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16.4. Additional Programs or Resources

Adaptive Sports Iowa
Phone: (888) 777-8881 Ext. 115
Adaptive Sports Iowa believes sport and recreational opportunities should not be inhibited by physical impairments. We strive to create, organize, and promote these opportunities to serve the population of Iowa.


Another Way Sports
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"Our goal is to get more disabled people active through promoting sports opportunities for disabled people."  

Camp Courageous
Phone: (319) 465-5916
Camp Courageous of Iowa is a year-round respite and recreational facility for individuals of all ages with disabilities.

Center for Disabilities and Development
Phone: (877) 686-0031
As the only tertiary program of its kind in Iowa, we are a resource for people of all ages who have disabilities of all kinds. In addition to serving people from Iowa, we are a resource for people from neighboring states and beyond.

Disability Rights IOWA
Tel: (515) 278-2502 Toll Free (800) 779-2502
Disability Rights IOWA is a federally funded program that will protect and advocate for the human and legal rights of individuals with disabilities and/or mental illness.  Disability Rights IOWA will support people with disabilities to secure their rights and full participation as citizens through a program of self-advocacy education, information and referral, non-legal advocacy, and legal and systems advocacy.

Eastern Nebraska/Western Iowa Spinal Cord Injury Association
Phone: (402) 573-6904
ENWISCIA is dedicated to improving the lives of spinal cord injured people in the Eastern Nebraska/Western Iowa region and to furthering the search for a cure for Spinal Cord Injury

Iowa Able Foundation
(888)222-8943, ext 225
The Iowa Able Foundation helps Iowans with disabilities, their families and older Iowans access adaptive devices/equipment and home modifications through its loan programs. Iowa Able offers an alternative financial solution by providing loans with flexible terms to help individuals increase their independence at home, at work, and in the community. This statewide, nonprofit program will loan funds for any item, piece of equipment or product that is used to improve an individual's quality of life.

Iowa Compass
Phone: (800) 779-2001
Iowa's statewide information and referral service for people with disabilities, their families, their service providers and other members of the community.

Midwest Special Needs Trust
Phone: (888) 671-1069
Midwest Special Needs Trust (MSNT) provides trust services for persons with disabilities. Special needs trusts are a type of trust specifically designed for individuals with disabilities. If properly structured and administered, special needs trusts do not affect an individual's eligibility for benefits such as SSI or Medicaid. In addition, MSNT administers the Charitable Trust. Funds of the Charitable Trust are used to provide assistance to individuals with disabilities who meet eligibility and income criteria.

Rebuilding Together Greater Des Moines
Phone: (515) 284-7403
Rebuilding Together is the leading volunteer organization that, in partnership with the community, rehabilitates the homes of low-income homeowners, particularly the elderly, disabled, and families with dependent children. There is no cost to qualified homeowners for the services provided.

 Rebuilding Together Quad Cities
Phone: (563) 322-6534
Rebuilding Together Quad Cities focuses on a variety of community-centric programs which address the issues of homeownership costs, elderly-at-risk, the disabled, families with children, healthcare, and the rising federal deficit. By identifying the challenges associated with these issues, we are positioned to face a problem with full understanding and to create real, sustainable solutions for low-income homeowners and communities.

Respite Connection
Phone: (402) 341-6559
Respite Connection connects family caregivers with a volunteer who provides the caregiver some time off to run errands or relax. Volunteers come usually once a week for up to 4 hours.

The Health Equipment Loan Program (H.E.L.P.)
Phone: (712) 328-2825
Collects, maintains, & lends durable medical equipment (such as walkers, wheelchairs, commodes, crutches, bath benches, etc.). H.E.L.P. provides for those having a need for medical equipment, but lack funds or insurance for new equipment, & do not qualify for Medicare or Medicaid. The program is also available for persons who need to borrow an equipment item for a short period of time.

Used Equipment Referral Service (UERS)
Phone: (800) 779-2001
The Used Equipment Referral Service (UERS) is an resource to buy or sell used adapted equipment or assistive technology. It works much like a want ad and is available for Iowans.

Variety – The Children's Charity of IOWA
Phone: (515) 243-4660
Variety – The Children's Charity of IOWA helps Iowa's children in need. Programs supported by Variety benefit children's hospitals, youth at risk, children with disabilities and more – everything from funding programs to the purchase of medical equipment.

Wheelchair Basketball Thursdays
Phone: (888) 777-8881
Contact: Mike Boone
Adaptive Sports Iowa will be hosting weekly wheelchair basketball pickup games in Ankeny . We'll be meeting in the gym at First Family Church located at 317 SE Magazine Road. MAP. I have reserved the facility from 6-8pm every Thursday night. I'll have all 6 of ASI's sport chairs on site. There is no cost to participate. This is a great opportunity to have this offered in the Des Moines metro area. The facility has a full size wood court in great condition and they're extremely excited to host this group.

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