Saturday, January 27, 2018 from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM EST
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Joanne Lucey 


Museum of Springfield History 
21 Edwards Street
Springfield, MA 01103

Our mission is to help families, schools, professionals, agencies and communities understand autism, promote the well-being of individuals with autism, and foster their inclusion in the community.

Autism Connections                                               116 Pleasant Street, Suite 366                               Easthampton, MA 01027                                       413-529-2428                                                               

Autism Connections is a  Pathlight  program.

Autism Connections is Stepping Out for Autism at the Springfield Museum of History on January 27, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. 

You are invited to join us for an evening of food, wine and beer tastings, live music, dancing, and auctions while exploring the museum's exhibits showcasing the stars of Springfield's past!

Rich Tettemer from Springfield's TV Channel 22 guides us through the evening as our host. Seth Mias Catering offers a delicious tasting menu, while The O-Tones melt your hearts and get your feet dancing to their Swing and Motown tunes. We will be offering some exciting auction items to help support Autism Connections. Cocktail party attire, or as you like! 

John Elder Robison, author of Be Different (2011), a how-to guide for grownups with autism; Raising Cubby (2013), the story of raising his autistic son; and Switched On (2016), about his participation as a research subject in brain studies, will be signing 20 of his books at the event.

Stepping Out for Autism, our annual fundraising event, helps raise much needed funds to provide support and resources to over 2,000 families right here in western Massachusetts. Together, we can provide a nurturing network for our community's families, children, teens and adults.

Tickets are $60/person.

If you are interested in volunteering to help on the day of the event, would like to contribute an item to our auction or would like to sponsor Stepping Out, please contact Joanne Lucey.

Thank you to our 2018 Sponsors!

















The O-Tones is a lively New England Swing and Motown band. They will melt your hearts and get your feet dancing. They’ve got soul. Learn more HERE.



Seth Mias Catering is a preferred caterer at the Garden House at Look Park, Open Square in Holyoke, the Florence Civic Center, the Smith Faculty Club, The Warfield House Inn, and the Carriage House at Forest Park. They have assembled an amazing tasting menu that will surprise and delight, while satisfying the heartiest of appetites! Learn more HERE.


Berkshire Brewing Company, Iron Duke Brewing and Provisions will all be on hand to offer up their craft beer, ale, and fine wine selections.