A variety of resources are available to Iowans with disabilities and their families. Click on the following links to disability organizations and state agencies involved in disability services to learn more.
- ASK Resource Center
- Brain Injury Alliance of Iowa
- Center for Disabilities and Development (CDD)
- Disability Resource Library (CDD)
- Disability Rights Iowa
- Iowa Compass
- Iowa Developmental Disabilities Council
- Iowa Department on Aging
- Iowa Department of Veterans Affairs
- Iowa Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
- Iowa Mental Health and Disability Services Commission
- Iowa Mental Health Planning Council
- Iowa Secretary of State
- Iowa Training Consortium
- Iowans with Disabilities in Action (ID Action)
- Lifelong Links (Iowa’s Aging and Disability Resource Center)
- Voter Rights (ID Action)
The Independent Living Movement, which dates to the 1960s, is grounded in the belief that people with disabilities themselves must assume leadership and responsibility in removing the barriers they face to full participation in society. Read about the history of disability rights and the “IL” movement at http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/collections/drilm/. Learn about what Iowa’s Statewide Independent Living Council is doing to promote independent living in Iowa.
Volunteer your time to serve the State of Iowa
Are you interested in becoming a member of a state board or commission? Learn how to apply at the State of Iowa website.