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September 2021

2021 Autism Society of Iowa Employment Conference

September 10, 2021

To register for this conference, click here.   The Autism Society of Iowa and Iowa DD Council are sponsoring a virtual conference via Zoom on Autism & Employment for those on the autism spectrum who are interested in employment, family members, employers, human resource managers, case managers, social workers and anyone interested in helping those with ASD in the work place. This conference is free to those on the autism spectrum.   Agenda 9:00 – Welcome 9:05 – 10:05 –…

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November 2021

2021 Autism Society of Iowa Fall Conference

November 5, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

2021 Autism Society of Iowa Fall Educational Conference Virtual via Zoom  Featuring Keynote Speaker Mikle South, Ph.D To register, click here.   Autism Society of Iowa 2021 Fall Conference 9:00 a.m. – Introductions 9:00 – 10:15 a.m. –"New things, new people, new places: looking for the origins of anxiety in autism." presented by Mikle South, Ph.D. 10:15 a.m. – Break 10:30 – 11:45 a.m. – Autism Panel – Panel of Adults with Autism Share Their Stories 11:45 – 12:30 a.m.…

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Autism Society of Iowa Resource Fair Exhibitor and Conference Sponsorship

November 5, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

To register to be an exhibitor or a sponsor, click here.   Autism Society of Iowa is offering registration for service providers to participate in our Virtual Information and Resource Fair, which will be held during our virtual annual conference on Friday, November 5, 2021. The exhibitor and sponsorship levels are below.   $75- Virtual Exhibitor Benefits: Logo and link to your website on all conference marketing materials and on our website and newsletter. Acknowledgement through social media prior to…

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March 2022

Adults with Autism: Diagnosis and Supports Virtual Conference via Zoom

March 4 @ 8:15 am - 3:30 pm

The Adults with Autism: Diagnosis and Supports conference will be held virtually via Zoom on Friday, March 4. To register, click here. 8:15 a.m. - Introductions and Welcome – Todd Kopelman, Ph.D. 8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.- Equitable diagnosis for autism in adolescence and adulthood: Learning from sex, gender, and social developmental perspectives Presented by Dr. Meng-Chuan Lai, MD, Ph.D. Learning Objectives: Understanding the latest research discoveries about the impact of sex and gender on the recognition and diagnosis of autism…

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April 2022

“How to Prepare for College When You Have Autism” Informational Zoom

April 5 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Click here to register. Register today for "How to Prepare for College When You Have Autism" facilitated by Jenny Brodell, M.A., CCC-SLP. This informational Zoom will be held on Tuesday, April 5th, from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. This Zoom will address:  *  A checklist for skills to learn before starting classes   *  Strategies for time management   *  Transportation and navigating campus  *  What information should you share with your instructors?    *  Budgeting  *  How to connect to student disability services…

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“Crisis Intervention with a Family Member with Autism” Lunch and Learn

April 6 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Click here to register. Register today for the "Crisis Intervention with a Family Member with Autism" Lunch and Learn being held on Wednesday, April 6, via Zoom. Presenters Christina Maulsby (parent) and Jodi Tate, M.D. (University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics) will discuss: What to expect from inpatient units What are the processes to receive medical assistance? Officer Lorna Garcia from the Des Moines Police Department will speak on: The process of calling 911 How DMPD can respond The Broadlawns…

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“Transitioning to Middle and High School for the Student with Autism” Lunch and Learn

April 13 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Click here to register. Register today for the "Transitioning to Middle and High School for the Student with Autism" Lunch and Learn being held on Wednesday, April 13, via Zoom. Presenter: Johnna Davis, Heartland AEA Family and Educator Partnership

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“Medicaid Waivers” Informational Lunch and Learn

April 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Click here to register. Register today for the "Medicaid Waivers" Informational Lunch and Learn being held on Wednesday, April 20, via Zoom. Presenters: Gaye Johnson - Director of Access and Care Coordination for ChildServe and Lacey Giunta - Case Management Supervisor for ChildServe  

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“Living with Autism- Adults Living with Autism Share Their Stories and Answer Your Questions” Lunch and Learn

April 27 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Click here to register. Register today for the "Living with Autism- Adults Living with Autism Share Their Stories and Answer Your Questions" Lunch and Learn being held on Wednesday, April 27, via Zoom. Presenters:  Leo Bird Rachel Bussan Emily Duckett  Brian Johnson Abby Niederhauser Joel Wesselink Alex Wehrspann

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September 2022

2022 Autism Society of Iowa Employment Conference

September 9 @ 9:00 am - 3:45 pm
Sheraton West Des Moines Hotel, 1800 50th St
West Des Moines, 50266 United States
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To register, click here.   The Autism Society of Iowa and Iowa DD Council are sponsoring a conference on Autism & Employment for those on the autism spectrum who are interested in employment, family members, employers, human resource managers, case managers, social workers and anyone interested in helping those with ASD in the work place. Free to those on the autism spectrum.   9:00 a.m. – Registration 9:30 a.m. – A Panel of Employers with employees with Autism 10:30 –…

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