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Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Download an information packet below developed by and for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. What's inside:• What is COVID-19?• How do you get it?• What...

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Disability Rights Iowa Protects and Advocates for the Rights of Iowans with Disabilies

Monday, March 16, 2020

    Disability Rights Iowa is a non-profit law center that protects and advocates for the rights of Iowans of all ages with disabilities, including Iowans with mental illness....

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Disability Benefits Learning Sessions

Monday, March 16, 2020

Anthem, along with Iowa Able Foundation, Amerigroup and Disability Rights Iowa, is hosting Disability Benefits Learning Sessions in Ames (May 16), Des Moines...

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We Want to Hear from You! Iowa DD Council's State Plan Survey

Monday, March 16, 2020

Every five years our Council writes a State Plan. It describes what we will do and how much money we may spend. We get our money from the federal...

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50 People for 50 Years Campaign

Monday, March 16, 2020

In 2020, the Iowa DD Council is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act (DD Act). The...

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"Spirit of Inclusion!" Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month

Monday, March 16, 2020

  March 1 marks the first day of Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month (DDAM). The Iowa Developmental Disabilities Council, in partnership with Iowans with...

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Make Your Mark! Conference: Your Vision for the Future

Monday, March 16, 2020

    Save the date. We are excited to announce this year’s Make Your Mark! Conference theme: Your Vision for the Future. Look for registration to open...

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Brady Werger, New Iowa DD Council Member Spotlight

Monday, March 16, 2020

  Each year, the governor appoints individuals to serve on the Developmental Disabilities Council. Each person selected serves a three-year term on the...

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2019 Iowa DD Council Annual Report

Monday, March 16, 2020

  Please view the 2019 Iowa DD Council Annual Report HERE.

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COVID-19 Information By and For People with Disabilities

Monday, March 16, 2020

      Click "View Attached PDF" located above the article title to download an information packet developed by and for people with intellectual...

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Iowa Developmental Disabilities Council Releases 2020 State Legislative Priorities

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

   Iowa Developmental Disabilities Council Releases 2020 State Legislative Priorities   DES MOINES, Iowa, (January 2020) – The Iowa Developmental Disabilities Council (DD...

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Giving Iowans with Disabilities a Voice in Caucuses

Monday, December 16, 2019

  DES MOINES, Iowa – In less than two months, Iowans will get their say in the presidential nominating process.As the caucuses draw closer, two...

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Iowa Caucus Training Webinar and Caucus Guide

Monday, December 9, 2019

Des Moines, Iowa — The Iowa Developmental Disabilities Council, InfoNET and the Iowans with Disabilities in Action project are excited to announce a webinar...

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Learn about Life in Community

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

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Partner Guest Article // Iowa Able Foundation

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

    When Anna Magnusson was interviewing to serve as Iowa Able Foundation’s executive director in 2018, she read the story of Aidan and his mother. Aidan has...

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State Sweep Visits

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

  Iowans with Disabilities in Action is hitting the road and hoping to visit all 99 counties in Iowa over the next two years. Unfortunately,...

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2019 Make Your Mark! Conference Recap

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Thank you for joining us for the 2019 Make Your Mark! Conference in Coralville, Iowa. Sessions this year focused on developing leadership...

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New DD Council Member Spotlight

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Each year, the governor appoints individuals to serve on the Developmental Disabilities Council. Each person selected serves a three-year term on the...

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Local Capitol Days & Grant Opportunities

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Iowans with Disabilities in Action will provide eight Capitol Day grants up to $500 each for advocacy training and support to local advocacy groups who are interested...

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Take Your Legislator to Work Campaign

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Take Action. Be Heard. Create Change.   October was National Disability Employment Awareness Month, and throughout the month, Iowans...

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Epilepsy Foundation Iowa - Guest Article

Thursday, August 15, 2019

    The Epilepsy Foundation is the leading national voluntary health organization that speaks on behalf of the at least 3.4 million Americans with epilepsy...

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2019 MAKE YOUR MARK! CONFERENCE: LEADING THE WAY

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Join us for the 2019 Make Your Mark! Conference. Sessions this year are focused on developing your leadership skills. We are excited to offer FREE registration for...

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DD COUNCIL MEMBER SPOTLIGHT // NEW COUNCIL MEMBER — ROB ROOZEBOOM

Thursday, August 15, 2019

The Iowa Developmental Disabilities Council is a federally funded state agency that advocates for the creation of services and supports that allow Iowans with developmental...

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AMERIGROUP – Supports Self-Advocacy  

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Want to learn how to speak up for yourself? Learn about keeping a job? Know more about your rights as a person with disabilities? There are organizations in...

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TAKE YOUR LEGISLATOR TO WORK CAMPAIGN

Thursday, August 15, 2019

  October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month and throughout the month, Iowans with Disabilities in Action will conduct the Take your...

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REV UP for National Disability Voter Registration Week

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

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

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BEST BUDDIES IOWA

Friday, May 24, 2019

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

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INTELLIGENT LIVES RECAP // STATE SWEEP PREVIEW

Friday, May 24, 2019

On Tuesday, April 30, 2019, Drake University’s Disability Action and Awareness Community partnered with Iowans with Disabilities in Action and the Iowa Developmental Disabilities Council to offer...

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2019 MAKE YOUR MARK! CONFERENCE: LEADING THE WAY // EXHIBITORS AND SPONSORSHIP INFORMATION

Friday, May 24, 2019

Attention: Exhibitors! We have started planning for our 2019 Make Your Mark! Conference taking place in Coralville, Iowa. The Iowans with Disabilities...

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ADVOCATING FOR CHANGE DAY RECAP

Friday, May 24, 2019

Advocating for Change Day took place April 10, 2019. This event provides tips and strategies for the best ways to contact your legislators while you are at...

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APPLY TO JOIN THE DD COUNCIL

Friday, May 24, 2019

      The Iowa DD Council has openings they would like to fill with Iowans who have a developmental disability. The DD Council promotes the development...

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Film challenges IQ testing, limits placed on people with intellectual disabilities

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

     FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Lane Till lane@capturemarketinggroup.com Office: 515-423-0992 Cell: 515-230-8851   Press kit:...

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