FREE Caregiver Self Care Workshop

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When – Saturday, 3 November 2018 from 1:00pm-3:00pm

Where – University of Iowa Center For Disabilities and Development

REMBOLDT AUDITORIUM – refreshments provided – FREE

Christine Allen has practiced mindfulness meditation since 1994, teaching Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction through U of I Hospitals and Clinics since 2004. Currently, she teaches mindfulness classes at Grant Wood Area Education Agency. Christine has participated in a variety of volunteer and professional experiences including a career as a school social worker at GWAEA and co-owner of The Soap Opera.

-Overview of mindfulness and opportunities to practice
-Learn the importance of self-care
-Reap the benefits of mindfulness in 5 minutes a day
-All participants will receive a gift bag
-Drawings for larger gifts of self-care!

Brought to you by ICAC and the UI Children’s Hospital Autism Center

Please email Mary Roberts at if you would like to attend.

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GWAEA and Liberty High School Present Free Executive Functioning Workshops

Grant Wood AEA and Liberty High School are collaborating to bring parents a series of free workshops about executive functioning skills. There will be three sessions. For more information on how to sign up for individual workshops and to learn more about this opportunity, please visit –

Tanager Place Autism Spectrum Program Announces Openings for Afterschool Program

The Tanager Place Autism Spectrum program has openings in their afterschool social skills program;

Monday/Wednesday 2nd/3rd grade from 5pm-6pm

Tuesday/Thursday 4th/5th grade from 5pm-6pm

Please contact for more information about eligibility, cost and to set a visit for enrollment. Thank-you

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Discounts Available for Curious Incident of the Dog in Nighttime – Coralville Center for the Performing Arts

You are invited to a $5 discount on your tickets to A Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime at the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts. Performances take place September 28-30.

To receive your discount:

Through the Box Office: Visit the Box Office in person OR call by phone at 319.248.9370 and give them the promo code HADDON. These tickets will be $5 off the original price. This discount can be used on Premium seats.
Online: You can also click here to purchase your tickets online, although please note that online convenience charges will apply. (To avoid online convenience charges, order your tickets directly through the Box Office in person or by phone.) To purchase online, select the performance you wish to attend, you will be taken to a page that displays “Have a promotion Code?” in the upper-right-hand corner of the white space. Please click on that link and enter the promotion code HADDON. You will then be able to select your seat and choose the ticket type “Discount”.
Previous purchases are not eligible for the discount.
Contact the Box Office directly if:

You wish to avoid online convenience charges.
You wish to use your registered Blend Card. (This is our customer rewards program; for every 10 tickets you buy, you get a coupon for one free ticket to one Young Footliters or City Circle show. Click here for more information.)
You hate computers and/or online ticketing systems. Our staff is happy to help!
CCPA Box Office: 319.248.9370
Hours: Tuesday–Friday, Noon–4:00 pm

Tickets Available For Next Autism Friendly Swim!

The pool will be reserved for the Iowa City Autism Community and will be closed to the general public. Family locker rooms are available for those who need them. If your family does not need the family locker rooms, please use the regular locker rooms.

Tickets are $3.00 per attendee. There is a 50 swimmer limit per University of Iowa policy and to avoid overcrowding. Infants do not need tickets. Proceeds, as always, will go toward future ICAC swim events.

Purchase tickets here!

Special Access: North Liberty Community Library!

October 19, 2018 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
North Liberty Community Library
520 W Cherry St
North Liberty, IA 52317

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Join us for Halloween books, activities and snacks at the North Liberty Community Library. The library will be CLOSED to the general public so that autistic people and their families can enjoy the library in a low-key, low-stress environment. ALL AGES, and siblings are, of course, welcome!