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Uniting the Community Events

CatalogCover17 18In 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!

Dakota County Library Sensory-Friendly Saturdays

DakotaCntyLibrary2017Dec. 16
10:30–11:15 a.m.  

Wescott Library
1340 Wecott Rd.
Eagan
651.450.2900

Explore books, music, movement and play in a sensory-friendly setting that welcomes children ages 3–8 of all abilities including those who have difficulty in large groups, are on the autism spectrum, or are sensitive to sensory overload. One registration required per family. An adult must accompany each registered child. Siblings welcome. Cost: FREE, but registration is required. Click here to register.

Wild Rumpus Sensory-Friendly Story Time

WildRumpusLogoSecond Thursday of each month
9:30-10 a.m.

Wild Rumpus Bookstore
2720 West 43rd St.
Minneapolis, MN 55410

Sensory-Friendly Story Time will take place before the store opens to the general public. No music until after the store opens...except for the songs we'll sing together! Small fidget objects will be available for children to hold if they choose. There will be a clear schedule for story time with visual cues. As with all of our story times, this is a no judgement zone! We all have unique needs and ways of expressing ourselves, and we at Wild Rumpus welcome and celebrate those differences. Cost: FREE. Click here for more information.

AMC Sensory-Friendly Movie Times

AMCsensoryfriendlyAMC is proud to partner with the Autism Society of America to offer unique movie showings where lights are turned up and the sound is turned down so viewers can get up, dance, walk, shout, or sing. The Sensory Friendly Film program is available on the second and fourth Saturday (family-friendly) and Tuesday evenings (mature audiences) of every month. In Minnesota, these showings are available at Eden Prairie Mall 18 and AMC Rosedale 14. Click here for specific showtimes and offerings.

Pump It Up Plymouth Sensory Nights

PumpItUpSecond Monday night of each month

Pump It Up
3500 Holly Ln. N. #65
Plymouth, MN 55447

Pump It Up of Plymouth is proud to offer our community Special Needs Sensory Night, a safe, fun, sensory-friendly playtime exclusively for kids with special needs and their families. Bring the whole family and have a great time bouncing, sliding, making new friends and playing together in a safe and controlled environment. During Sensory Night our facility is reserved exclusively for special needs children and their families. Supervision is required to monitor the safety of the children, so please have a parent, PCA, or care provider accompany your special needs child. Cost: $7.95 per person. Click here for more information.