Autism Society of MN Presents Steps for Autism

Hero Crest: Autism Hero - Steps of Hope - Autism Society of Minnesota

The Steps for Autism walk will be held in May in 2021. While it has historically taken place the first weekend, AUSM is currently working on a location that will allow for either socially distanced sponsor space, a drive-thru resource fair, or both. Yay. for those of us who have always loved participating but hated dragging our families out of bed early on a cold March morning! More details are expected soon.

You can be an Autism Hero with the Autism Society of Minnesota’s (AuSM20th Annual Steps for Autism Walk on March 1, 2020 at Southdale Center.
When I was a teenager, I had the opportunity to babysit for a little boy who had autism. I can still see his face and his strawberry blonde hair as he tip-toed around his house with incredible agility.

Unfortunately, I was not fully prepared for how I could best care for him. But thankfully, I had a friend who loved that little boy so much. She knew exactly what he needed–when he needed space and when to be insistent. She was a lifesaver for his family and him and a blessing to the whole community.

Tammy was just 15 years old and already an Autism Hero.

I grew up in a small town without many resources for families. In fact, at the time, this little guy was the only preschooler I knew with autism. I know there were times when his mom felt alone and misunderstood.

The number of kids on the autism spectrum is growing. Community can be built around those affected by autism.

Family Fun Twin Cities is partnering with the Autism Society of Minnesota to help provide resources for families with sensory sensitivities. With their encouragement, we have created our Twin Cities Special Needs ShortList, where we include a calendar of events geared toward families with special needs and community resources.

Special Needs
Click here to visit our Special Needs Shortlist

Be an Autism Hero at Steps for Autism

Time to activate your inner superhero! The AuSM will present its 20th annual family fun walk and the largest autism resource fair in the state at Southdale Center on March 1, 2020. Each participant is an autism hero, rallying for the 1 in 68 individuals living with autism in Minnesota. Steps of Hope dollars directly support local families and individuals living with autism, from birth through retirement. Donations stay in the community by funding AuSM’s innovative programs and services.
We are excited to see you there!

You are simply AuSM!

 

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