Oct. 27, 2018
Stages Theatre Company
Hopkins, MN 55343
Sixth-grader, Ally, has been clever in covering up her inability to read. She feels her problem is hopeless because how can you cure dumb? Her newest teacher, Mr. Daniels, however, sees the bright and creative kid she hides and helps Ally see that her dyslexia is nothing to be ashamed of. This emotionally-charged and uplifting story highlights that everyone is more than a label and great minds don’t always think alike. Click here for more information and to order tickets.
Nov. 4, 2018
Dec. 9, 2018
Walker Art Center
725 Vineland Pl.
Minneapolis, MN 55403
Sensory Friendly Sunday is a monthly, free event for kids, teens, and adults with sensory processing differences or autism and their families, offering the opportunity to make art together, explore the galleries, watch a short film, or just hang out in a different setting. The galleries will be closed to all other visitors, allowing guests to enjoy the museum in a calm environment where accommodations such as quiet spaces, noise-canceling headphones, and fidgets are provided. Cost: FREE, but registration is encouraged. Click here to register.
Nov. 4; Dec. 9, 2018
11 a.m.-1 p.m.
14955 Galaxie Ave.
Apple Valley, MN 55124
Visit Galaxie Library for an inclusive and accessible library experience that welcomes people of all ages and abilities, including those who are on the autism spectrum or those with various sensory needs. Participate in art activities, complete a scavenger hunt, make a button, watch a 3-D printing demo, try Sensory Storytime and more. For more information, click here and search "Early Open". These events are presented in partnership with AuSM and Fraser and are sponsored by the Minnesota Department of Human Services Disability Services Innovation Grant. Advance registration is not required.
Sensory-Friendly Every First Tuesday of the Month
Nov. 6, Dec. 4, 2018
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)