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

Mar
30
Sat
Corridor Autism Resource Expo @ Grant Wood Area Education Agency
Mar 30 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

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Saturday, 30 March 2019 from 09:00-1:00pm

Grant Wood Area Education

4401 6th St Sw, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52404
The Corridor Autism Resource Expo is celebrating its sixth year on March 30, 2019. It has been and always will be FREE to attendees. Learn about services/resources/fun from over 50 exhibitors and four speakers! Lots of fun and surprises!
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Mar
31
Sun
Superhero Night At The Iowa Children’s Museum @ The Iowa Children's Museum
Mar 31 @ 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.

Apr
13
Sat
The A5 Art Festival @ Unitarian Universalist Society
Apr 13 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

The Awesome Autism Awareness and Acceptance Art FESTIVAL (A5) showcases the unique creative and artistic perspectives of children and young adults on the autism spectrum. Please join us for our 8th annual event at our beautiful location in the “Greenest Church in Iowa”! LOTS of free arts and crafts activities, snacks, therapeutic mini-horses, therapy dog, interactive drumming with the Fabulous Yahoo Drummers and, of course, lots of awesome art!

This entire event is FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC! Come support our autism community!

Learn more:
https://www.facebook.com/TheAwesomeAutismAwarenessArtProject/
http://autismiowacity.org/the-a5-project

The Southeast Iowa Autism Support Group @ Uptown Bill's
Apr 13 @ 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.

Apr 13 @ 2:00 pm

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The Harlem Globetrotters are performing in Moline on April 13th, 2019! Tickets are offered at a discount to kids on the spectrum. they will have an opportunity to sit on the bench during warm ups and to take photos with team members. Information about purchasing tickets attn: Randy Robinson II | Group Sales Represenative
Harlem Globetrotters International, Inc.
Office | 678-497-1879 rrobinson@harlemglobetrotters.com

More info:
HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS ARE COMING MOLINE
April 13, 2019 2pm
Members and Families SAVE UP TO $24.00 PER TICKET!!
harlemglobetrotters.com/tickets Code: RANDY
Families and Groups save money on your order call:
Randy Robinson II at 678-497-1879
Ask us how to upgrade your tickets with Magic Pass!

Apr
16
Tue
Four Week Webinar Series – Autism Basics, Presented by Dr. Kelly Pelzel
Apr 16 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Free four week RAP webinar series for parents or primary caregivers of children with a new autism diagnosis.

Register at:https://register.gotowebinar.com/regist…/5342695621927417346

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Apr
20
Sat
The First Annual Iowa City Autism Fun Walk! @ Terry Trueblood Recreation Area
Apr 20 @ 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm

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The University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital Autism Center, the Autism Society of Iowa (ASI), and the Iowa City Autism Community (ICAC) are joining together to host the first ever Iowa City Autism Fun Walk! The purpose of this walk is to promote understanding of autism and to benefit the Autism Center, ASI, and ICAC.

In addition to the walk, we will have the University of Iowa Sparkles Cheerleading Squad, a Fire Truck, a visit from HERKY, and the walk will be followed by a Nature Egg Hunt. We will also be offering a Silent Auction – more details to follow!

*SHELTER 2*

Schedule Of Events:

12:30pm – Registration and T-shirt pick-up
1:30pm – Fun Walk
3pm – Nature Egg Hunt
Adults – $25, Child (12 and under) – $15, Free for those with Autism

ALL ARE WELCOME – come out and support the many autistic people and their families in our community.

REGISTRATION includes an official walk t-shirt. Please follow this link: You may register up to 40 participants as a team!
http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07eg4w5if76edd15d9&llr=tapetldab

Apr
22
Mon
Family Lunch and Learn Series – Free Webinars Addressing Supports and Strategies for Children With Autism at Home and in the Community
Apr 22 @ 11:30 am – 12:00 pm
Apr
23
Tue
ICAC Grandparent Group @ Zion Lutheran Church
Apr 23 @ 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
Unified Youth Games
Apr 23 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

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Tuesday, 23 April 2019 from 10:00am -1:00pm

Hawkeye Recreation Fields

366-518 Hawkeye Park Rd., Iowa City, Iowa 52246
Hosted by East Central Iowa Special Olympics