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

Sep
24
Tue
ICAC Grandparent Group @ Zion Lutheran Church
Sep 24 @ 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
Sep
26
Thu
2019 Make Your Mark! Conference
Sep 26 @ 8:30 am – Sep 27 @ 12:00 pm

Hosted by Iowa DD Council and Iowans with Disabilities in Action

 

Coralville Marriott Hotel & Conference Center

300 East 9th St., Coralville, Iowa 52241

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Join us for the 2019 Make Your Mark! Conference. Sessions this year are focused on developing your leadership skills.

We are excited to be able to offer FREE registration for individuals with disabilities, family members and direct care support professionals accompanying a participant!* Attendance will be limited to the first 150 people to register. So don’t wait!

Register today!

https://web.cvent.com/event/dd7fd3f1-4a48-4fc2-9fb0-96e0755e64a0/summary

MSD Advocacy Group – Guest Lisa Glenn @ The Iowa City Public Library
Sep 26 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

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Thursday, 26 September 2019 from 11:30-13:30

Iowa City Public Library

MEETING ROOM B

Free hour of parking in ramps.

Director of Special Education, Lisa Glenn, will present on updates in Special Education, followed by discussion

Sep
27
Fri
Special Olympics Skating Open House @ Cedar Rapids Ice Arena
Sep 27 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Sep
28
Sat
The Southeast Iowa Autism Support Group @ Uptown Bill's
Sep 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.

Combined efforts presents “Meet Us at the Horizon” @ Johnson County Fairgrounds
Sep 28 @ 2:00 pm

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Combined efforts presents “Meet Us at the Horizon” – a pay-what-you-will event. Attendees can also pay in canned goods, which will be donated to the local food bank.

Combined efforts presents “Meet Us at the Horizon” @ Johnson County Fairgrounds
Sep 28 @ 7:00 pm

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Combined efforts presents “Meet Us at the Horizon” – a pay-what-you-will event. Attendees can also pay in canned goods, which will be donated to the local food bank.

Sep
29
Sun
Combined efforts presents “Meet Us at the Horizon” @ Johnson County Fairgrounds
Sep 29 @ 2:00 pm

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Combined efforts presents “Meet Us at the Horizon” – a pay-what-you-will event. Attendees can also pay in canned goods, which will be donated to the local food bank.

Superhero Night At The Iowa Children’s Museum @ The Iowa Children's Museum
Sep 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.

Combined efforts presents “Meet Us at the Horizon” @ Johnson County Fairgrounds
Sep 29 @ 7:00 pm

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Combined efforts presents “Meet Us at the Horizon” – a pay-what-you-will event. Attendees can also pay in canned goods, which will be donated to the local food bank.