Steps for Autism in Minnesota

May 23, 2021

New date, new outdoor location!

Sunday, May 23, 2021
9 a.m.-12 p.m.

Como Lakeside Pavilion
1360 Lexington Pkwy. N.
Saint Paul, MN 55103

Join AuSM for this hybrid edition of the 21st Annual Steps for Autism in Minnesota, AuSM’s largest fundraiser of the year. At Steps you will find community, resources, and support.

With safety in mind and social distancing in place, AuSM will offer participants a walk route, fun activities, an autism resource fair, and opportunities for community connections.

Those who prefer virtual access will find autism business and organization resources on our website and will be able to walk their favorite route in their own spaces, in their own time.

Visit the Virtual Resource Fair

Registering to participate is FREE. Fundraising is encouraged!

Participants can receive a commemorative medal for participating in the walk at the event for $5, or for $6 if you prefer to have your medal mailed to you. Click on the “Register to Participate” button below to sign up to attend and opt in for a medal if you choose.

Steps for Autism in Minnesota 2021 will happen rain or shine.

100% of dollars raised through Steps for Autism are tax deductible, stay local, and support programs and services that help the 1 in 44 people affected by autism in Minnesota to grow and thrive.

Register to Participate

Fundraisers, win prizes!

View the Steps for Autism 2021 Fundraising Toolkit

  • Raise $250+: Receive a team name sign along the walk route that you can take home (or pick up if you’re attending virtually)
  • Raise $500+: Receive an AuSM-branded picnic blanket for your enjoyment this summer and beyond

Don’t forget to scroll down this page and order your official Steps for Autism in Minnesota 2021 apparel!

For nearly half a century, the Autism Society of Minnesota has helped families and individuals with autism build a community that acts without judgment, searches for new possibilities, and connects us to each other. Dollars raised through Steps for Autism fund valuable programs and services that allow people affected by autism to grow and thrive.

As demand for scholarships for camp, social skills classes, trainings, and other educational events has increased, a portion of dollars raised during Steps for Autism also will go back to the Minnesota autism community through AuSM scholarships.

Steps for Autism 2021 Official Apparel

To purchase official Steps for Autism in Minnesota 2021 apparel, including the 2021 t-shirt, visit our new apparel store on A portion of all sales will support AuSM’s programs and resources for the local autism community. Order by May 3 to have your apparel delivered on time to wear during Steps for Autism on May 23. Orders placed after May 3 will be delivered after Steps for Autism 2021.

Steps for Autism 2021 Apparel

Become a Sponsor

Are you ready for some in-person time with this amazing community? All are invited to participate in this safe, social-distanced outdoor event for autism resource gathering and fun. The resource fair will feature a limited number of in-person sponsors and access to online resources accessible by all community members. All in-person sponsors will be included on a participant passport. Dollars raised support programs and services for the local autism community. Become a sponsor to secure your resource table at the event – space is limited!

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Thank you 2021, sponsors!