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Iowa Department for the Blind
State Rehabilitation Agency for Individuals with Blindness

ASK Family Resource Center

Access for Special Kids (ASK) Family Resource Center is a "one-stop-shop" for children and adults with disabilities and their families.

Iowa Vision Screening Program Guidelines

The purpose of the Iowa Vision Screening Program Guidelines is to promote healthy vision in infants, children, and youth by identifying possible vision abnormalities that require a referral to an eye specialist (optometrist or ophthalmologist). The goals of the Iowa Vision Screening Program Guidelines are to:

  • Promote Consistent Vision Screening procedures in all settings
  • Provide guidelines for the education of vision screeners
  • Provide a resource for information and equipment.

For more information or to receive a copy of the Iowa Vision Screening Program Guidelines contact Gwen Woodward.

Resource Directory for Iowans who are Blind or Visually Impaired

Parent Letter

Parent Contact Form

Americans with Disability Act Resources


Family Resources

COMPASS provides valuable information and resources for families about disability related programs and services, including assistive technology.

To access further information click. Iowa Compass

Phone: 1-800-779-2001

TTY: 1-877-686-0032


Iowa Family Support Network  is a statewide network of Navigators who provide assistance to families of children with special needs at no cost to families. 

Phone: 888-425-4371

e-mail: iafamilysupportnetwork@everystep.org


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