Iowa Developmental Disabilities Council
Reference List of Resources for Iowans with Disabilities, their Family Members and Service Providers
Information and referral program linking Iowans to general health and human service programs for the public.
Phone: 2-1-1 Text: 898211 http://211iowa.org/contact-us/
The Arc of Iowa
A statewide advocacy organization of parents and others representing people with intellectual and other disabilities. Chapters throughout Iowa offer a variety of services dedicated towards advocating for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
114 S. 11th Street Des Moines 50265
Phone: (515) 508-1214 http://www.thearcofiowa.org/
ASK Resource Center
Parent training, information, and advocacy center for families of children with special needs across the state of Iowa
5665 Greendale Dr., Suite D Johnston 50131
Phone: 800-450-8667 or (515) 243-1713
Autism Society of Iowa
Advocacy, support and information organization of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders, their families, professionals, and communities throughout the state of Iowa.
P.O. Box 65311 West Des Moines 50265
Phone: (888) 722-4799 or (515) 327-9075 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org http://autismia.com
Brain Injury Alliance of Iowa
State wide organization representing Iowans of all ages with brain injury, their families and friends. Services include Neuro Resource Facilitators, Support Groups, Tote Bags, Education and Training, Case Consultations and Legislative/Policy Advocacy.
Phone: (855) 444-6443 or (515) 274-9757
E-mail: email@example.com https://biaia.org
Center for Disabilities and Development,
University of Iowa Healthcare
As Iowa’s University Center for Excellence on Developmental Disabilities, the Center for Disabilities and Development (CDD) promotes the independence, productivity and community inclusion of individuals with developmental disabilities through a broad range of health care, training, technical assistance, and information sharing activities.
100 Hawkins Drive. Iowa City 52242-1011
Phone: (877) 686-0031 or (319) 353-6900
Disability Resource Library
DRL collections focus on information for, by, and about people with disabilities. Materials come in a variety of formats -- books, DVDs, training curricula, software, and assistive technology. About 60% of the materials you'll find in the DRL are not found in any other SILO (State of Iowa Library Organization) library. You can borrow materials in person or by mail.
Phone: 800-272-7713 or (319) 356-1345
Disability Rights Iowa
Protects the human and legal rights of people with physical disabilities and mental illness in Iowa (formerly Iowa Protection & Advocacy).
400 East Court Avenue Suite 300 DSM 50309
Phone: 800-779-2502 or (515) 278-2502
E-mail: info@DRIowa.org www.driowa.org
Easter Seals Iowa
Easter Seals is a community-based organization that provides programs, advocacy, education and support to people who have disabilities, their families and communities.
State Offices 401 NE 66th Ave DSM 50313
Phone: (515) 309-1300 http://www.eastersealsia.org
Easter Seals Assistive Technology Center
Easter Seals Iowa hosts Iowa’s Assistive Technology Program that provides AT demonstration services, AT device loan and a reuse/listing program.
Phone: (866) 866-8782 or (515) 309-2395
TTY: (515) 289-4069 E-mail: ATinfo@eastersealsia.org https://eastersealsia.at4all.com
Epilepsy Foundation Iowa
Statewide organization serving those living with seizure disorders and epilepsy, caregivers and professionals in all 99 counties of Iowa. Programs and services include: Seizure Recognition & First aid education programs for a variety of audiences, support groups, information and referral to resources, scholarships to attend epilepsy youth camp, an annual family caregiver conference, advocacy and much more.
1111 9th Street, Suite 370 DSM 50314 Phone: (515) 238-7660
200 Hawkins Drive, 2162 RCP Iowa City 52242
Phone: (319) 359-8682
Email: Iowa@efa.org http://www.epilepsyiowa.org
Newsletter produced by the Iowa DD Council as a resource for information on legislative policy related to people with disabilities.
Phone: 866-432-2846 TTY/TDD: 866-432-2847
* Iowans with Disabilities in Action
Iowans with Disabilities in Action is the Iowa DD Council’s non-partisan statewide political action campaign to encourage Iowans with disabilities and their families to more fully exercise their democratic rights and responsibilities.
Phone: 866-432-2846 TTY/TDD: 866-432-2847
Iowa Able Foundation
Provides low interest loans for assistive technology, home modifications and credit building purposes.
130 S. Sheldon Ave #201 Ames 50014
Phone: (888) 222-8943 or (515) 292-2972
Iowa Association of Community Providers
An association of agencies providing a variety of services to Iowans with disabilities.
7025 Hickman Rd, Suite 5 Urbandale 50322
Phone: (515) 270-9495 F http://www.iowaproviders.org
Iowa Compass has information about programs and services for Iowans with disabilities their families and service providers. Access thousands of local, state and national programs for people with health-related conditions and disabilities. Call, email, chat, text or search the website for answers to your disability-related questions.
Phone or text: (800) 779-2001
Iowa Department on Aging
Serves as a focal point for needs and concerns of older Iowans.
510 East 12th, Suite 2 Des Moines 50319-9025
Phone: (800) 532-3213 or (515) 725-3333
Lifelong Links – Iowa’s Aging and Disability Resource Center
Phone: (866) 468-7887 https://www.lifelonglinks.org/contact-us
Iowa Department of Education, Family and Educator Partnership
The FEP provides services and supports for families who have children with Individual Education Programs (IEPs) and the educators who teach them in school.
Grimes State Office Building Des Moines 50319-0146
Phone: (515) 242-5295 or (515) 281-5265
Iowa Department of Human Rights
Office of Persons with Disabilities
Provides individual assistance in areas of advocacy and dispute resolution through their Client Assistance Program. Also provides assessment and guidance to Iowans with disabilities in the areas of employment, education, physical access, housing, transportation, etc.
Lucas State Office Building Des Moines 50319
Phone: (800) 652-4298 or (515) 242-6172
TTY/Voice: (888) 219-0471
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org F https://humanrights.iowa.gov/cas/pd
Iowa Department of Human Rights,
Iowa Office of Deaf Services
Provides information and advocacy services for Iowans who are deaf or hard of hearing and those who serve them. Information about topics including but not limited to: local, state and national deaf and hard of hearing organizations, communication access, and other agencies
Voice/TTY: 888-221-3724 or (515) 281-3164 Email: email@example.com https://humanrights.iowa.gov/cas/ds
Iowa Department of Human Rights
Community Action Agencies
Addresses issues facing low-income families by bringing resources to the community level and link state and federal programs with 17 existing Community Action Agencies and other community based organizations across the state to effectively serve elderly, disabled and low-income Iowans.
Phone: (515) 242-5655 https://humanrights.iowa.gov/dcaa
Iowa Legal Aid -Provides legal services to low-income Iowans
1111 Ninth Street, Ste 230 DSM 50314
Phone: 800-532-1275 http://www.iowalegalaid.org
Legal Hotline for Older Iowans: 800-992-8161
Iowa Vocational Rehabilitation Services
Works with individuals with disabilities to achieve their employment and economic goals.
Phone: (800) 532-1486 or (515) 281-4211
TTY: (800) 735-2942 http://www.ivrs.iowa.gov
National Alliance on Mental Illness – Iowa Office of Consumer Affairs
Provides support and information to families, friends, and individuals with a mental illness.
3839 Merle Hay Road, Suite 226 DSM 50310
Phone: (855) 622-4692 or (515) 254-0417
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org http://namiiowa.com
Social Security Administration
(Federal government) Offers assistance on Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI). Both provide a minimum monthly income in the form of cash payments to qualified persons who meet income and disability eligibility requirements.
Phone: (800) 772-1213 TTY: (800) 325-0778
Statewide Independent Living Council
State connection to Iowa’s six Centers for Independent Living (CIL). Centers provide services in areas of information and referral, peer support, independent living skills development, individual and systems advocacy and transition services.
Phone: (877) 466-7442 or (515) 282-0275 http://www.iowasilc.org/cilinfo.html
United Spinal Association – Iowa Chapter
Information and support programs for Iowans with spinal cord injuries or disorders, including families, caregivers and professionals. Services include recreational and social events.
7625 Goodman Drive Urbandale 50322
Phone: (515) 554-9759 Email: email@example.com
* - Denotes projects supported by the DD Council