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Once In A Lifetime Legislative Session

Posted on June 23, 2020 at 11:20 AM Comments comments (0)



Policy and Advocacy Summary and Update

The Arc of Iowa Advocacy Committee

June 24, 2020


In August 2019, I was excited to be asked to become The Arc of Iowa policy and advocacy liaison. My own personal journey involving my daughter, Katie, sealed that this was a match for my passion and the needs of 94,000 Iowans with intellectual and ...

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Welcome to The Arc of Iowa Policy Committee

Posted on January 6, 2020 at 9:15 AM Comments comments (7)


First Report to The Arc of Iowa Network –

By Julie Beckett


Hello, although the legislative session is still just days away, as your policy/advocacy liaison, I want you to know we are already laying the foundation to work on the 2020 goals. The policy committee has designed a process to ...

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Arc Advocacy - Direct Support Professional Crisis

Posted on November 14, 2019 at 7:30 AM Comments comments (0)

Direct Support Professionals are the backbone of publically funded long-term supports and services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) such as autism, cerebral palsy and Down Syndrome. These professionals are integral to helping individuals with disabilities live successfully in the community, avoid more costly institutional care, and enable states to comply with the integration mandate of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

 

According to the N...

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Arc Advocacy - Managed Care Organizations

Posted on September 4, 2019 at 6:40 PM Comments comments (1)

The Arc of Iowa Board of Directors and I would like to thank Liz Matney for taking the time to meet with us, listen to concerns over issues relating to the implementation of Managed Care and how it is affecting individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.  The Arc of Iowa is an advocacy organization that supports individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities and we have been hearing that their are many challenges in the system from our local members. ...

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2019 TOGETHER WE CAN CONFERENCE

Posted on May 29, 2019 at 8:15 AM Comments comments (0)

Together We Can Conference

The conference was held on Saturday, May 4, 2019 at the Iowa State Fairgrounds and presented by ASK Resource in partnership with The Arc of Iowa, Iowa Department of Education, Iowa Statewide Independent Living Council, University of Iowa Center for Disabilities & Development.


Opening remarks & keynote introduction was given by a family with three children, one who is deaf. It was inspiring to hear of their goal to make sign la...

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2019 MAKE YOUR MARK! CONFERENCE: LEADING THE WAY // EXHIBITORS AND SPONSORSHIP INFORMATION

Posted on May 28, 2019 at 1:15 PM Comments comments (2)

Attention: Exhibitors! We have started planning for our 2019 Make Your Mark! Conference taking place in Coralville, Iowa. The Iowans with Disabilities in Action Make Your Mark! Conference is targeted at Iowans with disabilities who want to be more involved in advocacy at a local, state or federal level. While we anticipate parents and family members, caregivers and direct support staff, service providers and others affected by disability will attend the conference, the primary target audience...

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