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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 www.autism-society.org. We serve Scott, Muscatine, and Clinton Counties in Iowa, and Rock island and Henry 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
autismqc@gmail.com

Autism Society of America 
6110 Executive Boulevard
Rockville, Maryland 20852
1-800-328-8476
www.autism-society.org (website)
info@autism-society.org (e-mail)

Board of Directors

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

President—Barret Essman
Vice President—Eric Sommers
Treasurer—Susan Klingaman
Recording Secretary—Liz Wayne
Shawn Agan
Samantha Bleuer
Anne Holtan
Ryan Oberhaus
Lisa Tibbets
Madison Logan
Michael Glanz


Programs

EDUCATION
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.

GRANTS
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 autismqc@gmail.com. ASQC does not make grants to individuals

SUPPORT GROUPS
Support group meetings have changed due to COVID-19. Please contact us for additional information.

Friendship Island
This group is for adolescents with autism spectrum disorder who are ages 12-18. Friendship Island hangouts are supervised by college student volunteers who will provide a fun, safe, and engaging environment to help participants form and facilitate strong and lasting friendships. Interested participants may register on site. There is no charge to participate. Contact Dr. Stacie M. Greene, staciegreene@augustana.edu.

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.