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June 2017

2017 Autism Risk and Safety Training for Law Enforcement – Des Moines, IA

June 21 @ 7:30 am - 12:00 pm
Embassy Suites Des Moines, 101 E Locust St
Des Moines, IA 50309 United States
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Wednesday, June 21   Registration begins at 7:30am The Autism Society of Iowa is pleased to present a free half day conference featuring keynote speaker, Dennis Debbaudt, who will be presenting "Autism Risk and Safety Training." The training will include techniques and vignettes to explore and explain critical autism issues for officers. Registration is FREE. TO REGISTER ONLINE CLICK HERE. Conference Agenda 7:30 a.m. – Registration 8:00 a.m. – Autism Risk and Safety Training - Speaker Dennis Debbaudt and Speaker Panel…

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2017 Autism Risk & Safety Conference – Des Moines, IA

June 21 @ 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Embassy Suites Des Moines, 101 E Locust St
Des Moines, IA 50309 United States
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Wednesday, June 21   Registration begins at 12:30pm The Autism Society of Iowa is pleased to present a half day conference featuring keynote speaker, Dennis Debbaudt, who will be presenting "Plan Your Response for an Autism Emergency!" This event is valuable for any person on the spectrum, caregiver, family member, and anyone interested in the safety of those with autism spectrum disorders.  3.5 CEU's will be offered for social workers. Registration is $10 or free for those with an Autism…

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Sensory Friendly Sunday- Windsor Heights, IA

June 25 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Walnut Creek Family YMCA, 948 73rd Street
Windsor Heights, IA 50324 United States
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Sensory Friendly Sunday Sunday, June 25  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 have TheraPets…

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August 2017
Free

Splash For Autism! – Corning, IA

August 6 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Adams Community Aquatic Center, 1400 John Ave
Corning, IA 50841 United States
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Sunday, August 6   10am-12noon ALL individuals with autism and their families/caregivers are invited to swim FREE of CHARGE! Please mark your calendars, share this, spread the word and plan to attend this family friendly event! All children must be accompanied by an adult. RSVP to Jennifer James at 641-782-0962 or jennifersuejames77@gmail.com by 8/5/17. Sponsored by the Autism Society of Iowa To download a flyer, click here.

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Voter Information Training for Those with Disabilities – West Des Moines, IA

August 17 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
West Des Moines Public Library, 4000 Mills Civic Pkwy
West Des Moines, IA 50265 United States
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Thursday, August 17, 2017 West Des Moines Library Community Room Everyone is invited and welcome to attend this free voter training hosted by the Iowa Developmental Disabilities Council and Autism Society of Iowa. Our speaker will be Rik Shannon of the Iowa Developmental Disabilities Council. To register online, click here.

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Free

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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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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$100

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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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
$25 - $30

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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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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$15

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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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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