About Us

The Autism Society of Iowa is an affiliate of the Autism Society. The Iowa chapter was founded in 1978 and currently has over 300 members. We are a statewide non-profit advocacy organization dedicated to improving the lives of children and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders.

  • We provide current information and support to parents, educators, service providers, and others interested in autism and maintain a current parent packet for families with a newly diagnosed child.
  • We offer 4 different college scholarship opportunities, scholarships to attend our conferences and family scholarships for families and caregivers of those on the spectrum living in Iowa.
  • We sponsor workshops and conferences on topical information related to autism.
  • We create the state autism newsletter, THE LINK, maintain the website http://www.autismia.org and have a monthly e-newsletter.
  • We present the Stephen Tsai for Excellence in Autism Education Award at each conference.
  • We provide a free lending library for families and educators.
  • We have a summer grant program to integrate those with Autism Spectrum Disorders into recreational programs and camps.
  • We support legislation which enhances the lives of persons with Autism Spectrum Disorders.