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

Oct
28
Sat
GRASP Support Group @ Uptown Bill's Coffee Shop
Oct 28 @ 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.

Autism Friendly Movie – Captain Underpants @ Iowa City Public Library - Storytime Room
Oct 28 @ 4:15 pm – 6:00 pm

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The Iowa City Public Library has teamed up with The Iowa City Autism Community to host a FREE autism-friendly showing of Dreamworks’s Captain Underpants in the Children’s Library Storytime room on October 28th, 4:15pm-6pm. This movie will be open only to individuals on the autism spectrum and their families. No sign up is necessary. The room will be set up to be as sensory friendly as possible and attendees are welcome to move about the room. Snacks are allowed but NO peanuts, please.

Please email Angie Pilkington at Angela-Pilkington@icpl.org if you have any additional needs or questions.

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Oct
29
Sun
Superhero Night at the Children’s Museum @ The Iowa Children's Museum
Oct 29 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

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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.

Special Needs Trick or Treat at the Lindale Mall @ Lindale Mall
Oct 29 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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Families with special needs are invited to attend our Special Needs Trick or Treat Halloween. Extra precautions are taken to create an environment more suitable for individuals with sensory concerns. Start in Center Court and visit tables throughout the main level of the mall to collect candy and show off your costume!

Nov
7
Tue
ECIAS Support Group @ Cedar Rapids Library
Nov 7 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

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Please join us for an open topic support group meeting at the Downtown Cedar Rapids Library.

Nov
10
Fri
Grupo Manantial – Childserve Support Group @ Childserve
Nov 10 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

Grupo Manantial comparte esperanza y fortaleza con las familias de niños con necesidades medicas especiales.

Contact Monica Goodwin at monicag@childserve.org for more information.

Nov
11
Sat
Reel Movies For Real Needs presents Thor – Ragnarock @ Sycamore Cinema
Nov 11 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

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REEL MOVIES FOR Real Needs

A Special Showing for Families and Individuals with Special Needs

We understand that sometimes it is difficult or uncomfortable for families with special needs children to attend movies together. Marcus Theatres Reel Movies for Reel Needs is a specially designed program to serve families with special needs such as autism or other challenges, who seldom attend movies. Reel Movies for Real Needs creates a welcoming and comfortable environment – lower sound, lights up – where families with children who need accommodations will be able to share the experience of seeing family friendly films at a theatre.

Nov
17
Fri
NAMI Iowa’s 2017 Annual Conference @ Ramada Tropics Resort / Conference Center Des Moines
Nov 17 @ 9:00 am – Nov 18 @ 12:00 pm

Welcome to NAMI Iowa’s 2017 Annual Conference! This year features exciting keynote speakers from NAMI National and Iowa stakeholders such as DHS Director Jerry Foxhoven. This conference features three tracks for breakout sessions so you can hear experts on subjects that interest you! The first track is for NAMI affiliate capacity and growth. The second track is a general interest track, and the third focuses on children’s mental health.

Please visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/nami-iowa-annual-conference-tickets-36490618422 for more information about the conference and how to purchase tickets.

The Iowa City Autism Community Caregiver Group @ Zion Lutheran Church "Gathering Room" Lower Level
Nov 17 @ 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!

Nov
18
Sat
Reel Movies for Real Needs – Justice League @ Sycamore Cinema
Nov 18 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

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REEL MOVIES FOR Real Needs

A Special Showing for Families and Individuals with Special Needs

We understand that sometimes it is difficult or uncomfortable for families with special needs children to attend movies together. Marcus Theatres Reel Movies for Reel Needs is a specially designed program to serve families with special needs such as autism or other challenges, who seldom attend movies. Reel Movies for Real Needs creates a welcoming and comfortable environment – lower sound, lights up – where families with children who need accommodations will be able to share the experience of seeing family friendly films at a theatre.