Register to attend our Annual Symposium!
Support ASK with a tax-deductible donation
What You Need to Know About Changes to the Health Law
Earlier this month President Donald Trump signed an   executive order   aimed at giving people who buy their own insurance easier access to different types of health plans that were limited under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) rules set by the Obama administration.

Some of President Trump’s actions could have an immediate effect on the enrollment for 2018 ACA coverage that starts November 1. Below is a summary of a Kaiser Health News article that explains five things you should know:
  1. The executive order does not make any immediate changes.
  2. The cost-sharing reduction changes are immediate but might not affect the people you expect.
  3. This could affect insurance choices for next year.
  4. Congress could act.
  5. Some states are suing, but the outcome is unclear.

#AccessDenied Web Series from Disability Rights Iowa
#AccessDenied is a new web series launched by Disability Rights Iowa. In this first episode, viewers learn about public accommodations per Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). New videos are released each week on the Disability Rights Iowa Facebook page at
Youth Services Professionals Conversation & Training Event
When: November 1
10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Where: DMACC Southridge
1111 East Army Post Rd, Des Moines

This event will be of interest to any individual or organization that currently works with youth/young adults between the ages of 14 and 25, including youth who have disabilities, disengaged youth, and students transitioning to life beyond high school. The event will offer training to discuss strategies for working with these populations to assist you in your work. They will also be holding conversations around the needs of those working with youth. This information will be used to assist educators, workforce providers, community providers and others in identifying training needs. Based on the information, training will be offered and provided to those interested. The event is hosted by Iowa Department for the Blind and Vocational Rehabilitation's Youth Technical Assistance Center (Y-TAC).
ASK's Annual Symposium Featuring Dr. Ann Turnbull
Join us in Des Moines at our Annual Symposium for an engaging day of learning and networking! This year, we are excited to host Dr. Ann Turnbull, a Retired Distinguished Professor of Special Education from the University of Kansas, she is also parent and a pioneer of the U.S. parent to parent movement. For our 2017 Symposium on Friday, December 8, Dr. Turnbull will present her workshop “Creating ‘Win-Win-Win’ Conditions through Trusting Partnerships.”

Registration Fees
Professionals          $85
Families & Students    $65
Exhibitor – Nonprofit   $100
Exhibitor – For profit    $150

Registration fee includes light breakfast, lunch, and materials. Exhibitor registration fee includes two workshop registrations and 6′ exhibit table. Find details and registration available at .
Employment First Initiatives in Iowa
In honor of National Disability Employment Awareness Month, now is a great time to learn more about ongoing Employment First (E1st) initiatives in Iowa!

The E1st web page offers new training modules and other materials, including text-only and Spanish versions of the E1st booklet, “Employment First: A Family Perspective".
Creating An Inclusive Halloween for Kids with Disabilities

Halloween may be difficult for kids and young adults with disabilities. This resource guide offers tips and additional information to help families and their communities create a more inclusive Halloween.

Read more
Did someone share this email with you? Sign up for our mailing list!

ASK Resource Center | (800) 450-8667 | 
The contents of this listserv email were partially funded by grants from the US Dept of Education, #H328M140017, Project Officer David Emenheiser, and the US Dept of Health & Human Services, #H84MC24065, Project Officer Andrea Williams, and a grant from the Wells Fargo Foundation. These contents do not necessarily represent the policy of those entities,  nor should one assume endorsement by them. ASK Resource Center  serves as a Family Voices State Affiliate Organization, and is a member of the Parent to Parent USA Alliance.