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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.

Steps of Hope 2017 at Southdale

callingallwebMarch 5, 2017
8:30-11 a.m.

Southdale Center
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!

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.


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.

Click here if you would like to volunteer for this CTC sensory-friendly performance.

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

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