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
  • Non-legal advocacy
  • 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.


DRI is primarily funded through grants from federal agencies. Communications from DRI, including text, audio, or video used for advertising or educational purposes, including emails or internet postings, are printed, published, or produced and disseminated at U.S. taxpayer expense.

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