Johnston

Organization: ASK Resource Center

5665 Greendale Road, Johnston, IA, USA

Phone 5152431713 | Fax 5152431902


Services:

Handicap Accessible: Yes

Appointment Needed: No


ASK Resource Center (ASK) is a statewide, nonprofit organization that provides information, resources, training, and one-on-one guidance and support for families of individuals with disabilities up to age 26. ASK assists families in navigating issues related to special education, health care financing, home and community based supports, and legal rights for families of children and young adults with disabilities.

Services:

  • Information and Referral
  • Technical Assistance to Families
  • Alternative Methods of Conflict Resolution
  • Workshops and Training
  • Information on Family Support
  • Parent to Parent Mentoring

Eligibility:

Iowa families of children, ages birth through 26, with diagnosed or suspected disabilities.

Intake Process:

Call for more details, visit www.askresource.org/contact, or email info@askresource.or for general inquiries.

Hours:

Monday – Friday 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Payment:

No Cost to Participant

Handicap Accessible: Yes

Appointment Needed: No

Website: View Website


The Families of Iowa Network for Disabilities grant has been developed to create a database and directory accessible to family members, educators, and service providers of children with disabilities. Families will be able to FIND other families who share similar experiences and interests, and access information to expand their knowledge and leadership abilities.

Services:

Families will be able to:

  • Find other families who share similar experiences and interests
  • Access information and expand their knowledge about their child’s disability or a related interest
  • Have access to workshops and trainings to acquire skills to become effective advocates and to enhance their qualities as leaders in the disability community
  • Find support groups and other disability organizations
  • Be a member of a ListServe/Message Board to ask questions, share ideas, information, and resources
  • Link to other disability related events, calendars, conferences, and workshops
  • Actively participate in public policy through a variety of opportunities

Eligibility:

Intended for family members, educators, and service providers of children with disabilities.

Intake Process:

See website for details.

Hours:

ListServe/Message Board on website is available 24/7.

Payment:

No Cost to Participant

Handicap Accessible: Yes

Appointment Needed: No

Website: View Website


A statewide organization of parents, professionals, and friends interested in advancing the cause of children, youth, and adults with learning disabilities.

The Learning Disabilities Association of Iowa is dedicated to identifying causes and promoting prevention of learning disabilities and to enhancing the quality of life for all individuals with learning disabilities and their families by:

  • Encouraging effective identification and intervention
  • Fostering research
  • Protecting the rights of individuals with learning disabilities under the law

Services:

  • Advocacy
  • Conferences
  • College scholarships
  • Education
  • Free materials to encourage reading in 4-5 year olds

Handicap Accessible: Yes

Appointment Needed: No

Website: View Website


Provides effective, low-cost, and readily available legal and advocacy services to parents of children with disabilties in educational and related issues.

Services:

Hours:

Monday-Friday 8:00am- 4:30pm

Handicap Accessible: Yes

Appointment Needed: No

Website: View Website


Parent Training and Information Center of Iowa (PTI) is a federally funded grant project from the U.S. Department of Education that focuses on the educational needs of children with disabilities in Iowa, particularly those who are underserved or may be inappropriately identified.

In addition to technical assistance to families, PTI also provides training on the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). The goal is to help parents better understand the Individual Education Program (IEP) and Individual Family Support Program (IFSP) process and become better advocates for their children.

Services:

•Technical Assistance to Families
•Alternative Methods of Conflict Resolution
•Workshops and Training
•Information on Family Support
•PTI Press Newsletter
•Support and Referral
•Community Collaboration

Eligibility:

Families with children with any kind of special needs, including a suspected disability.

Intake Process:

Call for more details.

Hours:

Monday – Friday 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Payment:

No Cost to Participant

Handicap Accessible: Yes

Appointment Needed: No

Website: View Website


ASK’s Postsecondary Transition Training Project is designed help families understand the importance of setting high expectations and to give them the knowledge and skills they need to achieve positive outcomes for their kids. This project is funded by the Iowa Department of Education. Through it, ASK collaborates with many existing networks to ensure postsecondary transition training and information for families is provided equitably statewide. Currently, the project utilizes four workshops on topics including having high expectations, understanding the basics of transition planning in school, planning for work after high school and planning for education after high school.

Services:

The project utilizes four workshops on topics including:

  • Having high expectations
  • Understanding the basics of transition planning in school
  • Planning for work after high school
  • Planning for education after high school

Eligibility:

Available to anyone

Intake Process:

Call for more information.

Hours:

Times and locations of trainings and conferences vary.
Monday – Friday 8:30 am-4:30 pm

Payment:

No Cost to Participant

Handicap Accessible: Yes

Appointment Needed: No

Website: View Website


LIFE is a non-profit organization which advocates for Hispanic families in the following fields: success in schooling, community involvement, help in building family union, and cultural exchange between cultures.

Services:

Hours:

Monday-Friday 8:00am- 4:30pm

Handicap Accessible: Yes

Appointment Needed: No

Website: View Website