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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
Dec. 16

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.

Science Museum of Minnesota Sensory-Friendly Sundays

ScienceMuseumMNLogoDec. 16
Jan. 20, 2019
Feb. 17, 2019

Science Museum of Minnesota
120 W Kellogg Blvd.
St. Paul, MN 55102

At the Science Museum, we know that all visitors learn differently. What works to light the spark of science learning for one visitor might not work for another. See a lights-up, sound-down Omnitheater show at 9 a.m., visit the exhibit galleries before they open to the public, retreat to a designated quiet space to relax and recharge, and enjoy lighter crowds. And don’t forget to take advantage of the features we offer to visitors every day to foster a positive learning environment. Cost: Ticket prices range from $8.95 to $24.95. Discounts are available for individuals, families, and groups with limited incomes. Admission is free for working Personal Care Attendants when they’re visiting with a client. Call 651.221.9444 to reserve your tickets for the Sensory Friendly Sunday 9 a.m. Omnitheater show. Click here for more information.

Omni Show Dec. 16: Living in the Age of Airplanes
Omni Show Jan. 20: Journey to Space
Omni Show Feb. 17: The Greatest Places

Monthly Birthday Celebration and Game Night for Adults with Autism

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Birthdays are something we all have in common – let’s celebrate together! Bring a board or card game to play, an art project to share, or simply come for fun, stress-free conversation. AuSM will provide treats. Everyone is welcome, whether it’s your birthday or not!

Click here for a flyer with all 2018-2019 party dates.

Held Monthly from 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Dec. 19, 2018
Jan. 16, 2019
Feb. 20, 2019
March 20, 2019
April 17, 2019
May 15, 2019
June 19, 2019
July 17, 2019

Location
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.

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How the Grinch Stole Christmas at Children's Theatre Company

CTCGrinch2019Jan. 4, 2019
7 p.m.

Children's Theatre Company
2400 3rd Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55404

Join us for this sensory-friendly performance of How the Grinch Stole Christmas. A miserly and miserable, ever-so-cantankerous Grinch has witnessed the despicable Christmas joy of the Whos with disdain, from a distance, for decades. Enough! In this favorite holiday story, filled with music and Seussian rhymes, he conceives a dastardly plot to destroy what they love. It’s the smallest of the Whos tiny Cindy Lou, who extends a hand. Through the combination of kindness and community, we witness not only a change in the course of Who-History, but also the size and capacity of the old green guy’s heart. Click here for more information and to order tickets.

All volunteer positions for this performance have been filled. If you are interested in volunteering at a future Children's Theatre Company sensory-friendly performance, please see AuSM's Uniting the Community events calendar.