Calendar of Events

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.

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.

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

Champions & Heroes Event @ Warehouse Winery
Dec 3 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Champions & Heroes Event @ Warehouse Winery

Our #GivingTuesday celebrations consist giving back to our community of Champions & Heroes each year. We want to thank our community, whether it be partner organizations or our donors. These are the people providing everyday adventures for children with disabilities and opening up worlds of opportunities through building inclusive communities.

#GivingTuesday is an annual global day of giving on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving. Designed in conjunction with Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday, this movement allows others to help through the gift of their time, donations, goods or voice. Since 2012, the global giving community has donated over $1 billion to causes on #GivingTuesday.

Join Paul’s Pals as we honor our Champions and introduce our Heroes, as we highlight the direct impact of the projects your efforts support. These two groups work together to fund, support and build inclusive communities.  These are the stories of how we change lives of children with disabilities, together.

Learn more about our 2018 event and Heroes.