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

Nov
22
Fri
Autism Browsing Hour at The North Liberty Library @ The North Liberty Library
Nov 22 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

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

Nov
23
Sat
The Southeast Iowa Autism Support Group @ Uptown Bill's
Nov 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.

Nov
24
Sun
Santa Cares – Autism Friendly Santa at Coral Ridge Mall @ Coral Ridge Mall
Nov 24 @ 8:00 am – 10:30 am
Superhero Night At The Iowa Children’s Museum @ The Iowa Children's Museum
Nov 24 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Your child can have a chance to be a super hero at the Iowa Children’s Museum! The Iowa Children’s Museum (ICM)Super Hero Nights at the Iowa Children's Museum is an amazing play space where children can use their minds, bodies, and senses to explore art, music, theories of how things go, and the world around them.

But many children can also feel overwhelmed or stressed with the daily excitement and activity in a museum. For families with children with autism and other disabilities, the bright lights and noise of children exploring the museum can also be over-stimulating. Parents may be worried that their child might have a meltdown, or they may worry that the ICM wouldn’t be fun for their child. To make this amazing learning experience accessible to all children and families, the ICM offers Super Hero Nights.

Super Hero Nights are offered for families of children with special needs

Super Hero Nights occur after regular museum hours on the last Sunday of the month from 6-7:30PM. This is a quieter time for families to explore the ICM. Admission is free for families of children with special needs on Super Hero Nights.

super hero iowa children's museumYou can find more information about Super Hero Nights by clicking HERE. Also, the ICM has written an amazing social story with pictures that you can show to your child to explain the ICM, the rules, and what to expect when visiting. You can access that social story by clicking HERE.

If you have any questions, please contact Amber Morris at amorris@theicm.org.

Iowa Children’s Museum, 1451 Coral Ridge Ave., Coralville, Iowa 52241

Phone: 319-625-6255

Hours:

  • Mon. – Closed*
  • Tues., Wed., and Thurs. – 10am-6pm
  • Fri. – 10am-8pm
  • Sat. – 10am-6pm
  • Sun. – 11am-6pm

*Open when the Iowa City or Cedar Rapids School Districts are not in session.

Dec
7
Sat
Autism Friendly Swim at UI Leisure Pool @ The Campus Wellness and Recreation Center
Dec 7 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Pool will be closed the general public. Family locker rooms are available. Anyone over age 3years who will enter the pool needs a ticket. PLEASE let us know as soon as possible if you are no longer able to come so we can open up your spots.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/autism-friendly-swim-at-the-ui-leisure-pool-tickets-81883254017?fbclid=IwAR0Zsmcyl1o2dyTWM3XWedNbF_zPBDgcS5oJ1epg2r5HR6zcTS5E1wjKXIg

Dec
8
Sun
Santa Cares – Autism Friendly Santa at Coral Ridge Mall @ Coral Ridge Mall
Dec 8 @ 8:00 am – 10:30 am
Dec
14
Sat
The Southeast Iowa Autism Support Group @ Uptown Bill's
Dec 14 @ 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.

Dec
28
Sat
The Southeast Iowa Autism Support Group @ Uptown Bill's
Dec 28 @ 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.

Dec
29
Sun
Superhero Night At The Iowa Children’s Museum @ The Iowa Children's Museum
Dec 29 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Your child can have a chance to be a super hero at the Iowa Children’s Museum! The Iowa Children’s Museum (ICM)Super Hero Nights at the Iowa Children's Museum is an amazing play space where children can use their minds, bodies, and senses to explore art, music, theories of how things go, and the world around them.

But many children can also feel overwhelmed or stressed with the daily excitement and activity in a museum. For families with children with autism and other disabilities, the bright lights and noise of children exploring the museum can also be over-stimulating. Parents may be worried that their child might have a meltdown, or they may worry that the ICM wouldn’t be fun for their child. To make this amazing learning experience accessible to all children and families, the ICM offers Super Hero Nights.

Super Hero Nights are offered for families of children with special needs

Super Hero Nights occur after regular museum hours on the last Sunday of the month from 6-7:30PM. This is a quieter time for families to explore the ICM. Admission is free for families of children with special needs on Super Hero Nights.

super hero iowa children's museumYou can find more information about Super Hero Nights by clicking HERE. Also, the ICM has written an amazing social story with pictures that you can show to your child to explain the ICM, the rules, and what to expect when visiting. You can access that social story by clicking HERE.

If you have any questions, please contact Amber Morris at amorris@theicm.org.

Iowa Children’s Museum, 1451 Coral Ridge Ave., Coralville, Iowa 52241

Phone: 319-625-6255

Hours:

  • Mon. – Closed*
  • Tues., Wed., and Thurs. – 10am-6pm
  • Fri. – 10am-8pm
  • Sat. – 10am-6pm
  • Sun. – 11am-6pm

*Open when the Iowa City or Cedar Rapids School Districts are not in session.