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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.

Stock the Box to Celebrate All That's AuSM

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March 19, 2018
7 p.m.

Xcel Energy Center
199 W. Kellogg Blvd.
St Paul, MN 55102

The Minnesota Wild and Associated Bank are teaming up with AuSM to host a Stock the Box to Celebrate All That's AuSM event. During the Minnesota Wild versus Los Angeles Kings game on March 19, Associated Bank and AuSM will be collecting donations in support of our local autism community. The Minnesota Wild have opened up a block of tickets for this game for autism community supporters. For every ticket sold in this block, the Minnesota Wild will donate $5 to AuSM. Click here to purchase tickets and use the "AUSM" promo code. 

In order to purchase through this special link, you will need to login to your Wild Account/Ticketmaster Account. If you do not have an account, you will have to create an account by typing in your information. After you log in, use the "AUSM" promo code to receive the discounted offer. Once you purchase your tickets, you will have the ability to print your tickets immediately. Please contact Corey Johnson at 651.312.3470 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have questions.

If you are not able to attend the game or would like to make a donation prior to or following the game, please click on the below button to donate in support of the Minnesota autism community. 

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