Council Bluffs Autism Support Group

Year Founded
Local Leader/Exec. Director
Karen Beck
Primary Contact Name
Karen Beck
Main Address

Karen Beck
101 Dorset Ave
Council Bluffs, IA 51503
United States

Shawn Ray
2306 6th Ave
Council Bluffs, IA 51501
United States

What We Do

The Council Bluffs Autism Support Group offers a support group for individuals, families, caregivers and educators of individuals on the autism spectrum in Council Bluffs and the surrounding area. We want to increase autism awareness, acceptance and understanding. This group is open to anyone in the Council Bluffs area who cares about a person with autism. All money raised is used to provide support, plan social events and provide grants to families and educators touched by autism. We provide monthly support group meetings where families can come and learn more about autism, find resources and meet others who understand.  We are currently meeting on the Third Thursday of each month during the school year at Thomas Jefferson high school in Council Bluffs, 6:30-7:30pm. This may change because of weather or scheduling, so please check our Facebook page for updated information.

Interesting Info
  • Over the years, we have given out several grants of up to $250 to families/educators. We are currently planning our 8th annual Autism Walk for Spring of 2024.
  • We've provided free social events for families including our Sky Zone event, Pumpkin Patch visit, and a swimming party at the YMCA.
  • Our goal is to provide more grants and free events for families, increase attendance at monthly support group meetings and at our annual Autism Walk.
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