In June of 2022, DRI released a public survey. The results from the survey helped us determine which disability rights issue respondents found most important, which guides the future of our disability rights advocacy. DRI’s Board of Directors replied upon the survey results, individuals with disabilities and their families, and DRI staff to identify our agency’s three new areas of focus :
- Ensuring Accountability of System
- Civil Rights, and
- Community Inclusion
We will continue to release annual public surveys to track responses about disability rights issues from people with disabilities and their care networks. We will also conduct annual review of this document with our Board, the mental health advisory council, our clients, and other stakeholders. DRI recognizes impactful disability rights issues may arise while this document remains in effect—e.g. the disproportionate impact of COVID on people with disabilities. We will continue asking for feedback to revise our areas of focus as these challenges arise.
We want to hear your voice!
We seek to reflect the community’s needs by encouraging individuals to suggest new areas of focus as needed. Our priority is to help Iowans with disabilities where they need it most. If you have a suggestion, please fill out our form.
Reach out to DRI if you have an issue that falls within our areas of focus.
Want to learn more?
DRI provides an extensive resource center so you can learn more about your rights.