Category Archives: Advocacy

What’s New?

New Issue of Possibilities in Education and Training Available for Download The latest issue of Possibilities in Education and Training has been published. The new issue pays tribute to Mia Peterson, Iowan with a disability and world-renowned leader in the self-advocacy civil rights movement. The Possibilities in Education and Training newsletter is published four times…
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What Else Is New?

Iowa Olmstead Consumer Task Force Seeks New Members Advocate for Community Living in Iowa!   The Iowa Olmstead Consumer Task Force (OCTF) is accepting applications for membership through Friday, July 23. The OCTF is a statewide advocacy charged by Executive Order to monitor Iowa’s response to the 1999 Olmstead Supreme Court decision. The Task Force’s…
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COVID-19 Financial Relief for Iowans with Disabilities

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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