Official State of Iowa Website Here is how you know


The Commission of Persons with Disabilities was established in 1965 by the Iowa Legislature. The seven member commission is appointed by the Governor to equalize opportunities for full participation in employment and other areas of the state’s economic, educational, social and political life for Iowans with disabilities.

Members of the commission accept opportunities to speak to groups interested in disabilities awareness on topics including:

  • Employment
  • Awareness/Sensitivity/Diversity
  • Accessibility of Programs, Services & Facilities
  • Americans with Disabilities Act
  • Rehabilitation Act

The Commission works closely with the Office of Persons with Disabilities to achieve its goals.