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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! Bring a board or card game to play, an art project to share, or simply come for fun, stress-free conversation. AuSM will provide treats. Everyone is welcome, whether it’s your birthday or not!

Click here for a flyer with all 2018-2019 party dates.

Held Monthly from 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Sept. 19, 2018
Oct. 24, 2018
Nov. 14, 2018
Dec. 19, 2018
Jan. 16, 2019
Feb. 20, 2019
March 20, 2019
April 17, 2019
May 15, 2019
June 19, 2019
July 17, 2019

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.


Health & Wellness Conference 2018

MNCCDConf2018September 25, 2018

St. Mary's Greek Orthodox Church
3450 Irving Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN 55408

This event, organized by the Minnesota Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities will feature keynote speaker Matthew Sanford, award-inning author of Waking and will include vendors, resources, and information. Click here for more information, or contact Jo Erbes for more information at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

12th Annual Get Out and Grow Festival

StDavidswebSept. 29, 2018
9:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

St. David's Center for Child & Family Development
3395 Plymouth Rd.
Minnetonka, MN 55305

St. David's Center for Child & Family Development's 12th Annual Get Out and Grow Fall Festival and 5K Walk, Run, and Roll celebrates the great outdoors and a family’s place in it! This event will draw more than 1,000 participants of all ages and abilities. The event will kick off with the inclusive 5K, followed by the festival that will feature up-close encounters with animals and nature as well as interactive art, music and energy-boosting activities. Click here for more information.

Cheap Skate Sensory-Friendly Tuesdays

CheapSkatelogoSensory-Friendly Every First Tuesday of the Month
Oct. 2, Nov. 6, Dec. 4, 2018
6-9 p.m.

Cheap Skate
3075 Coon Rapids Blvd. NW
Coon Rapids, MN 55433

Cheap Skate is hosting “Sensory Skate and Bounce Nights” every first Tuesday of the month. Floor lights will remain on, there will not be special effect lighting, and the music will be at a lower volume. Wheelchairs and strollers are welcomed along with caregivers who wish to walk the skating floor to assist. Click here for more information.

During November, Cheap Skate will offer puzzle piece sales in support of AuSM's programs and services. The following will be given to participants who purchase a puzzle piece:

$1.00 donation – Name on puzzle piece displayed in rink entry/exitway
$5.00 donation – Name on puzzle piece displayed in rink entry/exitway + Free Skating or Bouncing admission ticket. (up to a $6.99 value)
$20.00 donation – Family Name on puzzle piece displayed in rink entry/exitway + 4 Free Skating AND Bouncing admission tickets with rental. (up to a $51.99 value)