Connect with Others in Our Community

Autism-Friendly Activities

Throughout the year, The Iowa City Autism Community organizes several activities for individuals on the spectrum and their families. Thanks to generous community donations, events are often free or at reduced price. We have worked with several local establishments to host sensory friendly browsing hours at our local libraries, sponsored sensory friendly movie screenings, bowling events, trampoline jumps, painting sessions, workshops, field trips, and much more!

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Contact Jessie Witherell at jessiewitherell@hotmail.com or Dina Bishara at iowadina@yahoo.com for more information, to volunteer or to collaborate with us to create an autism friendly event at your business!

Join our Online Community

The Iowa City Autism Community hosts an online community group for autistic individuals, their friends and families to come together to share insight, experiences, events and resources with one another. Please send a request to join our Facebook group here or sign up for our mailing list.

Parent/Caregiver Meetings

The Iowa City Autism Community hosts a monthly caregiver/parent group every third Friday at Zion Lutheran Church in the Gathering Room from 9am-11am. Caregivers are welcome to share resources, ideas, and connect for casual conversation. Adults on the autism spectrum are welcome to attend as well! Contact Dina Bishara at iowadina@yahoo.com for more information.

NEW! Social Group for Adults with Autism or who are otherwise neurodivergent

Every second and last Sunday of the month, we will host a social group 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 on the second and last Sunday of the month from 3-4pm. Please contact Jessie Witherell at jessiewitherell@hotmail.com for more information and meeting locations.