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Each state sets eligibility ages for services to children and youth with disabilities.
For current information concerning this state, please contact the office listed under
STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION: Special Education Services.

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STATE DEPARTMENT OF
EDUCATION:  Special
 Education Services
STATE VOCATIONAL 
Rehabilitation Agency
DEVELOPMENTAL 
DISABILITIES
Planning Council
DISABILITY
Organizations
PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN
ages 3 through 5
STATE VOCATIONAL
Special Needs Programs
DISABILITIES
Advocacy  Program
UNIVERSITY AFFILIATED
Programs
 
EARLY
Intervention System.
DEPARTMENT OF  MENTA
HEALTH  
for children and youth.
DEVELOPMENTAL 
DISABILITIES PROGRAM
TECHNOLOGY RELATED
Assistance
PARENTS  Training and
Information Project
DEPARTMENT OF  MENTAL Health PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN with Special Health Care
Needs
PARENT-TEACHER
Association (PTA)

 

 

STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION: SPECIAL EDUCATION

Jeananne Hagen, Bureau Chief
Bureau of Family and Community Services
Department of Education
Grimes State Office Building
Des Moines, IA 50319-0146
            (515) 281-5735      
E-mail: jhagen@ed.state.ia.us
URL: http://www.state.ia.us/educate

PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN WITH DISABILITES:
AGES 3 THROUGH 5

Mary Schertz, Part H Coordinator
Bureau of Family and Community Services
Grimes State Office Building
Des Moines, IA 50319-0146
            (515) 281-5433      
E-mail: mschert@ed.state.ia.us

PROGRAMS FOR INFANTS AND TODDLERS WITH DISABILITIES:
AGES BIRTH THROUGH 2

Lynn Cook Pletcher, Part C Coordinator
Iowa’s System of Early Intervention Services
Grimes State Office Building
Des Moines, IA 50319-0146
            (515) 281-7145      
E-mail: lpletch@ed.state.ia.us

STATE DIVISION OF VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION

Marge Knudsen, Administrator
Div. of Voc. Rehab. Svcs./Department of Education
510 East 12th Street
Des Moines, IA 50319
            (515) 281-4311      
E-mail: mknudsen@dvrs.state.ia.us

OFFICE OF STATE COORDINATOR OF VOCATIONAL
EDUCATION FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES

Evelyn Anderson, Bureau Chief
Bureau of Community Colleges/Department of Education
Grimes State Office Building
Des Moines, IA 50319-0146
            (515) 281-3866      
E-mail: evelyn.anderson@ed.state.ia.us

STATE MENTAL HEALTH AGENCY

Harold Templeman, Administrator
Division of MH/DD, Dept of Human Svcs.
Hoover State Office Building
1305 E. Walnut
Des Moines, IA 50319-0114
            (515) 281-5126      
E-mail: htemple@dhs.state.ia.us

STATE MENTAL HEALTH REPRESENTATIVE FOR CHILDREN

Mohammed Amjed, Mental Health Specialist
Division of MH/DD
Department of Human Services
Hoover State Office Building
Des Moines, IA 50319-0114
            (515) 281-6086      
E-mail: mamjed@dhs.state.ia.us

STATE DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES PROGRAM

Harold Templeman, Administrator
Division of Mental Health and DD Iowa
Department of Human Services
Hoover State Office Building
1305 E. Walnut
Des Moines, IA 50319-0114
            (515) 281-5126      
E-mail: htemple@dhs.state.ia.us

DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES PLANNING COUNCIL

Becky Harker
Governor’s DD Council
617 E. Second Street
Des Moines, IA 50309
            (515) 281-9083      
E-mail: bharker@dhs.state.ia.us

PROTECTION AND ADVOCACY AGENCY

Mervin L. Roth, Director
Iowa Protection and Advocacy Services, Inc.
3015 Merle Hay Road, Suite 6
Des Moines, IA 50310
            (515) 278-2502      ;             (515) 278-0571       (TTY);             (800) 779-2502      
E-mail: hn5317@earthlink.net

CLIENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

Harlietta Helland, Consultant
Dept. Human Rights
Div. Persons with Disability
Client Assistance Program
Capitol Complex, Lucas Building
Des Moines, IA 50319
            (515) 281-3957      ;             (800) 652-4198       (V/TTY)

PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL HEALTH CARE NEEDS

Jeffrey G. Lobras, M.D., Director
Iowa Child Health Specialty Clinics
247 Hospital School
100 Hawkins Drive
Iowa City, IA 52242-1011
            (319) 356-1118      ;             (319) 356-3715      

STATE AGENCY FOR THE VISUALLY IMPAIRED

R. Creig Slayton, Director
Iowa Department for the Blind
524 Fourth Street
Des Moines, IA 50309-2364
            (515) 281-1333      ;             (515) 281-1355       (TTY)
(515) 281-1263 (fax)
E-mail: creigs@blind.state.ia.us

PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN AND YOUTH WHO ARE DEAF OR HARD OF HEARING

Kathryn Baumann-Reese, Administrator
Deaf Services Commission of IA
IA Department of Human Rights
Lucas State Office Building
Des Moines, IA 50319-0090
            (515) 281-3164       (V/TTY)

STATE EDUCATION AGENCY RURAL REPRESENTATIVE

Jeananne Hagen, Bureau Chief
Bureau of Children, Family and Community Services
Department of Education
Grimes State Office Building
Des Moines, IA 50319-0146
            (515) 281-5735      
E-mail: jhagen@ed.state.ia.us

TECHNOLOGY-RELATED ASSISTANCE

Mary Quigley, Co-Director
Jane Gay, Co-Director
Iowa Program for Assistive Technology
Iowa University Affiliated Program
100 Hawkins Drive
Iowa City, IA 52242-1011
            (800) 331-3027       (V/TTY);             (319) 356-0550      
URL: http://www.uiowa.edu/infotech/

REGIONAL ADA TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE AGENCY

University of Missouri/Columbia 
4812 Santanna Circle 
Columbia, MO 65203 
            (573) 882-3600       
URL: http://www.idir.net/~adabbs 

DISABILITY ORGANIZATIONS

Attention Deficit Disorder
To identify an ADD group in your state or locality, contact either:Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorders (CH.A.D.D.)
499 NW 70th Avenue, Suite 101
Plantation, FL 33317
            (954) 587-3700      
            (800) 233-4050       (Voice mail to request information packet)
URL: http://www.chadd.org

National Attention Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA)
9930 Johnnycake Ridge Rd., Suite 3E
Mentor, OH 44060
            (440) 350-9595      
            (800) 487-2282       (Voice mail to request information packet)
E-mail: NatlADDA@aol.com
URL: http://www.add.org

Autism
Chris Brosnahan, Executive Director
Autism Society of Iowa
3135 Spring Valley Road
Dubuque, IA 52001
            (319) 557-1169      
E-mail: asiowa@mhte.net

Brain Injury
Brain Injury Association of Iowa
2101 Kimball Avenue, LL7
Waterloo, IA 50702
            (319) 272-2312      ;             (800) 475-4442      

Cerebral Palsy
Gary Mattson, Executive Director
UCP of Northeast Iowa
760 Ansborough Avenue
Box 4090
Waterloo, IA 50704
            (319) 232-6671      

Learning Disabilities
Dolores Ratcliff, President
Learning Disabilities Association of IA
P.O. Box 665
Indianola, IA 50125
            (515) 280-8558      

Mental Health
Margaret Stout, Executive Director
IA Alliance for the Mentally Ill
5911 Meredith Drive, Suite C-1
Des Moines, IA 50322-1903
            (515) 254-0417      

Mental Retardation
Becky Godfrey, Executive Director
The Arc of Iowa
715 East Locust
Des Moines, IA 50309
            (515) 283-2358      

Spina Bifida
Spina Bifida Association of Iowa
P.O. Box 1456
Des Moines, IA 50305
            (515) 967-9229      

OTHER ORGANIZATIONS

Easter Seals
P.O. Box 4002
Des Moines, IA 50333-4002
            (515) 289-1933       (V);             (515) 289-4069       (TTY)
E-mail: essia@neting.net

UNIVERSITY AFFILIATED PROGRAM

Robert Bacon, M.D., Director
Iowa University Affiliated Program
Division of Developmental Disabilities
University Hospital School
The University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA 52242
            (319) 353-6390      
E-mail: disability-resources@uiowa.edu
URL: http://www.uiowa.edu/uhs

PARENT TRAINING & INFORMATION CENTER

Kate Payne, Director
SEEK Parent Center
406 SW School Street, Suite 207
Ankeny, IA 50021
            (515) 956-0155      ;             (888) 431-4332      

PARENT TEACHER ASSOCIATION (PTA)

Diane Babcock, President
Iowa Congress of Parents and Teachers
610 Merle Hay Tower
Des Moines, IA 50310-1303
            (515) 276-1019      ;             (800) 475-4782      
E-mail: ia-office@pta.org

 


Iowa Web
 

Disability Information 
Black Hawk Center for Independent Living 
Convalescent Home for Children (CHI) 
Illinois/Iowa Center for Independent Living 
IOWA COMPASS
Children and Youth  
Big Brothers/Big Sisters – Cedar Rapids   
Girl Scouts of the USA/Contestoga Council 
Hearst Center
 
Family and Parenting 
Family Resource/Teen Health Centers 
Government 
Iowa State and Local Government   
 
Crime 
Citizens Against Violent Crime Homelessness and Housing  
Crossover Foundation 
Recovery, Addiction, and Abuse 
Iowa Coalition Against Domestic Violence 
Iowa Coalition Against Sexual Assault 
Northern Plains Native American 
Chemical Dependency Association

 


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