The Iowa City Fire Department will host its first annual Community Autism Day on Monday, April 17, 2017 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Terry Trueblood Recreation Area, 579 McCollister Blvd., Iowa City. 
2017 Community Autism Day flyer

All are invited, including the special needs community. Snacks and drinks will be provided along, with opportunities to explore a fire truck, police car and an ambulance in a safe, controlled environment. 

The goal of the event is to increase autism awareness among emergency service providers, to build relationships with the special needs communities they serve, and to educate emergency service professionals, as well as those living with special needs, about how to handle emergency situations. 

Other emergency agencies will be attending and assisting with the event, including the Iowa City Police Department, Johnson County Ambulance Service, Johnson County Sheriff's Office, and more.

The event is focused on the autism spectrum community, but is open to anyone with special needs or people eager to learn more about emergency service providers in their community. 

Those with questions should contact Matt Farrey with the Iowa City Fire Department at 319-356-5263 or




Date of publication

Friday, April 14, 2017