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

Jun
23
Sat
The Southeast Iowa Autism Support Group @ Uptown Bill's
Jun 23 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

 

The Southeast Iowa Autism Support Group meets on the second and fourth Saturday of each month and is open to all. Wherever you are on the spectrum, whether diagnosed or not, join us for support and community in a space where you can be yourself.

When:
The 2nd and 4th Saturday of every month from 1pm-3pm

Where:
Uptown Bill’s
730 S. Dubuque St., Iowa City, Iowa, 52240
(Uptown Bills is a used bookstore / coffeehouse / soda fountain / business space that welcomes all people, but especially to those with disabilities. See their website here.)

If Traveling by Car:
There is limited parking at Uptown Bills. However, on Saturdays you may park at the County Administration Building in their public parking lot. It is down the ‘hill’ a few feet. The entrance is to the West, across the street from the gas station’s entrance.

 

Jun
24
Sun
Superhero Night At The Children’s Museum @ Children's Museum
Jun 24 @ 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.

Jun
27
Wed
Antelope Lending Library Sensory Stop
Jun 27 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

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Antelope Lending Library Bookmobile Sensory Stop

Wednesdays
9am-1pm
502 3rd ave.
Iowa City, IA 52245

This stop is open to everyone but has inclusive, sensory activities for individuals on the autism spectrum to enjoy in addition to regular browsing. Activities vary weekly.

 

Colonial Lanes Autism-Friendly Bowling/Putt-Putt @ Colonial Lanes
Jun 27 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

June 27th – 10am-noon Colonial Lanes Autism-Friendly Bowling/Putt-Putt! The bowling alley will only be open to individuals on the autism spectrum and their families during this time. Arcade games and music will be off for quieter experience (unless play requested). More information about pricing will be available sooner to the date of this event. No sign up is needed.

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Jun
28
Thu
Evening Caregiver Support Group at Childserve @ Childserve
Jun 28 @ 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

Jul
2
Mon
Autism-Friendly Trampoline Jump Air Fx @ Air Fx Trampoline Park
Jul 2 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

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AirFX will be closed to the general public so that autistic individuals and their families can jump in a low-key environment. Music will be turned off. Concessions will be available. ALL ages, and siblings are always welcome. Reduced price thanks to East Central Iowa Autism Society!

$5/1 hour, $8/90 minutes, and $11/2 hour

Visit their website to complete the on-line waiver if you have not already done so in the past: https://www.airfxcr.com/

 

Jul
4
Wed
Antelope Lending Library Sensory Stop
Jul 4 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

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Antelope Lending Library Bookmobile Sensory Stop

Wednesdays
9am-1pm
502 3rd ave.
Iowa City, IA 52245

This stop is open to everyone but has inclusive, sensory activities for individuals on the autism spectrum to enjoy in addition to regular browsing. Activities vary weekly.

 

Jul
6
Fri
Try it Out Friday – YOGA! @ The Iowa City Public Library
Jul 6 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

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Join Karen of Dancing Leaves Yoga to try yoga for all fitness levels and abilities in an accepting and inclusive environment!

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This event is provided by the ICPL’s Special Access Summer Reading Program. Find more information here:
http://calendar.icpl.org/events/13803/special-access-try-it-out-friday-yoga

Jul
11
Wed
Antelope Lending Library Sensory Stop
Jul 11 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

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Antelope Lending Library Bookmobile Sensory Stop

Wednesdays
9am-1pm
502 3rd ave.
Iowa City, IA 52245

This stop is open to everyone but has inclusive, sensory activities for individuals on the autism spectrum to enjoy in addition to regular browsing. Activities vary weekly.

 

World Wednesday: Japanese Koinobori Craft! @ The Iowa City Public Library
Jul 11 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

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This event is made possible by the Iowa City Public Library’s Special Access Summer Reading Program and will take place in the Storytime Room.
More information here: http://calendar.icpl.org/events/13798/special-access-world-wednesday-japanese-koinobori

World Wednesdays are the perfect opportunity to learn about and celebrate world cultures! Each week we will learn by doing with a craft, game or activity that explores a different part of the world.

Marine Day (海の日) also known as “Ocean Day” or “Sea Day”, is a Japanese holiday celebrated on the third Monday in July. The purpose of the holiday is to give thanks to the ocean’s bounty and to consider the importance of the ocean to Japan as an island nation. Although this traditional craft is usually made on Children’s Day in Japan in May, we are creating Koinobori, or carp-shaped wind socks to celebrate children and marine life! The Japanese consider it to be the most spirited fish — so full of energy and power that it can fight its way up swift-running streams and cascades.