Save the Date! Autism-Friendly Browsing Hour at the ICPL October 26th



The entire library will be opening an hour early so that patrons may come and enjoy a low-key, low-light environment.

Check out books, play on the computers, teen center open, play games and do a fun craft!

One hour free parking in downtown ramps (AWAY football game)

If you have questions or need additional accommodations, please contact Jessie Witherell at

For more information, please see the Facebook event –

ICAC Partners With Local Libraries to Make Select Book Titles Accessible Via Libby App

Check it out! No really. You can now check out select titles from the Libby app thanks to everyone’s generous suggestions! We’ve partnered with our local libraries to make these books more accessible to our community. Here are the titles and formats currently available –
The Reason I Jump, by Naoki Higishida – eBook only
Thinking in Pictures, by Temple Grandin – eBook and eAudio
Uniquely Human, by Barry Prizant – eBook and eAudio
Girls Growing Up On the Autism Spectrum, by Shana Nichola – eBook only
Look Me In The Eye, by John Elder Robison – eBook and eAudio
Neurotribes, by Steve Silberman – eBook and eAudio
We thank our libraries for their continued support and partnership 🙂
More about the Libby app and how to get it here –


2019-2020 Autism Workshop Series Lineup Announced!

The Iowa City Autism Community is proud to announce our 2019-2020 Autism Workshop Series Lineup! These workshops are created in partnership with The University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital Autism Center and the Iowa Regional Autism Assistance Program. The workshops are free and reduced price when available. When available, we post presented information on our website for those who are unable to attend. Mark your calendars!

More information about the Incredible 5-Point Scale here –

NEW! Sensory Story and Playtime at the Cedar Rapids Public Library

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This program is intended for individuals with autism, sensory processing disorder and attention differences. This program is inclusion friendly. We’ll read a short story and assign participants to different roles to complete a Lego task. The program encourages strong development of motor skills, socialization skills while having fun with others. The exact same program will be repeated in the evening for individuals unavailable for the daytime session.

More here.