Steps for Autism in Minnesota

May 21, 2023
Como Lakeside Pavilion

Join us for the 23rd annual Steps for Autism in Minnesota from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. on Sunday, May 21 at the Como Lakeside Pavilion. You’ll experience fun activities, an autism resource fair, and opportunities for community connections. It’s always free to attend the resource fair and event on May 21, although we request that you register in advance. 

Register to attend and set up your fundraising page here.

Make a difference for autistics in Minnesota by donating to AuSM

Autism is the fastest growing developmental disability in Minnesota. With a prevalence rate of 1 in 36 Minnesotans being autistic, the autism community is all of us – it’s your neighbors, your co-workers, your friends, and their families. As Minnesota’s first autism resource for over a half-century, AuSM serves the whole state, the whole spectrum, for the whole life.

You can build this community for autistics across Minnesota by donating today.

Become a fundraiser or make a donation to help provide social and recreation programs, mental health services, support groups, and so much more.

Who are you walking for?

Create your fundraising page and share who you’re walking for. At this year’s Steps for Autism, whether you’re fundraising in honor of your students, a family member, or even yourself, we invite you to share your story and join us on May 21 for a celebration of our autistic community!

The AuSM Flash Dash

Back in 2023 is the AuSM Flash Dash! Join us for this all ages, all abilities quick run that sets out from our balloon arch. Registration for the Flash Dash is $5 and includes a commemorative medal.

Parking at Como Lake

Parking for Steps for Autism is available in a few lots near the Como Lakeside Pavilion, including the South Parking Lot, the North Lot, the Picnic Lot, and the Butterfly Lot (located across the street from the Pavilion). There is an additional parking lot directly across the lake from the Pavilion. Parking is NOT allowed in the Como Golf Course parking lot. Additional street parking can be found around the lake.

 Meet this amazing community on May 21 at Como Lakeside Pavilion!

Dollars raised support programs and services for the local autism community.

All are invited to participate in an inclusive outdoor event for autism resource gathering and fun.

The resource fair will feature in-person sponsors meeting the community and sharing information. 

Activity stations will encourage engagement and hands-on entertainment.

All-abilities walk will be at the pace and distance choice of each participant. Medals will be available to celebrate participation and commemorate the special day.

Become a Sponsor

Thank You 2023 Sponsors!

Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

Bronze Sponsors

Resource Table Exhibitors

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