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State Organizations

Iowa Disability Equipment Swap on Facebook

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A resource for you to buy, sell, & trade your accessible and medical supplies and equipment.  Please keep your items disability specific, items that aid those with disabilities. The intention of this page is to help connect our members to buy, sell, trade useful items that are helpful and pertain to individuals with disabilities (specifically spinal injury/disease/disorder).  Examples are, but not limited to: grab bars, assistive technology, used ramp vehicles, bathroom equipment, adapted cooking utensils, ramps, and so on.
How To Join:
1. Log on to your Facebook account
2. Search our group by typing “Iowa Disability Equipment Swap” in the search box, located in the top left corner of your screen
3. Click the green button under cover photo, “+Join Group”
4. Because this is a ‘Closed Group’, you’ll need to wait for your request to be approved before you can post any items for sale.
5. Once you are a member, please feel free to invite any of your Facebook friends to join the group, if they desire to buy, sell, or trade any appropriate items
Additionally, you might receive an invite through Facebook to join this Iowa Disability Equipment Swap Group. Please accept this invitation, if you have interest in buying, selling, or trading.

Iowa COMPASS

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Iowa COMPASS offers information and referral, a used equipment listing service (Used Equipment Referral Service) and legal advocacy and representation (Assistive Technology Legal Project) for Iowans with disabilities and their families, friends and service providers.

Adaptive Sports Iowa

Link to website | Contact Mike Boone for more information

Since being established in 2011, Adaptive Sports Iowa has provided revolutionary sports opportunities for Iowans with physical disabilities. From introducing adaptive sports in the Iowa Games to and setting up various sports programs to having a RAGBRAI team, we hope to continue to offer Iowans with physical disabilities the chance to showcase their athletic abilities while promoting an atmosphere of fun and community.

National Organizations

United Spinal Association

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United Spinal Association is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life of all people living with spinal cord injuries and disorders (SCI/D), including veterans, and providing support and information to loved ones, care providers and professionals.

Advocacy Alliance

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Our mission is to promote mental well-being, and support Recovery for adults who have a mental illness; Resiliency for children and adolescents who have emotional/behavioral disorders; Everyday Lives for individuals who have developmental disabilities; and Independence for older adults and individuals with physical disabilities, by providing advocacy and culturally competent services.

Vets First Program

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Ask VetsFirst is a free support service for Veterans and their family members. You can find Knowledge Books on a wide range of veterans issues and topics. You can also submit a request and have one of our counselors answer your questions.

Support Groups

Quad Cities

SCI Support Group meets monthly at Genesis Medical Center or at a place in the community. Social and educational events are offered.  See website for upcoming events.:  www.genesishealth.com/services/phys_med/spinal.  Please contact Molly Muhl OTR/L, CBIS with questions at 563-421-1480.

Cedar Valley Rollers Support Group

Meets at 6:30 pm at Becks in Cedar Falls/Waterloo area. Call Jenn for more details at  319-290-9402.

If you know of any other support groups in Iowa for individuals with spinal cord injury/disease/disorder, or for family members and caregivers, please provide this information to us via email at admin@unitedspinaliowa.org

 

Peer Mentoring Program

Contact us to be a mentor, or if you’re looking for a mentor

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