In-person gatherings for individuals with special needs
AND the parents and caregivers that love them!

What is a Hangout?

As much as medical interventions, education, therapies and other services are needed for our special needs loved ones…they also need friends! They need a community of humans where they feel like they’re part of something. They need to find other people to spend time with, where they feel comfortable and confident.

Where they don’t feel judged.

But what about the parents and caregivers who are giving their all for these precious and sometimes vulnerable children, family members and friends?

Who is there for you to talk to? What happenings are consistently there to engage-in, so you can meet people - in- person - who are walking a similar path?

There are plenty of wonderful on-line communities to share stories, connect digitally and learn new ideas. But what about finding a tribe (or a “pack!”) you can be part of, where you can ask questions, be reminded that you’re not alone, AND satisfy your need as a human to actually BE WITH other humans?

Sponsored by Twin Cities Autism Foundation and other local businesses, Matty’s Puzzle Pack HANGOUTS are personal gatherings where both the individual with special needs AND the caregiver can connect, meet friends, share struggles, celebrate milestones and be surrounded by love.

Please join us at our next Matty’s Puzzle Pack HANGOUT!

Upcoming Hangouts

October 9th

Family Engineering Night

October 9th

Matty’s Puzzle Pack Hangouts invites you to join us for Family Engineering night in Fridley! Twin Cities Autism Foundation is sponsoring The Works Museum to host the first of our fall season monthly Hangouts. Use magnetic rods and steel spheres to make amazing structures that spin and interact! Work in teams with limited materials to make a device that launches a ping-pong ball high into the air…and then catch it! Construct and launch a glider that flies an amazing distance! Join us for free fun, friendship and community! Also, we will give away prizes at the end of the Hangout and tell you about the next Hangout in November!