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June 2017

Sensory Nature Hike, Shinrin Yoku – Jester Park, Granger, IA

June 8 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Jester Park, 11407 NW Jester Park Drive
Granger, IA 50109 United States
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Thursday, June 8 from 2-4pm - Jester Park, Shelter #5 by Discovery Pond Individuals on the autism spectrum often have issues with sensory processing which sometimes lead to anxiety. The practice of Shinrin Yoku, or Japanese forest bathing, is a slow, mindful walk in nature that invites participants to use their senses in a calming, quieting way. Benefits may include improved sleep, reduced anxiety and enhanced communication. Join Dr. Suzanne Bartlett Hackenmiller, Integrative Medicine physician and the mother of a son…

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August 2017

8th Annual Autism Society of Iowa Golf Tournament – Coralville, IA

August 26 @ 7:00 am - 1:00 pm
Brown Deer Golf Club, 1900 Country Club Drive
Coralville,, 52241 United States
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$100

This event has been rescheduled for June 2018.  For more information please contact Kris at 515-327-9075.   8th Annual Autism Society of Iowa Golf Tournament - 4 Person Best Shot Saturday, August 26   Registration begins at 7am, Shotgun start at 8am Join us to raise money for those affected by Autism Spectrum Disorders in Iowa. Your $100 registration fee per person will include 18 holes of golf with cart, one 50/50 $5 raffle ticket, lunch (hot dog, chips, drink)…

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September 2017

Autism and Employment Conference at the University of Northern Iowa- Cedar Falls, IA

September 30 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
216 Schindler Education Center – University of Northern Iowa, 216 Schindler Education Center
Cedar Falls, IA 50614-0610 United States
$10 - $25

Saturday, September 30 University of Northern Iowa - 216 Schindler Education Center Parking is available in the Lathem Lot on the west side of the Schindler Education Center. To view a campus map, click here.   Free to those on the Autism Spectrum. Optional afternoon social opportunities will include a lunch and Nine Hole Golf Tournament. The Autism Society of Iowa is sponsoring a conference on Autism & Employment. Speakers will include a panel of agencies who provide employment services…

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Cedar Valley Golf Tournament – Cedar Falls, IA

September 30 @ 12:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Pheasant Ridge Golf Course, 3205 W 12th St
Cedar Falls, IA 50613 United States
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$8 - $25

Saturday, September 30 Join us for a nine hole two-person best shot golf tournament at Pheasant Ridge Golf Course on Saturday September 30 at 1pm. Lunch begins at 12:30pm. Lunch of hamburger, chips and drink cost $8, Golf cost is $25/person.   To register online, click here.

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October 2017

Walnut Creek YMCA Sensory Friendly Sunday – Windsor Heights

October 15 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Walnut Creek Family YMCA, 948 73rd Street
Des Moines, IA 50324 United States
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Free

Sensory Friendly Sunday Sunday, October 15   1-3pm Walnut Creek YMCA, 948 73rd Street, Windsor Heights, IA, 50324 Join us for an inclusive family environment for families and children with special needs. Visitors will be able to enjoy a designated sensory room, light and sound reduction when possible, bouncy houses in our youth gym and additional activities. The Easter Seals of Iowa will have a variety of sensory friendly toys available for use. The Animal Rescue League of Iowa will…

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