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!
Exhibitor Opportunities Available!
Connect with more than 150 individuals with disabilities, direct service providers and family members
Listed in conference program and on website
One complimentary registration and one discounted registration
Four 30 minute exhibit breaks
Hour and a half of exhibition time during registration
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.
Get Registered to Vote!
You have several options to get registered to vote:
Option 1: Register BY MAIL: Complete a voter registration application and send it to your county auditor. To get a voter registration form, click the Register To Vote By Mail button below. You can also vist your county courthouse, your driver’s license station, public assistance offices or state offices serving people with disabilities and get a voter registration form.
Option 2: Register to vote Online: Check out the graphic to the right and follow the steps to register to vote online.
Option 3: ON ELECTION DAY: Register on Election Day at your polling place. You must provide proof of your identity and where you live. Visit www.sos.iowa.gov or call 1-888-SOS-VOTE to find out what forms of identification are acceptable.
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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.
Take Your Legislator to Work Campaign
October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month and throughout the month, Iowans with Disabilities in Action will conduct the Take your Legislator to Work Campaign. This campaign is intended to increase awareness that every Iowan with or without a disability should have opportunities and choices to have meaningful employment in the community.
Iowans with Disabilities in Action is interested in working with people with disabilities who would like to take their Legislator to Work! The visit will typically last between 30-45 minutes and it is your opportunity to share with your legislator(s) what you do at work and why it is important in your life.
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.