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Protection and Advocacy Agencies

 

  • Disability Rights Iowa
    400 East Court Avenue Suite 300
    Des Moines, Iowa 50309
    515-278-2502
    515-278-0571 TTY
    800-779-2502
    Website 
    E-Mail: info@disabilityrightsiowa.org
  • Iowa Area Education Agencies (AEA)
    Iowa Area Education Agencies (AEAs) were created in 1974 by the Iowa legislature to ensure equal educational opportunities for all children from birth through age 21. As regional service agencies, AEAs provide special education and school improvement services for students, families, teachers, administrators, and their communities.
    Website

 

Department of Education

 

 

Early Intervention Services (Infant and toddler)

 

 

Early Intervention Services (Ages 3 to 5)

 

  • Bureau of Family and Community Services
    Grimes State Office Building
    Dee Gethmann, Early Childhood Specialist
    Part H Coordinator
    Des Moines, IA 50319-0146
    Website and contact information

 

PTI (Parent Training and Information Centers)

 

 

Health & Well-Being

  • Hawk-I Children's Health Insurance Program
    Provides health insurance for eligible children under age 19 based on family income and size.  Some families may pay a monthly premium. 
    Hawk-I information
  • Physical Disability (PD) Waiver
    This program provides Home and Community Based Services to adults with physical disabilities that meet Nursing Facility Level of Care criteria allowing them to remain at home or in the community.  Services include attendant care, home modification for accessibility and medical equipment.
    PD Waiver information (PDF)
    Home and Community Based Waiver main page
  • Health and Disability (HD) Waiver
    Individuals determined disabled by Disability Determination Services who meet financial eligibility may receive Home and Community Based Services allowing them to remain at home or in the community.  Services include attendant care, home health aide, nursing services, home and vehicle modifications for accessibility and respite services.
    HD Waiver information (PDF)
    Home and Community Based Waiver main page
  • Health Insurance Premium Payment Program
    The Health Insurance Premium Payment (HIPP) program reimburses employer health insurance premiums for certain Medicaid eligible people. The HIPP program helps people get insurance or keep insurance they already have by reimbursing the cost of premiums.
    Website
    E-Mail: hipp@dhs.state.ia.us


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