UAY to Host Monthly Neurodivergent Teen Group

We’re very excited to support UAY as they start up a monthly hangout at their Youth Center for neurodivergent teens! The Iowa City Autism Community provided consultation on how to create a sensory-friendly space and donated two weighted throw blankets and noise dampening head phones. More information about this amazing opportunity for neurodivergent teens coming soon!

ICAC at BOO at the Barn

A big thank you to Miracles in Motion for having us at their annual BOO at the Barn event! Kayla McKee did an amazing job staffing the table and overseeing activities. We’re lucky to have her on board!

Next Autism Browsing Hour – November 22nd at The North Liberty Library

Join us for an ALL AGES autism-friendly browsing hour at the North Liberty Library! Check out books, make a craft and listen to a special fall story! Video games will also be available in the teen room. This event is a great opportunity for families and individuals to connect. The library will be closed to the general public in order to guarantee a neutral and quiet environment. No registration required!

When – November 22nd from 5:30pm-6:30pm

Where – The North Liberty Library, 520 W Cherry St, North Liberty, Iowa 52317

If you have questions or are in need of additional accommodations, please email Jessie Witherell at jessiewitherell@hotmail.com

Thank You to Everyone Who Attended the ICPL Spooktacular Party!

Thank you to everyone who attended the all ages Halloween Spooktacular party at the Iowa City Public Library! Everyone painted pumpkins, listened to a fall storytime, took part in a Halloween dance party and took home a special treat bag courtesy of The Iowa City Autism Community. As usual, the entire library was open for general browsing and closed to the general public in order to maintain a neutral and quiet environment. These events would not be possible without the support and creativity of the amazing librarians at ICPL and we couldn’t appreciate them more!

 

 

There will be another special access browsing hour at The North Liberty Library on November 22nd from 5:30pm-6:30pm. Join us!

 

Save the Date! Autism-Friendly Browsing Hour at the ICPL October 26th

 

ALL AGES- FAMILIES WELCOME

The entire library will be opening an hour early so that patrons may come and enjoy a low-key, low-light environment.

Check out books, play on the computers, teen center open, play games and do a fun craft!

One hour free parking in downtown ramps (AWAY football game)

If you have questions or need additional accommodations, please contact Jessie Witherell at jessiewitherell@hotmail.com.

For more information, please see the Facebook event –

https://www.facebook.com/events/391916751721609/

ICAC Partners With Local Libraries to Make Select Book Titles Accessible Via Libby App

Check it out! No really. You can now check out select titles from the Libby app thanks to everyone’s generous suggestions! We’ve partnered with our local libraries to make these books more accessible to our community. Here are the titles and formats currently available –
The Reason I Jump, by Naoki Higishida – eBook only
Thinking in Pictures, by Temple Grandin – eBook and eAudio
Uniquely Human, by Barry Prizant – eBook and eAudio
Girls Growing Up On the Autism Spectrum, by Shana Nichola – eBook only
Look Me In The Eye, by John Elder Robison – eBook and eAudio
Neurotribes, by Steve Silberman – eBook and eAudio
We thank our libraries for their continued support and partnership 🙂
More about the Libby app and how to get it here – https://www.icpl.org/books-more/digital-library