Caregiver Groups

Childserve Support Group for Parents of Children with Special Needs

Childserve offers a parent support group one Saturday a month from 9am-1030am. Childcare and a light breakfast are provided. Please contact Monica Goodwin at for more information.


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



ECIAS Support Group


The East Central Iowa Autism Society offers a caregiver support group once a month at the Downtown Cedar Rapids Library. Please visit their website at for more information.

Childserve – Grupo Manantial

ChildServe hosts Grupo Manantial, parent education and support groups for families whose primary language is Spanish and who have a child with a disability ages birth to five. The group meets twice monthly, on Fridays, over the noon hour. Transportation and childcare are available. A light lunch is also provided.  Contact Monica Goodvin at 351-5437 or at for more information.

Grupo Manantial comparte esperanza y fortaleza con las familias de niños con necesidades medicas especiales. Si tiene alguna pregunta, pongase en contacto con Monica a