Family and Autism: An Honest Conversation with Andrew Yang

Join Andrew Yang for a listening session and discussion about autism and family.

The Iowa City Autism Community is proud to help facilitate this event. Come share your thoughts on how to amplify issues surrounding autism and personal stories with Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang.

Saturday, 14 December 2019, 1:00pm-3:3-pm

Sidekick Coffee 1310 1/2 Melrose Ave Iowa City, IA 52246

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Updates on Grandparent and Lisbon Caregiver Groups

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Due to the holidays, the Grandparent group is meeting on December 3rd rather at it’s regular scheduled date on the 4th Tuesday of the month. Regular meeting date/time will resume in January. The Lisbon parent group will also now meet on the 3rd Wednesday of the month at Gwen’s in Lisbon. Both groups are facilitated by retired GWAEA Autism Consultant Sue Askeland. Email Sue at for more information.

UAY Now Hosting “Neurodiversity Night” for Teens

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United Action for Youth reserves the entire Jim Swaim Youth Center for Junior High and High School Students on the Spectrum and or those who have Anxiety during exclusive, sensory-friendly hours. All of our services including the Recording and Arts Studios will be available during the evening. If you have any questions please feel free to contact Uay Kylie Buddin or our main office at 319-338-7518.

Autism Friendly Swim at UI Leisure Pool

Join us for an autism-friendly swim!

Date And Time

Sat, December 7, 2019

10:30 AM – 12:00 PM CST

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Campus Recreation and Wellness Center

309 South Madison Street

Iowa City, IA 52242

Pool will be closed the general public. Family locker rooms are available. Anyone over age 3years who will enter the pool needs a ticket. PLEASE let us know as soon as possible if you are no longer able to come so we can open up your spots.

Kelli Roberton, M.A., CCC-SLP Workshop Presentation Now Available Online

A huge thank you to Kelli Robertson for presenting at last weekend’s workshop series! Kelli reviewed methods and tools for helping students use technology and online tools to organize, showcase their knowledge and communicate at home and school.

Kelli Robertson, M.A., CCC-SLP
GWAEA Autism Consultant & Assistive Technology Coach
Twitter: @KelliJeanSLP — Email:

Link to Saturday’s workshop presentation –

Tech Options to PRIME Your Child – UI_CDD Presentation – November 2019


ICAC Calm Kit Initiative Moves into New Phase

We are excited to announce that all Johnson County secondary schools have received calm kits donated by the Iowa City Autism Community! These kits are meant to be used to help students on the autism spectrum regulate and feel comfortable at school. If your school would like to receive a kit, please contact Dina Bishara at

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