University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics

RAP Caregiver Retreat

2019 RAP Caregiver Retreat & Transition Conference

Friday, June 7th-Saturday, June 8th

Gateway Hotel and Conference Center

2100 Green Hills Drive, Ames IA 50014

This FREE event is designed for parents, legal guardians, and caregivers of children and youth (ages 12 to 21) with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Session topics will include issues involved in the transition of youth to adult health care and specialty services. Come for rest and a little pampering, come to connect with other parents and caregivers, and come to learn about transition. This retreat is intended to be an opportunity to have some time away. Please respect the other caregivers registered and do not bring your children to this retreat.

Registration is now closed. If you would like to be put on the waiting list, please email


Friday, June 7, 2019

  • 4pm - Hotel Check-In/Retreat Registration
  • 5pm-6:30pm - Networking Dinner
  • 6:30pm - Welcome
  • 6:45pm-8pm - Young Adult and Parent Panel

Saturday, June 8, 2019

  • 8am-9am - Networking Breakfast
  • 9am-10:30am - Life After High School and Leaving Home: Living, Learning, and Working
  • 10:30am-11am - Break and Hotel Check-Out
  • 11am-12pm - Legal and Financial Rules of the Road
  • 12pm-1pm - Lunch
  • 1pm-2pm - Caregiver and Parent Cafe'
  • 2pm-3pm - Keynote Address: Alyson Beytien
  • 3pm - Wrap Up and Adjourn