Iowa Self-Employment (ISE) is a program designed for clients of Iowa Vocational Rehabilitation Services (IVRS) or Iowa Department for the Blind (IDB) whose vocational goal is self-employment. We provide individualized Self-Employment services to Iowans with disabilities who are interested in starting, expanding or acquiring a business. Referrals to the ISE program are made by IVRS/IDB counselors.
Is Self-Employment Right for You?
Your IVRS/IDB counselor can help you find out if you're eligible for IVRS services and provide the resources you need to discover if self-employment is the right strategy for your career success. To be eligible for services you must have a documented physical, emotional or learning condition that affects work and training.
Contact IVRS to find the office nearest you, or call us at 515-281-4211 (V/TTY) to be referred to an IVRS counselor in your area. Persons who are blind or severely visually impaired should contact the Iowa Department for the Blind Contact IDB or (toll-free in Iowa): 800-362-2587.
Your chances for a successful venture are enhanced by the expertise of your IVRS counselor and the support and services offered by the Iowa Self-Employment program!
We provide quality,
expert, client-centered services to Iowans with disabilities that embrace diversity,
promote successful business ownership
and result in self-sufficiency and economic development.
Iowa Vocational Rehabilitation
Services | 510 E. 12th Street, Des Moines, IA 50319 | 515-281-4211