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


Puzzle Contest

December 11th

Get together with friends for a Puzzle Contest in Fridley! This Matty's Puzzle Pack event begins at 6:30 at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Fridley. All costs are covered by generous donations through Twin Cities Autism Foundation.