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Uniting the Community Events

CatalogCover17 18In partnership with area businesses and organizations, AuSM is pleased to offer monthly opportunities for families and individuals with autism to come together and enjoy fun activities in supportive, welcoming environments. Below is a listing of community events and other happenings. Some events require advance registration. We look forward to seeing you out and about in our great community!

Anime Twin Cities September Movie Event

AnimeTClogoAnime Twin Cities Movie Event
Saturday, Sept. 23

Geek Partnership Society
1121 N.E. Jackson St. #106
Minneapolis, MN 55413

In partnership with Funimation, Anime Twin Cities Inc. presents a showing of three award-winning films by Mamoru Hosoda: The Boy and the Beast, Wolf Children, and Summer Wars. Watch one or all on a big screen, for free! Bring a comfy chair or blanket - whatever you need to cozy up and enjoy the shows. You may bring your own food and drinks, but Anime Twin Cities also will have snacks for sale. No alcohol, please. Doors open at 1 p.m. All films will be dubbed in English.

Social event for adults with autism! AuSM will be at this event for the first showing of The Boy and the Beast at 1:30, offering resources and a quiet space for those who want to take a break from the movie viewing.

1:30 p.m.: The Boy and the Beast
4:00 p.m.: Wolf Children
6:30 p.m.: Summer Wars

Ramsey and Dakota Counties Resource Fairs

ResourceTableWEBPlease join us at one of the following resource fairs to learn more about organizations offering new services and supports through the Dakota and Ramsey Counties Autism Grant.

Thursday, Sept. 21, from 4-7 p.m.
Dakota County Western Service Center – Room 106
14955 Galaxie Ave, Apple Valley

Monday, Sept. 25, from 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Dakota County Northern Service Center – Rooms 110A and 110B
1 Mendota Rd W, West Saint Paul

Friday, Sept. 29, from 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Ramsey County Library in Roseville
2180 Hamline Ave N, Roseville

Cost: FREE. If you have questions about these resource fairs, please contact the Grant Coordinators at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Dakota County Library Sensory-Friendly Saturdays

DakotaCntyLibrary2017Sept. 23, Oct. 28, Nov. 18, Dec. 16
10:30–11:15 a.m.  

Wescott Library
1340 Wecott Rd.

Explore books, music, movement and play in a sensory-friendly setting that welcomes children ages 3–8 of all abilities including those who have difficulty in large groups, are on the autism spectrum, or are sensitive to sensory overload. One registration required per family. An adult must accompany each registered child. Siblings welcome. Cost: FREE, but registration is required. Click here to register.

Maple Grove Sensitive Family Times

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10 a.m.-12 p.m.

Hennepin County Library
8001 Main St.
Maple Grove, MN 55369

For families living with autism or other special needs. Explore the library at your own pace during this time set aside just for your family. Literacy resources and family resources will be shared. Each child may choose a gift book to keep. Because the Maple Grove Library does not open to the general public until noon, please enter through the east front doors, which will be marked. Cost: Free.