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State

Access for Special Kids
515-243-1713 or 800-450-8667
www.askresource.org
“One-stop-shop” for children and adults with disabilities and their families providing a broad range of information, advocacy, support, training, and direct services.

Autism Society of Iowa
515-327-9075 or 800-722-4799
www.autismia.org
Provides advocacy, support and information to individuals with autism spectrum disorders, their families and professionals.

Cameron Carico + 10 Foundation
Promote happy and healthy students and families in Central Iowa through suicide prevention and mental health education.
http://www.ccplus10.org

Citizens’ Aide/Ombudsman
515-281-3592
www.legis.state.ia.us/ombudsman
Serves as an independent and impartial agency to which citizens can air their grievances about government.

Disability Rights Iowa
800-779-2502 or 515-278-2502
www.disabilityrightsiowa.org
Gives Information on human and legal rights related to public education, employment opportunities and residence or treatment in the least restrictive environment.

Eating Disorder Coalition of Iowa
michelle@michelleroling.com or carriejo.edciowa@gmail.com
www.edciowa.org
A centralized resource for prevention, hope and resources for Iowans impacted by eating disorders.

Foundation 2
319-362-2174
www.foundation2.org
Offers crisis intervention programs.

HCBS Habilitation Services Program
https://dhs.iowa.gov/ime/members/medicaid-a-to-z/hcbs/habilitation
Iowa Home and Community Based Waiver program for mental illness.

Integrative Medicine for Mental Health Clinician Registry
http://www.integrativemedicineformentalhealth.com/registry.php
A list of clinicians who can assess and treat Mental Health disorders (i.e., depression, bipolar disorder, sleep disorders, OCD, anxiety disorder, AD(H)D, eating disorders, etc.) based on an integrative medical approach.

Iowa Association of Community Providers
515-270-9495
www.iowaproviders.org
Information to locate a provider of mental health, residential and vocational services in Iowa.

Iowa 211
Call 2-1-1
www.211iowa.org
Iowa’s informational and referral database for health and human services.

Iowa Consortium for Mental Health
319-353-5436
www.ICMentalHealth.org
Conducts and supports mental health services research focusing on the occurrence, recognition, and treatment of serious mental illness in community-base setting.

Iowa Department of Human Service (DHS)
800-972-2017
Division of Mental Health
515-281-5874
www.dhs.state.ia.us
Information about the Division of Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities and county plans/policies and procedures; staff contact; and links to other disability resources or the Iowa Dept. of Human Services
Resource to all parties involved in the delivery of psychological services for people eligible for Medicaid in Iowa

Iowa Department of Public Health
515-281-7689
www.idph.state.ia.us
The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) partners with local public health, policymakers, health care providers, business and many others to fulfill our mission of promoting and protecting the health of Iowans.

Iowa Governor’s DD Council
515-281-9082
www.state.ia.us/ddcouncil

InfoNet (A publication of the Governor’s DD Council)
www.infonetiowa.com
Provides Iowans with disabilities the information they need to take action.

Iowa Foster & Adoptive Parents Association
515-289-4567 or 800-277-8145
www.ifapa.org
Includes useful links to special needs and disabilities resources.

Iowa Legal Aid
800-532-1275
www.iowalegalaid.org
Along with attorneys from Volunteer Lawyer Projects, helps those facing basic issues of health, safety, and survival.

Iowa Medicaid Enterprise
515-725-1001
www.ime.state.ia.us
An endeavor that unites State staff and “Best of Breed” contractors into a performance-based model for administration of the Medicaid program. Medicaid is a state/federal program that provides health insurance for certain groups of low income people.

Iowa Office of Consumer Affairs
515-281-7274
www.ocaiowa.org
Represent the interests of consumers (adults and children) in the planning and evaluation of mental health policy among other mission statements.

Iowa Parent Information Resource Center
www.iowaparents.org
Linking Iowa parents and educators for student success.

Iowa Respite & Crisis Care Coalition
515-309-0858 or 877-255-3140
www.irccc.com
Provides referrals, advocacy, information and limited funding for respite/crisis care services.

Iowa Safe Schools
515-729-4121
www.iowasafeschools.org
Works to improve the school climate to increase the personal safety, mental health, and student learning of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) students through public awareness, education, and policy.

Iowa Training Consortium
319-353-6448
www.disabilitytraining.org
Advertises, and encourages training and education to build supportive communities for Iowans with disabilities

Iowans with Disabilities in Action
866-432-2846
www.idaction.org
Presents the tools to do everything from registering to vote to running for office.

Learning Disabilities Association of Iowa (LDA)
515-280-8558 (Des Moines) or 888-690-5324
www.lda-ia.org

Magellan Health Services: Iowa Plan for Behavioral Health
Client: 800-317-3738
Provider: 800-638-8820
www.Magellanofiowa.com

National Association of Social Workers, Iowa Chapter
515-277-1117
www.iowanasw.org
Ethics plus information

Peer-Support Recovery Center
319-433-1445
www.waterloopeersupport.com
Peer support groups and events for people living with mental illness on a mutual journey of recovery.

Tanager Place
2309 C Street SW, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52404
319-365-9164
www.tanagerplace.org
Since 1879, Tanager Place has been focused on helping children and families through mental health treatment, prevention, and research. Today, Tanager Place provides an extensive array of innovative programs designed to help at-risk children with behavioral, emotional or psychiatric disorders achieve success. More than 4,000 children each year find healing through Tanager Place’s comprehensive outpatient Mental Health Clinic, inpatient, and community-based programs.

Transitions
515-281-0275 or 800-532-1486
www.mytransitioniowa.org
Preparing youth with disabilities for life after high school and connecting with others.

University of Iowa – Center for Disabilities & Development
515-319-1345
800-272-7713
www.healthcare.uiowa.edu/cdd
Lending and resource library of materials on disability issues.

Your Life Iowa
855-581-8111
www.Yourlifeiowa.org
Hotline resource where youth, parents, school personnel and all concerned Iowans can get help and information about bullying and youth suicide. Available 24/7 by calling the toll-free number or texting to 85511.

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ADD Resources
253-759-5085
www.addresources.org
Helps people with ADD/ADHD achieve their full potential through education, support and networking opportunities.

Alcohol Information Center
www.datehookup.com/content-alcohol-information-center-.htm 
Comprehensive information on alcohol with in-depth information and links.

American Association Online Psychotherapists (AAOP)
877-375-7287
www.AAOP.com
Advice on finding a psychotherapist, also ethics.

American Psychiatric Association
703-907-7300
www.psych.org
Includes news and advocacy information.

American Psychological Association (APA)
800-374-2721
www.apa.org
Includes news and advocacy on issues from Addictions to Workplace issues.

Anxiety Disorders Association of America
240-485-1001
www.adaa.org
Provides information on anxiety disorders and treatment.

Asperger’s & The Autism Spectrum – 101 Noteworthy Sites
Http://phdinspecialeducation.com/autism-aspergers/
A compilation of the best Autism and Asperger’s resources on the web including news, organizations, and professional and personal blogs.

Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
301-306-7070
www.CHADD.org
Provides resources to parents, educators and professionals on a grassroots level through local CHADD chapters.

Children’s Mental Health – New Report/CDC
http://www.cdc.gov/features/childrensmentalhealth
On May 16, 2013, a new CDC report was released that describes, for the first time, federal activities that track U.S. children’s mental disorders. Find out about children’s mental health and what we have learned.

Clearinghouse for Alcohol/Drug Info
800-729-6686
www.health.org

Clinical Trials
www.Clinicaltrials.gov

Counseling Degrees
www.counselingdegree.com
List of over 80 accredited counseling degrees.

Depression & Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA)
312-642-0049 or 800-826-3632
www.dbsalliance.org
Nation’s leading patient-directed organization focusing on the most prevalent mental illnesses – depression and bipolar disorder.

Drug and Alcohol Assistance Guide
www.patientassistance.com/drug-and-alcohol-assistance-guide

Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Resources
http://www.bestdrugrehabilitation.com/prevention/
Helpful links for drug and substance abuse prevention.

Drug Awareness
www.drugwatch.com

Drug awareness group that aims to educate the public about prescription drugs, over-the-counter medications, and medical devices that have the potential to cause patients serious harm.

Drug Education and Prevention for your Teen
http://www.morningsiderecovery.com/educational-resources/drug-education-and-prevention-for-your-teen/
A California-based site that offers helpful information on the topic of teens and drugs and includes links to other good drug-related information.

Dual Diagnosis Website
www.dualdiagnosis.org

Treatment & education options concerning co-occurring addiction and mental illness disorder.

Eating Disorders and Addiction
www.recoveryconnection.org/eating-disorders/
Provides valuable information and resources on eating disorders and addiction. Site also offers information and resources on other mental illnesses and addictions as well as other additions. A helpline number is also provided.

F.E.A.S.T. (Families Empowered and Supporting Treatment of Eating Disorders)
www.Feast-ed.org
F.E.A.S.T. is an international organization of and for parents and caregivers to help loved ones recover from eating disorders by providing information and mutual support, promoting evidence-based treatment, and advocating for research and education to reduce the suffering associated with eating disorders.

(The) Health Central Network
703-302-1040
www.ncadi.samhsa.gov
Provides timely, in-depth, trusted medical information, personalized tools and resources, and connections to a vast community of leading experts and patients for people seeking to manage and improve their health.

Health Insurance Marketplace Resource List
Link to document, click HERE

Kids In The House
www.kidsinthehouse.com
Has over 8,000 1-2 minute videos on a wide variety of parenting topics, including a number of topics related to parenting a child with mental health challenges. This site feature expert advice from our NAMI Medical Director, Ken Duckworth, and parenting insight from Jay Gaylen, a NAMI Basics teacher from NAMJI Orange County.

Make the Connection
www.maketheconnection.net
A one-stop, video-rich website were Veterans and their loved ones can privately explore information on and watch personal Veteran and Service member testimonials about health and life challenges.

MentalHealth.gov
Provides mental health information and resources for individuals struggling with mental health problems, friends and family members, educators and other community members.

Mental Health Recovery & WRAP
Recovery and Wellness information
Phone: 802-254-2092
www.mentalhealthrecovery.com
Description and recovery assistance.

Military One Source
www.militaryonesource.mil
Military OneSource is a confidential Department of Defense-funded program providing comprehensive information on every aspect of military life at no cost to active duty, Guard and Reserve Component members, and their families. It has policy and programmatic information, helpful resources, products, articles and tips on numerous topics related to military life. It offers confidential non-medical counseling services online, via telephone, or face-to-face.

Minds and K9s, Inc
913-250-5433
www.MindsandK9s.org
A mental health educational organization that provides resources and programs on mental health.

NAMI National Alliance on Mental Illness
800-950-6264
www.nami.org
Support organization for people with mental illness and their families and friends. Volunteers at local affiliates and state organizations provide education, support, and advocacy in their communities. The website includes online communities, publications, and other resources. Registration is free and required for some areas of the site.

National Institute on Drug Abuse
www.nida.nih.gov
NIDA’s mission is to lead the Nation in bringing the power of science to bear on drug abuse and addiction.

National Rehabilitation Information Center (NARIC)
800-346-2742
www.naric.com
Access resources for employment, advocacy, benefits and education.

The National Research and Training Center on Psychiatric Disability
312-422-8180
www.psych.uic.edu/uicnrtc
Research, training, technical assistance and dissemination activities designed to promote self-determination among people with psychiatric disabilities.

National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia & Depression (NARSAD)
515-829-0091
www.narsad.org
Patient advocacy group provides information about depression, schizophrenia, autism, mental illnesses, medications, and research.

National Council on Alcoholism
800-622-2255
www.ncadd.org
Works to promote prevention, intervention, research and treatment of drug and alcohol.

National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities
800-695-0285
www.nichcy.org
Information on disabilites, special education and related services, IEPs, transition and more.

National Empowerment Center
800-769-3728
www.power2u.org
Provides information consumers might need in order to regain control over their lives and the resources that affect their lives.

National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
866-615-6464
www.nimh.nih.gov
Conducts research in mental health issues provides resources on specific disorders, as well as general mental health.

 

National Mental Health Consumers Self-Help Clearinghouse
800-553-4539
www.mhselfhelp.org
Consumer run technical assistance center with connections to peer-run groups.

 

http://ok2talk.org/
Creates a community for teens and young adults struggling with mental health problems and encourages them to talk about what they’re experiencing by sharing their personal stories of recovery, tragedy, struggle or hope.

Partnership for Prescription Assistance
888-477-2669
www.pparx.org
Helps qualifying patients without prescription drug coverage get the medicines by matching them with the right assistance programs.

Hope for Mental Health Recovery
recovery4all.com
This website has been developed and is maintained  for the sole purpose of putting those with mental illnesses in touch with materials which will help them in their recovery.

Recovery International
312-337-5661
www.lowselfhelpsystems.org

Refinance and Mortgage Guide for People with Disabilities
www.refinancemortgagerates.org/mortgage-guide-for-people-with-disabilities/ 800-419-1022 (Call for rates)
This guide seeks not only to provide the reader with the most relevant and essential resources needed to navigate the myriad of red tape and sometimes rigid processes regularly associated with real estate purchases; it also aims to educate you.

Schizophrenia
www.schizophrenia.com
Focuses exclusively on schizophrenia gives information, education and support; including advice on handling crisis.

Schizophrenia and Related Disorders Alliance of America (SARDAA)
www.sardaa.org
National non-profit that promotes improvement in the lives of people with schizophrenia-related illnesses and their families.

Social Security Administration (SSA)
800-772-1213
www.ssa.gov
Supplemental Security Income (SSI)

Suicide Prevention Resource Center
877-438-7772
www.sprc.org

SSDIQualify
www.ssdiqualify.org
To improve the disability benefits system and to educate qualified disabled persons how to receive disability benefits through Social Security.

Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services (SAMHSA)
www.samhsa.gov

ULifeline
www.ulifeline.org
An online resource center for college student mental health and emotional well-being.

U.S. Dept of Justice
Publications: 800-669-3362
Information hotline: 800-514-0301
www.usdoj.gov/crt/ada
American Disabilities Act (ADA) Information on ADA and also information regarding justice and mental illness.

U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs
Website focuses on mental health.
www.mentalhealth.va.gov

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