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Last chance to register for the AuSM puzzle contest

Puzzle2018LogoWEBOnline registration for the AuSM Connections Jigsaw Puzzle Competition held at the Mall of America Rotunda on Saturday, July 21 will close at noon on Thursday, July 19. Gather your friends and family into teams of four that will compete for the fastest puzzle completion time. Puzzle team divisions include Adult and Family, registration is $50 per team. All proceeds support Autism Society of Minnesota programs and services for our local autism community. Walk-up registrations will be available, space permitting.

Adult Division (four players 18+): 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; Family Division (encouraged to have one player under 18, but not required): 1-3 p.m.

Prizes will be awarded in both divisions to the three teams completing their puzzle in the quickest time. Teams will keep their competition puzzle created by PuzzleTwist®. Click here for more information and to register your adult or family team. Space is filling quickly!


I See Me! offers discount to shoppers with AuSM code

ISeeMePromoLogo2018WEBI See Me! is partnering with AuSM to provide resources and support to young readers and children with different learning styles. Customers who use the code AUSM at www.iseeme.com will receive a 10 percent discount on their purchase of any I See Me! product through the end of August. I See Me! then will donate 10 percent of the proceeds back to AuSM. For nearly 20 years, I See Me! has provided personalized books and gifts for children with a mission to bring smiles of joy and delight by making each person feel special. For more information about ordering, click here to visit their website or call 1.877.744.3210.


Valleyfair hosts Autism Awareness Week in July

ValleyfairlogowebThe Autism Society of America is partnering with Cedar Fair Parks, Valleyfair's parent company, to offer Autism Awareness Week at Valleyfair July 16-22, 2018. Tickets purchased through the below link are offered at a special reduced rate, and $2 per ticket will be donated to the Autism Society of Minnesota in support of local individuals affected by autism. The week will include a handout highlighting services available to those with autism; a special sensory friendly show at all parks; and quiet rooms or areas at the park. Visit Guest Services during your visit for more information. Click here for more information and to reserve you tickets for Autism Awareness Week. 


It's a sweet time to donate to support AuSM services

cupcakedonationsimage2018AuSM invites you to celebrate the person you love with autism by donating your age in dollars to support programs and services for the local autism community. Those donating $25 or more to AuSM from July 1-Aug. 15, 2018 will receive a coupon for a free cupcake from our cupcake partner, Wuollet Bakery! Not quite 25? Combine household ages to reach at least $25. Encourage your friends to match your donation of $25+ and enjoy your Wuollet Bakery cupcakes together! Donations above $25 are accepted and appreciated, too! Donate to AuSM and treat yourself!

WuolletBakeryLogoWEBClick here to donate to AuSM through our secure online donation page, or send your donation to AuSM, 2380 Wycliff St. #102, St. Paul, MN 55114. Wuollet Bakery cupcake coupons will be mailed to donors of $25 or more and can be redeemed at any Wuollet Bakery location including St. Paul, Minneapolis, Edina, Robbinsdale, and Wayzata. Limit one cupcake coupon per donation. Thank you for supporting the local autism community!


AuSM Self-Advocacy Summit 2018 registration open

SelfAdvocacy2018LogoWEBThe first annual AuSM Self-Advocacy Summit presented by Anime Twin Cities will take place Sept. 22, 2018 at the University of St. Thomas Minneapolis campus and will include a keynote presentation and nine breakout sessions featuring topics including mental health, executive functioning, sensory needs, employment, relationships, and more. This event is for adults with autism by adults with autism. In addition to gathering wisdom from life experiences by adults on the spectrum, collect resources from the AuSM Bookstore, network with peers, and visit with vendors who support adults on the spectrum. Click here for more information and to register.


Cool down at the Sensory-Friendly Hour at Waterworks

WaterworksLogoRamsey County is partnering with AuSM for sensory-friendly time at Battle Creek Waterworks on Thursday, Aug. 16 at 11 a.m. The sensory-friendly hour will include earplugs and a quiet place with fidget spinners and other toys. To help plan for attending, a social narrative and more information is available at this link: ramseycounty.us/waterworks.


Aug. 6 AuSM Golf Classic 2018 registration open

Golf2018imageWEBJoin the Autism Society of Minnesota and avid Minnesota golfers for the 23rd Annual AuSM Golf Classic, a fundraising event for the local autism community. Held Aug. 6 at its new location, the new Royal Golf Club course in Lake Elmo, Minn., this amazing golf classic is sure to be the best Monday of your summer!

Rolling hills, mature trees and abundant wildlife provide the scenic backdrop to the challenging, yet approachable 18-hole course. The front nine, or the Queen’s Nine, was designed by Annika Sorenstam, and the back nine, known as the King’s Nine, was designed by Arnold Palmer. Together, these golf legends envisioned a multi-generational golfing experience; a place where beginners would feel comfortable in learning, and where experienced players could test their skills.

Sponsorships are available. Click here for more information and to register your foursome today.