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Security at Iowa Compass

As Iowa’s disability-related information and referral service, Iowa Compass reaches out to a broad audience. Because we use information technology ...
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Getting Ready to File a Discrimination Complaint Based on Disability

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is the law that forbids discrimination against people with disabilities. Discrimination means treating someone ...
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Making Complex Topics Easy to Understand

Why Iowa Compass Rewrote Its Tip Sheets in Plain Language Iowa Compass is the state’s leading source of information on ...
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Funding Support for Anti-Elopement/Wandering Devices

Assistive technology (AT) can help stop elopement or the wandering away of people with autism spectrum disorder. AT can be ...
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Because the nature of dementia makes it especially important for people living with dementia and their families to plan ahead, the National Alzheimer’s and Dementia Resource Center will present the webinar, “Financial Capacity for People Living with Dementia and their Caregivers,” on Tuesday, August 6 at 1:00 p.m. (central). Planning can include identifying health care and service options, determining how to pay for care, and reviewing legal resources. Learn more about the webinar and register: ... See MoreSee Less

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