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Autism  Awareness Campaign 

Suggested Months for this Campaign:

  • April: Autism Awareness Month

  • June: Autistic Pride Day

April is Autism Awareness Month

 

#AcmeAutismAwareness

The

Charities

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.

 

The

Charity Fair

April 15th

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!

 

Volunteer Event

April 15th

2:00pm

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..  

 

 

Fundraising Activities

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:

  • sports jersey

  • sports hat

  • jeans or shorts

Chili Cook-off

April 5th

11:30am - 1:00pm

Cafe

 

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

Silent Auction

Week of April 20th

M-F: 8am - 5pm

Cafe

 

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.

 

Informational Webinars

Autism 101

April 2nd

6:00 pm

Register

This is a presentation that is presented by a licensed mental health professional. The presentation provides a surface-level understanding of ASD and is meant for the layman to comprehend. Additionally, it is presented in a conversational-style that will hopefully provide answers to questions people want to ask but are afraid.

Autism Spectrum Disorder and Employment

April 5th

6:00 pm

Register

Examine common challenges and strengths associated with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), as well as frequently co-occurring conditions. Review employment outcomes among individuals with ASD and discuss how these are connected to common ASD traits. 

Autism Spectrum Disorder: History, Criteria, & Prevalence 

April 8th

6:00 pm

Register

Examine the history of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), including changes in how it is conceptualized and understood, as well as current DSM-V diagnostic criteria. Review prevalence estimates over time and discuss what factors play a role in increasing prevalence. 

Autism Spectrum Disorders 101

April12th

6:00 pm

Register

This workshop provides an overview of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) for families and professionals to gain a better understanding of the characteristics of ASD and the interventions that promote success.  Tools and strategies will be presented that address organization, communication, sensory challenges, behavior and emotional regulation. Participants will be better equipped to deal with the emotional challenges of the diagnosis and learn about community resources for their child and family.

Autism's Hidden Strengths: Interviewing & Hiring Individuals with Autism

April 17th

6:00 pm

Register

Find the best person for the job - not just the person who interviews best.  High attention to detail. Logical thinking. Perseverance for repetitive tasks. Ability to retain information. Ability to be precise. Focused. Accurate. Diligent. Timely.  These are just a few of the abilities that can make individuals on the autism spectrum extremely valuable employees to your organization. And, people with autism are among the most honest, loyal, and committed people you may ever employ, which can help to reduce your turnover and training costs significantly. 

Understanding Autism Spectrum Disorder

April 27th

6:00 pm

Register

Review common traits associated with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) as well as commonly co-occurring conditions and examine how this impacts daily functioning. Discuss evidence-based practices that can effectively support individuals with ASD across settings and promote adaptive outcomes. 

 

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