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

Dec
15
Fri
The Iowa City Autism Community Caregiver Group @ Zion Lutheran Church "Gathering Room" Lower Level
Dec 15 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Dec
18
Mon
Upcoming CAPSTO Meeting and Guest Speaker, Mary Roberts, Presentation On HCBS @ Eastdale Plaza
Dec 18 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

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Monday, December 18th 5:30 – 6:30pm Followed by CAPSTO meeting 6:30 – 7:30 pm

Eastdale Plaza 1700 1st Avenue Iowa City Suites 15 & 16

CAPSTO is pleased to have Mary Roberts, Autism Center Coordinator at the University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital, speak about Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) Waivers and Regional funding. Mary will be speaking at the Transition Services Center before the Dec. CAPSTO meeting. TSC families and parents/guardians of high school students are encouraged to attend the talk and invited to stay for the CAPSTO Meeting.

Please RSVP to Kathie Paterson, CAPSTO treasurer at katheatonpaterson@gmail.com by Friday, December 15th.

CAPSTO stands for Community, Agencies, Parent, Student, Teacher Organization and is formed of individuals working to support the ICCSD Transitions Program for special education students with developmental disabilities, autism spectrum disorders, or other barriers to living and working independently in our community.

See more scheduled meetings at the ICCSD Web Page here https://www.iowacityschools.org/Page/135

Dec
23
Sat
Autism Friendly Showing of A Muppet Christmas Carol at ICPL @ The Iowa City Public Library - Storytime Room
Dec 23 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

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Join us for a FREE showing of a Muppet’s Christmas Carol in the storytime room at the Iowa City Public Library. Therapeutic bounce chairs and mats will be available for use and fidgets and snacks will be provided by the Iowa City Autism Community. Siblings are always welcome to attend. ALL AGES! No sign up is necessary.

If you wish to bring your own snacks, you are welcome to do so but please NO PEANUTS due to allergy risk.

This event is only open to individuals on the autism spectrum and their families.

Contact Angela Pilkington at angelapilkington@icpl.org for more information

Dec
27
Wed
Open Gym at the Iowa Gym Nest (Coralville Location) @ Iowa Gym Nest
Dec 27 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

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Stay active and warm with a visit to an autism-friendly open gym at the Iowa Gym Nest (Coralville location). Price is only five dollars at the door. No sign up is needed and siblings are more than welcome to come.

Contact Dina Bishara for additional information at iowadina@yahoo.com

Dec
31
Sun
ICAC Social Group @ Intra National Home Health Care
Dec 31 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

The Iowa City Autism Community Social Group

Join others for casual conversation and connection in a safe and welcoming environment. Open to adults on the autism spectrum, have ADHD or who are otherwise neurodivergent. This group is for idea sharing, social enrichment and exchanging advice among like-minded peers. No sign up is necessary. Refreshments will be provided.

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

Jan
3
Wed
Autism Friendly Yoga at Genesis Pediatric Therapy @ Genesis Pediatric Therapy
Jan 3 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am

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The holidays can be a stressful time – especially for kids on the autism spectrum. Genesis Pediatric Therapy is hosting a yoga class to teach children relaxation skills and to get them moving! The Iowa City Autism Community is making a donation in order to lower the cost for participants to only $10 for the session. Class size is limited to 8 participants but more classes may be scheduled if there is additional interest!

Sign up through Genesis Pediatric Therapy at 319-853-0596.

Contact Genesis Pediatric Therapy at the above number or email Jessie Witherell at jessiewitherell@hotmail.com for more information.

Jan
4
Thu
Autism Friendly Bowling at Colonial Lanes @ Colonial Lanes
Jan 4 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

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Come join us for autism friendly bowling at Colonial Lanes! The arcade games will be turned off in order to reduce noise. Bowling will be only $3.00 per game and shoe rental will be FREE. Putt putt golf will also be available at regular price. ALL AGES! As always, siblings will always be welcome. No sign up is necessary.

Contact Dina Bishara at iowadina@yahoo.com for more information.

Jan
9
Tue
ECIAS Autism Support Group @ Cedar Rapids Public Library
Jan 9 @ 6:00 pm

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Open topic autism support group.

Jan
14
Sun
ICAC Social Group @ Intra National Home Health Care
Jan 14 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

The Iowa City Autism Community Social Group

Join others for casual conversation and connection in a safe and welcoming environment. Open to adults on the autism spectrum, have ADHD or who are otherwise neurodivergent. This group is for idea sharing, social enrichment and exchanging advice among like-minded peers. No sign up is necessary. Refreshments will be provided.

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

Jan
19
Fri
The Iowa City Autism Community Caregiver Group @ Zion Lutheran Church "Gathering Room" Lower Level
Jan 19 @ 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!