Disability News: Iowa


Disabled World News presents the latest disability information and health related news from Iowa USA.

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Includes facts and statistics, news, and information of interest for persons with disabilities residing in - or visiting the State of Iowa.

Iowa Disability Resources

Iowa Department for the Blind

The Iowa Department for the Blind believes all Iowans can lead productive, fulfilling lives - including those who happen to be blind or visually impaired - http://www.blind.state.ia.us

Brain Injury Association of Iowa (BIAIA)

Founded in 1980, the Brain Injury Association of Iowa (BIA of IA) is the second charter chapter of the Brain Injury Association, Inc. - http://www.biaia.org/

Deaf Services Commission of Iowa (DSCI)

DSCI is a state agency located in the Iowa Department of Human Rights, Established in 1975 - http://www.humanrights.iowa.gov/ds/index.html

The ARC of North Central IowaTo advance through all resources/services the total well-being, dignity, individual potential, choices, and rights of citizens with intellectual and developmental disabilities so they may live, work, and enjoy life in our local community - http://www.thearcofnciowa.org

Hawkeye Area Down Syndrome Association (HADSA)

Goal is to provide education, support and advocacy to those individuals, their friends, families, and professionals in the Iowa City and Cedar Rapids area that are blessed by Down syndrome - http://www.hadsa.org

Central Iowa Center for Independent Living (CICIL)

This web site is dedicated to helping those whose lives are challenged with the opportunities to succeed in life with disability and assistive issues - http://www.centraliowacil.com

Special Olympics Iowa

Special Olympics Iowa (SOIA) is a nonprofit organization that serves athletes with intellectual disabilities in all 99 counties of the state - http://www.soiowa.org

Goodwill of the Heartland

Have provided training services and employment for people with disabilities since 1965 - http://www.goodwillseiowa.org

Statistics: Iowa Disability

  • There are an estimated 397,000 people in the state of Iowa over the age of five who have a form of disability.
  • Approximately 64,000 people with disabilities, or 2.4% of the state's population, experience difficulties with performing activities of daily living such as bathing, dressing, or moving around inside of their homes.
  • There are around 208,000 people in the state who have a form of work disability, and 88,000 people with disabilities in Iowa who are employed.
  • Around 15,000 people with disabilities in the state are unemployed, while 96,000 are currently not in the workforce.

Latest Iowa Publications

Disabled Vietnam Veteran and retired Chicago police officer forced to relinquish service dog after Aurelia Town Council prohibits his pit bull from residing within Aurelia city limits.

Majority of Iowa voters oppose the Presidents health care reform plan according to a new poll of Iowa voters released today.

Building Bridges Day at the Iowa State Fair is a special event for Iowa State 400,000 residents with disabilities.

Iowans will continue to have access for another year to newspapers, magazines, and other information not otherwise accessible.

Governor Chet Culver action on bills to improve health for the population of Iowa.

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