Calendar of Events

Jun
1
Sat
Navigating MSP Airport @ MSP Airport, Terminal 1
Jun 1 @ 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
Jun
15
Sat
Gus Macker Basketball Tournament @ Saint Paul College, Lot C
Jun 15 – Jun 16 all-day
Gus Macker Basketball Tournament @ Saint Paul College, Lot C

Gus Macker – The Original 3-on-3 Basketball Festival of Family Fun!

Checklist: Save the dates, collect your teammates, click on register and then work on your game to get ready.

The original 3-on-3 basketball festival of family fun, also known as a Gus Macker Tournament, will be here this summer.

The Gus Macker Tournaments are designed for basketball players who love the fun of the driveway game – male or female, from age 7 to 70-plus, short and tall, the most experienced or those with little or no experience who just want to play.

This year, 2019, is the 46th year of Gus Macker Basketball. For the first 13 years it was a single tournament started by a pair of brothers and their friends in 1974, but became a festival phenomenon and America’s Original 3-on-3 Basketball Tour in 1987.

Through the years there have been 1,421 sanctioned Gus Macker Tournaments presented for over 670,800 teams or almost 2.7 million players and played in front of over 27.5 million spectators.

This year you can be a part of it because teams are computer-matched into male and female divisions in one of three categories: Junior, Adult, or Top. The age, height and experience of all four players on each team are considered in bracketing.

Teams receive at least three scheduled games each tournament. A Macker is a double-elimination tournament, but with a consolation bracket historically called “The Toilet Bowl” for teams that lose the first two games.

Their modern tournaments maintain order in almost all cases with registered officials calling fouls and violations.

Family fun in a festival atmosphere is always the goal of a Gus Macker Tournament, and they proudly serve as the most popular basketball tournament for outdoor play in downtown streets, parking lots and community parks across the country.

Jul
13
Sat
Navigating MSP Airport @ MSP Airport, Terminal 1
Jul 13 @ 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
Aug
3
Sat
Navigating MSP Airport @ MSP Airport, Terminal 1
Aug 3 @ 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
Sep
7
Sat
Navigating MSP Airport @ MSP Airport, Terminal 1
Sep 7 @ 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
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.

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
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
Dec
7
Sat
Navigating MSP Airport @ MSP Airport, Terminal 1
Dec 7 @ 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