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State Sweep

Monday, December 31, 2018

State Sweep

Iowans with Disabilities in Action is hitting the road and will visit all 99 counties in Iowa over the next two years. We plan to visit communities throughout Iowa to increase our awareness of how we can best support Iowans with disabilities and their allies to achieve their goals. Ultimately, we want to get to know you and you to get to know us.

We hope to make the most of each visit by talking with Iowans with disabilities, their families, community organizations, partners, elected officials and members of the community.

Why invite us to your community?

Iowans with Disabilities in Action is focused on moving people from taking notice to taking action. To be able to better encourage and support Iowans, we need to have a better understanding of what the needs are in communities throughout Iowa. Ask us to visit, and share the great things about your community along with the challenges.

How can we help?

Over the last 16 years, Iowans with Disabilities in Action has developed a wide variety of resources and information to help move Iowans into action. These resources are free and available to anyone who is interested. We continually develop and create new resources based on the needs of Iowans. We want to know what the needs are in your community — invite us and share.

Our goal with the State Sweep campaign is to build better relationships with statewide community partners; increase awareness of Iowans with Disabilities in Action; build ongoing, lasting relationships with individuals with disabilities and gain a better understanding of the needs of those we meet.

How can we accomplish those goals? We have put together a few ideas to get us started:

Individual one-on-one meetings — Share with us a day in your life. Show us where you live, learn, work and play. Tell us what it means for you to live your life with a disability in your community.

Partner meetings — Providers, nonprofits, community organizations, let's chat about how we can better work together.

Community events — Let's bring members of the community together for a conversation.

Media meetings — We would like to build a relationship with the media outlets in your community.

If you have other ideas, we'd love to hear them. Visit our Contact page today to schedule a visit to your community!