Accessing Higher Ground: the Accessible Media, Web and Technology Conference will take place November 13 to 17 in Westminster, Colorado. Previous audiences have included: ADA coordinators, assistive technology experts, people with disabilities, disability specialists, faculty course designers, web designers and programmers, media specialists, and IT and communication managers. Learn more and register: bit.ly/2xwgBBY... See MoreSee Less
September is national service dog month. Service animals covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) have been trained to perform tasks for people with disabilities. They don’t need to be professionally trained, and they don’t need to wear a vest, patch or special harness to identify them, and they’re not the only animals covered by the ADA. Miniature horses also can be trained as service animals. Learn more: bit.ly/2wRpO5G... See MoreSee Less
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Are you a person with a disability, or a family member or caregiver of someone with a disability? Iowa’s University Center for Excellence on Disabilities (UCED), the Center for Disabilities and Development, needs your help to develop its next five-year work plan. They want your input to determine areas of need, and focus future UCED programs and activities. During October, they will host a series of community conversations across the state. Join them for the conversation in Iowa City/Coralville on Thursday, October 5 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. Learn more and RSVP: bit.ly/2yuivmL... See MoreSee Less
Community Conversations with the Iowa UCED: Iowa City/Coralville
October 5, 2017, 6:00pm - October 5, 2017, 7:30pm
Are you a person with a disability or a family member or caregiver of someone of any age with a disability?
Iowa’s University Center for Excellence on Disabilities (UCED), the Center for Disabilities and Development (CDD), is currently developing our next five-year work plan. As part of this process, we are seeking input from individuals with disabilities (across the lifespan), as well as family members and caregivers, on areas of need that might be a focus of our future work.
During the month of October, we plan to host a series of community conversations across the state. We have identified five topics that we are looking for input on, including employment, housing, education and lifelong learning, health and wellness, and transportation. Through these community conversations, our goal is to collect input on the needs and concerns of the Iowa disability community. We will use this input to form our 5-year plan. We will also report out our key findings so that this input gathering may help others.
We are seeking your help as we get the word out to individuals, family members and caregivers. We encourage outreach to underserved populations as well as members from diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds.
If attending these Community Conversations in person proves to be an obstacle, there will be an online survey link made available for individuals to respond and provide their input. Arrangements can also be made for phone or Skype conversations. Individuals can use the contact information below to enquire about these options.
We will ask that individuals planning to attend RSVP prior to the session by contacting Jessica Gallegos at firstname.lastname@example.org / (319) 384-5848 at least a week prior. If you have any questions please feel free to contact Jessica Gallegos at the email address or number above