Welcome to the Iowa Developmental Disabilities Council (DD Council) website
The Iowa DD Council will create change with and for persons with developmental disabilities so they can live, work, learn and play in the community of their choosing.
Our purpose is to assure that individuals with developmental disabilities and their families participate in the design of and have access to needed community services, individualized supports and other forms of assistance that promote self-determination, independence, productivity and integration and inclusion in all parts of community life. We achieve this through engaging in advocacy, capacity building and system change activities.
We envision an Iowa where all people with developmental disabilities and their families are fully included in communities they chose.
The Iowa DD Council is federally funded through the Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act. To find out more about this Bill please go to the Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act
The Right Talent, Right Now
The Iowa Developmental Disabilities Council is proud to support National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM). Held each October, NDEAM aims to educate about disability employment issues and celebrate the many and varied contributions of America's workers with disabilities. Throughout the month, we'll be engaging in a variety of activities to increase awareness on disability employment issues and the role they play in fostering a disability-friendly work culture.
Take Your Legislator to Work Campaign
October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month and throughout the month, Iowans with Disabilities in Action will conduct the Take your Legislator to Work Campaign. This campaign is intended to increase awareness that every Iowan with or without a disability should have opportunities and choices to have meaningful employment in the community.
Iowans with Disabilities in Action is interested in working with people with disabilities who would like to take their Legislator to Work! The visit will typically last between 30-45 minutes and it is your opportunity to share with your legislator(s) what you do at work and why it is important in your life.