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Iowa State Disability Resources

— National Dissemination Center for Children With Disabilities
Updated on May 2, 2014
Official State Web Site
 
Connect with your state's official website to find all manner of state agencies and information, including how to contact your governor and/or your representatives in the Senate and House:
www.iowa.gov/state/main/index.html
State Department of Education: Special Education
 
Student and Family Support Services Department of Education Grimes State Office Building
Des Moines   IA   50319-0146
(515) 281-5735
Lana.Michelson@iowa.gov
www.state.ia.us/educate/
State Coordinator for NCLB (No Child Left Behind)
 
Early Childhood Elementary and Secondary Education Iowa Department of Education Grimes State Office Building
Des Moines   IA   50319-0146
(515) 281-3333
kevin.fangman@iowa.gov
www.state.ia.us/educate
Early Intervention System, Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities: Ages Birth through 2
 
Early ACCESS (IDEA, Part C) Bureau of Early Childhood Iowa Department of Education Grimes State Office Building, 3rd Floor
Des Moines   IA   50319-0146
(888) 425-4371 (inquiries/referrals to early intervention)
(515) 558-9986
Julie.Curry@iowa.gov
www.state.ia.us/earlyaccess
Programs for Children with Disabilities: Ages Birth Through 5
 
Bureau of Children, Family and Community Services Iowa Department of Education Grimes State Office Building 
Des Moines   IA   50319-0146
(515) 281-5433
Mary.Schertz@iowa.gov
www.iowa.gov/educate
State Vocational Rehabilitation
 
Iowa Vocational Rehabilitation Services Department of Education 510 E. 12th Street 
Des Moines   IA   50319
(800) 532-1486
(515) 281-6731
stephen.wooderson@iowa.gov
www.ivrs.iowa.gov
Coordinator for Transition Services
 
Transition and Work Experience Bureau of Family and Student Support Services Iowa Department of Education Grimes State Office Building 400 E. 14th Street
Des Moines   IA   50319-0146
(515) 281-5265
Barbara.Guy@iowa.gov
www.state.ia.us/educate/
Office of State Coordinator of Vocational Education for Students with Disabilities
 
Division of Community Colleges and Workforce Preparation Bureau of Community Colleges & Career and Technical Education Department of Education Grimes State Office Building
Des Moines   IA   50319-0146
(515) 281-8260
stephanie.weeks@iowa.gov
www.iowa.gov/educate/content/view/241/389/1/1
Employment Rights for People with Disabilities
 
Division of Persons with Disabilities Department of Human Rights Lucas State Office Building
Des Moines   IA   50319
(888) 219-0471 (V/TTY)
dhr.disabilities@iowa.gov
www.state.ia.us/government/dhr/pd/index.html
State Mental Health Agency
 
State Mental Health Agency/State DD Program Division of Mental Health and Disability Services Department of Human Services Hoover State Office Building, 5th Floor 1305 E. Walnut Street 
Des Moines   IA   50319-0114
(515) 281-7277
aparks@dhs.state.ia.us
www.dhs.state.ia.us
State Mental Health Representative for Children and Youth
 
State Mental Health Agency/State DD Program Mental Health and Disabilities Services Department of Human Services Hoover State Office Building, 5th Floor 1305 E. Walnut Street 
Des Moines   IA   50319-0114
(515) 242-6845
mmohrha@dhs.state.ia.us
www.dhs.state.ia.us
Councils on Developmental Disabilities
 
Governor's Developmental Disabilities Council 617 E. Second Street
Des Moines   IA   50309
(515) 281-9083
bharker@dhs.state.ia.us
www.state.ia.us/government/ddcouncil/
Protection and Advocacy Agency
 
Iowa Protection and Advocacy Services, Inc. 950 Office Park Road, Suite 221
West Des Moines   IA   50265
(800) 779-2502
(515) 278-2502
(866) 483-3342 (TTY)
(515) 278-0571 (TTY);
info@ipna.org
www.ipna.org
Client Assistance Program
 
Department of Human Rights Division of Persons with Disability Client Assistance Program Capitol Complex, Lucas Building
Des Moines   IA   50319
(800) 652-4298 (V/TTY)
(515) 281-3656
jackie.witterman@iowa.gov
 
Programs for Children with Special Health Care Needs
 
Iowa Child Health Specialty Clinics University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics 200 Hawkins Drive
Iowa City   IA   52242-1011
(800) 777-8442
www.uihealthcare.com/chsc
State CHIP Program
 
(health care for low-income uninsured children) hawk-i Program P.O. Box 71336
Des Moines   IA   50325-9958
(800) 257-8563
www.hawk-i.org/
Programs for Children and Youth who are Blind or Visually Impaired or Deaf-Blind
 
Iowa Department for the Blind 524 Fourth Street
Des Moines   IA   50309-2364
(515) 281-1333
(515) 281-1355 (TTY)
allen.harris@blind.state.ia.us
www.blind.state.ia.us
Programs for Children and Youth who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing - Junior Commission Program
 
Deaf Services Commission of Iowa Iowa Department of Human Rights Lucas State Office Building, 2nd Floor 
Des Moines   IA   50319
(888) 221-3724 (V/TTY)
(515) 281-3164 (V/TTY);
dhr.dsci@iowa.gov
http://www.state.ia.us/government/dhr/ds/Webpages/NEW.JCP.htm
Telecommunications Relay Services
 
(800) 735-2943 (V)
(800) 735-2942 (V/TTY); 711 (TTY)
(877) 735-1007 (Speech to Speech)
 
Regional ADA Technical Assistance Center
 
DBTAC - Great Plains ADA Center University of Missouri/Columbia 100 Corporate Lake Drive
Columbia   MO   65203
(800) 949-4232 (V/TTY)
(573) 882-3600 (V/TTY);
ada@missouri.edu
www.adaproject.org
University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities
 
Iowa's University Center for Excellence on Disabilities Center for Disabilities and Development 100 Hawkins Drive
Iowa City   IA   52242
(319) 356-1335
robert-bacon@uiowa.edu
www.healthcare.uiowa.edu/cdd/index.asp
Technology-Related Assistance
 
Iowa Program for Assistive Technology Center for Disabilities and Development The University of Iowa 100 Hawkins Drive, S295
Iowa City   IA   52242-1011
(800) 331-3027 (V)
(319) 353-8777
(877) 686-0032 (TTY)
iowa-compass@uiowa.edu
www.uiowa.edu/infotech/
State Mediation System
 
Department of Education Bureau of Student and Family Support Services Grimes State Office Building 
Des Moines   IA   50319
(515) 281-5766
DeeAnn.Wilson@iowa.gov
www.state.ia.us/educate
Special Format Library
 
Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped Iowa Department for the Blind 524 Fourth Street
Des Moines   IA   50309-2364
(800) 362-2587
(515) 281-1333
(515) 281-1355 (TTY)
keninger.karen@blind.state.ia.us
www.blind.state.ia.us/library/
 
Disability-Specific Organizations
Attention Deficit Disorder
 
To identify an ADD group in your state or locality, contact either: Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD) 8181 Professional Place, Suite 150
Landover   MD   20785
(800) 233-4050 (Voice mail to request information packet)
(301) 306-7070
www.chadd.org
 
Attention Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA) P.O. Box 543 
Pottstown   PA   19464-0543
(484) 945-2101
mail@add.org
www.add.org
Autism
 
To identify an autism group in your state, contact: Autism Society of America 7910 Woodmont Avenue, Suite 300
Bethesda   MD   20814
(800) 3-AUTISM
(301) 657-0881
www.autism-society.org
Blind/Visual Impairments
 
American Foundation for the Blind 11 Penn Plaza, Suite 300 
New York   NY   10001
(800) 232-5463
(212) 502-7600
afbinfo@afb.net
www.afb.org
Brain Injury
 
Brain Injury Association of Iowa 308 E. Burlington Street, Suite 296 
Iowa City   IA   52240
(800) 444-6443
info@biaia.org
www.biaia.org
Cerebral Palsy
 
The Arc of Cedar Valley 760 Ansborough Avenue P.O. Box 4090 
Waterloo   IA   50704
(319) 232-0437
arccv@episervice.org
www.cedarnet.org/arccv
Epilepsy
 
Epilepsy Foundation North/Central Illinois, Iowa & Nebraska 1111 Ninth Street, Suite 275
Des Moines   IA   50314-2593
(515) 238-7660
kashlock@efncil.org
www.efncil.org
Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
 
The Arc of Iowa 3821 71st Street, Suite A
Urbandale   IA   50322
(800) 362-2927
(515) 210-6686
cwesthoff@arceci.org
www.thearcofiowa.org
Learning Disabilities
 
Learning Disabilities Association of Iowa 321 E. Sixth Street 
Des Moines   IA   50309
(888) 690-5324
(515) 280-8558
kathylda@askresource.org
www.lda-ia.org
Mental Health
 
Iowa Federation of Families for Children's Mental Health 106 S. Booth 
Anamosa   IA   52205
(888) 400-6302
(319) 462-2187
lori@iffcmh.org
www.iffcmh.org
 
NAMI IOWA 5911 Meredith Drive, Suite E
Des Moines   IA   50322-1903
(800) 417-0417
(515) 254-0417
 
namiiowa@mchsi.com; jkelfmann@namiiowa.com
www.namiiowa.org
Speech, Language, and Hearing
 
Iowa Speech-Language-Hearing Association 525 S.W. Fifth Street, Suite A 
Des Moines   IA   50309-4501
(515) 282-8192
isha@isha.org
www.isha.org
Special Health Care Needs
 
Health Information Center of Iowa 321 E. 6th Street
Des Moines   IA   50309
(800) 450-8667
(515) 243-1713
(800) 735-2942 (Relay in IA)
f2finfo@askresource.org
www.askresource.org
Spina Bifida
 
Spina Bifida Association of Iowa P.O. Box 1456 
Des Moines   IA   50305
(515) 964-8810
SpinaBifidaIowa@yahoo.com
www.spinabifidaia.com
Tourette Syndrome
 
Tourette Syndrome Association, Inc. 42-40 Bell Boulevard 
Bayside   NY   11361-2820
(718) 224-2999
ts@tsa-usa.org
www.tsa-usa.org
 
Organizations for Parents
Parent Training and Information Center (PTI)
 
ASK (Access For Special Kids Resource Center) 321 E. 6th Street
Des Moines   IA   50039-1903
(800) 450-8667
(515) 243-1713
info@askresource.org
www.askresource.org
Parent-To-Parent
 
Contact Parent Training and Information Center.
 
Parent Teacher Association (PTA)
 
Iowa PTA 5619 NW 86th Street, Suite 600
Johnston   IA   50131
(800) 475-4782
(515) 225-4197
ia_office@pta.org
 
Parent Educator Connection
 
(see listing under “Other Disability Organizations”)
 
 
Other Disability Organizations
 
Easter Seals Iowa P.O. Box 4002
Des Moines   IA   50333-4002
(515) 289-1933
(515) 289-4069 (TTY)
info@eastersealsia.org
www.eastersealsia.org
 
Parent Educator Connection Department of Education Grimes State Office Building
Des Moines   IA   50319-0146
(515) 242-5295
deb.samson@iowa.gov
 
 
Iowa Compass: Information and Referral Center for Disabilities and Development The University of Iowa 100 Hawkins Drive #295
Iowa City   IA   52242-1011
(800) 779-2001
(319) 353-8777
(877) 686-0032 (TTY)
iowa-compass@uiowa.edu
www.iowacompass.org
 
VSA arts of Iowa Department of Education Grimes State Office Building
Des Moines   IA   50319-0146
(515) 281-5839
steph.jessen@iowa.gov
www.vsaarts.iowa.gov
Independent Living
 
To find out the contact information for the Statewide Independent Living Council (SILC) in your state, contact: Independent Living Research Utilization Project The Institute for Rehabilitation and Research 2323 South Sheppard, Suite 1000 
Houston   TX   77019
(713) 520-0232 (V)
(713) 520-5136 (TTY)
ilru@ilru.org
www.ilru.org
 
To find out the contact information for centers for independent living (CILs) in your state, contact: National Council on Independent Living 1710 Rhode Island Avenue, NW, 5th Floor
Washington   DC   20036
(202) 207-0340 (TTY)
(202) 207-0334 (V)
ncil@ncil.org
www.ncil.org
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