Calendar of Upcoming Events

Our calendar contains both meeting and events hosted by The Iowa City Autism Community as well as other activities that are of interest in the area.

If you would like to submit an event please email Jessie Witherell at jessiewitherell@hotmail.com

Aug
26
Sat
GRASP Support Group @ Uptown Bill's Coffee Shop
Aug 26 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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Support group for adults on the autism spectrum. Meets on 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month.

Aug
27
Sun
The Iowa City Autism Community Social Group @ The Iowa City Public Library Meeting room C
Aug 27 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Social Group for adults who have autism, ADHD or are otherwise neurodivergent. Join others for connection and casual conversation in a safe environment. This group is for idea sharing, social enrichment and exchanging advice among like-minded peers. Refreshments will be provided.

Contact Jessie Witherell at jessiewitherell@hotmail.com for more information

Superhero Night at the Children’s Museum @ The Iowa Children's Museum
Aug 27 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Happy Fourth!

Every child is unique.  Each grows and learns in his or her own special way.  And without exception, all children love to play.  Kids with disabilities are no different.  Whether a child’s disability is mild or severe, obvious or not, that child is first and foremost a kid – which means he or she will have the natural instinct to explore the world through play, just like any other child.

During Super Hero Nights, admission is free for families with children who have special needs.  Enjoy a quieter and welcoming environment throughout our exhibits.

Aug
30
Wed
Antelope Lending Library Sensory Stop
Aug 30 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Antelope Lending Library bookmobile

We welcome all children and families to join us at our bookmobile wherever we are, but this summer on Wednesdays from 8 am – 5 pm at 502 3rd Ave in Iowa City we’ll have our designated Sensory Stop for families to not only check out books, but also play with water tables and participate in other sensory activities.

Sep
9
Sat
GRASP Support Group @ Uptown Bill's Coffee Shop
Sep 9 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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Support group for adults on the autism spectrum. Meets on 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month.

Sep
10
Sun
The Iowa City Autism Community Social Group @ The Iowa City Public Library Meeting room C
Sep 10 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Social Group for adults who have autism, ADHD or are otherwise neurodivergent. Join others for connection and casual conversation in a safe environment. This group is for idea sharing, social enrichment and exchanging advice among like-minded peers. Refreshments will be provided.

Contact Jessie Witherell at jessiewitherell@hotmail.com for more information

Sep
16
Sat
Screening of Swim Team at FilmScene @ FilmScene
Sep 16 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

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University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital Autism Center and FilmScene are bringing the documentary film Swim Team to Iowa City for one showing only.

This award-winning documentary film profiles the rise of a competitive swim team made up of a diverse group of teens on the autism spectrum. Following three teammates on the cusp of adulthood, Swim Team is a portrait of families grappling with the problem of “aging out.” Over the course of a year, the film explores the struggles they face and the triumphs they achieve as they strive for independence, inclusion, and a life that feels winning.

Saturday, Sept.16 at 12 p.m.

Tickets are $8.00

FilmScene 118 E. College St., #101 319-358-2555 icfilmscene.org

For more information, contact: mary-roberts-1@uiowa.edu

Sep
22
Fri
The Iowa City Autism Community Caregiver Group @ Zion Lutheran Church "Gathering Room" Lower Level
Sep 22 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

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The Iowa City Autism Community Caregiver group will focus on understanding our autistic children, problem solving, navigating school issues, and informal conversation.

There is free parking to the north of the church, accessed from alley. Feel free to bring coffee!

Sep
23
Sat
GRASP Support Group @ Uptown Bill's Coffee Shop
Sep 23 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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Support group for adults on the autism spectrum. Meets on 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month.

Sep
24
Sun
The Iowa City Autism Community Social Group @ The Iowa City Public Library Meeting room C
Sep 24 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Social Group for adults who have autism, ADHD or are otherwise neurodivergent. Join others for connection and casual conversation in a safe environment. This group is for idea sharing, social enrichment and exchanging advice among like-minded peers. Refreshments will be provided.

Contact Jessie Witherell at jessiewitherell@hotmail.com for more information

Superhero Night at the Children’s Museum @ The Iowa Children's Museum
Sep 24 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Happy Fourth!

Every child is unique.  Each grows and learns in his or her own special way.  And without exception, all children love to play.  Kids with disabilities are no different.  Whether a child’s disability is mild or severe, obvious or not, that child is first and foremost a kid – which means he or she will have the natural instinct to explore the world through play, just like any other child.

During Super Hero Nights, admission is free for families with children who have special needs.  Enjoy a quieter and welcoming environment throughout our exhibits.