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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.

39 Providers 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
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) 359-5967 Fax
(563) 344-6281 Local - TTY   - Main Office
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
Iowa Area Education AgenciesCentral Rivers Area Education Agency
1521 Technology Parkway
Cedar Falls, IA 50613
(800) 542-8375 Toll-free   - Main Office
Black Hawk County
(319) 273-8200 Local - Amy Knupp, Executive Director Of Sp Ed  
Access 2 Independence of the Eastern Iowa Corridor, Inc.Access 2 Independence of the Eastern Iowa Corridor, Inc. - Cedar Rapids
Frank A. Varvaris and Associates
Kubias Building
311 Third Avenue SE Suite 200
Cedar Rapids, IA 52401
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) 431-7823 Cell   - Ask for Ingrid
Linn 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 51503
(844) 366-0503 Toll-free   - Main Office
(712) 366-0503 Local   - Main Office
(888) 425-4371 Toll-free   - Early ACCESS
(712) 366-7772 Fax
Pottawattamie County
Iowa Educational Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired
3501 Harry Langdon Boulevard
Council Bluffs, IA 51503
(712) 309-0678 Local
(712) 309-0601 Fax
Pottawattamie County
(641) 814-3428 Cell - Deena Recker  
League of Human DignitySouthwest Iowa Center for Independent Living
1520 Avenue M
Council Bluffs, IA 51501
(800) 843-5774 Toll-free
(712) 323-6863 Local
(712) 323-6811 Fax
Pottawattamie County
Central Iowa Center for Independent Living
100 East Euclid Avenue Suite 105
Des Moines, IA 50313
(515) 243-1742 Local - voice
(515) 243-5385 Fax
Polk County
Disability Rights Iowa
666 Walnut Street Suite 1440
Des Moines, IA 50309
(800) 779-2502 Toll-free - voice
(515) 278-2502 Local - voice
(515) 278-0539 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) 242-6334 Local
(515) 242-6119 Fax
Polk County
ARK Advocates
Schmid Innovation Center
900 Jackson Street Suite LLG-2
Dubuque, IA 52001
Dubuque County
Tri-State Independent Blind Society, Inc.
1068 Cedar Cross Road
Dubuque, IA 52003-7745
(563) 556-8746 Local
(563) 556-3592 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
Access 2 Independence of the Eastern Iowa Corridor, Inc.Access 2 Independence of the Eastern Iowa Corridor, Inc. - Iowa City
ASK Resource Center
5665 Greendale Road Suite D
Johnston, IA 50131
(800) 450-8667 Toll-free - voice
(515) 243-1713 Local
(800) 735-2942 Toll-free - TTY
(515) 243-1902 Fax
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
Iowa Hands & Voices
United Spinal Association
120-34 Queens Boulevard Suite 320
Kew Gardens, NY 11415
(800) 962-9629 Toll-free   - Resource Center
(718) 803-3782 Local
(718) 803-0414 Fax
Queens County
(800) 404-2898 ext. 7731 Toll-free - Vetsfirst  
(800) 404-2898 ext. 7732 Toll-free - VetsFirst  
Helen Keller National Center - Great Plains Regional Office
450 E Park Street
Olathe, KS 66061
(913) 227-4282 Local   - videophone
(913) 677-4562 Local - voice
Johnson County
South Central Iowa Center for Independent Living
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
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
501 11th Street
Rock Island, IL 61201
(309) 793-0090 Local
(855) 744-8918 Toll-free
(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
(941) 312-0400 Local   - 24/7 Family Support Hotline
Sarasota County
TSC AllianceTSC Alliance - National Office
8737 Colesville Road Suite 400
Silver Spring, MD 20910
(301) 562-9890 Local
(301) 562-9870 Fax
Montgomery County
(800) 225-6872 Toll-free - Shelly Meitzler  
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) 222-6123 Fax
(712) 222-6124 Local - TTY   - Main Office
Woodbury County
The Arc of the United StatesThe Arc of Woodbury County
916 Grandview Boulevard
Sioux City, IA 51101
(712) 258-5050 Home   - Ask for Richard
Woodbury County
Immune Deficiency Foundation
110 West Road Suite 300
Towson, MD 21204
Baltimore 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
The Arc of the United StatesThe Arc of Cedar Valley
760 Ansborough Avenue
Waterloo, IA 50701
(319) 232-0437 Cell
(319) 232-0453 Fax
(319) 232-6671 Local - TTY
Black Hawk County
ALS AssociationALS Association Iowa Chapter
3636 Westown Parkway Suite 204
West Des Moines, IA 50266
(515) 369-2572 Local
(515) 402-9684 Local   - 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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