Calendar of Events

Sep
21
Sat
AuSM Self-Advocacy Summit @ Union Depot
Sep 21 @ 8:30 am – 3:30 pm
AuSM Self-Advocacy Summit @ Union Depot

The 2nd Annual AuSM Self-Advocacy Summit will include a keynote presentation and breakout sessions featuring topics including mental health, executive function, sensory needs, employment, relationships, and more. This event is for adults with autism by adults with autism.

Self-Advocacy Summit 2019 Call for Submissions
AuSM currently is seeking one-hour presentations from autistic individuals about topics including emotion regulation, executive function, relationships, employment, transition, housing, advocacy, stigma, self-care, sensory integration, navigating services, friendships, and mental health. AuSM’s Self-Advocacy Speakers Committee will evaluate proposals and those submitting proposals will be contacted by June 24, 2019 regarding the status of their proposal. A limited number of proposals will be accepted. Proposals will be evaluated based on the relevance of the topic to our audience, the background of the presenter, and creating a day that is balanced in topics and difficulty level. Proposals are due June 3, 2019. Click here to download the Call for Submissions form.

Sep
25
Wed
Paul’s Pals Stewardship Committee Meeting
Sep 25 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Stewardship Committee Meeting
Sep 25 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Oct
5
Sat
Navigating MSP Airport @ MSP Airport, Terminal 1
Oct 5 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Navigating MSP Airport @ MSP Airport, Terminal 1

Having a child with special needs can make travel intimidating. Navigating MSP Airport helps ease the anxiety with free, monthly practice runs through the airport. A partnership between the Metropolitan Airports Commission and the Fraser and the Autism Society of Minnesota (AuSM), this program will allow you to:

  • Experience TSA security
  • Explore the terminal
  • Board a plane and meet a pilot
  • Prepare for takeoff
  • Gather helpful tips, info & resources
Oct
11
Fri
A Toast to Courage
Oct 11 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm
A Toast to Courage

Join Courage Kenny at the 19th annual A Toast to Courage Gala for an evening filled with friends, fun, reasons to celebrate and opportunities to make a difference.

Highlights include:

  • Reception with hors d’oeuvres, silent auction, and other fun activities
  • Multi-course gourmet dinner with wine pairings
  • Opportunity to support new therapy technology
  • After-dinner party with desserts and live music
  • Complimentary valet parking

Cocktail or business attire suggested.

 

Oct
12
Sat
AuSM Pumpkin Trolley @ Minnesota Street Car Museum
Oct 12 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
AuSM Pumpkin Trolley @ Minnesota Street Car Museum

Join AuSM for a fun ride along the rails, including a stop where you will be able to select a pumpkin to take home. For each member of your family who will be joining us, please add a “participant” and enter his or her name. Limit one pumpkin per person.

Oct
23
Wed
Unity Day
Oct 23 all-day
Unity Day

Together against bullying. United for kindness, acceptance, and inclusion. Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Make it ORANGE and make it end! What are your true colors when it comes to bullying? If you care about safe and supportive schools and communities make your color ORANGE on Unity Day. That’s the day everyone can come together – in schools, communities, and online – and send one large ORANGE message of support, hope, and unity to show that we are together against bullying and united for kindness, acceptance, and inclusion.

“ORANGE provides a powerful, visually compelling expression of solidarity,” said Paula Goldberg, Executive Director of PACER Center. “Whether it’s hundreds of individuals at a school wearing ORANGE, store owners offering ORANGE products, or a community changing a landmark to ORANGE, the vibrant statement becomes a conversation starter, sending the supportive, universal message that bullying is never acceptable behavior.”

Read the history on Wikipedia, Unity Day sponsored by PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center since 2011.

Visit the Facebook album for highlights from Unity Day 2018 and 2017.

See the various ways in which you can participate here.

Watch below to learn more about Unity Day

Oct
30
Wed
Paul’s Pals Stewardship Committee Meeting
Oct 30 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Stewardship Committee Meeting
Oct 30 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Nov
2
Sat
Navigating MSP Airport @ MSP Airport, Terminal 1
Nov 2 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Navigating MSP Airport @ MSP Airport, Terminal 1

Having a child with special needs can make travel intimidating. Navigating MSP Airport helps ease the anxiety with free, monthly practice runs through the airport. A partnership between the Metropolitan Airports Commission and the Fraser and the Autism Society of Minnesota (AuSM), this program will allow you to:

  • Experience TSA security
  • Explore the terminal
  • Board a plane and meet a pilot
  • Prepare for takeoff
  • Gather helpful tips, info & resources