What is Autism?
Autism is a neurological variation that produces “atypical ways of thinking, moving, interacting, and sensory and cognitive processing. One analogy that has often been made is that autistic individuals have a different neurological ‘operating system’ than non-autistic individuals.”
–Nick Walker, autistic author and activist
The purpose of The Iowa City Autism Community is to promote acceptance and inclusion of autistic individuals. We cannot and do not promote any therapies that are designed to alter the nature of autistic people or are deemed harmful by the majority of autistic self advocates. Our online group consists of autistic adults, parents and caregivers and professionals who are more than willing to offer insight and advice if you have questions about how best to advocate for yourself or support an autistic loved one.