Conference Registration Now Open! 

 Join us for the 2019 Make Your Mark! Conference. Sessions this year are focused on developing your leadership skills.

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!

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About Us!

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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Latest News

Invitation to participate in the development of the 2020-2024 Consolidated Plan for the State of IA

Invitation to participate in the development of the 2020-2024 Consolidated Plan for the State of Iowa The State of Iowa, represented here by the Iowa…

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REV UP for National Disability Voter Registration Week

Des Moines, Iowa – July 15-19, 2019, is National Disability Voter Registration Week, a national effort to make the disability vote more…

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Anthony Kennedy Shriver founded Best Buddies in 1989 after noticing the unjustified lack of opportunities for individuals with intellectual and…

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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.

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Support Iowans with Disabilities in Action

Your donation will help more Iowans with disabilities become educated and empowered to advocate for change.


Additional Resources

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.