On-Going Programs

The information and resources contained on this web page are for educational and informational purposes only and are not considered to be a full endorsement from the Autism Society of Iowa.

 

CENTRAL IOWA

Ames: One Heart Equestrian Therapy

  • What: One Heart Equestrian Therapy offers therapy to individuals demonstrating physical, cognitive, mental, or emotional limitations. One Heart welcomes all people with disabilities beginning at age two.
  • Where (Arena): 2710 W 190th St, Ames
  • When: Spring, Summer, Fall
  • Website: https://www.onehearthorses.org/
  • Facebook: Click here for more information.
  • Contact Info: Please contact via email at oneheart@netins.net or via phone at 515-460-5488.

Ames: Cultivating Hope Farms

  • What: Cultivating Hope Farms is an inclusive, family centered, supportive environment using farm practices to help our friends that live with autism and special needs learn valuable life and job skills. We value kindness and acceptance above all!
  • Where: 5500 240th, Ames
  • Website: http://www.cultivatinghopefarms.org/
  • Facebook: Click here for more information.
  • Contact Info: Please contact via email at info@cultivatinghopefarms.org

Des Moines Metro: Can Play Courage Programs

  • What: Can Play is a non-profit adaptive sports and recreational facility that offers year-round programming for children and adults who aren’t able to go full speed due to a physical, cognitive or emotional disability. By adapting the pace, equipment, or nature of an activity, Can Play can provide a safe and accessible environment where participants can go at their own speed.
  • Facebook: Click here for more information.
  • Website: https://can-play.org/
  • Contact Info: Melissa Clarke-Wharff, Co-Founder via email at Melissa@can-play.org; Roy Lowery, Programming Courage via email at roy@can-play.org

Des Moines Metro – Ankeny: The Miracle League of Ankeny

  • Click here to register for the season!
  • What: We seek to enable individuals with mental or physical disabilities to be able to play baseball and use fully accessible playground equipment.
  • When: Late Spring – Summer, Late Summer – Fall
  • Where: 300 NW School Street, Ankeny
  • Facebook: Click here for more information. 
  • Website: The Miracle League of Ankeny
  • Contact Info: Please contact Ankeny Parks and Recreation Department by calling 515-963-3570

Des Moines Metro – Des Moines: The Kiwanis Miracle League at Principal Park

  • Click here to register for the season!
  • What:  All youth with special needs who want to play ball on a non-competitive co-ed environment are eligible! And if you are a first time player, 19 and over, you may be interested in playing on one of our adult teams. We are managed solely by volunteers under the Kiwanis name.
  • When: Late Spring – Summer, Late Summer -Fall
  • Where: 529 SW 5th St, Des Moines
  • Facebook: Click here for more information.
  • Website: Kiwanis Miracle League
  • Contact Info: Jan Burch via email at BurchHR@aol.com

DSM Metro – Mitchellville: Menagerie Stables

  • What: Located just east of the Des Moines Metro, we are an equestrian center that offers adaptive riding lessons.
  • Where: Please contact us for barn address.
  • When: Spring, Summer, Fall
  • Facebook: Click here for more information.
  • Contact Info: Please contact Deanne, Co-Owner and Adaptive Riding Instructor, via phone at 515-229-5722

Des Moines Metro – Urbandale: The Miracle League of Urbandale

  • Click here to register for the season!
  • What: We seek to enable individuals with mental or physical disabilities to be able to play baseball and use fully accessible playground equipment.
  • When: Late Spring – Summer, Late Summer – Fall
  • Where: 4871 78th Street #1068, Urbandale
  • Website: The Miracle League of Urbandale

Des Moines Metro – Waukee: The Greater Iowa Credit Union Miracle League 

  • Click here to register for the season!
  • What: We seek to enable individuals with mental or physical disabilities to be able to play baseball and use fully accessible playground equipment.
  • When: Late Spring – Summer, Late Summer – Fall
  • Where: Triumph Park – 700 NW Douglas Parkway, Waukee
  • Website: The Greater Iowa Credit Union Miracle League
  • Contact Info: Please contact via email at nwilliams@waukee.org

EASTERN IOWA

Dubuque: The Miracle League of Dubuque

  • Click here to register for the season!
  • What: We seek to enable individuals with mental or physical disabilities to be able to play baseball and use fully accessible playground equipment.
  • When: Late Spring – Summer, Late Summer – Fall
  • Where: 2970 Miracle League Drive, Dubuque
  • Facebook: Click here for more information.
  • Website: The Miracle League of Dubuque
  • Contact Info: Please contact Tom or Carol Witry via email at MiracleLeagueofdubuque@gmail.com

Iowa City: Can Play Courage Programs at Green State Fieldhouse

  • What: Adaptive recreation programs for children and adults challenged with a special healthcare need. Our vision is simple: EveryBODY Deserves to Play!
  • Where: Green State Fieldhouse in Coralville
  • Facebook: Click here for more information.
  • Website: https://can-play.org/
  • Contact Info: Please contact us via email at info@can-play.org

Iowa City: Can Play with Iowa City Parks & Recreation

  • What: We are offering adaptive sports and recreation programming for children and adults who aren’t able to go full speed due to a physical, cognitive or emotional disability. By adapting the pace, equipment, or nature of an activity, Can Play can provide a safe and accessible environment where participants can go at their own speed.
  • Facebook: Click here for more information.
  • Website: Iowa City Parks and Recreation
  • Contact Info: Please contact us via email at parksandrecreation@iowa-city.org

Marion: The Kiwanis Miracle League of Prospect Meadows

  • Click here to register for the season!
  • What: We seek to enable individuals with mental or physical disabilities to be able to play baseball and use fully accessible playground equipment.
  • When: Late Spring – Summer, Late Summer – Fall
  • Where: 1890 County Home Road, Marion
  • Facebook: Click here for more information.
  • Website: The Kiwanis Miracle League of Prospect Meadows
  • Contact Info: Please contact Tom or Carol Witry via email at KiwanisMiracleLeague@ProspectMeadows.com

Swisher: Miracles in Motion Therapeutic Equestrian Center

  • What: Serving over 30 years, Miracles in Motion has served hundreds of students over the years with a work force of over 300 volunteers and a herd of 10-15 horses and 3 miniature horses. Our students come from Linn, Johnson, and other eastern Iowa counties, and consists of children and adults with physical, emotional, and cognitive challenges. Riders may begin at age 6 and above.
  • Where: 2049 120th St NW, Swisher
  • Website: https://miraclesinmotion.com/
  • Facebook: Click here for more information.
  • Contact Info: Please contact Deb Dleischsenring, Director of Operations, via email at miraclesinmotion@gmail.com or via phone at 319-409-8353

Quad Cities Metro: Sherrard – New Kingdom Trailriders

  • What: Founded in 1984, New Kingdom Trailriders is the Quad Cities’ premiere non-profit Therapeutic Horseback Riding Facility positively impacting the cognitive, physical, emotional, and social well-being of our riders. It is our mission to empower individuals of all ages and abilities to reach their full potential through equine assisted activities.
  • Where: 18929 81st Street, Sherrard, Illinois
  • When: Spring, Summer, Fall
  • Website: https://www.nktriders.org/
  • Facebook: Click here for more information.
  • Contact Info: Please contact Monika Sauer, Program Director, via email at monika@nktriders.org or via phone at 309-764-4220

NORTHWESTERN IOWA

Sioux City: The Miracle League of Sioux City

  • Click here to register for the season!
  • What: We seek to enable individuals with mental or physical disabilities to be able to play baseball and use fully accessible playground equipment.
  • When: Late Spring – Summer, Late Summer – Fall
  • Where: 1301 Riverside Boulevard, Sioux City
  • Facebook: Click here for more information. 
  • Website: The Miracle League of Sioux City
  • Contact Info: Please contact via online form on website or call 712-600-4411.