Resources

Looking for Information about other Medicaid Eligible Services or additional Supports? Click here to check out our Resource Guide!

211 (United Way)

Dial 2-1-1 or go to http://www.211.org . This guide helps people connect with community agencies by name or category.

ASK Family Resource Center

Access for Special Kids (ASK) Family Resource Center provides information, advocacy, support, training, and direct services for children and adults with disabilities and their families. http://www.askresource.org or 515.243.1713

COURAGE LEAGUE SPORTS

Courage League Sports is a recreational adaptive sports facility specifically designed for children not able to go “full speed” due to disability, illness, or emotional challenges. Our programs provide an opportunity to play in sports leagues, participate in group classes or play around during open gym nights at everyone’s own skill level.  www.courageleaguesports.com

Hawk-I Healthy Kids in Iowa

1-800-257-8563 or http://www.hawk-i.org  for no-cost health care coverage for children under 19 years of age.

IOWA COMPASS

This is a site with a “classified ads” feature that connects people with available Assistive Technology as well as a guide to disability information and services in Iowa.: “classified ads” feature that connects people with available Assistive Technology: http://www.iowacompass.org, or call 1-800-779-2001.

Iowa Lifespan Respite Coalition

This group works to create partnerships by expanding, enhancing and improving access to Respite services throughout Iowa. Grants are available for families to purchase Respite services.  The Emergency Respite application can be found at: http://www.thearcofiowa.org/ , or contact  Kelsey Zantingh, Project Manager, Lifespan Respite Grant at respite@thearcofiowa.org or 515-402-1618.

Visiting Nurse Services of Iowa

The Visiting Nurse Services (VNS) “provides medical and social services for women, children and families, adults and seniors, and communities across Iowa.”  Access their website at http://vnsdm.org.  They have a downloadable resource packet with information on a wide variety of resources which can be found at: http://vnsdm.org/resources/CommunityResourceDirectory.pdf

Other Helpful Websites

Autism Society of Iowa
Brain Injury Alliance of Iowa
Up with Down: Down Syndrome Support & Advocacy
Gigi’s Playhouse – Des Moines