Profound Autism Conference

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University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital Autism Center, Hawk IDDRC, & Autism Society Iowa (ASI) are hosting a 1- day virtual conference on Friday, March 3, 2023, focusing on profound autism.

The morning presentations will feature Judith Ursitti, CPA, discussing profound autism as well as a panel of family members living with a member with high needs. The afternoon sessions will feature speaker, Dr. Lee E. Wachtel , MD, as well as a showing of the film, Unseen: Caregivers Documentary.


9:00 am – Welcome – Dr. Todd Kopelman

9:05 am – What exactly is profound autism, and why is the new definition needed? Judith Ursitti, co-founder of the Profound Autism Alliance, will share research and information to create a broader understanding of this new term and will also share how targeted advocacy, in addition to advocacy for the entire spectrum, can be a good thing.

9:50 – Break

10:00 – Panel of Family Members Living with a Member with High Need Autism – Panelists will share their stories and take questions.
Panelists – Josh Cobbs, Nazil Kibria, Mary Roberts, Sarah Schrader, Judith Ursitti

11:30 – Lunch Break

12:30 – Dr. Lee Wachtel, MD

1:45 – Break

2:00 – Unseen: Caregivers Documentary 

2:45 – Possible discussion with the filmmaker 

3:30 – Conference adjourns

2021 Billiards Tournament- Windsor Heights

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Pool Tournament to Benefit the Autism Society of Iowa At 


9 Ball Singles Tournament, Race to 3

Date:  April 18, 2021

1:00 – Registration and Rules Meeting

2:00 – Play Begins

$10.00 Registration Fee

Winner receives ½ of Registration Fee

Questions?  Please call or text Jeremy Davis at 712-269-8889

Come and Enjoy the Taco Bar!

$1.00 from every blue signature drink sold benefits:


2021 Autism Advocacy and Acceptance Day

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.

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