Upcoming DD Council Events

2021 Make Your Mark! Conference: Be a Game Changer

Join the DD Council and Iowans with Disabilities in Action for the seventh annual conference! This event allows Iowans with disabilities, direct care support professionals, parents and family members, and other disability advocates to work together to increase their civic and political engagement. This year, we're focusing on some of the ways individuals with disabilities can be game changers in their communities and daily life. 

WHEN: September 15-16, 2021 

WHERE: West Des Moines Marriott, West Des Moines, IA 

We are excited to offer FREE registration for individuals with disabilities, family members, and direct care support professionals accompanying a participant! The first 150 people to register will receive a FREE conference T-shirt. 
Attendance will be limited to the first 150 people to register. 
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Capitol Chats

Each month, we're hosting a Capitol Chat event that gives you an opportunity to hear our public policy manager and lobbyist talk about the issues you care about. This is a great chance to get expert advice, listen to special guests, and find out what’s happening at the Capitol! 
Upcoming Events 
  • Friday, July 9th at 11 AM 

Click the button below to register today!

(Even if you have attended a previous Capitol Chat, you will need to register for each of these events.) 

Register for July Event

2021 Youth Leadership Academy

Become a leader! We are looking for youth with disabilities who want to make a difference! Students who are looking for opportunities to be leaders. Attend YLA 2021 to learn and develop key leadership skills that will prepare you to your share voice, get involved, and stay engaged. 

What to expect: 

  • Gaining skills like leadership, goal setting, networking, and mentoring 
  • Dance breaks 
  • Teachers singing their favorite songs 
  • Meeting new friends! 

Press the button below to see all the details of this summer’s academy. The summer session is August 2nd through August 6th.

Applications are now closed. 

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Watch Recordings of Past Events

We've hosted some great events that we're excited to share with you! Watch the recordings from some of our recent virtual meetings and discussions so you can stay up to date with what we've been doing. 

Watch Event Recordings