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Telling Your Story

Brought to you by the Brain Injury Alliance of Iowa

Thursday, May 23, 2024 - 12:00 - 1:00 PM

Join this webinar by Jeff Nachbar, Public Policy Director, Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance.

Link to register.


Creating a Common Agenda

Wednesday, June 26th, September 25th
12:00 to 1:00 PM

We hope you will join us to learn about the benefits of work and available resources to support employment.  This is also a chance to discuss barriers, opportunities, and share success stories of competitive integrated employment for individuals with disabilities as we learn from each other to better assist the individuals that we serve in creating the lives they want.

Register for June 26th

Register for September 25th

Fundamentos del Autismo, Seminarios Web (Autism Basics Webinar Series)

Serie de seminarios web gratuitos para padres o cuidadores primarios de habla hispana con niños con un nuevo diagnóstico de autismo. con Dayrin Lovan y Jillian Reiher, PhD.

¿Qué es el Autismo y qué lo causa?
Miércoles 15 de mayo de 2024
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

Terapias y tratamientos
Miércoles 22 de mayo de 2024
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

Programación escolar y otros recursos
Miércoles 29 de mayo de 2024
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

Serie de seminarios web gratuitos para padres o cuidadores primarios de habla hispana con niños con un nuevo diagnóstico de autismo.Everyone is welcome. Note - some content will be Iowa-specific.

¡Todos son bienvenidos! Aviso: Parte del contenido será específico para Iowa.Las sesiones serán grabadas.

Para información adicional: E-mail Dayrin Lovan, o Allison Drew,

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Upcoming Events

Sensory Friendly Day at the Ballpark

Sponsored by the Iowa Cubs, Autism Society of Iowa, and ChildServe

Sunday, June 9, 2024 – 1:08 PM to 5:00 PM
Iowa Cubs Stadium, Principal Park
1 Line Dr, Des Moines, IA 50309

The Iowa Cubs are proud to partner with presenting sponsors Autism Society of Iowa and ChildServe to host the first-ever Sensory Friendly Game at the ballpark on Sunday, June 9. The home game will begin at 1:08 p.m. versus the Toledo Mud Hens.

The 2024 Sensory Friendly Game will provide an environment designed for children, teens and adults with autism or sensory processing disorders in mind, so families who have a member with special healthcare needs can visit, play and enjoy the game. 

Special programming and activities are planned with modifications, including the mitigation of sounds and motions as much as possible, designated educational areas, directional signage and trained volunteers throughout the stadium.

Link to more information and to purchase tickets.

Hold the Date - 40/34 Equal Access Festival

40 Years of DRI Advocacy | 34 Years of ADA Rights

Thursday, July 27 – 10:30 AM to 1:30 PM
Athene North Shore Rec Area at Easter Lake
2816 Shoreline Rd, Des Moines, 50320

Disability Rights Iowa and Athene North Shore Recreation Area invite you to the 40/34 Equal Access Festival! This festival celebrates Disability Rights Iowa’s 40th Anniversary. DRI’s milestone represents 40 years of steadfast advocacy for Iowans with disabilities.

The festival also celebrates the 34th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. 40/34 will be held at the newly opened Athene North Shore Recreation Area.

We invite you and your community to attend this festival. Together attendees will celebrate protection, advocacy, and advancement of disability rights.

Link to visit the festival website.

Mindspring Hosts Webinars & Events

Free Training Opportunities

May 2024 dates
Webinar Series

Mindspring provides free mental health education opportunities to the public through webinars on a wide variety of mental health topics. Webinars are hosted every Tuesday and Thursday from 12:00pm-1:00pm, and Wednesday from 10:00-11:00pm and 12:00pm-1:00pm CST.

All webinars are free and open to the public. Webinars are recorded and emailed to all registrants. Certificates of attendance are administered to anyone who participates in the live webinar and completes the survey at the end. 

Learn more from Mindspring Webinar & Events.

Training Sources

Health Care Provider Training

Free suite of videos

Assuring Access to Quality Health Care for Persons with Disabilities is a free suite of videos aimed at educating current and future health care professionals on strategies to effectively communicate with and accommodate patients with a variety of disabilities.

Access to Training

Our Training Sources page provides links to a variety of training resources that are available on an ongoing basis. Most of these resources are online, available any day, any time. Check websites for fees associated with the trainings.

The Conner Training Connection makes every effort to assure these listings are up-to-date. Visit our Training Sources page.

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Training Calendar

Please visit our interactive calendar to find trainings on disability-related topics, including autism, brain injury, mental health, self-advocacy and transition. We invite you to share trainings with us and others using the "Add Event" button on this calendar.

Please visit our Contact Us page on this website for more information or support.