Steps for Autism in Minnesota 2021 Virtual Resource Fair

For years, Steps for Autism in Minnesota has had the largest autism resource fair in our state, featuring information from businesses and organizations that support the local autism community. In addition to having a live, reduced capacity resource fair at Steps for Autism in Minnesota on May 23 at Como Lakeside Pavilion, AuSM also is hosting this virtual resource fair in response to differing pandemic comfort levels for interaction and to increase access. Below is information on businesses and organizations that support the local autism community with products, programs, and services. Please connect with them to learn about how they can support you.

BEST CARE - Platinum Sponsor

Personal care services are not one-size-fits-all. There are varying levels of care, and a variety of funding sources available to cover expenses. In addition, there’s a flurry of mandatory paperwork, timekeeping records, and legal requirements to keep track of. All these details quickly can become overwhelming and it can be hard to feel confident that you are making the right choices. Whether you are looking for care for yourself or for a loved one, having a trusted ally present to advocate on your behalf every step of the way is key to receiving the best possible in-home care experience. Best Care is here to help.

Visit Best Care in-person at Steps for Autism on May 23!

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ACCRA - Gold Sponsor

Our mission is to improve lives by providing individualized homecare services and support to people living at home. Our vision is to build the ecosystem that delivers personalized care in the home to better meet the needs of those served by the current healthcare system.

Visit Accra in-person at Steps for Autism on May 23!

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AUTISM ADVOCACY & LAW CENTER, LLC - Gold Sponsor

Our mission is to provide high-quality, cost-effective legal services to individuals with disabilities and their families. Our attorneys understand the challenges that parents and caregivers of individuals with disabilities face. We take the time to work with you to understand your family, your child, your child’s disability, and help you determine what options will best meet your family’s needs.

Visit Autism Advocacy & Law Center in-person at Steps for Autism on May 23!

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Caravel Autism Health - Gold Sponsor

Visit Caravel Autism Health in-person at Steps for Autism on May 23!

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PICS - Partners in Community Supports - Gold Sponsor

PICS – Partners in Community Supports is a Financial Management Service (FMS) that offers self-directs financial and technical support for individuals and families who choose to design their own support structures and remain in their own homes and communities. Self-directed and transitional services share some similarities, but key differences may make one a better choice for you and your family. Our customer-service focus means that you spend less time worry about financial aspects of self-directed care and more time caring for your loved one. PICS is ready to support you as a Financial Management Service (FMS) provider.

Visit PICS in-person at Steps for Autism on May 23!

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Tony Farah Group with Coldwell Banker Realty - GOLD Sponsor

Let me make your move special. I make the home buying and selling process as smooth as possible for special needs families. Transitioning from one home to another is one of the most consequential changes a family can make on the lives of their children. I work with the entire family and handle the process with compassion and gentleness. When everyone is on the same page, faster solutions are created, taking anxiety out, and making your move relaxed and special.

Visit Tony Farah Group with Coldwell Banker Realty in-person at Steps for Autism on May 23!

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Fraser - Silver Sponsor

Fraser is Minnesota’s largest and most experienced provider of autism and early childhood mental health services. Fraser serves infants through adults with healthcare, housing, education and employment. Our programs are nationally recognized for being high quality, innovative and individualized to each family. For over 80 years, Fraser has served children and families with diverse cognitive, emotional, and physical needs. We believe in involving the entire family because we know as parents and caregivers you are the experts when it comes to your children.

Visit Fraser in-person at Steps for Autism on May 23!

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Lifeworks Services Inc. - Silver Sponsor

Since 1965, Lifeworks Services Inc. has been a champion for inclusion. Lifeworks was founded by families who recognized the importance of advocacy and breaking down barriers for people with disabilities. As an industry leader, Lifeworks continues our commitment to self-determined support, careers with competitive wages, and developing innovative opportunities that enhance lives. Through services that provide choice and build community, Lifeworks serves more than 3,000 Minnesotans with disabilities and their families each year.

Visit Lifeworks in-person at Steps for Autism on May 23!

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Looking Forward Life Coaching - Silver Sponsor

Wouldn’t it be great if everything in life fell perfectly in line? Sometimes our lives need a little re-arranging. One of the most challenging times in the life of a individual with special needs is when they are experiencing a major transition in life such as graduating from high school, moving into their own place, starting college or trade school or simply when they are challenged to define their path in life. Looking Forward Life Coaching is a Twin Cities-based non-profit organization that supports and encourages adults who are neurodiverse to accomplish their hopes and dreams.

Visit Looking Forward Life Coaching in-person at Steps for Autism on May 23!

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MINNESOTA INDEPENDENCE COLLEGE & COMMUNITY - Silver Sponsor

​At Minnesota Independence College & Community (MICC), we apply our extraordinary competencies, our unique academic curriculum, and our experiential teaching strategies to achieve the ultimate goal: that our students and graduates live meaningful, independent lives by attaining and maintaining employment.

Visit MICC in-person at Steps for Autism on May 23!

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Hennepin County Sheriff's Office - Bronze Sponsor

The Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office serves and protects to the county’s 1.2 million residents by furthering equal justice, safety and wellness. The sheriff’s office creates initiatives to “keep and preserve the peace of the county.”

Visit the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office in-person at Steps for Autism on May 23!

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Autism Speaks - Supporting Sponsor

Autism Speaks is dedicated to promoting solutions, across the spectrum and throughout the lifespan, for the needs of individuals with autism and their families. We do this through advocacy and support; increasing understanding and acceptance of people with autism; and advancing research into causes and better interventions for autism spectrum disorder and related conditions. Through partnerships and collaboration, we are committed to: increasing global understanding and acceptance of people with autism; being a catalyst for life-enhancing research breakthroughs; increasing early screening and timely interventions; improving the transition to adulthood; and ensuring access to reliable information and services throughout the life span.

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Twin Cities Music Therapy Services, LLC - Supporting Sponsor

We creatively provide virtual and in-person music therapy services at our South Minneapolis clinic, in client’s homes, and at community partnerships throughout the Twin Cities Metro. Our therapists are skilled at facilitating growth through an individualized, relationship-based approach to music therapy sessions, therapeutic music lessons, group classes, and annual summer camp.

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