Welcome To The Iowa City Autism Community!



Who We Are

We are a group of parents of children on the autism spectrum as well as autistic adults who work together to create connections, meaningful dialogue and autism advocacy in our community.

What We Do

The Iowa City Autism Community (formerly the Iowa City Area Autism-Asperger Syndrome-PDD Family Group) creates a place, both online and in person, for autistic individuals, their friends and families living in the Iowa City and surrounding areas to come together to share insight, experiences, events and resources related to autism. We have an active online community of members on Facebook, host events and field trips in the community centered around autism, and advocate for the acceptance and accommodation for all people on the autism spectrum. We also regularly hold monthly meetings during school months, host a social group for adults on the autism spectrum and organize meet ups throughout the year. We organize many gatherings such as field trips, autism-friendly swims, sensory friendly browsing hours and more so regularly check our calendar to stay up to date about upcoming social opportunities and events. 

Caregiver Group

During school months, The Iowa City Autism group will meet every third Friday at 9am at Zion Lutheran Church at 310 N Johnson St in Iowa City. We meet in the lower level in the “Gathering Room”. Our focus will be on problem-solving, discussing resources, strategies, school issues, and allowing caregivers and autistic people to connect with each other through casual conversation. This group does not meet in July-August. Contact Dina Bishara at iowadina@yahoo.com for more information.

Social Opportunities for Adults on the Autism Spectrum

We are currently partnering with Access 2 Independence to create unique social opportunities for adults on the autism spectrum. Each month will have something new to offer! These events will be free or reduced price when possible. We also hold social groups on the second Sunday of certain months for adults who have autism, ADHD, and other neurological conditions. Participants are free to connect for casual conversation, idea sharing, and exchanging advice among peers. Refreshments will be provided. Our group typically meets from 3-4pm at IntraNational Home Health Care at 160 Southgate Avenue., Ste A in Iowa City. Please check our calendar to see if there is one scheduled for the month or to subscribe to receive emails to get more information. We also have an online facebook group just for adults on the autism spectrum. Please contact Jessie Witherell at jessiewitherell@hotmail.com if you or someone you support would like to be added.

Support for this website is provided by the Pilot Club of Iowa City. Thank you!