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August 2017

2nd Annual Zach Paulsen Memorial Scholarship Fundraiser

August 24 @ 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Vivian’s Diner & Drinks, 400 Walnut Street
Des Moines, IA 50309 United States
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Free

Zach Paulsen Thursday, August 24  4-10pm Join us to raise money for the Zach Paulsen Memorial Scholarship awarded yearly to a person on the autism spectrum to continue their education. The evening will include food, silent auction, 50/50 raffle, and a cash bar. For questions call 515-707-8507 or 515-720-6224.

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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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Despicable Me 3 in 2D – Sensory Friendly Movie – Creston, IA

August 26 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Strand Theatre, 309 West Adams Street
Creston, IA United States
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Saturday, August 26 - Free event! 10:00am (Doors open at 9:30am) The Autism Society of Iowa will be hosting a Sensory Friendly Movie in Creston, IA on Saturday, August 26 at 10am. Free Admission to those with autism, their families, and caregivers. Lights up sound down!

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September 2017

Autism & Employment Conference – West Des Moines, IA

September 8 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sheraton West Des Moines Hotel, 1800 50th St
West Des Moines, 50266 United States
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$25 - $30

Free to those on the Autism Spectrum Friday, September 8 - Registration begins at 8:45am To register online, click here.  To view a flyer or to register by mail or fax, click here.   The Autism Society of Iowa is sponsoring a conference on Autism & Employment. Speakers will include Judith Warth, Jenna Deyo, MS, CCC-SLP, Christine Weiland, MOT, OTR/L, and Scott Lyon, J.D. This conference is for those on the Autism Spectrum interested in employment, family members, employers, job coaches,…

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Blues For Autism – Des Moines, IA

September 15 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Jasper Winery, 2400 George Flagg Parkway
Des Moines, IA 50321 United States
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$15

Friday, September 15 Ticket sales start at 6pm, Performance begins at 7pm In honor of Isabel’s love of music and to promote Autism Awareness Featuring WILLIAM ELLIOTT WHITMORE and ERIC KENNEDY   To view a flyer, click here.    

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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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November 2017

2017 ASI Fall Educational Conference – West Des Moines

November 3
Sheraton West Des Moines Hotel, 1800 50th St
West Des Moines, 50266 United States
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Friday, November 3   8:30am Steve Silberman Join us at the 2017 ASI Fall Educational Conference featuring keynote speakers Luke Y. Tsai, M.D. and Steve Silberman author of "NeuroTribes: The Legacy of Autism and the Future of Neurodiversity." To register online, click here.     AGENDA 8:30am – Welcome and Announcements – Todd Kopelman, Ph.D., Autism Society of Iowa President 8:45am – 10:00am - Follow up Medical Studies of Autism Spectrum Disorders – What does the Comprehensive Review Show and…

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Autism Society of Iowa 29th Annual Silent and Live Auction

November 3 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Sheraton West Des Moines Hotel, 1800 50th St
West Des Moines, 50266 United States
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$10

Friday, November 3  6:30pm The Autism Society of Iowa is holding its 29th Annual Silent and Live Auction to raise money for those affected by Autism Spectrum Disorders in the state of Iowa. This annual event is $10/person or $100 for a table of ten and includes many wonderful items up for bid including tickets to local events, autographed sports items, handmade quilts and gift baskets. The silent auction preview will begin at 6:30pm with the live auction beginning at…

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