AuSM keeps all your dollars local. Proceeds from Steps of Hope directly serve families in your neighborhood by supporting AuSM's programs. For over 40 years AuSM programs have provided information and support to individuals, families and professionals that care for people living with autism. Visit our Steps of Hope Support Grants page to learn how your dollars promote a better life for those living with autism in your community.
It is easy to be a part of Steps of Hope! Pull together a team and join us as we weave our way through Ridgedale Shopping Center's upper level. Come out to support this great cause and engage in all the fun activities we have planned: face painting, massages, interactive karate and much more! Also attending the big event are the Vikings cheerleaders, TC the Twins Mascot, and yours truly, Miss Minnesota 2011 Natalie Davis! The Autism Society of Minnesota is a 501(c)(3) organization. Donations are tax deductible. Download the 2012 brochure and help spread the word.
Be rewarded! We have some great prizes for our top fundraisers. Be our biggest fundraiser before the walk and win a room with breakfast for two at the Sheraton Minneapolis West. Second place wins breakfast for two. And there are more fabulous prizes for fundraising totals on the day of the walk. Click here for details.
Visit the sponsor tables placed throughout Ridgedale Center. At the tables, our sponsors are happy to chat with you and offer information about their products and services.
Interested in becoming a sponsor? Visit our sponsor page or download a sponsor form.
Steps of Hope is a yearly gathering for individuals, family members, and professionals connected to the autism community. This will by my fifth year attending Steps of Hope. I will never forget the first time I attended the event. Growing up, I felt very much alone in my experience having a brother with Autism Spectrum Disorder, so coming to Steps of Hope for the first time as a high school senior and seeing thousands of people gathered to support their loved ones with autism was, in a word, incredible. The purpose of Steps of Hope is to bring the autism community together and to let families know that they are being supported by AuSM and each other; they are not alone. Please support this incredible community event and organization. For more information, visit www.ausm.org.