Fall Into Fun!
Family Night in Quad Cities
October 7, 2023
Come join us on Saturday, October 7th from 1-3:30PM for our 2nd Annual Fall into Fun event. We will have a bounce house, activities and treats. Please RSVP to the email below, or by scanning the QR code if your family is interested in attending, by October 1st. We hope to see you there!
Annual DSP Week Recap
2023 DSP Week - Success!
We had so much fun earlier this month celebrating our essential, frontline employees. From daily contests, ice cream socials and beach parties, to fun meals, theme days and office awards.
Some of the highlights from the words of our very own DSPs -
"My favorite part of the week was the thank you notes from our supervisors and the families we work with!" - Jill G
"Getting thank you letters from families!" - Schyler H
"Being able to spend time with my coworkers during lunch with our fun food days!" - Cassidy R
"Really loved the beach music idea from DSP Week. It will be so cool to hear all of the music everyone came up with. Hoping to hear some classics and new tunes!" - Juliet H
(Open up Spotify, scan the code below and hear the beach-themed music our DSPs love.)
"I loved all the swag items the company gifted us! The beach theme was a lot of fun." - Molly K
"Eating breakfast with my coworkers and DSP Awards!" - Maria H
"I loved the cards from the families of our clients!" - Harvard K
"My favorite part of the week was seeing who won awards and what they were for. Everyone here is amazing!" - Melissa M
Save the Date(s)
Sign up for these autism-focused events!
Come join us for these autism-friendly events coming up this fall. We will have a table at the ASI and Fi and Friends resource fair to provide families more information about our services. Swing by and say hello!
Autism Safety Event
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
- Dr. Nate Noble will share the top safety risks for Autistic individuals and the importance of having a safety plan and checklist.
- Polk County Sheriff's office will be joining and assisting families in registering their loved ones for the L.O.S.T (Loved Ones Stay Together) program. A free program to assist officers in locating and identifying persons with Alzheimer’s, Dementia, Autism or any other medical conditions which could result in them becoming lost or wandering.
- The owner of Natavi Swim School will assist families in learning about the S.W.I.M (Swim and Water Instruction Instruction Modifications) program, this program is for children with ASD and is a specialty course that encompasses swimming and water instruction for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Also joining us will be mental health therapists to discuss Pica, Self-Injurious behavior, and how to find the support you need.
- This event will conclude with Trick-or-Treating with the vendors and organizations in attendance!
2023 Autism Society of Iowa Fall Conference Featuring Matthew O’Brien, PhD, BCBA-D
Register today for the 2023 Autism Society of Iowa Fall Conference being held on Friday, October 27, 2023, at the Sheraton Hotel- West Des Moines.
Balance Autism is registered as a vendor for the resource fair, coinciding with the excellent speakers throughout the day. Please come and say hello!
Register here: http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07ejxsp93o0cdb6bfd&llr=tapetldab&fbclid=IwAR2L7hxVDDevECwBG0G7cLs3_qRezhyUCekKmSkn-mnSjBh5j4smnZqQMIU