Registration for Super Fest 2019 is open!
Due to the huge success of The Matthew Foundation’s Super Fest 2018 event held before last year’s Super Bowl in Minneapolis, local organizations are planning Super Fest 2019 for Feb. 2, 2019 from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. at the Life Time Sport/Winter Park facility in Eden Prairie, Minn.
Hosted by Paul’s Pals, Super Fest 2019 will feature inclusive cheerleading and football clinics for youth of all abilities, ages 6-22. The event will include a visit from NFL football legends, NFL cheerleaders, Victor the MN Vikings mascot, and a game-day experience for participants to show off the skills they learn during the clinics.
Volunteers also are needed for this event. Click here for more information and to apply.
Super Fest 2019 supporting organizations include Paul’s Pals, The Matthew Foundation, and the Minnesota Vikings along with the Autism Society of Minnesota, the Down Syndrome Foundation, Flagship Recreation, Fraser, Hope Fieldhouse, Mount Olivet Rolling Acres, and Washburn Center for Children.
AuSM's camp directors have created an AuSM Summer Camp Wish List on Amazon to help improve the camp experience and better serve campers during the 2019 AuSM Summer Camp season. Wish list items range from $6 and up and can be shipped directly to AuSM. If you would like a tax form for your purchased wish list item, please provide your e-mail address in the gift memo field when you are purchasing. Also, when shopping on Amazon (for wish list items or otherwise!), please be sure to select AuSM as your Amazon Smile charity, and Amazon will give a percentage of your purchase to support our local autism community. Your generosity means so much to us and this amazing community we serve. Thank you!
By meeting key standards of board oversight, finances, results reporting and fundraising appeals, the Autism Society of Minnesota achieved accreditation by the BBB Wise Giving Alliance. The BBB Wise Giving Alliance (BBB WGA) is the nation’s only comprehensive charity evaluator, assisting donors in making sound giving decisions. Donors know they can trust a charity if it is accredited by the BBB WGA. Their broad standards go beyond what the law requires and dives deeper than other charity monitoring organizations. Each BBB WGA charity report process involves a rigorous review using 20 holistic BBB Charity Standards, interaction with charity officials about corrective actions needed to address deficiencies, and quality control measures to assure report accuracy.
“The public can be assured that every charity evaluation is completed with careful, objective analysis of charity information,” Art Taylor, president and CEO of the BBB Wise Giving Alliance said. “By achieving accreditation, the Autism Society of Minnesota has earned public trust having demonstrated its commitment to sound governance, transparency and achieving its mission.” Click here for more information.
On April 24-27, 2019, the Minnesota autism community will come together as a passionate network to connect and inspire innovation during the 24th Annual Minnesota Autism Conference organized by the Autism Society of Minnesota (AuSM). Expert speakers, educators, professionals, caregivers, and individuals with autism will have a platform to exchange knowledge and ideas with one another – all with the goal of enhancing the lives of those on the autism spectrum.
We are pleased to announce our 2019 Minnesota autism conference keynote speaker line-up that includes Sue Swenson; Theresa M. Regan, PhD, CBIS, CAS; Patrick Schwarz, PhD; and Jennifer O'Toole.
Steps of Hope is taking on a new name and rallying some new excitement in 2019. Steps for Autism in Minnesota, AuSM's 19th annual family fun walk and the state’s largest autism resource fair, will take place at Southdale Center on March 3, 2019. Each participant is an autism hero, rallying for the 1 in 42 individuals living with autism in Minnesota.
Steps for Autism in Minnesota will begin with the third annual AuSM Flash Dash presented by Accra, an all ages and abilities quick walk from 9-9:15 a.m. that will be done in a flash. Families and individuals who register for the AuSM Flash Dash will receive medals at the finish line and bragging rights for completion. Steps for Autism dollars directly support local families and individuals living with autism, from birth through retirement. Donations stay in the community by funding AuSM's innovative programs and services.
Register as an individual participant or sign up your fundraising team today!