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Iowa

1. State CHIP Program
hawk-i Program

P.O. Box 71336
Des Moines, IA 50325-9958
(800) 257-8563

2. Early Intervention

Early Intervention System, Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities: Ages Birth through 2
Julie Curry, State Coordinator
Early ACCESS (IDEA, Part C)
Bureau of Children, Family and Community Services
Iowa Department of Education
Grimes State Office Building, 3rd Floor
Des Moines, IA 50319-0146
(515) 281-5437
(800) 779-2001 (inquiries/referrals to early intervention)
Web & E-mail

Programs for Children with Disabilities: Ages Birth Through 5
Mary Schertz, Consultant
Bureau of Children, Family and Community Services
Iowa Department of Education
Grimes State Office Building
Des Moines, IA 50319-0146
(515) 281-5433
Web & E-mail

3. Education Support

State Department of Education: Special Education
Lana Michelson, Bureau Chief
Bureau of Children, Family and Community Services
Department of Education
Grimes State Office Building
Des Moines, IA 50319-0146
(515) 281-5735
Web & E-mail

State Coordinator for NCLB (No Child Left Behind)
Pam Pfitzenmaier, Division Administrator
Early Childhood Elementary and Secondary Education
Iowa Department of Education
Grimes State Office Building
Des Moines, IA 50319-0146
(515) 281-3333
Web & E-mail

4. Vocational Rehabilitation

State Vocational Rehabilitation
Stephen A. Wooderson, Administrator
Iowa Vocational Rehabilitation Services
Department of Education
510 E. 12th Street
Des Moines, IA 50319
(515) 281-6731; (800) 532-1486
Web & E-mail

Coordinator for Transition Services
Barbara Guy, State Transition Coordinator
Transition and Work Experience
Department of Special Education
Iowa Department of Education
Grimes State Office Building
400 E. 14th Street
Des Moines, IA 50319-0146
(515) 281-5265
Web & E-mail

5. Developmental Disabilities

Councils on Developmental Disabilities
Becky Harker, Executive Director
Governor's Developmental Disabilities Council
617 E. Second Street
Des Moines, IA 50309
(515) 281-9083
Web & E-mail

6. Mental Health Agency

State Mental Health Agency
Allen W. Parks, Ed.D., Administrator
Division of Mental Health and Disability Services
Department of Human Services
Hoover State Office Building, 5th Floor
1305 E. Walnut Street
Des Moines, IA 50319-0114
(515) 281-0377
Web & E-mail

State Mental Health Representative for Children and Youth
Mary Mohrhauser, Child and Adolescent Mental Health Specialist
State Mental Health Agency/State DD Program
Division of Behavioral, Developmental and Protective Services for Families, Adults and Children
Department of Human Services
Hoover State Office Building, 5th Floor
1305 E. Walnut Street
Des Moines, IA 50319-0114
(515) 242-6845
Web & E-mail

7. Referral Centers

University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities
Robert Bacon, M.A., Director
Iowa's University Center for Excellence on Disabilities
Center for Disabilities and Development
100 Hawkins Drive
Iowa City, IA 52242
(319) 356-1335
Web & E-mail

8. Links

Protection and Advocacy Agency
Sylvia Piper, Executive Director
Iowa Protection and Advocacy Services, Inc.
950 Office Park Road, Suite 221
West Des Moines, IA 50265
(515) 278-2502; (800) 779-2502
(515) 278-0571 (TTY); (866) 483-3342 (TTY)
Web & E-mail

Programs for Children with Special Health Care Needs
Jeffrey G. Lobas, M.D., Director
Iowa Child Health Specialty Clinics
100 Hawkins Drive, Room 247
Iowa City, IA 52242-1011
(319) 356-1118; (866) 219-9119
(866) 236-1423 (TTY)
Web & E-mail

NICHCY

Updated: August, 2007
A publication of the National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities

 
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