Iowa IDEA Information

The i3 website is a one-stop-shop for procedures, guidance and resources on special education for parents, families, educators and partner agencies. The site can be easily translated into different languages, and includes many transition related resources.

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Iowa Workforce Development

Click below to view useful tips and resources that will better prepare you for the workforce.

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Employment First - A Family Perspective

Employment First (E1st) is based on the idea that "Employment is the first priority and preferred outcome of publicly funded services for people with disabilities." E1st changes the employment question from "Can a person work?" to "How can a person work?"

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WIOA What it Means for Families and Schools

The purpose of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) is to "empower individuals with disabilities to maximize employment, economic self-sufficiency, independence, and inclusion in and integration into society." Its goal is for everyone, including those with disabilities, to have competitive and integrated community employment.

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Family Guide to Assistive Technology and Transition Planning

The Family Information Guide to Assistive Technology and Transition Planning is designed to help families prepare for those times during which their child moves from one environment to another and from one developmental stage to another.

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Life After High School Information Sheet

All students face the big transition from high school to the "real world," and students with disabilities may face that transition with even more factors to consider. See our information sheet to learn more about transition planning for students with IEPs.

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Iowa Vocational Rehabilitation Offices

Iowa VR is an employment program for individuals who experience a disability, focused on service delivery that assists individuals to prepare for, obtain, retain, and advance in employment.

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Jobs Accommodation Network (JAN)

The Job Accommodation Network is the leading source of free, expert, and confidential guidance on workplace accommodations and disability employment issues. JAN helps people with disabilities enhance their employability, and shows employers how to capitalize on the value and talent that people with disabilities add to the workplace.

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Disability Disclosure

The National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability for Youth (NCWD/Youth) assists state and local workforce development systems to better serve all youth, including youth with disabilities and other disconnected youth. NCWD/Youth works to ensure that transition age youth are provided full access to high quality services in integrated settings to gain education, employment and independent living.

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Developing Options for Student Work Experience

Receive experience and training on skills and careers that better prepare students for adulthood.

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American Job Centers - Information for Families

American Job Centers (AJCs), also known as One-Stop Centers, help people develop skills, look for work, keep jobs, and build careers. AJCs provide job training, education, and employment services at a single neighborhood location.

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