You care about someone with autism. Fundraise to build an inclusive Minnesota that celebrates neurodiversity.

Sunday, May 21, 2023
9 a.m.-12 p.m.

Como Lakeside Pavilion
1360 Lexington Pkwy. N.
St Paul, MN 55103

Join us for the 23rd annual Steps for Autism in Minnesota from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. on Sunday, May 21 at the Como Lakeside Pavilion. You'll experience fun activities, an autism resource fair, and opportunities for community connections. It's always free to attend the resource fair and event on May 21, although we request that you register in advance. 

Online registration is now closed – but walk-ins are always welcome. Visit us at registration, where additional donations can also be collected.

See a social narrative to prepare for the event here.

Make a difference for autistics in Minnesota by donating to AuSM

Autism is the fastest growing developmental disability in Minnesota. With a prevalence rate of 1 in 34 Minnesotans being autistic, the autism community is all of us – it’s your neighbors, your co-workers, your friends, and their families. As Minnesota’s first autism resource for over a half-century, AuSM serves the whole state, the whole spectrum, for the whole life. 

You can build this community for autistics across Minnesota by donating today.

Become a fundraiser or make a donation to help provide social and recreation programs, mental health services, support groups, and so much more.

Who are you walking for?

Create your fundraising page and share who you're walking for. At this year's Steps for Autism, whether you're fundraising in honor of your students, a family member, or even yourself, we invite you to share your story and join us on May 21 for a celebration of our autistic community!

The AuSM Flash Dash

Back in 2023 is the AuSM Flash Dash! Join us for this all ages, all abilities quick run that sets out from our balloon arch. Registration for the Flash Dash is $5 and includes a commemorative medal.

Parking at Como Lake

Parking for Steps for Autism is available in a few lots near the Como Lakeside Pavilion, including the South Parking Lot, the North Lot, the Picnic Lot, and the Butterfly Lot (located across the street from the Pavilion). There is an additional parking lot directly across the lake from the Pavilion. Parking is NOT allowed in the Como Golf Course parking lot. Additional street parking can be found around the lake.

Thank You 2023 Sponsors!











PICS: Partners in Community Supports

Infant Brain Imaging Study (IBIS)
Looking Forward Life Coaching
Minnesota Independence College & Community
On Track MN
University of Minnesota SPARK

MAAN (Multicultural Autism Action Network)
Minnesota Association for Children’s Mental Health
Minnesota Autism Resource Portal
Minnesota Department of Transportation
SPAN (Somali Parent Autism Network)
Uniquely Regal Kids


Allegra Downtown St. Paul


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