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April 2017
$20

Tour de Falls – Cedar Falls, IA

April 8 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Bani’s On College Hill, 2128 College St
Cedar Falls, 50613 United States
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Join us Saturday April 8 for Tour de Falls - a family friendly 9 mile leisure bicycle ride hosted by Pi Sigma Epsilon (PSE), a sales and marketing fraternity at the University of Northern Iowa. Cost is $20, includes t-shirt & admission. Registration begins at 11am with the ride following at noon. All proceeds benefit the Autism Society of Iowa. To register online, click here.

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Autism Bake Sale – Elgin, Iowa

April 15 @ 7:00 am - 11:00 am
North Fayelle Valley Middle School in Elgin, IA, 23493 Canoe Road
Elgin, United States
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The 18th annual Autism bake sale will be held on Saturday, April 15th at the North Fayette Valley Jr. High building.  We will let you start buying at 7:00 that morning—and we will sell until sold out!  We will have all your favorites there—angel food cakes, cinnamon rolls, bars, cookies, lefse, pies of every kind, breads and quick breads, and all kinds of salads!  We hope to see you once again to help support our bake sale that helps children and…

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$8.80

Monkey Joe’s Autism Awareness Event – West Des Moines, IA

April 23 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Monkey Joe’s, 1600 Valley West Dr., # 200
West Des Moines, IA 50266 United States
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Sunday, April 23 6-8pm Join us on Sunday, April 23 from 6-8pm for a private event, open only to families and caregivers of children with special needs. The facility will be closed to the pubic, admission will be discounted to $8.80/person and 20% of admissions will be donated back to the Autism Society of Iowa. Concessions will be open so parents can buy food and beverage items as needed. Monkey Joe's serves pizza, Coke products, pretzels, and hot dogs.  

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$15 - $25

ASI 5th Annual Autism Awareness 5K Run, Walk & Resource Fair – Creston, IA

April 29 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Creston High School, 601 West Townline Street
Creston, IA United States
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Saturday, April 29 3-6pm Creston High School – 601 W Townline Street, Creston, IA Awards will be given to the Top Three Male and Female runners in each age division: 12 and under, 13-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50+ To Register Online - Click Here! To Download A Brochure And Register By Mail - Click Here! Schedule Of Events: 3pm – Registration, Autism Resource Fair and T-shirt Pickup 4pm – Welcome, Autism Awareness Lap, Balloon Release and Start of 5K Run…

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June 2017

Iowa Wild Fundraiser For Autism Society of Iowa – Des Moines, IA

June 2 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Buzzard Billy’s, 615 3rd St.
Des Moines, IA 50309 United States
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Iowa Wild Fundraiser For Autism Society of Iowa Friday, June 2  6-8pm Buzzard Billy's, 615 3rd St., Des Moines, IA Join us on Friday, June 2 from 6-8pm to raise money for the Autism Society of Iowa. Iowa Wild's Head Coach Derek Lalonde will be the celebrity server with tips from the servers that evening going towards the Autism Society of Iowa. There will also be several Iowa Wild auction items for everyone to bid on. See you there!

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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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Autism & Law Enforcement Recognition & Response Training – LeMars, IA

June 19 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Le Mars Convention Center, 275 12th St SE
Le Mars, IA 51031 United States
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Autism & Law Enforcement Recognition & Response Training Presented by Dennis Debbaudt Who should attend? Law Enforcement, EMS Providers, Fire Fighters, Dispatchers EMS Providers can received 4 CEH through WITCC. Dennis Debbaudt is the proud father of Brad, a young man who has autism. In the 1980's, he wrote for the Detroit News and worked with network television current affairs programs in the U.S., Canada and United Kingdom. A professional investigator and journalist since 1977, Debbaudt turned his attention to…

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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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