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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.

A limited number of volunteer seats are available for this performance. Volunteers welcome guests, hand out information from the AuSM resource table in the lobby, and often help with intermission activities. Volunteers are asked to arrive one hour prior to the show and are given a free ticket to watch. Click here to volunteer for this performance.

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.