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Uniting the Community Events

2018SummerCatalogCvrIn 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 and other happenings. Some events require advance registration. We look forward to seeing you out and about in our great community!

Monthly Birthday Celebration and Game Night for Adults with Autism

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Birthdays are something we all have in common – let’s celebrate together! Come to AuSM to celebrate your birthday and the birthdays of others with cake and games. Bring a board or card game to play. AuSM will provide treats. Everyone is welcome, whether it’s your birthday or not!

Click here for a flyer with all 2018 party dates.

Held Monthly from 6:30-8:30 p.m.
March 21, 2018
April 18, 2018
May 23, 2018
June 20, 2018
July 18, 2018
Aug. 22, 2018
Sept. 19, 2018
Oct. 24, 2018
Nov. 14, 2018
Dec. 19, 2018

Autism Society of Minnesota
2380 Wycliff St. #102, St. Paul, MN 55114

Cost Per Participant
AuSM Member/Non-Member: $3
FREE if it’s your birthday month!

Registration Deadline: One week prior to scheduled dates.


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: 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

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.

Free screening of Deej and poetry reading event

DeejGraphic2018March 29, 2018
6:30-8:30 p.m.

Minneapolis Institute of Art
2400 Third Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN 55404

As a special precursor to National Poetry Month and Autism Awareness Month, the Autism Society of Minnesota, Rain Taxi, Unrestricted Interest, and Mia invite you to a special evening with a remarkable young poet named DJ Savarase. Abandoned by his birth parents and presumed incompetent, DJ (“Deej”) found not only a loving family but also a life in words, which he types on a text-to-voice synthesizer. The film Deej shows how he deals with high school and dreams of college, confronting society's obstacles to inclusion and the sometimes paralyzing beauty of his own senses along the way. As part of his advocacy on behalf of other nonspeaking autistics he embraces filmmaking and poetry, and discovers what having a voice can truly mean. This event will include a screening of the film, a question and answer session with DJ himself, and a short poetry reading. Cost: This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required as space is limited. Click here to register.