April is Autism Awareness Month
The mission of the Autism Society of Minnesota (AuSM) is to enhance the lives of individuals and families affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder. AuSM serves Minnesotans, throughout their lives, with a fundamental commitment to advocacy, education, support, collaboration, and community building. AuSM provides quality programs and services and is the first place individuals and families call for expertise, real-life insights, and compassionate support.
Fraser is the premier provider of autism services in the Upper Midwest, and the largest early childhood mental health provider in Minnesota, treating over 100 diagnoses. We serve the whole person through healthcare, housing, employment, education, and support services that help children, teens, adults, and families live their fullest lives, from birth to adulthood. After 75 years, we know the right interventions can ignite the spark of the possible in everyone.
Minnesota Autism Center (MAC) is the only comprehensive nonprofit in Minnesota that provides therapeutic services to children and adolescents between the ages of 18 months to 21 years who have autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Our services are center-based and in-home, utilizing several therapeutic modalities, all based on the principles of applied behavior analysis (ABA) therapy, to develop individualized treatment plans and group learning experiences.
At MICC, we believe that everyone deserves the opportunity to discover their full potential and live a vibrant life. Our students, young adults with ASD or other learning differences, begin with a unique, 3 yr. program to gain the skills they need to become employed and live an independent life. MICC students live with classmates in apartments, where they can immediately apply the skills they learn. After they graduate, MICC is here to help with the challenges through our Community Program.
1:00 - 3:00pm
Atrium of the Building
Plan to stop down to our charity fair to meet the charities.
You can learn about their important work, their programs & services as well as any volunteer needs they have.
We will have a raffle drawing for those of you who visit each nonprofit at the fair.
Popcorn will be served!
Atrium of the Building
We will have a speed volunteering event during the charity fair.
We will be creating lacing boards and discovery bottles for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder..
Casual for a Cause
Every day in April
$3 per day
See Lonnie at our reception desk to buy a ticket. Each $3 ticket is good for one day to wear one or all of the following:
jeans or shorts
11:30am - 1:00pm
This will be brutally competitive as our amateur chefs cook up some chili for us! Come hungry and ready for some good food!
$10 per bottomless tasting bowl
Week of April 20th
M-F: 8am - 5pm
Each department will create a basket or two (see manager for budget) to auction off.
A pizza lunch will be awarded to the department with the best basket.