Connect with Others in Our Community

Autism-Friendly Activities

Throughout the year, The Iowa City Autism Community volunteers organize several activities for individuals on the spectrum and their families. Thanks to generous community donations, events are often free or at reduced price. We have worked with several local establishments to host sensory friendly browsing hours at our local libraries, sponsored sensory friendly movie screenings, bowling events, trampoline jumps, painting sessions, workshops, field trips, and more.

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Contact us at for more information, to volunteer or to collaborate to help make our community more inclusive, accessible and accepting of autistic individuals and their families.

Join our Online Community

The Iowa City Autism Community hosts an online community group for autistic individuals, their friends and families to come together to share insight, experiences, events and resources with one another. Please send a request to join our Facebook group here or sign up for our mailing list.

Parent/Caregiver Meetings

The Iowa City Autism Community hosts a monthly caregiver/parent group every third Friday at Zion Lutheran Church in the Gathering Room from 9am-11am. Caregivers are welcome to share resources, ideas, and connect for casual conversation. Adults on the autism spectrum are welcome to attend as well! Contact Dina Bishara at for more information.

Social Group for Adults with Autism

Every second Sunday of the month, we host a social group for adults who have autism. Participants are free to connect for casual conversation, idea sharing, and exchanging advice among peers. Refreshments will be provided. Our group typically meets on the second Sunday of the month from 3-4pm at Intra National Home Health Care located at 160 Southgate Avenue., Ste A in Iowa City. Please contact Jessie Witherell at for more information.