New to Courage League Sports in Iowa City

We’re ready to begin ChAAMPS – Children with Autism Achieving More with Sports! Our ChAAMPS Youth Sports League provides children with high functioning Autism, ADHD and Aspergers a chance to play at their own speed, offering sport programs specifically designed and adapted to meet their unique needs. We are really excited to kick off our ChAAMPS programming for kids ages 10 and above with a session of basketball! We are going to offer a first session of our ChAAMPS programming at no charge! Four weeks of adapted basketball… rules, conditioning, dribbling, passing, shooting and each night will end in 3/3 or 4/4 games! Space is limited so we are asking participants to sign up via our website. If there is enough interest, we will offer four weeks of spring soccer in April.
We would love your help spreading the word! I am also looking for four community volunteers to assist each night. We will have facilitators from the UI and are looking for a few adults to play alongside our participants! Please feel free to pass this link to any you think may be interested!
Thanks again for your patience and support as we continue to grow! We are really excited to be offering this opportunity for kids in our area! Please pass questions ad volunteers my way! Talk soon!
Jenny Rempt

Courage League Sports Iowa City

Autism Workshop Series – Mental Health and Special Education Law

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February 29th from 1pm – 3pm

Center for Disabilities and Development – UIHC, Rembolt Auditorium

100 Hawkins Dr, Iowa City 52242

FREE – no registration required
Professionals, educators, parents welcome
Refreshments provided

Presented by Profs Nicole Skaar and Susan Etscheidt of the University of Northern Iowa.
Learn about special education law as it relates to mental health. Learn about incorporating mental health supports into BIPs.

For additional accommodations or questions, please email Dina Bishara at


Support The Crider-Jensen Family!

Iowa City Autism Community! One of our families needs your help (Malee has a rare, genetic liver disease, and her twin brother is autistic). The flier below was made for school, so ignore drop-off directions, unless your child goes to Shimek. If you would like to support this family, Dina Bishara will be a drop off spot for gift cards.

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Glow Dance Party! Autism Browsing Hour at the NL Library

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When – January 31st, 2020  5:30pm-6:30pm

Where – North Liberty Community Library

Beat the winter blues with a glow dance party at the North Liberty Community Library! There will also be a craft activity and games in the teen room. The library will be closed to the general public in order to ensure a quiet, neutral environment. Come connect with others, check out some books and have some fun! No registration required. All ages! Siblings welcome.

If you have questions or need additional accommodations, contact Jessie Witherell at

Save the Date – A5 Art Show “The Hero in You”

Iowa City Autism Community! Please mark your calendars for the 2020 Awesome Autism Awareness and Acceptance Art (A5) Festival. I really hope to see lots of families out this year celebrating our autistic loved ones- we will have free arts and crafts activities, a chance to weave on a loom, therapy dogs, snacks, sensory activities, cute items for sale, and unique art to appreciate. The Unitarian Universalist Society is our host – the building is beautiful and their outdoor play space will be open!

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Save the Date! Sponsors Needed for 2020 Autism Walk

**Do you work for, own or manage a business in Eastern Iowa (or anywhere in the state)?** The Iowa City Autism Walk is looking for SPONSORS. Please email me if your business is willing to help support this walk and I can give you more information about sponsorship levels: Thanks to ICAC member Amy La Grange at Farm Bureau Financial Services for stepping up to the plate as a $500 sponsor!!!

The Iowa City Autism Community Basketball Hangout

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Starting Jan 4 through Feb 29, 3:00-4:00pm, we will have the north basketball court reserved for ICAC! We are very grateful to the IC Recreation Superintendent, Brad Barker, for giving us use of this court for FREE- at least $400 in-kind donation. Please see flier for details. HERE IS A GOOGLE FORM – this will just help me know what to expect as far as turn out. You don’t *have* to come every time (I won’t be able to attend on 2/29), but it would be fun to have a consistent group .