Welcome to the Iowa Developmental Disabilities Council (DD Council) website

 

OUR MISSION

The DD Council will work to 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


IAble Webinar

Register now for IAble Program: "Achieving a Better Life Experience" | Eligibility, Features and Benefits Webinar + Discussion!
 
Join panelists from the State Treasurer's Office, Iowa DD Council and two IAble Account Owners in discussing Who IAble is, what the IAble plan entails, eligibility and self-certification criteria, investing, and much more.
 
 
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Special COVID Payments and FAQ's

The Iowa DD Council has put together a publication on Special COVID Payments and information on how to use the money and other resources available to you, including guidance on financial decision making.

Special COVID Payments

COVID-19 Resource Guide

Many people with developmental disabilities are at a higher risk for serious illness from COVID-19 (the coronavirus). The Iowa DD Council has put together resources to help you better understand COVID-19 and how you can protect yourself and those in your community. 

 

 

COVID-19 Resources

Latest News

Absentee Voter Request Information

  REGISTER TO VOTE BY MAIL: Visit www.sos.iowa.gov, a county courthouse, a driver’s license station, or state offices serving people…

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Special COVID Payments and FAQ's

  Please Click "View Attached PDF" in the upper left corner of this article to download the flier!   WHAT IS THE SPECIAL PAYMENT I AM…

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Iowa DD Council Makes a Difference Through COVID-19 Relief Fund

DES MOINES, Iowa, (May 2020) – The Iowa Developmental Disabilities Council awarded COVID-19 Relief Fund Grants to 30 organizations in Iowa…

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In partnership with Iowa Legal Aid, the Iowa Developmental Disabilities Council released an updated Guide to Guardianship and Conservatorship in Iowa. 

 

Click here to access the guide

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