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September 2020

9th Annual Autism & Employment Conference

September 11, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

9th Annual Autism & Employment Conference Presented by the Autism Society of Iowa and the Iowa Development Disability Council Friday, September 11, 2020 Virtual Conference Held by Zoom Click here to register! For a printable event flyer, click here!   Agenda 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. – How to Prepare for an Interview Presenters:  Candice Fedeler, MA, Ed.  and Ambrose Ball-Harney 10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. – Accessing Employment Services - Faciliated by Bill Kallestad, Iowa Developmental Disabilities Council Presenters:…

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November 2020

2020 Autism Society of Iowa Online Benefit Auction

November 5, 2020 @ 9:00 am - November 6, 2020 @ 9:00 pm

Autism Society of Iowa’s Spectrum of Support The 2020 Autism Society of Iowa Benefit Auction will be held virtually via CharityAuctionsToday with bidding opening on November 5 at 9:00 AM and ending November 6 at 9:00 PM. Auction items will be posted for preview in mid-October. To view auction items and register to bid, click here. Autism Society of Iowa (ASI) - Spectrum of Support Online Auction - Information Bidding details: Bidding will start on Thursday, November 5th at 9:00 a.m. (CST) and…

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2020 Fall Educational Conference

November 6, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

2020 Autism Society of Iowa Fall Conference via Zoom Featuring Keynote Speaker Dr. James Ball, Ed.D., BCBA-D Friday, November 6, 2020 8:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M. To register for the conference, click here. For a printable flyer or to pay via mail/purchase order, click here. Conference Agenda 8:00 a.m. – Announcements – ASI President Roxanne Cogil Attendance for CEU’s 8:10 – 9:15 – “You can’t make me: Proactive Strategies for Positive Behavioral Change" -  Presented by James Ball, Ed.D., BCBA-D…

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February 2021

2021 Autism Advocacy and Acceptance Day

February 5 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Due to COVID-19 restrictions and for the safety of our members, attendees, and staff, the 11th Annual Autism Advocacy and Acceptance Day will be held virtually via Zoom on Friday, February 5, from 9am - 11am. This will replace our annual Day on the Hill event at the Iowa State Capitol. To register, click here.

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Strategies and Resources to Support Learning at Home Lunch and Learn

February 9 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Click here to register! This presentation will cover strategies and resources to help with the continued challenge of children learning at home. Many of you have already developed a solid plan for learning so hopefully this presentation will help to reinforce what is working for your family as well as provide new ideas and twists on your current plan.  Jan Turbes and Susan Askeland are the presenters for this event and  are current board members of ASI. Jan and Sue…

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Strategies and Resources to Support Learning at Home Lunch and Learn

February 23 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Click here to register! This presentation will cover strategies and resources to help with the continued challenge of children learning at home. Many of you have already developed a solid plan for learning so hopefully this presentation will help to reinforce what is working for your family as well as provide new ideas and twists on your current plan.  Jan Turbes and Susan Askeland are the presenters for this event and  are current board members of ASI. Jan and Sue…

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March 2021

Iowa Guardianship Lunch and Learn

March 4 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Have questions about Guardianship in Iowa?     Register today for a Lunch and Learn on Thursday, March 4th at 12:00pm CST featuring Attorney Scott Lyon from Disability Rights Iowa. Zoom information will be emailed to registrants prior to event date. For a printable event flyer, click here. Click here to register! Hosted by:

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April 2021

Social Emotional Learning Lunch and Learn – Presented by Leslie Rogers, SLP & Kirsten Smith, SLP

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

To register for this lunch and learn, click here.   This course will explore key components and stages of social emotional learning (SEL), related brain anatomy and function, and factors that may impact SEL development.  Additionally, participants will be able to demonstrate an understanding of factors that may impact a child’s use of social emotional skills across the school day and techniques and strategies that will assist children in making use of these skills.   Leslie Rogers, M.S., CCC-SLP, has a…

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Communicating with your Physician, Recording Information and Organizing Medical Visits Lunch and Learn – Presented by – Suzanne Bartlett Hackenmiller, M.D., Marie Ugorek, Susan Askeland

April 8 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

To register for this lunch and learn, click here.   This course will teach effective techniques for communicating with your physicians, recording your medical information and organizing medical visits. Susan Askeland graduated from the University of Nebraska with a master’s degree in speech language pathology.  She worked for Northwest AEA in Sioux City as a speech language pathologist and a member of the autism resource team for 37 years. In 2013 she moved to eastern Iowa where she worked as an…

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Autism, Gender and Sexual Identity Conference

April 9 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Autism, Gender and Sexual Identity Conference Friday, April 9, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. To register for this conference, click here. For a printable event flyer, click here.   Agenda 9:00 a.m. - Welcome 9:05 a.m. -  Autism and Identity: Making Sense of Gender, Presented by Peter Daniolos, M.D. Learning Objectives: Participants will leave this seminar with heightened appreciation of the importance of not foreclosing on gendered options when working with all youth, including those who present as gender nonconforming (GNC), gender…

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