1. Assessment and
Technical Assistance, information and referral are available concerning
matters of employment, housing, accessibility, transportation, education,
programs and services. The public and private sector may get assistance
with voluntary compliance with various state and federal regulations
including receiving no cost/low cost solutions to removing architectural
barriers. All services are free of charge.
- Iowans with disabilities;
- State and local governments;
- Services providers; and
- Public and private entities.
2. Awareness Training:
Members of the Commission and staff accept opportunities to speak
to groups interested in disability awareness. Subjects include:
- Awareness/Sensitivity/Diversity training;
- Accessibility of programs, services and facilities;
- Americans with Disabilities Act;
- Rehabilitation Act; and
- Other related subjects.
The division maintains a resource library of publications and videos
pertaining to persons with disabilities. Videos may be borrowed
by interested groups or individuals. All publications are free
3. Youth Leadership Forum for Students with Disabilities (YLF)
A five-day leadership training program held during the summer for
11th and 12th grade high school students with disabilities
- Encourage and empower students to reach their goals;
- Educate about available resources;
- Introduce professionals with disabilities and mentors;
- Develop leadership skills;
4. Client Assistance Program:
The Iowa Client Assistance Program (ICAP) is a program designed to
help people who are seeking or receiving services from an agency
funded by the Rehabilitation Act. Information is provided on all
available services under the Act and under Title I of the Americans
with Disabilities Act to any individual with disabilities in Iowa.
Some examples of agencies and programs include but are not limited
- Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services
- Department for the Blind
- Projects with Industry
- Independent Living Programs
If you are having problems in your relationship with any of these
agencies, instead of becoming upset, frustrated or just giving
up, turn to the Client Assistance Program for help. ICAP can help
you understand the law, regulations, and procedures of those agencies.
ICAP acts independently of agencies in protecting your rights under
the Rehabilitation Act and Under Title I of ADA. At your request,
we will be available to serve you.
All services are free of charge and are provided statewide. All
services are in compliance with all state and federal civil rights
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