM is pleased to announce that KFAN FM 100.3's Paul Allen, the voice of Vikings football, will be the Steps of Hope for Autism in Minnesota 2016 emcee! Join PA in center court as he helps AuSM kick off the event of the year for the Minnesota autism community!

Click here to view the Steps of Hope 2016 brochure.


  1. Assemble your team: ask friends, family, teachers, co-workers, and your entire network to join you in fundraising for AuSM.
  2. Create your fundraising page.
  3. Collect donations for AuSM’s amazing programs. Challenge your team members to raise the most dollars!
  4. Join us at Steps of Hope on March 6, 2016 for a fun walk, exciting activities, and resources that will enhance your life.

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  • Steps of Hope 2015 T-Shirt
  • Volunteers from Kohl's helped distribute T-shirts to walkers.
  • Caribou Coffee supplied coffee for Steps of Hope volunteers.
  • This goes without saying! Thank you, Steps of Hope 2015 volunteers!
  • Volunteer coat check crew ready to take those heavy winter coats off the hands of our walkers.
  • Food donations from Kay's Naturals and Whole Foods were great crowd fuel!
  • KFAN's Dan Cole The Common Man was a fantastic MC, getting the crowd excited for the morning and even stopping for fan photos!
  • Roseville School of Dance soloists performed ballet, tap and jazz routines for an amazed crowd!
  • All smiles from this fantastic team!
  • Mudonna photo bombs Team AuSM Sauce's photo with KS95's Crisco.
  • Pilot Rich Kargel told walkers about Navigating Autism, a great program for practicing going to the airport and taking a flight.
  • The autism resource tables were crowd pleasers! So much valuable information all in one place!
  • Thanks for walking with us, Team Deja!
  • Thanks for walking with us, Team Wonder Twins!
  • Lionsgate Academy wowed the crowd with a walk-wrap up flash mob!
  • What a way to wrap up a great morning!

Steps of Hope Quick Links

Frequently Asked Questions
Individual and Team Fundraising Toolkit
Southdale Liability Release
(print, sign, and bring to Steps of Hope 2016)

For 45 years, 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.