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

Family Yoga at Tanager Place @ Tanager Place
Dec 18 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

A new service for Tanager Place families – Family Yoga! Join us on Tuesdays from 11/27-12/18 from 4:30pm-5:30pm at The Estle Center. This is FREE for all Tanager Place families, but be sure to bring your own towel and water bottle. Capacity is limited, so you need to register ahead of time by contacting Brook Fairbanks at 319-286-4531. See you there!

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ICCSD Mental Health, Special Education and Disability PTO Meeting @ The Iowa City Public Library
Dec 19 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
The Southeast Iowa Autism Support Group @ Uptown Bill's
Dec 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.

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

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.


Autism-Friendly Holiday Open House and Paint @ Brush and Barrel
Dec 23 @ 2:00 pm

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 We will be kicking off our Autism Friendly Winter Break Series at Brush and Barrel! LIMITED TO 20 PAINTERS, steeply reduced price. Must purchase your $5 ticket here:

Evening Caregiver Support Group at Childserve @ Childserve
Dec 27 @ 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

@ Colonial Lanes
Dec 28 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

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Come join us for some bowling fun at Colonial Lanes! This event is closed to the general public so that the music and arcade noise can be turned off. Siblings welcome! No sign up required.

Autism -Friendly Bowling at Colonial Lanes @ Colonial Lanes
Dec 28 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

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Come bowling with us! Putt – putt golf will also be available. Colonial Lanes will be CLOSED to the general public so that attendees can play and move about the facility as they please. Only 3 dollars a game! Music and arcade games will be turned off for those who are sound sensitive. No sign up necessary. Just show up!

For additional accommodations, please contact Jessie Witherell at or Dina Bishara at

Autism Friendly Open Gym at Iowa Gym Nest – FREE @ Iowa Gym Nest
Dec 29 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

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Join the Iowa City Autism Community for a FREE autism-friendly open gym at the Iowa Gym Nest! The facility will be CLOSED to the general public so attendees can enjoy the gym. Gym Nest facility rules will apply. No sign up is necessary!

For additional accommodations please contact Dina Bishara at


Superhero Night At The Children’s Museum @ Children's Museum
Dec 30 @ 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.

Autism – Friendly Trampoline Jump at AirFX @ Air FX
Dec 31 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

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Get ready for 2019 with some jumping! All ages, siblings/family welcome.

Reduced price thanks to the generous sponsorship of the East Central Iowa Autism Society!

No sign up required. Please sign the AirFX online waiver before attending. See their website (above) for more details.

$5/1 hour $8/90min. $11/2 hours