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April 2021

Higher IQ Influences One’s Experience with Autism and Not Always for the Better Lunch and Learn – Presented by – Dr. Jake Michaelson

April 29, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

To register for this lunch and learn, click here.   Although intellectual disability is common among people with autism, some have a very high IQ. Individuals with autism and a very high IQ are sometimes called "twice-exceptional" or 2e. For some symptoms, a higher IQ is associated with fewer problems.  In other areas, the opposite is true. By partnering with the Belin-Blank Center at the University of Iowa and reviewing the records of over 1,000 gifted individuals, we were able…

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July 2021

Autism Society of Iowa Virtual Statewide Walk

July 5, 2021 - August 28, 2021

Join the Au-Some 54 Day Challenge! This is a virtual event. We challenge you to walk, ride, swim or run for 54 days beginning on July 5! Or pick your own activity and track your miles! Participate alone or create a team with family and friends, taking the Challenge from ANYWHERE! Log your miles and see how far you can go! 1 in 54 children are diagnosed with autism, so please join us this summer to walk, ride or run…

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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 Fall Online Benefit Auction

November 4, 2021 - November 5, 2021

To view auction items and register to bid, click here. The 33rd annual Autism Society of Iowa Online Benefit Auction will be held Thursday, November 4, through Friday, November 5, 2021, via CharityAuctionsToday.com.   

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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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January 2022

2022 Autism Advocacy and Acceptance Virtual Day on the Hill

January 20 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Click here to register!   Due to COVID-19 restrictions and for the safety of our members, attendees, and staff, the 12th Annual Autism Advocacy and Acceptance Day will be held virtually via Zoom on Thursday, January 20, from 11 am – 12:30 pm. This will replace our annual Day on the Hill event at the Iowa State Capitol.

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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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“In a Different Key” Movie Screening

March 24 @ 5:15 pm - 8:30 pm
Prairie Meadows Events & Conference Center, 1 1 Prairie Meadows Drive
Altoona, IA 50009 United States
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Click here to register. Register today for an exclusive preview screening of "In a Different Key"- the award-winning documentary by Caren Zucker and John Donvan. Masks are required at Prairie Meadows and movie is not intended for those under age 14.

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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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