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About Us

Who We Are

The Autism Society of the Quad Cities is a chapter of the Autism society of America We serve Scott, Muscatine, and Clinton Counties in Iowa and Rock island, Henry, and Mercer Counties in Illinois.

Mission and Vision

MISSION: The Autism Society of the Quad Cities provides information, education, support, and advocacy in the Quad Cities and surrounding area to maximize the potential of persons with autism and those affected by autism.

VISION: The Autism Society of the Quad Cities will be recognized as the leader in providing support, quality and relevant resources, community education and advocacy, and inspiring hope for persons with Autism Spectrum Disorder and those that care about them.

Contact Us

facebookAutism Society of the Quad Cities
P. O. Box 472
Bettendorf, IA 52722-0008

Autism Society of America 
4340 East-West Hwy, Suite 350
Bethesda, Maryland 20814
1-800-328-8476 (website) (e-mail)

Board of Directors

Officers and Directors of the Autism Society of the Quad Cities are:

President—Gary Rowe
Vice President—Laurie Jeans, Ph.D.
Treasurer—Rhonda Rice
Recording Secretary—Liz Wayne
Corresponding Secretary—Elizabeth Hohenshel
Shawn Agan
Barrett Essman
Gabby Gellerman
Anne Holtan
Tammy Kerno
Geoff Manis
Ryan Oberhaus
Terry Schlabach, Ph.D.
Susan Zelnio


Autism Society of the Quad Cities collaborates with other service providers to make the best possible use of resources in order to serve persons with autism and their caregivers. ASQC works to promote greater public awareness of autism and its effects through participation in community awareness events and educational workshops.

Autism Society of the Quad Cities makes grants to organizations that assist persons with autism and their caregivers. To request an application, send an e-mail request to, or call (563)386-6359. ASQC does not make grants to individuals

Monthly support group meetings for families, usually first Thursday.  There is no charge to attend. Meetings are at Robert Young Mental Health Center, 4600 3rd Avenue, Moline. Meetings begin at 5; 30 p.m.
Contact Kathy Doherty at 309-269-4133.

Young Adult Support Group
Social support group for young adults with autism. It is called the YES! Support Group (Young, Exuberant, Spectrumites). It meets the first Friday of each month at 6:30 p.m. with locations changing depending on the activity. There is no charge to attend.

Autism Moms' Support Group
Autism Support Group for Moms will be meeting the last Thursday of each month 6:30-7:30pm at the Royal Ball office, 331 4th Street West, Milan, IL 61264. Not necessarily an educational meeting or specific topics but the purpose of meetings being more "Emotional support, resource referrals and autism connections." Whether your family is new to the autism journey or interested in just chatting with other Moms that "Get it" Message Anne Holtan or Tammy Kerno with any questions and check out the ASQC Facebook page.

Contact Dr. Theresa Schlabach (563) 333-6279 or St. Ambrose University 1320 W. Lombard St., Davenport, Iowa 52804