Disability Rights IOWA aims to defend and promote the human and legal rights of Iowans who have disabilities and mental illness. We promote safety, opportunity, access, and self-determination for all Iowans through a program of:
self-advocacy education, information, and referral;
and legal and systems advocacy.
Our legal and systems advocacy aims to resolve major issues called priorities. View our
current Areas of Focus, or suggest Areas of Focus.
Hidden or Unemployed?
8 Jun 2015
Hidden or Unemployed: America’s Failure to Get Disabled People Jobs A generation after the Americans with Disabilities Act, states are …
Representing Individuals with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Training
8 May 2015
Representing Individuals with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome training June 19th, 2015. For Lawyers, Advocates, Ombudsmen, Guardians, Guardians ad Litem, …
Iowa Medicaid Plan is Full of Empty Promises
22 Apr 2015
On April 20th, 2015 the Des Moines Register published “Iowa Medicaid Plan is Full of Empty Promises” a opinion piece …
Be Prepared: Medicaid Managed Care Is Coming to Iowa
21 Apr 2015
The Iowa Department of Human Services (DHS) released a Request for Proposal (RFP) for Iowa’s Medicaid Modernization on February 16, …
Iowa Not in Compliance With Mainstream Jobs
16 Dec 2014
The Des Moines Register featured an article on the report that Disability Rights IOWA (DRI) recently released, which found that “88% …
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