Social and Support Networks for Individuals on the Autism Spectrum

Social and Support Networks for Adults on the Autism Spectrum


The Iowa City Autism Community 

Social Opportunities for Adults on the Autism Spectrum

We are currently partnering with Access 2 Independence to create unique social opportunities for adults on the autism spectrum. Each month will have something new to offer! These events will be free or reduced price when possible. Please check our calendar to see if there is one scheduled for the month or to subscribe to receive emails to get more information. We also have an online facebook group just for adults on the autism spectrum or who are otherwise neurodivergent. Please contact Jessie Witherell at if you or someone you support would like to be added.


The Iowa City Autism Community Caregiver Group

Parents who are on the autism spectrum are welcome to attend our monthly caregiver meetings every third Friday of the month at Zion Lutheran Church in Iowa City at 310 N. Johnson St, lower level in the “Gathering Room”. Parking is located behind the church. No sign up is necessary. While ICAC is not able to provide childcare, children are more than welcome to attend. Our focus is on problem solving, understanding our autistic children, navigating school issues and meeting for informal conversation. Contact Dina Bishara at for more information.


Southeast Iowa Autism Support Group 

Wherever you are on the spectrum, whether diagnosed or not, join us for support and community in a space where you can be yourself. This group meets the  2nd and 4th Saturday from 1pm-3pm at Uptown Bills in Iowa City.

For more information about the support group (formerly GRASP) click HERE


Second Saturday Social for Autistic Teens and Twenties

Access 2 Independence hosts monthly structured gatherings for teens and twentysomethings on the autism spectrum. These events regularly occur on the second Saturday of the month. Please see the main calendar for upcoming meet-ups.

Contact Leah at 319-338-3870 for more information