Steps for Autism in Minnesota
A time for community, resources, and support, Steps for Autism in Minnesota is AuSM’s largest annual fundraiser.
It was a beautiful morning to bring our community together to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Steps for Autism in Minnesota! Hundreds met at Southdale Center to gather resources from our amazing sponsors; participate in the AuSM Flash Dash powered by Accra Care; take photos with Mudonna, Goldy Gopher, the Ghostbusters, Darth Vader and crew, Vikings cheerleaders, and all of those representing Costumers for a Cause; get their faces painted by Rainbow Party Arts; pet therapy animals; and walk through the Steps of Possibilities Gallery sponsored by Best Care.
Thank you to our volunteers and sponsors, including Platinum sponsors, Caravel Autism Health, Minnesota Parent, and Anime Twin Cities, for supporting this event and for all you do for the local autism community! And, thank you, Minnesota autism community, for being a part of this event that celebrates the unique and wonderful gifts you bring that make our communities better places every day of the year. You are AWESOME!
And a huge thank you to all who fundraised for AuSM in support of Steps for Autism. The anonymous match of $20,000 was met and surpassed by the $21,000+ raised by participating individuals and teams who support the local autism community. Donations help AuSM build programs and services for people with autism in Minnesota. We are grateful!
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.