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
25
Wed
Providing Evidence-Based Educational Programming for Children on the Autism Spectrum
Apr 25 @ 8:30 am – 3:30 pm

Providing Evidence-Based Educational Programming for Children on the Autism Spectrum

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April 25, 2018
8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Providing evidence-based educational programming for children on the autism spectrum relies not only on selecting appropriate strategies, but also an understanding of neurodevelopment. What we determine as the child’s targeted educational objectives should be as important ashow we are providing accommodations.

The lecture will begin with a review of the research in social neuroscience and how this helps us understand how children acquire the foundations of social and emotional competence before they are talking, at emerging language stages, and at the conversational level. Participants will learn how neurodevelopmental differences need to be considered when implementing evidence-based practices and how the SCERTS assessment framework can be used to generate educational objectives that are predictive of developmental shifts toward social emotional competence.

TARGET AUDIENCE
PreK-12 Teachers, Consultants, OT/PT, Psychologists, Early Childhood, Speech Language Pathologists, Social Workers, Parents, Administrators, Counselors, Paraeducators, Special Education Teachers

INSTRUCTOR
Emily Rubin MS, CCC-SLP

REGISTRATION

Register Online

Download Form

Course Number: 19525-17-01

Registration Deadline: 6:00 a.m. on April 18, 2018

Antelope Lending Library – Autism Friendly Sensory Stop
Apr 25 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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Every Wednesday, The Antelope Lending Library hosts an autism-friendly library “Sensory Stop” at 502 3rd Ave, Iowa City, IA 52245, USA. Activities vary week to week. Check The Antelope Lending Library Facebook page for more details and for each week’s activity.

 

Apr
26
Thu
Evening Caregiver Support Group at Childserve @ Childserve
Apr 26 @ 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

Apr
27
Fri
AUTISM 2018 Innovations in Research & Care Conference @ Center for Disabilities & Development
Apr 27 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

AUTISM 2018
Innovations in Research & Care Conference

Conference Details
Date: 8:00 AM – 5 PM, Friday, April 27, 2018
Location: Center for Disabilities & Development
Conference Speakers: See Attached Brochure
Conference Topics: See Attached Brochure
CEU’s: The University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. This conference has also been approved for 0.625 General CEU’s by the University of Iowa Center for Conferences.

How to Register
Registration for this event is provided by the University of Iowa Center for Conferences.
Online Registration
https://centerforconferences.uiowa.edu/autism-2018-innovati…

Mail, Email, & Fax Registration
Fill out the registration form in the attached brochure and send it to the Center for Conferences, using the contact information below.
Phone Registration & Questions
Center for Conferences: 319-335-4141

Dates: Friday, April 27, 2018Location: Center for Disabilities and Development, The University of Iowa…
CENTERFORCONFERENCES.UIOWA.EDU
Apr
28
Sat
The Seventh Annual A5 Art Show @ Unitarian Universalist Society
Apr 28 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Apr
29
Sun
Iowa Baseball Autism Awareness and Acceptance Day
Apr 29 @ 1:05 pm
Superhero Night At The Children’s Museum @ Children's Museum
Apr 29 @ 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.

May
2
Wed
Antelope Lending Library – Autism Friendly Sensory Stop
May 2 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Image may contain: house, tree, sky and outdoor

Every Wednesday, The Antelope Lending Library hosts an autism-friendly library “Sensory Stop” at 502 3rd Ave, Iowa City, IA 52245, USA. Activities vary week to week. Check The Antelope Lending Library Facebook page for more details and for each week’s activity.

 

May
5
Sat
ASK Resource Center – Together We Can Conference
May 5 all-day
Supporting Gross Motor and Sensory Needs of Autistic People @ University of Iowa Center for Disabilities and Development
May 5 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm