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Family to Family Iowa is a statewide network of Family Navigators who provide assistance to families of children with special needs (developmental, behavioral, emotional, physical) at no cost to families.  Web Site:

Disability Rights Iowa (formerly Iowa Protection & Advocacy)
Protects the human and legal rights of people with physical disabilities and mental illness in Iowa.400 East Court Avenue, Suite 300  Des Moines, IA 50309
Phone: 1.800.779.2502 or 515.278.2502
TTY: 515.278.0571
FAX: 515.278.0539 
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Iowa University Center for Excellence on Disabilities
Promotes the independence, productivity and community inclusion of individuals with developmental disabilities through a broad range of health care, training, technical assistance and information sharing activities.
University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics 
Center for Disabilities and Development – 225 CDD 
100 Hawkins Drive 
Iowa City, IA 52242-1011
Phone: 877-686-0031
FAX: 319.356.8284
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Iowa Developmental Disabilities Council
617 East Second Street
Des Moines, IA 50309
Phone Number: 515.725.0151
Fax Number: 515.725.0437
Toll-Free: 800.452.1936   Web Site:

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
Provides support and information to families, friends and individuals with a mental illness.
5911 Meredith Drive, Suite C-1
Des Moines, IA 50322
Phone: 800.417.0417 or 515.254.0417
FAX: 515.254.1103
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Autism Society of Iowa
An advocacy organization for Iowans with Autism.
4549 Waterford Drive
West Des Moines, IA 50266
Phone: 888.722.4799 or 515.327.9075
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Brain Injury Alliance of Iowa
An advocacy organization representing people with brain or head injury.7025 Hickman Rd, Suite 7 
Urbandale, IA 50322 
Phone: 800.444.6443
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Division of Persons with Disabilities
The Division of Persons with Disabilities exists to promote the employment of Iowans with disabilities and reduce barriers to employment by providing information, referral, assessment and guidance, training and negotiation services to employers and Iowans with disabilities.Iowa Dept of Human Rights, 2nd Floor Lucas State Office Building 
Des Moines, 50319 
Phone: 888.219.0471 or 515.242.6172 (voice/TTY) 
TTY: 888.219.0471
FAX: 515.242.6119 
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