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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!

Cheap Skate Sensory-Friendly Tuesdays

CheapSkatelogoApril 24, 2018
6 p.m.

Cheap Skate
3075 Coon Rapids Blvd. NW
Coon Rapids, MN 55433

Cheap Skate is hosting “Sensory Skate and Bounce Nights” every Tuesday in April and every first Tuesday of the month throughout the rest of the year. Floor lights will remain on, there will not be special effect lighting, and the music will be at a lower volume. Wheelchairs and strollers are welcomed along with caregivers who wish to walk the skating floor to assist. Click here for more information.

During April, Cheap Skate will be offering puzzle piece sales in support of AuSM's programs and services. The following will be given to participants who purchase a puzzle piece:

$1.00 donation – Name on puzzle piece displayed in rink entry/exitway
$5.00 donation – Name on puzzle piece displayed in rink entry/exitway + Free Skating or Bouncing admission ticket. (up to a $6.99 value)
$20.00 donation – Family Name on puzzle piece displayed in rink entry/exitway + 4 Free Skating AND Bouncing admission tickets with rental. (up to a $51.99 value)

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.
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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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: 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

Sensory Friendly Sunday at the Walker Art Center

WalkerLogoMay 6, June 3, July 8, Aug. 5, Sept. 2, Oct. 7
8-11 a.m.

Walker Art Center
725 Vineland Pl.
Minneapolis, MN 55403

Sensory Friendly Sunday is a monthly, free event for kids, teens, and adults with sensory processing differences or autism and their families, offering the opportunity to make art together, explore the galleries, watch a short film, or just hang out in a different setting. The galleries will be closed to all other visitors, allowing guests to enjoy the museum in a calm environment where accommodations such as quiet spaces, noise-canceling headphones, and fidgets are provided. Cost: FREE, but registration is encouraged. Click here to register.