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

May
25
Sat
The Southeast Iowa Autism Support Group @ Uptown Bill's
May 25 @ 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.

May
26
Sun
Superhero Night At The Iowa Children’s Museum @ The Iowa Children's Museum
May 26 @ 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.

May
28
Tue
ICAC Grandparent Group @ Zion Lutheran Church
May 28 @ 10:00 am
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Join us for our monthly grandparent group every 4th Tuesday of the month @ 10:00 at Zion Lutheran Church in Iowa City 310 N. Johnson St.
Focus will be on problem solving, fostering understanding of grandchildren on the autism spectrum and meeting for social connection.
Group is facilitated by retired GWAEA Autism Consultant Sue Askeland.
For questions and additional accommodations please email Sue at sueaskeland43@gmail.com
Jun
4
Tue
Just Dance! Special Access at ICPL @ The Iowa City Public Library
Jun 4 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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Special Access Game on!: Just Dance!

Tuesday, June 4, 2019 – 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Storytime Room

This encore Game On! program is for intended for individuals with autism and their families to enjoy the library together in a neutral environment.

Now’s your chance to show of your Just Dance moves as we dance along with our favorite Just Dance songs! Not a great dancer? No worries, you will learn some great moves from the game!

ALL AGES – SIBLINGS WELCOME!!

Jun
7
Fri
2019 RAP Caregiver Retreat and Transition Conference @ Gateway Hotel and Conference Center
Jun 7 @ 8:00 am – Jun 8 @ 8:00 pm

Information and registration here – www.chsiowa.org/retreat

NAMI Johnson County Children’s Coalition Summit on Children’s Mental Health Justice @ Coralville Public Library Meeting Rooms A & B
Jun 7 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
NAMI Johnson County Children’s Coalition Summit on Children’s Mental Health Justice @ Coralville Public Library Meeting Rooms A & B @ Coralville Public Library
Jun 7 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm

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Children’s Mental Health is a Social Justice issue that intersects with access to healthcare, education, and restorative justice. We will spend the day examining how we as a community can move towards Children’s Mental Health Justice.

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Jun
8
Sat
The Southeast Iowa Autism Support Group @ Uptown Bill's
Jun 8 @ 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.

Second Saturday Social @ Airport National Golf Course
Jun 8 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

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What: A Peer Group for Autistic Teens & 20s

Where: Airport National Golf Course (3001 Wright Brother Blvd, East Cedar Rapids, IA 52404)

We’d like to give mini golf another go! This event is FREE for teens & 20s. Caregivers will need to pay separately if they’d like to play. Meet us by the entrance at 3pm!

Jun
22
Sat
The Southeast Iowa Autism Support Group @ Uptown Bill's
Jun 22 @ 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.