Services for the Deaf
Deaf Services Unlimited supports and makes accessible a wide
variety of community events, from Broadway performances,
local fundraisers, rock concerts and state conferences.
Inc. of Iowa
One of the largest private, not-for-profit
welfare/juvenile justice organizations in the
state, serving all 99 counties from 11 Iowa cities.
Association of Area Agencies on Aging (i4a)
We provide information,
guidance in decision-making, and assistance in finding services
for yourself or your parent, spouse, relative or friend.
COMPASS is Iowa's free, statewide information and referral
service for people with disabilities, their families,
service providers, and other members of the community.
Iowa Department for the Blind
Offering specialized, integrated services that blind and
severely visually impaired Iowans need to live independently
and work competitively.
Iowa Department for Human Rights –
Division of Persons with Disabilities
An agency located within the Department of Human Rights. The
commission is appointed to equalize opportunities for full
participation in employment and other areas of the state's
economic, educational, social and political life for Iowans
Iowa Vocational Rehabilitation Services
State office that works for and with individuals with
disabilities to achieve their employment, independence, and
Local agencies offering recovery support and/or activities.
Telecommunications relay service in Iowa that provides full
telephone accessibility to people who are deaf,
hard-of-hearing or speech disabled.
Sign Language Interpreters
Listing of sign language interpreters in the state of Iowa.
University of Iowa Center for
Disabilities & Development
Provides medical care and related services, training,
research, and other services to improve the quality of life
for people with disabilities or special needs.
University of Iowa Law, Health, Policy
& Disability Center
Concentrates on public policy and its impact on persons with
disabilities, with an emphasis on employment,
self-determination and self-sufficiency.
Arts of Iowa
international nonprofit organization creating a society
where people with disabilities can learn through,
participate in, and enjoy the arts.
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
The federal agency responsible for programs that include
Medicare, Medicaid, State Children's Health Insurance
Program (SCHIP), HIPAA, and CLIA..
Center for Personal Assistance Services
Provides research, training, dissemination and technical
assistance on issues of personal assistance services (PAS).
Personal assistance services (PAS) refer to help provided to
people with disabilities to assist them with tasks essential
for daily living.
Helps workers, job seekers, and service providers understand
the connections between work and benefits. DB101 brings
together rules for health coverage, benefit and employment
programs that people with disabilities use.
Disability & Business Technical
Information, materials, technical assistance and training on
the American Disabilities Act. This includes building
accessible Web pages, accessible technology, and assistive
devices used by people with disabilities.
They disseminate information about written materials,
videos, databases, government agencies, nonprofit
organizations, telephone hotlines and online services that
provide free, inexpensive or hard-to-find information to
help people with disabilities live independently.
Job Accommodations Network
A free consulting service designed to increase the
employability of people with disabilities by: providing
individualized worksite accommodations solutions, technical
assistance regarding the ADA and other disability-related
legislation, and educating callers about self-employment
Leader Dogs for the Blind
Organization committed to providing the legally blind with a
means to assist them in living a full and more independent
National Council on Disability
An independent federal agency that promotes policies,
programs, practices, and procedures that guarantee equal
opportunity for all individuals with disabilities,
regardless of the nature or severity of the disability; and
to empower individuals with disabilities to achieve economic
self-sufficiency, independent living, and inclusion and
integration into all aspects of society.
Federation for the Blind
The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) is the nation's
largest membership organization for persons who are blind.
National Organization on Disability
The National Organization on Disability's (N.O.D.) mission
is to expand the participation and contribution of Americans
with disabilities by raising disability awareness through
programs and information.
This Web site reports how the State of Iowa is addressing
the Olmstead Decision.
A bilingual website for Latinos with disabilities.
Employment program for people with disabilities who are
interested in going to work.
U.S. Dept. of Ed Office of Special
Education & Rehabilitative Services
The Office of
Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) is
committed to improving results and outcomes for people with
disabilities of all ages.
Information, resources, and services
regarding the employment of people with disabilities.