Category Archives: Advocacy

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COVID-19 Financial Relief for Iowans with Disabilities Iowa Able Foundation Lowers Interest Rates on Its Loans The financial impact of COVID-19 is hitting the disabled community particularly hard. Many Iowans with disabilities are not able to afford equipment that is essential for independent living, such as hearing aids, wheelchairs, vehicle or home modifications, prosthetics, and…
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Iowa SILC Seeks Council Member Candidates

Iowa SILC Seeks Council Member Candidates Apply by Thursday, April 30, 2020! The Iowa Statewide Independent Living Council (SILC) will have at least three (3) Council Member openings on July 1, 2020. They are seeking people both with and without disabilities from across the state to apply to be considered for appointment to the SILC…
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ID Action Capitol Day Grants Available

ID Action Announces Availability of Capitol Day Grants Provides Opportunity for Disability Groups to Educate Legislators Iowans with Disabilities in Action will provide eight Capitol Day grants up to $500 each for advocacy training and support to local advocacy groups who are interested in meeting with their legislators at the Iowa State Capitol and advocating…
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Autism CARES Act Signed into Law

Federal Commitment to Critical Autism Programs Extended Autism Collaboration, Accountability, Research, Education, and Support Act of 2019 On September 30, 2019, H.R. 1058, the “Autism Collaboration, Accountability, Research, Education, and Support Act of 2019” or “Autism CARES Act of 2019” was signed into law. This bipartisan law will expand research and coordination, increase public awareness…
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