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Uniting the Community Events

16 17FallCatalogCvrIn 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 listed in the 2016-2017 AuSM Education Catalog as well as other events that have been added since the catalog was printed. Some events require advance registration. We look forward to seeing you out and about in our great community!

Click here to view the Uniting the Community events calendar from the 2016-2017 AuSM catalog.

Touch-a-Truck at Maplewood Mall

TouchaTruckMM2017Rescheduled to June 4, 2017
11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Maplewood Mall
3001 White Bear Ave. N.
Maplewood, Minnesota 55109

Touch-A-Truck is a family focused event that allows children the opportunity to climb in and around some of the coolest vehicles around. By partnering with local business and public servants, we are able to bring the community together and create a unique and fun experience. After you touch all of the trucks head inside the mall for our KidX Club magic show! Please note that this is not a specifically sensory-friendly event, however, all are welcome to participate. Cost: FREE. Click here for more information and to RSVP.

Flint Hills International Children's Festival 2017

OrdwayChildrensWayHomeJune 4, 2017 at 12 p.m.

Lab Theater (inside Lowry Building)
350 St. Peter St.
St. Paul, MN 55102

The Way Back Home Sensory-Friendly Performance
Experience an entertaining and interactive retelling of The Way Back Home, designed to be a welcoming and meaningful experience for youth with sensory, social and learning disabilities. When a boy discovers a single-propeller airplane in his closet, he does what any young adventurer would do: he flies into outer space! Millions of miles from Earth, the plane begins to sputter and quake. The fuel tank is empty and the boy must execute a daring landing on the moon. But as it turns out, he is not alone up there. The Way Back Home uses puppets to tell a simple yet profound tale about friendship and conquering the fear of the unknown. This performance is part of the 2017 Flint Hills International Children’s Festival, presented by Ordway Center for the Performing Arts. Cost: $8.00 per person in advance. “Pay what you can” day of the performance on a first-come, first serve basis and subject to availability. For ticket information, call the Ordway's Ticket Office: 651.224.4222, or click on the below links.

More Information
Pre-visit story, accommodations, and visual schedule
Video sample

Please join us! The Autism Society of Minnesota will be one of the Festival Partners providing an art-making activity out in the park during the Festival!

Highland Friendship Club Wellness Connection Series

HighlandFC2016Wednesdays, June 7-28, 2017
6:30-8:30 p.m.

Hallie Q. Brown Community Center
270 N. Kent St.
St. Paul MN 55102

Have you heard of HFC’s innovative Wellness Connection Workshop Series yet? This special workshop series is designed by Katie Thune specifically for HFC members and their caregivers to learn about:

Healthy Relationships
Personal Safety
Peer Pressure, Bullying and Cyber Safety
Appropriate Touch

The Wellness Series is a fantastic opportunity for people with disabilities to learn how to practice safety while being involved in the community. All workshops include movement, healthy snack and instruction (discussion and activities) on the topic. We encourage parents/caregivers to attend alongside HFC members in order to create an atmosphere of acceptance and open communication. If caregivers cannot attend, HFC members are welcome to register and attend on their own as well. Cost: $40 for all four sessions or $10 per session. Click here for more information and to register.

A Year with Frog and Toad

FrogToadJune 16, 2017
7 p.m. - Sensory Friendly Performance

Children's Theatre Company
2400 3rd Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN 55404

Waking from hibernation, the perky Frog and the worrywart Toad plant gardens, swim, rake leaves, go sledding, and learn life lessons. Cost: $15 child/$20 adult (reduced from $41 child/$51 adult). Limited income discounts available. Click here to view the sensory-friendly guide to the show.


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