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Uniting the Community Events

2018SummerCatalogCvrIn 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!

Adaptive Climbing Nights by Midwest Climbing Academy

MidwestClimbingAcademyWEB3rd Sunday of each Month beginning June 17, 2018
July 15, Aug. 19, Sept. 16, Oct. 21

6-8 p.m.

Midwest Climbing Academy
575 S.E. 9th St. #70
Minneapolis, MN 55414

Academy Adaptive Climbing aims to create an inclusive climbing community for athletes with physical or cognitive disabilities in the Twin Cities and surrounding areas. Our programs offer a space that is supportive and consistent to help participants achieve their personal climbing goals regardless of disability. We value accessibility of climbing, community and challenging perspectives of what is possible for someone with a disability. Monthly climbing nights begin on June 17, 2018. If you’re looking for a casual, fun and supportive environment to climb, these nights are for you! Cost: $20 per climber. Click here for more information and to register.

Sensory-Friendly Hour at Battle Creek Waterworks

WaterworksLogoMonday, June 18 at 11 a.m.
Thursday, August 16 at 11 a.m.

Battle Creek Waterworks
2401 Upper Afton Rd. E.
Maplewood, MN 55119

Ramsey County is partnering with AuSM for sensory-friendly time at Battle Creek Waterworks. The sensory-friendly hour will include earplugs and a quiet place with fidget spinners and other toys. To help plan for attending, a social narrative is available at this link:  ramseycounty.us/waterworks. The social narrative is available through a link in the upper right corner of the page. Cost: $7. Click here for more information.

Monthly Birthday Celebration and Game Night for Adults with Autism

cupcakewebAge 18+

Birthdays are something we all have in common – let’s celebrate together! Come to AuSM to celebrate your birthday and the birthdays of others with cake and games. Bring a board or card game to play. AuSM will provide treats. Everyone is welcome, whether it’s your birthday or not!

Click here for a flyer with all 2018 party dates.

Held Monthly from 6:30-8:30 p.m.
June 20, 2018
July 18, 2018
Aug. 22, 2018
Sept. 19, 2018
Oct. 24, 2018
Nov. 14, 2018
Dec. 19, 2018

Autism Society of Minnesota
2380 Wycliff St. #102, St. Paul, MN 55114

Cost Per Participant
AuSM Member/Non-Member: $3
FREE if it’s your birthday month!

Registration Deadline: One week prior to scheduled dates.


Safe Summer Nights 2018

JakewithOfficerWEBJune 26, 2018
5-7 p.m.

Bridge View School
350 Colborne St. 
St. Paul, MN 55102

Please join the Saint Paul Police Department for a special edition of Safe Summer Nights, “St. Paul 4 Kids”, at Bridge View School. This location offers an adaptive school playground for individuals with special needs. The event will include a picnic style BBQ/cookout, games, face painting,bouncy house, K9, mounted patrol, and more for youth with adaptive and special needs and their families and caregivers. Cost: FREE. If you have questions about this event, please contact the Saint Paul Police Community Engagement Unit at 651.266.5485 or visit www.safesummernights.org.