List of State Resources - Iowa

Autism SpeaksAutism Speaks is dedicated to promoting solutions, across the spectrum and throughout life, to the needs of people with autism and their families.
Iowa Department of EducationThrough leadership and service to the state education system, the Iowa Department of Education (Department) works to ensure that all students are ready for college and career training. The Department oversees the state education system which includes public elementary and secondary schools, private schools that receive state accreditation, area education agencies, community colleges, and teacher preparation programs.
The Iowa Regional Autism. Assistance Program (RAP)RAP provides community-based clinical consultations, multidisciplinary care planning recommendations, and family-to-family support for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and their families.
Autism Society of IowaThe mission of the Iowa Autism Society is to provide advocacy, support, and information to individuals with autism spectrum disorders, their families, professionals, and communities throughout the state of Iowa. The Iowa Autism Society is an integral and affiliated part of a national association.
The Iowa City Autism CommunityThe Iowa City Autism Community creates a place, both online and in person, for autistic individuals, their friends and families living in Iowa City and the surrounding areas to come together to share knowledge, experiences, events and resources related to autism.
ChildServeThe ChildServe’s Autism Program offers a wide range of services for children or young adults displaying characteristics of ASD. Pediatric specialists evaluate, diagnose, and treat children and young adults. They help families find and understand resources related to their children's needs.
Magellan Health, IncIs a leader in managing the most complex and fastest growing areas of healthcare, including special populations, comprehensive pharmacy benefits, and other specialized areas of healthcare.
Iowa Compass
Center for Disabilities and Development
Iowa Compass offers information on services and supports for Iowa residents with disabilities, their families, and service providers. Thousands of local, state, and national programs are accessible for people with complex health-related illnesses and disabilities.
Autism SocietyThe Autism Society offers an extensive list of resources such as applications, news, documents, physical and online support groups, educational supports, employability supports, community life supports, medical treatment and support, training and recreational support. All this for informational purposes about the services provided by each of these entities and organizations.
The Arc of East Central IowaThe Arc of East Central Iowa is a non-profit agency that offers multiple programs and services in six Iowa counties. They offer high-quality programs that produce results. They seek to improve the quality of life of individuals and families affected by epilepsy, autism, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy, ADHD and brain injury.
The Pier Center for AutismThey believe that services must be tailored to individual and family needs to provide the best possible outcome. Its mission is to provide services using a compassionate and holistic approach to help increase positive outcomes for individuals and families living with autism.
Area Education Agency (AEA) - Autism Resource TeamsProvide special education support services, media and technology services, instructional services, professional development, and leadership development for students, teachers, administrators, and families in all Iowa public school districts and accredited non-public schools to improve outcomes Learning
UI Stead Family Children's Hospital Autism CenterThe center brings together a wide range of specialists who provide care for children with autism. They offer evaluations, treatment recommendations, and ongoing follow-up care.
Child ServeIt offers a wide range of services to people who show characteristics of the autism spectrum disorder. Specialists evaluate, diagnose, and treat children and young adults. They provide referrals and recommendations on behavioral support plans, communication techniques, and environmental supports.
Balance AutismThey are a leading autism service organization that provides a balance between innovative therapy and passionate care. The services are divided into two, services for children and services for adults.
Early autism servicesThey provide ABA therapy services to diverse communities around the world, their services include home and center-based ABA therapy, occupational, speech and language therapy, telehealth services, social skills groups, teens, and free apprenticeships. They have a highly qualified and certified staff.

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Disclaimer: The resources posted on Ability Life Solutions are meant solely as suggestions and should not be construed as child-specific advice. The Center For Autism and Related Disorders recommends working with a board-certified behavior analyst (BCBA) who has experience with autism before starting any intensive behavioral intervention. Any choices you make in determining your child’s treatment are completely at your own discretion.

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