Iowa today . . .
Each year in
600 infants are born with a disability (PDPC).
under 2.7% of Iowa young children
received intervention services through
Early ACCESS (IDOE 2007).
More than 13%
of Iowa school children have
condition that requires special
education or related services (IDOE
2008 Annual Condition of Education
Iowa Department of Health data
(2002-2008) indicate that an
average of 18% of
non-institutionalized Iowa adults — both
working-age adults and seniors — report
having a disability:
36.2% of adults age 65 and older
The role of this council . . .
Recognizing that disability in Iowa can be reduced by as much as 25%, the Iowa General Assembly created the Prevention of Disabilities Policy Council in 1991 to focus, facilitate, and oversee the development and implementation of a coordinated system for the prevention of disabilities in Iowa (Iowa Code 225B).