The Office of Persons with Disabilities is an agency located
within the Department of Human Rights. The Commission was established
in 1965 by the Iowa Legislature.The 8-member commission is appointed
by the Governor to equalize opportunities for full participation
in employment and other areas of the state's economic, educational,
social and political life for Iowans with disabilities. Through
education, advocacy, referral, technical assistance, legislative
action and special projects, we work to achieve these goals.