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State Resources - Iowa

 

The resources listed below provide information and referral or direct services to deaf and hard of hearing children in our state.  They will be able to answer your questions about deafness and related information, or refer you to the most appropriate organizations and services in your area.  This is not a comprehensive list, but rather a starting point to help you identify the different types of services available statewide.  The State Office of Special Education provides information about local elementary and secondary programs for deaf and hard of hearing students.

STATE SCHOOL
Iowa School for the Deaf
3501 Harry Langdon Blvd
Council Bluffs, IA  51503
TTY/V:  712-366-0571
FAX: 712-366-3218
Web site:  http://www.iowaschoolforthedeaf.org/

DEAF-BLIND SERVICES
Helen Keller National Center, Region 6
12160 Abrams Road, Suite 620
Dallas, TX  75243
TTY/V/VP:  972-490-9677, 78, 81, 82
FAX:  972-490-6042
Web site:  http://www.HKNC.org

STATE OFFICE OF SPECIAL EDUCATION
Iowa Department of Education

400 East 14th Street
Des Moines, IA  50319-0146
515-281-5294
FAX:  515-242-5988
Web site:  http://www.state.ia.us/educate/

STATE OFFICE ON DEAFNESS
Deaf Services Commission of Iowa
Iowa Department of Human Rights
Lucas State Office Building
Des Moines, IA  50319
TTY/V:  515-281-3164
TTY/V:  1-888-221-3724 (toll free)
FAX:  515.242.6119
Web site:  http://www.state.ia.us/government/dhr/ds/index.html

 

STATE VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION
Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
510 East 12th Street
Des Moines, IA  50319-0240
TTY/V: 515-281-4211
FAX:  515-281-7645
Web site:  http://www.ivrs.iowa.gov/
 
RESOURCE CENTER ON DEAFNESS
Gallaudet University Regional Center
Gallaudet University Regional Center
John A. Logan College
700 Logan College Road
Carterville, IL 62918
http://www.jalc.edu/gurc/

POST-SECONDARY PROGRAM
Iowa Western Community College

Special Needs Department/Student Services
Division Success Center
2700 College Road
Council Bluffs, IA  51503
TTY/V:  712-325-3390
TTY/V:  800-432-5852
FAX:  712-388-6803
Web site:  http://www.iwcc.cc.ia.us