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

Feb
25
Sun
Superhero Night At The Children’s Museum @ Children's Museum
Feb 25 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Super Hero Nights

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.

Cost: Free

When: Last Sunday of every month from 6-7:30pm

Who: Families with children who have special needs

Click HERE for a free social story about visiting the museum.

Mar
1
Thu
Collaborative Autism Team Meeting @ Education Services Center
Mar 1 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Life After High School: What Comes Next? 

Come hear advice and experiences from a panel of people on the autism spectrum and professionals who advise them. What help is there if you choose education after high school? What resources can you draw on to find employment?

See flier for more information –

Mar
2
Fri
Autism Friendly Movie – Coco @ The North Liberty Community Library
Mar 2 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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Come join The Iowa City Autism Community for a FREE autism-friendly showing of Disney’s Coco! This event will be closed to the general public and is limited to individuals on the autism spectrum and their families. All ages! Attendees are welcome to bring pillows, mats, comfort items and snacks. However we ask that snacks NOT CONTAIN PEANUTS due to allergy risk. Popcorn will be provided by the North Liberty Community Library. As always, siblings are welcome!

If you need additional accommodations please contact Jessie Witherell at jessiewitherell@hotmail.com.

Mar
11
Sun
ICAC Social Group @ Intra National Home Health Care
Mar 11 @ 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.

Mar
12
Mon
AirFX (Hiawatha) – Open Jump! @ AirFX
Mar 12 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

 

AirFX Trampoline Park

Join us for an autism-friendly open jump! Monday, March 12th from 9am-11am. This event will be closed to the general public to ensure that participants have a comfortable experience. Call AirFX to sign up and be sure to fill out the online waiver if you are a first time visitor to the park. Due to a generous donation from the East Central Iowa Autism Society, this event will be at a reduced price! Thank you ECIAS!

Visit AirFX for more information about the venue.

Siblings welcome!

This event has been organized and promoted by The Iowa City Autism Community.

Fill out the AirFX waiver below.

Customer Waiver

Mar
15
Thu
Autism Friendly Painting at Brush and Barrel! @ Brush and Barrel
Mar 15 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

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Come to a FREE autism-friendly painting class at Brush and Barrel! Theme will be Fairy/Gnome House painting. All ages and abilities are welcome.

Thursday, March 15th 10am-11:30am

20 Painter limit – must register by phone at 319-338-5787

This event is FREE thanks to a generous donation from Scheels!

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Mar
16
Fri
The Iowa City Autism Community Caregiver Group @ Zion Lutheran Church "Gathering Room" Lower Level
Mar 16 @ 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!

 

Mar
17
Sat
ICAC Party at Iowa Gym Nest (Coralville) @ Iowa Gym Nest
Mar 17 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Come to a party! The Iowa City Autism Community has organized an autism-friendly open gym party at the Iowa Gym Nest! FREE! No sign up is necessary.

From 1:30pm-2:30pm – Private Open Gym

From 2:30pm – 300pm – Snacks in the party room

This open gym is made possible from a generous donation from SCHEELS. Thank you!

Address –

2550 Holiday Road

Coralville, IA 52241

Mar
18
Sun
Create Your Own SLIME and Sensory Tools @ Intra-National Home Health Care, LLC
Mar 18 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

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Looking for a FREE, fun activity for the whole family?! Join Understood.org, The Iowa City Autism Community, and Intra National Home Health Care to create and play with slime! Each child will be able to bring their slime home with them. There will be additional activities as well.

Come and go anytime between 1:00pm and 4:00pm. There will be light refreshments for everyone to enjoy.

Intra National Home Health Care, 160 Southgate Ave., Suite A, Iowa City.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Understood.org is a non-profit organization providing knowledge and support for families of the one in five children experiencing learning and attention issues. We want to empower parents to understand their children’s issues, relate to their experiences and to provide information so that they can advocate for their children. With this knowledge, parents can make effective choices that propel their children from simply coping to truly thriving.

The Iowa City Autism Community is a group of parents of children on the autism spectrum as well as autistic adults who work together to create connections, meaningful dialogue and autism advocacy in our community. The Iowa City Autism Community creates a place, both online and in person, for autistic individuals, their friends and families living in the Iowa City and surrounding areas to come together to share insight, experiences, events and resources related to autism.

Intra National Home Health Care is a Medicaid Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) Waiver agency that acts as an agent of change with people with developmental, physical disabilities and brain injury by creating opportunities for growth and meaningful life choices so that all people can be valued, contributing members of their community.

Mar
22
Thu
Evening Caregiver Support Group at Childserve @ Childserve
Mar 22 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Evening Support Group at Childserve

The Evening Support Group welcomes parents, caregivers and loved ones of children with any special healthcare needs. These meeting are designed to offer families a time to ask questions, share resources and provide encouragement and support to other families.

Support groups at Childserve are led by a parent of a child with special healthcare needs and are held at Childserve in Iowa City. All support groups are free and offer complimentary childcare and light snacks. Families do not need to be enrolled in another Childserve service to attend.

Time – 6:30pm – 7:30pm

Location – Childserve – 2350 Oakdale Blvd, Coralville, IA

Questions? Please contact Monica at monicag@childserve.org