Great Plains Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Center
The Great Plains ADA Center helps ensure Iowans with disabilities are treated equally and fairly. It also helps them access the services and other assistance to which they are entitled. Get in touch for useful advice on locating and applying for disability grants you can use toward a handicap van or vehicle modifications and equipment.
100 Corporate Lake Drive
Columbia, MO 65203
Iowa Able Foundation
Iowa Able Foundation is a statewide nonprofit that provides loans to Iowans with disabilities for assistive technology, home and vehicle modifications, credit builders, and business loans. In addition to our loans, we also provide free financial education to all of our current and potential borrowers.
130 S. Sheldon Ave. Suite 201
Ames, Iowa 50014
Iowa Aging and Disability Resource Centers (ADRCs)
Contact your area’s ADRC, a one-stop shops for all your questions about disability services and resources. They provide accurate and simple answers, even where other agencies may send you in circles or give you misinformation. This is an important contact during your quest for funding assistance for your handicapped-accommodating van.
Iowa Area Agencies on Aging (AAA)
If you or a loved on struggles with limited mobility in old age or due to an age-related disorder, get in touch with the AAA serving your county. There, you’ll receive services and support, including help finding sources of financial aid to meet mobility needs.
Iowa Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA)
If you’re a US military veteran with impaired mobility that occurred during service or VA care, the Iowa DVA should be your first point of contact. The Department will likely assist you in paying for the handicapped-accessible van you need.
7105 NW 70th Ave.
Camp Dodge, Bldg. 3663
Johnston, IA 50131-1824
(515) 242-5331 or (800) 838-4692
Iowa COMPASS offers free disability information and referral, a used adapted equipment listing service and legal help with adapted devices to Iowans with disabilities, their families and service providers.
Iowa Vocational Rehabilitation Services (IVRS)
IVRS is in place to help disabled residents of Iowa acquire jobs and to excel in them. If your limited mobility stands in the way of getting and holding a position of employment, this agency can help. They may even offer you a direct disability grant applicable towards a wheelchair van or accessibility conversions.
510 East 12th St.
Des Moines, IA 50319
(515) 281-4211 or (800) 532-1486