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The Iowa Developmental Disabilities Council created the infoNET advocacy forum in partnership with Iowans with Disabilities in Action to give you the information, tools, resources and opportunities you need to take action on the issues important to you. Our newsletter and network of resources helps advocates with disabilities stay up-to-date on current issues by:

  • Letting you know what the Iowa Legislature & US Congress are up to - and what you can do to influence their decisions.
  • Keeping tabs on the Iowa Governor’s office and state agency initiatives
  • Suggesting ways to make you more effective in your advocacy and your message powerful and persuasive.
  • Connecting you with other advocates using social media, online training, and community conversations.
  • Letting you know when there are opportunities to bring your issue to the attention of law makers and opinion leaders.

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Iowa House & Senate Medicaid Budgets Out

The Iowa House & Senate have released their Health & Human Services Budgets - they are $22.3 million apart.


HCBS Access Act

Learn more about a bill in Congress to expand access to home and community based services and how you can submit your suggestions and comments.


Host a Town Hall Meeting!

The Iowa DD Council wants to help you hold a virtual townhall meeting in your area! In years past, the Iowa DD Council has helped Iowans with...


President Signs New Relief Package

This week, Congress passed and President Biden signed a $1.9 TRILLION package to help respond to the economic impact of COVID-19. The following...

About our Network

Your elected officials face very difficult choices everyday, and the decisions they make affect your life. The people representing you from the White House and Congress to your State Capitol and County Courthouse need to know your story, so they can make informed decisions. Now more than ever, it is important for Iowans with disabilities and their family members to take action.  That is why the Iowa Developmental Disabilities Council created Iowans with Disabilities in Action and infoNET.  Learn more about our work by connecting with us.