Iowa Deafblind Project 2017 Summer Workshop
Iowa’s Deafblind Services Project will host a summer workshop at the Radisson Hotel and Conference Center in Coralville, Iowa on June 8-9, 2017. Topics include transition for youth to adult programs, early childhood, deafblind basics and communication. The workshop will include a family and youth panel to discuss successes and challenges in school, home and community. Find registration and details at
Iowa Walk for Epilepsy & 5K in Iowa City on June 10

Date: Saturday, June 10

Location:  Lower City Park, 200 E Park Rd, Iowa City (Shelters #6 & #8)


Event Schedule:

9:00 am:  Registration with Entertainment from Sheltered Reality drumline

10:30 am: Chip-Timed 5K Starts

10:35 am: Walk Starts

10:45 am: Free Lunch from Texas Roadhouse

11:00 am: Awards Ceremony

This event will also have free table massages before and after the race, plus activities for kids! Registration and additional details, including packet pickup, available at

Accessible Instructional Materials: Information for Families
Even though the school year just came to an end, it isn’t too early to order alternative format textbooks for the 2017-2018 school year! Alternative formats include Braille, large print, audio and digital text.
More information about alternative format textbooks, known as Accessible Instructional Materials (AIM), can be found here:
Free Online Training to Learn American Sign Language 
Do you have a child who is deaf or hard of hearing 3 years old or younger?
If so, you are eligible to receive free online training to learn American Sign Language (ASL)! Go beyond single signs and learn conversational ASL with Rachel Coleman from Signing Time! For more information on this program and ways to apply, go to
Reinforcing Your Child's IEP Goals Over the Summer

If your child has an IEP, it may or may not cover summer. Some kids get extended school year services built into their IEPs, but many don't. If your child isn't attending a summer learning program, you may worry about how she'll keep up while...

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Summer Music Programs from Kids in Harmony

Kids in Harmony provides private and group music therapy services to individuals with disabilities in the Des Moines Metro area, and they have some exciting new opportunities for summer!

Kids in Harmony is offering an Adaptive Social Music group for elementary and middle school age students, and as a bonus, a sibling may attend the group at no cost! They also offer Parent/Child Developmental Music groups that are inclusive of all abilities for preschool age and younger!

Respite Connection Now Offering Mental Health Therapy Services
Respite Connection now offers mental health therapy services specializing in individuals with special needs and their families. They provide therapy services for individuals, couples and families, as well as parent and sibling support groups.

Each family experiences unique strengths and struggles. Therapy and groups can help to address concerns with relationships with each child, spousal relationships, single parenting, differing parenting styles, behavioral concerns, divorce, peer support, self-care and more.

Respite Connection is currently credentialed with Medicaid and each MCO, and they also accept most private insurance plans. For more information about these services, contact Ann Spaine, LMHC at (515) 323-7333 or .
2017 Iowa Summer Camp List
School's out... now what?  Prepare for summer with our annual Iowa Summer Camp List, available at!
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