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"Together We Can Effectively Advocate" 

The 2014 statewide family conference

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Treat Yourself Benefit for ASK Resource Center, Starring Dave Pittman

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Access for Special Kids (ASK) Resource Center is a training, information and advocacy center for children and adults with disabilities and their families throughout the state of Iowa.

Through various projects and partnerships, ASK Resource Center provides a broad range of training, advocacy, support, referral and direct-services coordination related to the needs of persons with all types of disabilities.

A single contact of ASK will provide individuals and families a direct link to the most appropriate services and supports to meet their needs regarding legal matters, special education, health care coordination, mentoring opportunities, and more. ASK Resource Center is there for you - just ASK!

Mission & Vision

ASK’s Vision:

Access, Empowerment and Acceptance for All

ASK’s Mission:

Empowering individuals with disabilities and their family members by providing innovative and collaborative advocacy, training, resources and supports

ASK’s Values:

Passion and Fearlessness

We are not afraid.  We embrace our values and convictions, and we live them with grace.  We see challenges as opportunities and approach them positively with creativity and solution-mindedness.  We seek answers to the unknown and are willing and eager to try new approaches.

Individualized Attention

Everyone we come in contact with is treated with care and respect by us.  We listen carefully to them with open minds and set aside our personal beliefs.  

Integrity

We do what we say we will do in a timely manner and with high quality.  When we have to rethink our position, we communicate our new direction to each other and to all stakeholders with frankness and authenticity.

Excellence in Stewardship

We responsibly, thoughtfully and ethically manage all of our resources.  We disclose our data and actions.  We strive to ensure that everyone with whom we work receives our messages at the same time.

Unyielding Commitment

We continuously monitor and evaluate what we are doing to discover what is working and what is not.  We use all our hearts and minds to provide the high quality resources and services deserved by everyone we work with.

Collective Impact

We work as partners both within our organization and with other stakeholders who share mutual goals. By collaborating to share ideas and resources, we most effectively impact the outcomes we seek to achieve.    

Services

  • Information & Referral
  • Training and Advocacy
  • One-to-one problem solving
ASKResource RT @LDorg: As a parent, you play a key role in the #IEP process. Learn these essential IEP facts. http://t.co/SOVK6LtCh8
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ASKResource RT @TACAfoundation: Got a teen with #autism? Gear up for your transitional #IEP - links &graphic for planning: http://t.co/BHNriYhunJ http:…
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ASKResource Inspiration from our Buly Message Board from last year's walk. 💓 #justbeyou #walkthetalkiowa… http://t.co/1oBRuZOcbn
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ASKResource We're on Instagram now! http://t.co/rai8HrhZ2H
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ASKResource Keeping You Informed #constantcontact http://t.co/0tLklEXBKZ
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ASKResource Find out how you can win 2 tickets to our TREAT YOURSELF Benefit, Starring @davepittmanlive https://t.co/beNuxTF3Hq
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ASKResource FREE Family Conference: "Together We Can..." - The final conference agenda has been released! http://t.co/RqBcrUaX89
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ASKResource Get Your Tickets Now! - Treat Yourself Benefit for ASK, Starring Dave Pittman #constantcontact http://t.co/3HSi17DjBP
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ASKResource Is your organization interested in having a booth at the "Together You Can" Conference this year? http://t.co/7KLzaBwykp
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ASKResource Now Offering BOTH: Intro to Mediation Training & Advanced Mediation Training - Register Now! #constantcontact http://t.co/dNeKcPeWnc
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ASKResource Free Transition Mini Conference #constantcontact http://t.co/SVRq857BNx
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ASKResource Register for Living, Learning, & Working After High School - Mini Conference #constantcontact http://t.co/0dhMTzY4sj
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ASKResource Checking out "Together We Can...[FILL IN THE BLANK]" on FIND: http://t.co/O5sKES4hNn
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ASKResource FREE Family Conference: "Together We Can..." REGISTER NOW! #constantcontact http://t.co/XYyBhZESvf
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ASKResource Get Your Tickets Now! - Treat Yourself Benefit for ASK, Starring Dave Pittman #constantcontact http://t.co/3HSi17DjBP
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ASKResource Checking out "The Behavior Tree" on FIND: http://t.co/tQ5vhu5Ty5
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ASKResource REMINDER to those who have registered: The Des Moines Family & Youth Focus group is tonight at Children Family Urban Movement from 6-8pm.
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ASKResource Save the Date - MAY 3, 2014 - Treat Yourself Benefit for ASK, Starring @davepittmanlive http://t.co/uPViigfYkX
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ASKResource Hey Parents! Make your voice count by joining FIND's advisory panel. Find out more on FIND: http://t.co/Cl3p8G2UnS
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ASKResource FREE Family Conference: "Together We Can..." SAVE THE DATE! #constantcontact http://t.co/6A6GwMxK5T
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ASKResource Now Offering BOTH: Intro to Mediation Training & Advanced Mediation Training - Register Now! #constantcontact http://t.co/GJealSGEqq
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ASKResource Keeping You Informed #constantcontact http://t.co/pqmCRZQwaT
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ASKResource LISTENING TOUR REMINDER AND OTTUMWA DATE POSTPONED #constantcontact http://t.co/xrOVgJ5YI7
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ASKResource Not at IFAPA? Don't worry, you can still enter our contest. Read more on our Facebook page: https://t.co/cHqwrdaH3U
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ASKResource Hey it's Nicole, and I'm currently at IFAPA! Come check out the ASK booth to hear about how YOU can win a Casey's gift card by blogging!
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ASKResource Are you a member of FIND? If you're not, now is the time to join! Our 300th member will win a $25 Target gift card! http://t.co/3VpaTTPYQu
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ASKResource Reminder to Families - Now is your chance to talk about mental health services in Iowa #constantcontact http://t.co/ftGUesE1rs
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ASKResource Senate HELP Committee Early Childhood Hearing in DSM Rescheduled for March 10th #constantcontact http://t.co/GRRmjiwbc1
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ASKResource Advanced Mediation Training - Register Now! #constantcontact http://t.co/44K8kHIDEB
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ASKResource Do you have things to say about mental health services for kids in Iowa? #constantcontact http://t.co/4ONdhpLZnz
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ASKResource New housing service available! Find it at: http://t.co/fkLw8GWmfI
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ASKResource American Girl: Release an American Girl with a disability http://t.co/6RiZ32XmYg via @Change
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ASKResource Happy New Year, everyone! The IDEA page on the ASK website has been updated: http://t.co/CeZJeOamHk
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ASKResource Happy Holidays! Check out the card we received from @BarackObama. http://t.co/9zlGK0tN6J
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ASKResource Keeping You Informed - Time Sensitive Tips and Info for the Holidays #constantcontact http://t.co/qwFOUopWTj
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ASKResource Checking out "Special Santa Event" on FIND: http://t.co/oPd4Gex5Rm
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ASKResource Last Days to Register for Teleconference: Meals & Food are a Battle at Our House! #constantcontact http://t.co/v5ae8IFqqj
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ASKResource Check out these December teleconferences! http://t.co/McTd7c438r
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ASKResource Take our FIND Survey for a chance to be entered into a $50 Visa Card drawing! https://t.co/intM3OEmEA
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ASKResource Come join us on FIND for a live chat on bullying prevention! http://t.co/Ar3dgHoRLl
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ASKResource Don't miss out on our events on FIND this week! http://t.co/FXtiU2tqCb
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ASKResource Adaptive Bike Blowout! http://t.co/R5m7CGCah4
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ASKResource Keeping Students with Disabilities Safe from Bullying: http://t.co/bYqIdDstLZ
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ASKResource Join Us Monday, August 5th at Pizza Ranch in Ankeny! #constantcontact http://t.co/xmSUndqLe7
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ASKResource "Ask the Psychiatrist" this Friday from 11:45-1 in Des Moines http://t.co/5MFftDrC1z
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ASKResource 2013 Mental Health Conference on 10/1 & 10/2 http://t.co/p5VHhQgCaw
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ASKResource Transportation is a huge challenge to people with disabilities.This is their opportunity to be heard.Project Launch- http://t.co/Od46mPxZRh
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ASKResource Check out this video - "Peace, Love, and Stuff" with Luca, an autism benefit concert: http://t.co/KYaYWr64yT
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ASKResource Keeping You Informed #constantcontact http://t.co/sI7j0DCWMF
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ASKResource Passing These Updates to You... #constantcontact http://t.co/XvEqbRw6xx
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ASKResource Did You Know..Teleconference: Courage League & VSA Iowa REGISTER NOW! #constantcontact http://t.co/qanHhRnrWK
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ASKResource Kids as Self Advocates (KASA) are looking for youth (12-18) to serve on their all-youth volunteer task force! http://t.co/8TR0IRHOIP
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ASKResource Vernon Research Group is collecting important info from individuals w/ disabilities & those who help them. More info--http://t.co/3JRNy2vQSj
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ASKResource FREE webinar sponsored by BIAIA - "Understand Substitute Decision Making" - 6/19 - more info: http://t.co/dRUo2aLf0P
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ASKResource On June 18, the Autism Support Group will be hosting a picnic and social for families. More info: http://t.co/1yivN5xPZN
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ASKResource Want to learn more about the transition from high school to college? Join UNI on 10/16 for "Taking the Next Steps" http://t.co/SAMGgMiVC3
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ASKResource RT @FCMichigan: 5 Tips For When Your Child With #SpecialNeeds Is #Bullied http://t.co/QKhoJVO4om
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ASKResource RT @katiecouric: In anticipation of tomorrow's @KatieShow on "Living With Autism" join & Tweet me, @autismspeaks & more for #KatieAutismCha…
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ASKResource RT @katiecouric: RT @autismspeaks: Q2 - Learn the Signs of #Autism here: http://t.co/QIEb043NsT #KatieAutismChat
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ASKResource RT @educationweek: Many educators are explicitly teaching online research skills, such as how to evaluate a website's credibility: http://t…
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ASKResource Checking out "Parents as Presenters Workshop" on FIND: http://t.co/vt0yIU7dmx
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ASKResource Check out this story of Brenda Hummel (our newest board member) that was aired on channel 13 the other night!http://t.co/xRLYm1ZbuG
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ASKResource Checking out "Family Conference" on FIND: http://t.co/agEHRWL7L3
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ASKResource Keeping You Informed #constantcontact http://t.co/NiEpllxe2Q
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ASKResource RT @tgtscooter: @ASKResource Together We Can...Build Creative & Enduring Circles of Support. #greatresources
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ASKResource Register for Iowa Compass - Teleconference #constantcontact http://t.co/N4bE4KityR
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ASKResource RT @fcsn: What is Least Restrictive Environment? http://t.co/vp0H1M73Lk #LRE #parents @IEP #specialneeds #spedchat
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ASKResource RT @Disabilitygov: Great List from @NICHCY! Key Terms to Know in Special Education http://t.co/ucmvYrdlEF
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ASKResource Check out our summer 2013 camp list! http://t.co/x63BeqJaCi
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ASKResource RT @IowaFinance: Don't miss-FREE @AskResource Statewide Family Conf:Together We Can Build Creative & Enduring Circles of Support! http:…
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ASKResource RT @Education_AIR: A Parent's Guide to Developing Your Child's #IEP http://t.co/cAzqTAVy9s via @Disabilitygov #sped
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ASKResource Spring Teleconference Trainings - FREE - Register Now! #constantcontact http://t.co/xRtl1yR0Jb
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ASKResource RT @mamatude: Special-Needs Readers' Choice 2013 is out! http://t.co/xLclWTpKi1 ▸ Top stories today via @militarysnn @ollibean @D_Resour ...
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ASKResource RT @PACERCenter: @PACERCenter has a new Top 10 list of parent concerns about advocating for their child & resources for each http:// ...
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ASKResource Like us on Facebook! https://t.co/DQ3RQnnL0B
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ASKResource We've also got a YouTube page, where you can listen to uploaded teleconferences: http://t.co/b25XWVu8as
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ASKResource We've officially launched our new website! And it's no April Fools joke.:) Visit us at http://t.co/I8kI3B4P7w
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ASKResource Getting ready to launch the new website!
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