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Fraser Festival for Autism, presented by Central Roofing Company

May 01, 2021 — 08:00 AM-01:00 PM— Mall of America - North LotMAP
Fraser Festival for Autism, presented by Central Roofing Company

Join us for a drive-thru day of fun!

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The Fraser Walk for Autism has been refreshed and rebranded into the Fraser Festival for Autism, presented by Central Roofing Company. The goal of the Fraser Festival remains the same, to support Minnesotans with autism and raise awareness and acceptance in the community.

We invite you to join us at this unique family- and sensory-friendly event, which features food, giveaways, therapy animals and our Sensory Support team — a group of specially-trained volunteers who support individuals with sensory sensitivities. The event will include a drive-thru parade of activities for individuals to enjoy from the safety of their vehicles.*

In Minnesota, 1 in 44 children will be diagnosed with autism. Navigating a diagnosis can be challenging, but families don’t have to do it alone. Fraser provides resources and services to help every family achieve success — however they define it. All funds raised at the Fraser Festival for Autism will allow us to sustain and grow our programs to reach even more families.

To ensure a safe and fun experience for all participants, we will conduct the event in two waves. Please REGISTER TODAY to reserve your time slot.

WAVE TIMES:

8–10 a.m.

10 a.m.– noon

If you have any questions or concerns regarding wave times, please contact events@fraser.org.

NEW FUNDRAISING CONTESTS

1. Individuals who raise $100 by April 16 get to choose between an “I Heart Someone with Autism” t-shirt or a sensory support backpack.

2. Individuals who raise $1,000 by April 16 will have their car decorated at the Fraser festival.

3. Teams who raise $1,000 by April 16 will receive a sign created by Fraser School kiddos that will be displayed at the festival.

Download our fundraising guide here!

Download our corporate fundraising guide here!

Click here to view pictures of last year’s event!

Questions about the event or interested in sponsorship opportunities? Please contact Special Events Program Manager Rose Rosario at rose.rosario@fraser.org.


Share Your Favorite Games with Community Living Residents

We will be collecting NEW games and puzzles for individuals in Fraser Community Living to enjoy during this period of isolation. You can drop off your game donations along the drive-thru route at the festival. We’re looking for games like:

  • Memory and matching games
  • Yahtzee 
  • Trivia games
  • Puzzles
  • Rubik’s cubes
  • Single-player games

*The health and safety of Fraser clients, staff and event participants is our top priority. We are closely monitoring updates from the Minnesota Department of Health and the CDC. We will let you know about any needed changes to the event.

We will also implement these safety precautions:

  • All Fraser staff and volunteers will complete a wellness screening before the event.
  • All Fraser staff and volunteers will wear masks and practice social distancing during the event.
  • Staff and volunteers who are handing items to participants will wear gloves and use grabbers to minimize contact.