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2018 ASI Calendar Of Events


Wednesday, August 1  7-8:30pm

Splash for Autism in Des Moines

Northwest Aquatic Center
4915 Madison Ave., Des Moines, IA
Contact: Kris Steinmetz, autism50ia@aol.com or 515-327-9075. To view flyer, click here.


Saturday, August 4  10am-noon

Splash for Autism in Corning

Adams Community Aquatic Center
1400 John Street, Corning, IA
RSVP to Michelle Hicks at 641-247-9455 or mhicks@ghaea.org by 8/3/18. To view flyer, click here.


Thursday, August 23  3pm

Grounding – Barefoot Walk in Nature

Thomas Mitchell Park – 4250 NE 108th St., Mitchellville, IA
Research is finding that “grounding/earthing in nature,” allowing skin to come in direct contact with the ground, has health benefits and can balance the body’s central nervous system. Individuals with heightened sensory processing, such as those with autism, sometimes find the practice of grounding /earthing to be calming. Teens and adults on the autism spectrum along with a support person are invited to join us for a barefoot, mindful walk in nature led by Dr. Suzanne Bartlett Hackenmiller, Integrative Medicine physician. Event co-sponsored with Autism Society of Iowa. Pre-registration required; deadline is August 17. Minimum age 10. Fee $15.
To register online, click here.


Thursday, August 23  6-8pm

Sensory Nature Hike – Shinrin Yoku

Thomas Mitchell Park – 4250 NE 108th St., Mitchellville, IA
Part Of The Polk County Conservation 2018 Wellness Series
Explore the ancient healing path of Shinrin Yoku, or Japanese forest bathing, with Dr. Suzanne Bartlett Hackenmiller, Integrative Medicine physician. This mindful walk will invite you to use your senses to enhance your well-being. Pre-registration required. Minimum age 12. Fee: $15.
To register online, click here.


Thursday, August 23  4-10pm

Zach Paulsen Memorial Scholarship Fundraiser

Vivian’s Diner & Drinks – 400 Walnut Street, Des Moines
Silent auction and raffle end at 8pm

Join the Autism Society of Iowa to raise money for the Zach Paulsen Memorial Scholarship awarded yearly to individuals on the autism spectrum to continue their education. The evening will include food, silent auction, raffle, and a cash bar. Raffle and auction end at 8pm.
 For questions call 515-707-8507 or 515-720-6224.


Friday, September 7   8:30am-3:30pm

2018 Autism Society of Iowa Employment Conference

Sheraton Hotel – 1800 50th Street, West Des Moines

Speakers
Judith Warth
Bronna Crase
Laura Gibson
Reyma McCoy McDeid

Conference Agenda
8:30am – Registration
9-10:30am – Who is in the Driver’s Seat – Judith Warth
10:30-10:45am – Break
10:45am – Noon – Panel of Employees with Autism – facilitated by Judith Warth
Noon-1pm – Lunch provided
1-2pm – Developing Skills for the Job Interview – Laura Gibson & Reyma McCoy McDeid
2-2:15pm – Break
2:15-3:15pm – How to Create a Budget for Your Paycheck – Bronna Crase

To register online, click here.

To view a flyer, click here.

For information email Kris Steinmetz at autism50ia@aol.com


Friday, November 2

Autism Society of Iowa Fall Conference

REGISTRATION AND MORE INFORMATION TO COME!
Sheraton Hotel – 1800 50th Street, West Des Moines
Keynote Speaker: Stephen Shore


Friday, November 2  6pm

Autism Society of Iowa Benefit Auction

REGISTRATION AND MORE INFORMATION TO COME!
Sheraton Hotel – 1800 50th Street, West Des Moines
6pm – Silent Auction, 7pm – Live Auction
Please join us for a family friendly event to benefit the Autism Society of Iowa.
$10.00 per person