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Robert Hendrickson
Independent Living and Assistive Technology Specialist
PO Box 405

Elkader, Iowa 52043

Telephone: 1-563-880-1350
Fax: 1-712-262-1671
E-mail: robert.hendrickson@iowa.gov

Alice Kehr
Rehabilitation Secretary
217 West 5th Street
Spencer, Iowa 51301

Telephone: 1-712-262-9585 Ext. 3 (Voice/TTY)
Fax: 1-712-262-1671
E-mail: alice.kehr@iowa.gov

     
The Independent Living (IL) program operated by Iowa Vocational Rehabilitation Services (IVRS) is designed to complement the vocational component of the agency's mission: independence and inclusion of persons with significant disabilities. The target population of the IL program is individuals with significant disabilities who experience barriers to independent living in their home and communities, and who also do not identify employment as a goal. The IL program primarily addresses architectural and environmental barriers to independence and usually fit under the umbrella terms of rehabilitation technology and assistive technology. IVRS assistance for IL is provided for ramping, bathroom modifications, vehicle modifications, some durable medical equipment not covered by insurance, hearing aids, environmental controls, and augmentative communication devices. IVRS partners with Iowa Department for the Blind (IDB) and the Iowa Statewide Independent Living Council (SILC) to help promote the expansion of services for independent living throughout Iowa. Independent Living Forms Other Resources

 

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