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Disability Day at the Capitol

CapitolBuildingWEBTuesday, Feb. 27, 2018
9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Minnesota State Capitol
75 Rev Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
St. Paul, MN 55155

Join The Arc Minnesota for the 2018 Disability Day at the Capitol where participants will gather to rally in support of people with disabilities in Minnesota. This event is co-sponsored by the Autism Society of Minnesota, Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance, Advocating Change Together, MOFAS, Minnesota Council on Disability, and Minnesota Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities. We encourage participation by families and individuals affected by autism so the needs of those with autism can be heard. Cost: Free, but registration is encouraged. Click here to register.  

Schedule of Events:
9 a.m.: Registration, Capitol Basement, Room B-15 (L’etoile du Nord)
9:50-10:10 a.m.: Issue Briefing: Captiol Basement, Room B-15 (L’etoile du Nord)
10:30-10:45 a.m.: Singing Performance by ‘Side by Side Choir’ in Rotunda, 1st Floor of Capitol
11-11:45 a.m.: Rally in Rotunda, 1st Floor of Capitol
12 p.m.: Visits with Legislators

Individuals are encouraged to schedule visits with legislators in advance if possible.

Como Zoo Autism Sensory Friendly Early Entry

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9-10 a.m.

Como Park Zoo & Conservatory
1225 Estabrook Dr.
St. Paul, MN 55103

 

Join us for an inclusive experience at Como Park Zoo & Conservatory. Spend time exploring exhibits, stations, and activities designed for individuals on the autism spectrum and their families. Click here for maps including quiet spaces, visual social stories, and other materials to help prepare for your Autism Friendly Early Entry at Como Zoo. Cost: FREE.

2018 Dates: Feb. 11; March 11; April 8; May 13; June 10; June 13; July 8; July 11; July 22; July 25; Aug 5; Aug 8; Aug 19; Aug 22; Sept. 9; Oct. 14; Nov. 11; Dec. 9

Steps of Hope for Autism in Minnesota 2018 - Huge Resource Fair

SOH2018LogoMarch 4, 2018
8:30-11 a.m.

Southdale Center
10 Southdale Center
Edina, MN 55435

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. Cost: FREE. Click here for more information and to get registered. 

The Wiz at Children's Theatre Company

WizCTC2018March 16, 2018
7 p.m.

Children's Theatre Company
2400 3rd Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55404

Join us for this sensory-friendly performance of The Wiz. Ease on down the road with Dorothy and her friends in this dazzling mixture of rock, gospel and soul music. Embark on this Oz-some adventure through a magic land where you will meet funky monkeys, winkies, Addaparle and Evillene. You don’t need a wizard – just believe in yourself to find home and feel that brand-new day! Click here for more information and to order tickets.

A limited number of volunteer seats are available for this performance. Volunteers welcome guests, hand out information from the AuSM resource table in the lobby, and often help with intermission activities. Volunteers are asked to arrive one hour prior to the show and are given a free ticket to watch. Click here to volunteer for this performance.

Sensory-Friendly Flute and Guitar Duo

MNOrchestra

April 14, 2018
11 a.m.

Orchestra Hall
1111 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, MN 55403

Join us in the Target Atrium for an engaging and interactive concert featuring Minnesota Orchestra flutist Adam Kuenzel, guitarist Magdalena Loza Flores, and talented guest musicians from the audience! The Minnesota Orchestra's sensory-friendly small ensemble concerts are inclusive experiences for patrons of all ages and abilities, including individuals on the autism spectrum and those with sensory sensitivities. Lyndie Walker, MT-BC, of Toneworks Music Therapy Services hosts these concerts. Cost: Sensory-Friendly Concerts are free for attendees, but tickets are required. You can order in advance or on the day of the event. Click here for more information and to reserve your tickets.