The Center for Disabilities and Development, part of University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, provides comprehensive health care and services to people with disabilities and to their families through a combination of outpatient, inpatient, and community-based programs. The center provides information, evaluation, treatment recommendations, and training. The staff includes clinical and non-clinical professionals from a variety of disciplines.
Information resources include the Disabilities Resource Library, InfoTech, and Iowa COMPASS. The center also serves as Iowa's University Center for Excellence on Disabilities (UCED) and provides pre-service and inservice training programs, technical assistance, and information sharing to assist individuals, families, communities, and government agencies in promoting the independence, productivity, and community inclusion of people with disabilities. The University Center for Excellence on Disabilities works not only in the areas of health and education, but also in self-determination, employment, housing, and other community supports.
Other projects include Iowans with Disabilities Exercising Advocacy Skills (IDEAS), the Employment Policy Group, and the Iowa Program for Assistive Technology. For more information, write 217 Center for Disabilities and Development, or call (319) 356-6900, or (877) 686-0031 (toll-free), (877) 686-0032 (toll-free TTY). E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the web site at www.uihealthcare.org/cdd/.