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Individual Advocacy

Programs that intercede on behalf of individuals to help them establish eligibility for or obtain needed services when they have been denied benefits or services for which they are eligible, when they need assistance to communicate their needs to a service provider or to otherwise effectively represent themselves, or when they have a complaint about a service. Individual advocacy attempts to reach equitable settlements without resorting to litigation and seeks to meet individual needs without attempting to change social institutions.

67 Locations offering the requested services. Providers are listed by city
The Arc of the United StatesThe Arc of Story County
130 S Sheldon Avenue Suite 302
Ames, IA 50014
(515) 232-9330 Local
(413) 798-9330 Fax
Story County
Allsup, LLC
300 Allsup Place
Belleville, IL 62223
(800) 854-1418 ext. 68573 Toll-free   - Administrative
(888) 841-2126 Toll-free   - Service Line
(618) 236-5778 Fax
Saint Clair County
Iowa Area Education AgenciesArea Education Agency - Mississippi Bend
729 21st Street
Bettendorf, IA 52722
(800) 947-2329 Toll-free - voice   - Main Office
(888) 425-4371 Toll-free - voice   - Early ACCESS
(563) 359-1371 Local - voice   - Main Office
(563) 344-6281 Local - TTY   - Main Office
(563) 359-5967 Fax
Scott County
National Tay-Sachs and Allied Diseases Association
2001 Beacon Street Suite 204
Boston, MA 02135
(800) 906-8723 Toll-free
(617) 277-0134 Fax
Suffolk County
National Cued Speech Association
Confidential Address
Brooklyn, NY 11234
(800) 459-3529 Toll-free - voice/TTY
Kings County
Milestones Area Agency on AgingMilestones Area Agency on Aging - Burlington
509 Jefferson Street
Burlington, IA 52601-5427
(855) 410-6222 Toll-free
(319) 752-5433 Local
(319) 754-7030 Fax
Des Moines County
Elderbridge Agency on AgingElderbridge Agency on Aging - Carroll
603 N West Street
Carroll, IA 51401-2346
(800) 243-0678 Toll-free
(866) 468-7887 Toll-free   - LifeLong Links
(712) 792-3512 Local
(712) 792-3534 Fax
Carroll County
Iowa Area Education AgenciesCentral Rivers Area Education Agency
1521 Technology Parkway
Cedar Falls, IA 50613
(800) 542-8375 Toll-free   - Main Office
(319) 273-8200 Local   - Main Office
Black Hawk County
Access 2 Independence of the Eastern Iowa Corridor, Inc. (A2I)Access 2 Independence of the Eastern Iowa Corridor, Inc. - (A2I) Cedar Rapids
Frank A. Varvaris and Associates
Kubias Building 311 Third Avenue SE, Suite 200
Cedar Rapids, IA 52401
Linn County
Heritage Area Agency on Aging
Kirkwood Community College 6301 Kirkwood Boulevard SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404
(800) 332-5934 Toll-free
(319) 398-5559 Local
(319) 398-5533 Fax
Linn County
Iowa Area Education AgenciesArea Education Agency - Grant Wood - Cedar Rapids
4401 6th Street SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404
(800) 332-8488 ext. 6746 Toll-free   - Early ACCESS
(319) 399-6700 Local   - Main Office
(319) 399-6457 Fax
Linn County
PADS
PO Box 883
Cedar Rapids, IA 52406-0883
(319) 310-7716 Cell   - Ask for Cat
Linn County
ACPA Family Services
1504 E Franklin Street Suite 102
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
(800) 242-5338 Toll-free   - Information Hotline
(919) 933-9044 Local
(919) 933-9604 Fax
Orange County
Iowa Area Education AgenciesArea Education Agency - Grant Wood - Kirkwood Regional Center at the University of Iowa
2301 Oakdale Boulevard
Coralville, IA 52241
(800) 854-0446 Toll-free   - Main Office
(800) 332-8488 ext. 6746 Toll-free   - Early ACCESS
(319) 626-1100 Local
(319) 626-1101 Fax
Johnson County
Iowa Area Education AgenciesArea Education Agency - Green Hills
24997 Highway 92
Council Bluffs, IA 51502
(844) 366-0503 Toll-free   - Main Office
(888) 425-4371 Toll-free   - Early ACCESS
(712) 366-0503 Local   - Main Office
(712) 366-7772 Fax
Pottawattamie County
Iowa Educational Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired
3501 Harry Langdon Boulevard
Council Bluffs, IA 51503
(319) 213-3728 Cell   - Ask for Justin
Pottawattamie County
(641) 814-3428 Cell - Deena Recker  
League of Human DignitySouthwest Iowa Center for Independent Living (SWICIL)
1520 Avenue M
Council Bluffs, IA 51501
(800) 843-5774 Toll-free
(712) 323-6863 Local
(712) 323-6811 Fax
Pottawattamie County
Center for Active Seniors, Inc.
1035 W Kimberly Road
Davenport, IA 52806
(563) 386-7477 Local
(563) 386-7376 Fax
Scott County
Milestones Area Agency on AgingMilestones Area Agency on Aging - Davenport
935 E 53rd Street
Davenport, IA 52807-2664
(855) 410-6222 Toll-free
(563) 324-9085 Local
(563) 324-9384 Fax
Scott County
Northeast Iowa Area Agency on AgingNortheast Iowa Area Agency on Aging - Decorah
607 Washington Street
Decorah, IA 52101
(800) 779-8707 Toll-free
(563) 382-2941 Local
(563) 382-6248 Fax
Winneshiek County
Aging Resources of Central Iowa
5835 Grand Avenue Suite 106
Des Moines, IA 50312-1437
(800) 747-5352 Toll-free
(515) 255-1310 Local
(515) 255-9442 Fax
Polk County
Central Iowa Center for Independent Living (CICIL)
100 East Euclid Avenue Suite 105
Des Moines, IA 50313
(515) 243-1742 Local - voice
(515) 243-5385 Fax
Polk County
Disability Rights Iowa
400 E Court Avenue Suite 300
Des Moines, IA 50309
(800) 779-2502 Toll-free - voice
(515) 278-2502 Local - voice
(515) 278-0539 Fax
Polk County
Disabled American VeteransDisabled American Veterans - Iowa
566 Federal Building 210 Walnut Street
VA Regional Office
Des Moines, IA 50309
(515) 323-7539 Local
(515) 323-7403 Fax
Polk County
Iowa Department of Human RightsIowa Office of Deaf Services
Lucas State Office Building 321 E 12th Street, Second Floor
Des Moines, IA 50319
(888) 221-3724 Toll-free - voice/TTY
(515) 281-3164 Local - voice/TTY
(515) 242-6119 Fax
Polk County
Iowa Department of Human RightsIowa Office of Persons with Disabilities
Lucas State Office Building 321 E 12th Street
Des Moines, IA 50319
(800) 652-4298 Toll-free
(888) 219-0471 Toll-free - voice/TTY
(515) 242-6172 Local
(515) 242-6119 Fax
Polk County
Long-Term Care Ombudsman
Office of Consumer Affairs
3839 Merle Hay Road Suite 229
Des Moines, IA 50310
(855) 622-4692 Toll-free
(515) 254-0417 Cell   -Ask for Heather
Polk County
ARK Advocates
Schmid Innovation Center 900 Jackson Street Suite LLG-2
Dubuque, IA 52001
Dubuque County
Northeast Iowa Area Agency on AgingNortheast Iowa Area Agency on Aging - Dubuque
Fountain Park, Springs Building 2728 Asbury Road
Dubuque, IA 52001
(800) 779-8707 Toll-free
(563) 588-3970 Local
(563) 588-1952 Fax
Dubuque County
Iowa Area Education AgenciesArea Education Agency - Keystone
1400 2nd Street NW
Elkader, IA 52043
(800) 632-5918 Toll-free
(563) 245-1480 Local   - Main Office
(563) 245-1484 Fax
Clayton County
National Niemann-Pick Disease Foundation
401 Madison Avenue Suite B
Fort Atkinson, WI 53538
(877) 287-3672 Toll-free
(920) 563-0930 Local
(920) 563-0931 Fax
Jefferson County
Elderbridge Agency on AgingElderbridge Agency on Aging - Fort Dodge
308 Central Avenue
Fort Dodge, IA 50501-3637
(800) 243-0678 Toll-free
(866) 468-7887 Toll-free   - LifeLong Links
(515) 955-5244 Local
(515) 955-5245 Fax
Webster County
Patient Advocate Foundation
421 Butler Farm Road
Hampton, VA 23666
(800) 532-5274 Toll-free   - Main Number
(866) 512-3861 Toll-free   - Co-pay Relief Program
(855) 824-7941 Toll-free   - Financial Aid Fund Division
(866) 318-7892 Toll-free   - Heart Valve CareLine
(757) 952-0119 Fax   - Co-pay Relief Program
Hampton City County
Dyspraxia Foundation USA
1012 Windsor Road
Highland Park, IL 60035
Lake County
Access 2 Independence of the Eastern Iowa Corridor, Inc. (A2I)
Hands & VoicesIowa Hands & Voices
PO Box 1065
Johnston, IA 50131
Polk County
Iowa Area Education AgenciesArea Education Agency - Heartland
6500 Corporate Drive
Johnston, IA 50131
(800) 362-2720 Toll-free
(515) 270-9030 Local
(515) 270-5383 Fax
Polk County
United Spinal Association
120-34 Queens Boulevard Suite 320
Kew Gardens, NY 11415
(800) 962-9629 Toll-free   - Resource Center
(718) 803-0414 Fax
Queens County
(800) 404-2898 ext. 7732 Toll-free - VetsFirst  
(718) 803-3782 Local   VetsFirst - David  
Northeast Iowa Area Agency on AgingNortheast Iowa Area Agency on Aging - Marshalltown
Marshalltown, IA 50158
(877) 779-8707 Toll-free
(641) 753-4648 Local
(563) 652-6771 Fax
Marshall County
Elderbridge Agency on AgingElderbridge Agency on Aging - Mason City
22 N Georgia Suite 216
Mason City, IA 50401-3435
(800) 243-0678 Toll-free
(866) 468-7887 Toll-free   - LifeLong Links
(641) 424-0678 Local
(641) 424-2927 Fax
Cerro Gordo County
Transitional Life Consulting, LLC
Helen Keller National Center - Great Plains Regional Office
450 E Park Street
Olathe, KS 66061
(913) 677-4562 Local - voice
(913) 227-4282 Local   - videophone
Johnson County
Paralyzed Veterans of AmericaParalyzed Veterans of America - Great Plains Chapter
7612 Maple Street
Omaha, NE 68134
(402) 398-1422 Local
(402) 398-1424 Fax
Douglas County
South Central Iowa Center for Independent Living (SCICIL)
109 N 3rd Street
Oskaloosa, IA 52577
(800) 651-7911 Toll-free
(641) 672-1867 Local
(641) 676-1088 Fax
Mahaska County
Iowa Area Education AgenciesArea Education Agency - Great Prairie
2814 N Court Street
Ottumwa, IA 52501
(800) 622-0027 Toll-free - voice   - Main Office
(800) 622-0027 ext. 3025 Toll-free - voice   - Early ACCESS
(641) 682-8591 Local - voice   - Main Office
(641) 682-8591 Local - TTY   - Main Office
(641) 682-9083 Fax
Wapello County
Milestones Area Agency on AgingMilestones Area Agency on Aging - Ottumwa
623 Pennsylvania Avenue
Ottumwa, IA 52501
(855) 410-6222 Toll-free
(641) 682-2270 Local
(641) 682-2445 Fax
Wapello County
Iowa Area Education AgenciesArea Education Agency - Prairie Lakes
500 NE 6th Street
Pocahontas, IA 50574
(866) 540-3858 Toll-free
(712) 335-3588 Local
(712) 335-5871 Fax
Pocahontas County
Illinois/Iowa Center for Independent Living (IICIL)
501 11th Street
Rock Island, IL 61201
(855) 744-8918 Toll-free
(309) 793-0090 Local
(309) 793-5198 Fax
Rock Island County
Prader-Willi Syndrome Association USAPrader-Willi Syndrome Association USA - National Office
8588 Potter Park Drive Suite 500
Sarasota, FL 34238
(800) 926-4797 Toll-free
(941) 312-0400 Local
(941) 312-0142 Fax
Sarasota County
International Advocate for Glycoprotein Storage Diseases
20880 Canyon View Drive
Saratoga, CA 95070
(408) 529-6637 Cell   - Ask for Mark Stark
Santa Clara County
National Black Deaf Advocates, Inc.
Tuberous Sclerosis AllianceTuberous Sclerosis Alliance - National Office
801 Roeder Road Suite 750
Silver Spring, MD 20910
(301) 562-9890 Local
(301) 562-9870 Fax
Montgomery County
(800) 225-6872 Toll-free - Dena Hook  
Iowa Area Education AgenciesArea Education Agency - Northwest
1520 Morningside Avenue
Sioux City, IA 51106
(800) 352-9040 Toll-free - voice   - Main Office
(888) 425-4371 Toll-free - voice   - Early ACCESS
(712) 722-6000 Local - voice   - Main Office
(712) 222-6124 Local - TTY   - Main Office
(712) 222-6123 Fax
Woodbury County
The Arc of the United StatesThe Woodbury County Arc
1400 Indian Hills Drive Unit 102
Sioux City, IA 51104
(712) 274-5050 Home   - Ask for Richard
Woodbury County
Elderbridge Agency on AgingElderbridge Agency on Aging - Spencer
714 10th Avenue E
Spencer, IA 51301
(800) 243-0678 Toll-free
(866) 468-7887 Toll-free   - LifeLong Links
(712) 262-1775 Local
(712) 262-7520 Fax
Clay County
Iowa Vocational Rehabilitation ServicesIowa Vocational Rehabilitation Services - State Independent Living Program
217 West Fifth Street
Spencer, IA 51301
(712) 262-9585 ext. 3 Local   - Referrals: ask for Alice
(712) 262-1671 Fax
Clay County
Immune Deficiency Foundation
110 West Road Suite 300
Towson, MD 21204
(800) 296-4433 Toll-free
(410) 321-6647 Local
(410) 321-9165 Fax
Baltimore County
Paralyzed Veterans of AmericaParalyzed Veterans of America - Iowa Chapter
7025 Hickman Road Suite #1
Urbandale, IA 50322
(888) 909-4782 Toll-free
(515) 277-4782 Local
(515) 277-8165 Fax
Polk County
MAGIC Foundation
4200 Cantera Drive, Suite 106
Warrenville, IL 60555
(800) 362-4423 Toll-free
(630) 836-8200 Local
(630) 836-8181 Fax
DuPage County
Designer Genes Down Syndrome Group
Exceptional Persons, Inc.
760 Ansborough Avenue
Waterloo, IA 50704
(319) 232-6671 Local
(319) 232-0453 Fax
Black Hawk County
Northeast Iowa Area Agency on AgingNortheast Iowa Area Agency on Aging - Waterloo
2101 Kimball Avenue Suite 320
Waterloo, IA 50702
(800) 779-8707 Toll-free
(319) 874-6840 Local
(319) 272-2455 Fax
Black Hawk County
The Arc of the United StatesThe Arc of Cedar Valley
760 Ansborough Avenue
Waterloo, IA 50701
(319) 232-0437 Cell
(319) 232-6671 Local - TTY
(319) 232-0453 Fax
Black Hawk County
ALS AssociationALS Association Iowa Chapter
3636 Westown Parkway Suite 204
West Des Moines, IA 50266
(515) 369-2572 Local
(515) 468-9031 Cell   - Care Services
Polk County
Prader-Willi Syndrome Association USAPrader-Willi Syndrome Association of Iowa, Inc.
15554 226th Street
Zwingle, IA 52079
(563) 599-3927 Cell   - Ask for Tammy
Jackson County
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