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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 and Henry Counties in Illinois.

Mission and Vision

MISSION: We create connections, empowering everyone in the Autism community with the resources needed to live fully. 

VISION: Creating a world where everyone in the Autism community is connected to the support they need, when they need it.

Contact Us

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

Autism Society of America 
6110 Executive Boulevard
Rockville, Maryland 20852
1-800-328-8476 (website) (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 — Sue Klingaman
Shawn Agan
Anne Holtan
Ryan Oberhaus
Lisa Tibbetts
Madison Haley
Michael Glanz
Emily Diehm
Frankie Byczynski
Autumn Gonzalez
Mark Kutmas


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 ASQC does not make grants to individuals

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,

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.