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United Way

Resources for Individuals, Families, and Professionals


Advocacy Organizations

The Arc of United States

The Arc of Iowa

IdAction- Connects you with the DD Council, InfoNet, Advocacy University, Iowa Disability Vote Coalition, and MyTransitionIowa. A great site to help you learn more about being an active advocate for people with disabilities.

We Connect Now - D
edicated to uniting people interested in rights and issues affecting people with disabilities, with particular emphasis on college students and access to higher education and employment issues.

Autism Now - The National Autism Resource and Information Center will be a dynamic and interactive, highly visible and effective central point of quality resources and information for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and other developmental disabilities, their families, and other targeted key stakeholders.

Support Groups

Designer Genes- Local support group for families with children who have Down syndrome.

AEA 267- Has a listing of support groups in the Cedar Valley.

Information on Services

Iowa Compass- Your guide to disability information and services.

Center for Disabilities and Development U of I Univerisity of Iowa Center for Disabilities

http://www.cerebralpalsyguide.com Cerebral Palsy Guide

Information on Individual Education Plans (IEP'S)

ASK Resource Center- Serves parents of children with disabilities as mandated by the Individual with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)