2021 Legislative Guide
Our 2021-2022 Guide to the Iowa Legislature has just about everything you need to know about the Iowa legislative process and the people who are elected to work there! Includes three newly elected state legislators and a lot of committee changes (updated 1/6/22).
The US Department of Justice has found Iowa violates the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) by not giving Iowans with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities more options to be served in the community. Click below to see the Iowa DD Council response - and read the full report.
infoNET has new video resources posted on YouTube to help you in your advocacy. Check out the first Capitol Snapshot, learn how to use our Action Center, and see Rep. Ann Meyer talk about the importance of your stories.
Welcome to infoNET!
The Iowa Developmental Disabilities Council created infoNET (short for information network) 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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2022 Iowa Legislative Session Begins
The 2022 Iowa Legislative Session started on Monday, January 10. You can see the daily schedules for the 100-day session and watch debate at www.legis.iowa.gov.
US Department of Justice Finds Iowa in Violation of ADA
After more than two years investigating Iowa's state resource centers and system of providing services to Iowans with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities (I/DD), the US Department of Justice has found Iowa's system violates the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Redistricting is Done!
Find out which districts you'll be in under the new maps - you'll be voting for the people that will represent these new districts in November 2022.
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...
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.
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.