Program Websites

Conner Training Connection

The Center for Disabilities and Development (CDD) receives an annual appropriation from the Iowa Department of Human Services to administer the Conner Training Connection grant.  The Conner grant also publicizes upcoming disability-related training events through its website and through an email distribution list. Visit the Conner Training Connection website.

EPSDT Health Provider Website

The Center for Disabilities and Development has partnered with DHS’s Iowa Medicaid Enterprise and since 1991 to undertake activities that promote participation in the Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment (EPSDT) program and enhance the quality of the services offered through EPSDT. Visit the Iowa EPSDT website.

Iowa Compass

Iowa Compass is the state's disability-related information and referral service,connecting people with disabilities and other health-related needs to services and supports in their communities throughout Iowa. Compass maintains an online searchable databse, a call-service where information specialists provide search assistance, and a Facebook page to share disability-realted news.  Visit the Iowa Compass website

Living Well Iowa

Since 1996, the Center for Disabilities and Development (CDD) has partnered with the Office of Disability and Health at the Iowa Department of Public Health since 1996 in a series of successful applications to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for disability and health state capacity building grants. Visit the Living Well Iowa website

Olmstead Consumer Taskforce

After the landmark Olmstead Supreme Court Decision, DHS convened a statewide steering committee, later named the Olmstead Consumer Taskforce. Task Force members include people with disabilities, family members, advocates, representatives of key state agencies, and other stakeholders. The Center for Disabilities and Development has staffed the Taskforce since Iowa received its first Real Choices Systems Change grant in 2002. Visit the Olmstead Taskforce website.