Understanding the Puzzling Pieces of Autism

Autism Friendly Business

Do you know of a dentist, hairdresser, piano teacher, or someone who welcomes clients or patrons with autism? Please nominate them to receive an Autism Friendly Business Reward.

Autism Friendly Business (AFB) is a program to encourage and celebrate community inclusion. Recognition of an AFB comes after each application has been reviewed by the Autism Society of Iowa. This recognition allows all affected by autism to know where a safe place is in the community that is actively working to include individuals with autism through sensory friendly events, collaborating with the Autism Society of Iowa, hiring an individual with autism, and/or much more. We are grateful to all the businesses that have taken these steps and are proud to share their information with our family’s state wide.

Process for becoming an Autism Friendly Business (AFB):

  1. Application submitted
  2. Autism Society of Iowa will review application monthly at the first of the month
  3. Awards will be sent out mid-month and AFB’s will be recognized on the website quarterly

Benefits of becoming an Autism Friendly Business (AFB):

  1. Listed as an AFB on The Autism Society of Iowa Website
  2. Window cling to display at business
  3. Certificate of gratitude for being an AFB.

Unless you are self-nominating your own business, we ask that you notify the business that you will be nominating them.

Applications can be submitting online by filling out the form below and clicking “Submit” or downloading a form, by clicking here, and mailing it to Autism Society of Iowa, P.O. Box 65311, West Des Moines, IA  50265.