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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!

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! 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.
Feb. 21, 2018
March 21, 2018
April 18, 2018
May 23, 2018
June 20, 2018
July 18, 2018
Aug. 22, 2018
Sept. 19, 2018
Oct. 24, 2018
Nov. 14, 2018
Dec. 19, 2018

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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Disability Day at the Capitol

CapitolBuildingWEBTuesday, Feb. 27, 2018
9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Minnesota State Capitol
75 Rev Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
St. Paul, MN 55155

Join The Arc Minnesota for the 2018 Disability Day at the Capitol where participants will gather to rally in support of people with disabilities in Minnesota. This event is co-sponsored by the Autism Society of Minnesota, Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance, Advocating Change Together, MOFAS, Minnesota Council on Disability, and Minnesota Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities. We encourage participation by families and individuals affected by autism so the needs of those with autism can be heard. Cost: Free, but registration is encouraged. Click here to register.  

Schedule of Events:
9 a.m.: Registration, Capitol Basement, Room B-15 (L’etoile du Nord)
9:50-10:10 a.m.: Issue Briefing: Captiol Basement, Room B-15 (L’etoile du Nord)
10:30-10:45 a.m.: Singing Performance by ‘Side by Side Choir’ in Rotunda, 1st Floor of Capitol
11-11:45 a.m.: Rally in Rotunda, 1st Floor of Capitol
12 p.m.: Visits with Legislators

Individuals are encouraged to schedule visits with legislators in advance if possible.

Como Zoo Autism Sensory Friendly Early Entry

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9-10 a.m.

Como Park Zoo & Conservatory
1225 Estabrook Dr.
St. Paul, MN 55103

Join us for an inclusive experience at Como Park Zoo & Conservatory. Spend time exploring exhibits, stations, and activities designed for individuals on the autism spectrum and their families. Click here for maps including quiet spaces, visual social stories, and other materials to help prepare for your Autism Friendly Early Entry at Como Zoo. Cost: FREE.

2018 Dates: March 11; April 8; May 13; June 10; June 13; July 8; July 11; July 22; July 25; Aug 5; Aug 8; Aug 19; Aug 22; Sept. 9; Oct. 14; Nov. 11; Dec. 9

Steps of Hope for Autism in Minnesota 2018 - Huge Resource Fair

SOH2018LogoMarch 4, 2018
8:30-11 a.m.

Southdale Center
10 Southdale Center
Edina, MN 55435

Are you ready for the ultimate autism community event of the year? Steps of Hope for Autism in Minnesota 2018 will be coming your way on Sunday, March 4, 2018 from 8:30-11 a.m. Held at Southdale Center in Edina, Steps of Hope will feature the state's largest annual autism resource fair, fun games, the 2nd annual AuSM Flash Dash, and a huge opportunity to join this awesome community in raising dollars to support programs and services for those affected by autism in Minnesota. Cost: FREE. Click here for more information and to get registered.