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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!

Autism Awareness Week 2018 at Valleyfair

ValleyfairlogowebJuly 16-22, 2018

1 Valley Fair Dr.
Shakopee, MN 55379

The Autism Society of America is partnering with Cedar Fair Parks, Valleyfair's parent company, to offer Autism Awareness Week at Valleyfair July 16-22, 2018. Tickets purchased through the below link are offered at a special reduced rate, and $2 per ticket will be donated to the Autism Society of Minnesota in support of local individuals affected by autism. The week will include a handout highlighting services available to those with autism; a special sensory friendly show at all parks; and quiet rooms or areas at the park. Visit Guest Services during your visit for more information. Click here for more information and to reserve you tickets for Autism Awareness Week. 

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.
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.


Como Zoo Autism Sensory Friendly Early Entry

giraffe2webSelected Dates (see below)
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: July 22; July 25; Aug 5; Aug 8; Aug 19; Aug 22; Sept. 9; Oct. 14; Nov. 11; Dec. 9

Ride for Hope - 10 Year Anniversary Ride

RideforHope2018WEBJuly 28, 2018

Begins at the American Legion
12674 Fremont Ave.
Zimmerman, MN 55398

Join Lube Tech, fellow motorcyclists, supporters riding in vehicles, and AuSM for this exciting ride in support of the Autism Society of Minnesota's programs and services. The ride will begin with registration and breakfast at the American Legion in Zimmerman at 8 a.m. Kickstands up at 9:30 a.m., and stops will include the VFW in Isanti and Captains on Long Lake. The ride will conclude back at the American Legion with fellowship and fun! Cost: $35/bike or vehicle + $15 per passenger. Click here for more information and to register.