Category Archives: What’s New?

What’s New?

Staying Safe & COVID-19 MFP Employment Specialist SueAnn Morrow created a short video for people with disabilities to be used by direct support professionals or others who support them. The video uses plain language to help people with disabilities understand the COVID-19 pandemic and includes the CDC guidelines they need to follow to stay safe.…
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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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Partnership Creates Exciting Opportunity for Girls with Disabilities

Iowa Receives $50,000 Grant to Expand Inclusive Recreation Partnership Creates Exciting Opportunity for Girls with Disabilities UCEDD staff member Anne Crotty recently wrote a collaborative grant proposal, which was submitted to the National Center on Health, Physical Activity, and Disability (NCHPAD) by the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH). NCHPAD awarded a $50,000 grant to…
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New Director for Iowa’s UCEDD

Center for Disabilities and Development Announces New Director of Iowa's UCEDD Derrick Willis assumes leadership of Iowa's University Center for Excellence on Developmental Disabilities Derrick K. Willis, MPA, has assumed the leadership of Iowa’s University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD) at the Center for Disabilities and Development (CDD) within University of Iowa Health…
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