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October 2017

Walnut Creek YMCA Sensory Friendly Sunday – Windsor Heights

October 15, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Walnut Creek Family YMCA, 948 73rd Street
Des Moines, IA 50324 United States
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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, 2017
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, 2017 @ 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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January 2018

Autism Advocacy & Acceptance Day On The Hill – Des Moines, IA

January 31, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Iowa State Capitol, 1007 E Grand Ave.
Des Moines, IA 50319 United States
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Wednesday, January 31          Free event! Register Today! Autism Advocacy & Acceptance Day on the Hill Join us at the 8th Annual Autism Advocacy & Acceptance “Day on the Hill” event at the Iowa State Capitol on Wednesday, January 31 in the West Wing. Agenda 8:00am - Registration 9:00am - Rally - Remarks from Family Members, Legislators, Autism Society of Iowa, Iowa Autism Council Members, Agencies, and those with Autism. 10:15am - Advocacy Training in Small Groups…

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July 2019

SPLASH for Autism- Corning, IA

July 28 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Adams Community Aquatic Center, 1400 John Ave
Corning, IA 50841 United States
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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. For any questions, please contact 515-327-9075 or autism50ia@aol.com. Sponsored by the Autism Society of Iowa To download a flyer, click here.

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CANCELLED- SPLASH for Autism- Des Moines, IA

July 31 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Northwest Aquatic Center, 4915 Madison Ave.
Des Moines, IA 50310 United States
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This event has been cancelled. We will update the website if it is rescheduled.   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. For any questions, please contact 515-327-9075 or autism50ia@aol.com. Sponsored by the Autism Society of Iowa To download a flyer, click here.

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August 2019

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN! Conference featuring Peter Gerhardt, Ed.D

August 15 @ 8:30 am - 4:15 pm
Prairie Meadows Casino, Racetrack, & Hotel, 1 1 Prairie Meadows Drive
Altoona, IA 50009 United States
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Free to those on the Autism Spectrum Thursday, August 15 - Registration begins at 8:00am To register online, click here.  To register via mail or for a printable event flyer, click here. The Autism Society of Iowa, Balance Autism, and the University of Iowa Stead Family Children's Hospital Autism Center are sponsoring a conference featuring Peter F. Gerhardt, Ed.D. Dr. Gerhardt has more than 30 years experience utilizing the principles of ABA in support of adolescents and adults with ASD. This conference…

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September 2019

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN! 2019 Autism & Employment Conference

September 13 @ 8:45 am - 2:00 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 13 - Registration begins at 8:45am To register online, click here. To register via mail or for a printable event flyer, 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…

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October 2019

1st Annual ASI Autism Acceptance Walk- Ankeny

October 5
DMACC- Ankeny, 2006 S. Ankeny Blvd.
Ankeny, IA 50023 United States
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Join us on Saturday, October 5 for the 1st Annual ASI Autism Acceptance Walk! Put on those costumes (optional) and take a stroll down the Trick or Treat Trail for prizes and fall fun! To register, click here. For a printable event flyer, click here. Schedule Of Events: 9:00am - Registration and T-shirt pick-up 10:00am - Acceptance Walk  Adults - $25, Child (12 and under) - $15, Free for those with Autism  

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Autism Risk and Safety Training for First Responders Lunch & Learn

October 16 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Sheraton West Des Moines Hotel, 1800 50th St
West Des Moines, 50266 United States
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To register online, click here. For a printable event flyer, click here.   Autism Society of Iowa and Iowa Regional Autism Assistance Program (RAP) present this free lunch and learn opportunity for first responders. This scenario-focused training will give examples of autism recognition, response, and risk management.   Speakers Ashten Hayes Ashten Hayes has been a police officer with the Iowa City Police Department for 7 years and is the Community Relations Officer. Ashten works closely with schools; Project Lifesaver…

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