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

Apr
9
Thu
**CANCELLED** Employment is Empowering: Employment Forum on Disability
Apr 9 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

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**This event has been cancelled**

Employment is Empowering is a one-day training event for service providers who support people with disabilities in finding their place in the workforce. This one-of-a-kind learning experience will also connect employers to resources and information to help the process of recruiting, hiring, and retaining employees with disabilities. The event honors the memory of Bill Sackter–the original proprietor of Wild Bill’s Coffee Shop and perhaps Iowa City’s most beloved historical figure with disability–and takes place during the week of Bill Sackter Day, the annual observation of his birthday (April 13).
Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events.
Continuing Education (CEU) certification will be provided by the University of Iowa School of Social Work Please contact Jen Knights with questions: jen-knights@uiowa.edu

Apr
11
Sat
**CANCELLED** A5 Art Show @ Unitarian Universalist Society
Apr 11 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

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**This event has been cancelled**

The Awesome Autism Awareness and Acceptance Art Festival is local art project that celebrates artwork created by youth and adults on the Autism Spectrum. This year our project is promoting heroes. Heroes come in all shapes and sizes, from places you least expect and those that are right in front of you.

This festival is full of fun! Collaborative artwork and individual submissions will be on display. Local agencies will have art and sensory booths that can be enjoyed at any age. Therapy animals, and so much more…

Partnered with The Arc of Southeast Iowa, all art submissions can be sent to or dropped off at The Arc of Southeast Iowa office.

2620 Muscatine Ave.
Iowa City, IA 52240

For questions about art submissions or interest in getting involved, please contact Tomeka Magnani at tomekamagnani@arcsei.org.

May
6
Wed
UAY Neurodiversity Night @ United Action For Youth
May 6 @ 4:00 pm

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United Action for Youth reserves the entire Jim Swaim Youth Center for Junior High and High School Students on the Spectrum and or those who have Anxiety during exclusive, sensory-friendly hours. All of our services including the Recording and Arts Studios will be available during the evening. If you have any questions please feel free to contact Uay Kylie Buddin or our main office at 319-338-7518.

May
9
Sat
2020 Iowa City Autism Walk @ Terry Trueblood Recreation Area
May 9 @ 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Jul
19
Sun
Hubert’s Night Owls at The Czech Museum @ The National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library
Jul 19 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

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Hubert’s Night Owls at The Museum!

This program, called Hubert’s Night Owls, is the Museum’s latest addition to access-friendly programming.

The Museum will close at 4 p.m. to the public, but remain open for people with disabilities, as well as their friends and families, from 4 to 5 p.m. During this time, exhibits will be modified, reducing stimuli in order to provide a sensory-friendly experience. This includes turning off displays that make noise and dimmer lighting. We will provide multi-sensory opportunities for learners who benefit from tactile experiences.

Museum staff will also offer crafts and activities for young visitors.

“We believe that our museum belongs to everyone and it is our job to make sure that people feel welcome and included in this space,” NCSML’s K-12 Learning Specialist Sarah Henderson says. “Hubert’s Night Owls is one small step toward making the NCSML a place that everyone will think of as ‘their museum’”

Hubert’s Night Owls will be offered on four Sundays in 2020:

  • Feb. 23, 4 to 5 p.m.
  • July 19, 4 to 5 p.m.
  • October 18, 4 to 5 p.m.
  • December 13, 4 to 5 p.m.

Attendees will need to pay the admission fee for Hubert’s Night Owls. Admission is free for NCSML members.

 

For more information, contact the Museum at 319-362-8500.

National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library

The National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, is a museum that celebrates life:  Czech life, Slovak life and American life. The Museum seeks to inspire people from every background to connect to Czech and Slovak history and culture. Through extraordinary exhibitions and experiences, the Museum tells stories of freedom and identity, family and community, human rights and dignity connecting yesterday with today and tomorrow. The Museum honors those who immigrated to America and worked hard, contributing their skills and vision to the formation of our nation. For more information, visit www.ncsml.org or call (319) 362-8500.

Oct
18
Sun
Hubert’s Night Owls at The Czech Museum @ The National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library
Oct 18 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

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Hubert’s Night Owls at The Museum!

This program, called Hubert’s Night Owls, is the Museum’s latest addition to access-friendly programming.

The Museum will close at 4 p.m. to the public, but remain open for people with disabilities, as well as their friends and families, from 4 to 5 p.m. During this time, exhibits will be modified, reducing stimuli in order to provide a sensory-friendly experience. This includes turning off displays that make noise and dimmer lighting. We will provide multi-sensory opportunities for learners who benefit from tactile experiences.

Museum staff will also offer crafts and activities for young visitors.

“We believe that our museum belongs to everyone and it is our job to make sure that people feel welcome and included in this space,” NCSML’s K-12 Learning Specialist Sarah Henderson says. “Hubert’s Night Owls is one small step toward making the NCSML a place that everyone will think of as ‘their museum’”

Hubert’s Night Owls will be offered on four Sundays in 2020:

  • Feb. 23, 4 to 5 p.m.
  • July 19, 4 to 5 p.m.
  • October 18, 4 to 5 p.m.
  • December 13, 4 to 5 p.m.

Attendees will need to pay the admission fee for Hubert’s Night Owls. Admission is free for NCSML members.

 

For more information, contact the Museum at 319-362-8500.

National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library

The National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, is a museum that celebrates life:  Czech life, Slovak life and American life. The Museum seeks to inspire people from every background to connect to Czech and Slovak history and culture. Through extraordinary exhibitions and experiences, the Museum tells stories of freedom and identity, family and community, human rights and dignity connecting yesterday with today and tomorrow. The Museum honors those who immigrated to America and worked hard, contributing their skills and vision to the formation of our nation. For more information, visit www.ncsml.org or call (319) 362-8500.

Dec
13
Sun
Hubert’s Night Owls at The Czech Museum @ The National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library
Dec 13 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Image result for czech museum

Hubert’s Night Owls at The Museum!

This program, called Hubert’s Night Owls, is the Museum’s latest addition to access-friendly programming.

The Museum will close at 4 p.m. to the public, but remain open for people with disabilities, as well as their friends and families, from 4 to 5 p.m. During this time, exhibits will be modified, reducing stimuli in order to provide a sensory-friendly experience. This includes turning off displays that make noise and dimmer lighting. We will provide multi-sensory opportunities for learners who benefit from tactile experiences.

Museum staff will also offer crafts and activities for young visitors.

“We believe that our museum belongs to everyone and it is our job to make sure that people feel welcome and included in this space,” NCSML’s K-12 Learning Specialist Sarah Henderson says. “Hubert’s Night Owls is one small step toward making the NCSML a place that everyone will think of as ‘their museum’”

Hubert’s Night Owls will be offered on four Sundays in 2020:

  • Feb. 23, 4 to 5 p.m.
  • July 19, 4 to 5 p.m.
  • October 18, 4 to 5 p.m.
  • December 13, 4 to 5 p.m.

Attendees will need to pay the admission fee for Hubert’s Night Owls. Admission is free for NCSML members.

 

For more information, contact the Museum at 319-362-8500.

National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library

The National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, is a museum that celebrates life:  Czech life, Slovak life and American life. The Museum seeks to inspire people from every background to connect to Czech and Slovak history and culture. Through extraordinary exhibitions and experiences, the Museum tells stories of freedom and identity, family and community, human rights and dignity connecting yesterday with today and tomorrow. The Museum honors those who immigrated to America and worked hard, contributing their skills and vision to the formation of our nation. For more information, visit www.ncsml.org or call (319) 362-8500.