Iowans with Disabilities in Action is a nonpartisan, statewide initiative dedicated to generating greater civic and political participation among people with disabilities.
Collectively, Iowans with disabilities could make up one of the state’s largest blocs of influence; however, research shows that a lack of confidence, apathy and other barriers prevent thousands from engaging in advocacy.
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Attend Our Capitol Chats!
We're excited to be hosting monthly Capitol Chat events that provide an opportunity to learn more about what's happening at the Capitol, as well as hear from our lobbyists about the issues that are important to you and our organization. These events will be hosted virtually via Zoom. Click the button below to register for our next event!
2021 Make Your Mark! Conference
Join us for the 2021 Iowans with Disabilities in Action Make Your Mark! Conference. This year’s conference will feature sessions focused on how you can be a game changer in your community and in everyday life
We are excited to be able to offer FREE registration for individuals with disabilities, family members and direct care support professionals accompanying a participant! *Attendance will be limited to the first 150 people to register. So don't wait!
SHARE YOUR STORY
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Has your life been positively impacted by the DD Act and/or the work of the Iowa DD Council? Do you have a story that you’d like to share? Tell us all about it! #50People50Years
In 2020, the Iowa DD Council is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act (DD Act). The purpose of the DD Act is to assure that individuals with developmental disabilities and their families participate in the design of, and have access to, needed community services, individualized supports, and other forms of assistance that promote self-determination, independence, productivity, and integration and inclusion in all facets of community life, through culturally competent programs authorized under the law.
During this year-long celebration, the Iowa DD Council will share stories of those positively impacted by the DD Act and/or the work of the Iowa DD Council.
Partner Guest Article: Monica Stone, Deputy Director, Iowa Department of Human Rights, on the Talent
Have you ever wondered how you can have a voice in government to influence decisions that affect Iowans? Have you wondered how to do…Read More
MYM! Conference 2021: “Be a Game Changer!”
Registration is OPEN! This year will mark the seventh annual Iowans with Disabilities in Action Make Your Mark! Conference. The last six…Read More
DD Council Member Spotlight: Paula Motsinger
I wanted to join the council to be part of a group of people advocating for systemic changes for Iowans with intellectual and developmental…Read More
Join Our Network
Join the Iowans with Disabilities in Action network of more than 9,000 Iowans who want to get more involved civically and politically in the state (it's FREE). You will have access to the latest information and resources to help you take action in your community and state.
You will be subscribed to the Iowa Advocacy Connection and infoNET e-publication to keep you informed and updated on what’s happening with Iowans with Disabilities in Action, the Iowa Legislature and opportunities to get involved.
Iowans with Disabilities in Action is a project of the Iowa Developmental Disabilities Council. The DD Council is a federally funded state agency that advocates for the development of services and supports so that Iowans with developmental disabilities can make choices and take control of their lives. Visit the DD Council website to learn more.
Don't forget to check out our advocacy forum (infoNET) for information, tools, resources and opportunities you need to take action on the issues important to you.