Specialists working in the Iowa Cochlear Implant Center offer support to pediatric and adult cochlear implant patients. This support includes initial diagnostic evaluations to determine candidacy, proper fitting of the cochlear implant and continual follow-up support to ensure that the greatest benefit is derived from the cochlear implant.
This program offers the specialized, integrated services that blind and severely visually impaired Iowans need to live independently and work competitively. We believe with the right training and opportunity, people who are blind can become full, contributing members of their communities.
Iowa KidSight is a joint project of the Lions Clubs of Iowa and the University of Iowa, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, dedicated to enhancing the early detection and treatment of vision impairments in Iowa’s young children (target population 6 through 48 months of age) through screening and public education.
A non-profit service organization dedicated to the restoration and preservation of sight through the recovery, processing and distribution of human ocular tissue for transplantation and research, primarily in Iowa, but also throughout the world.
Iowa Lions Hearing Aid Bank
The Iowa Lions Hearing Aid Bank provides hearing aids for those who have a need and find themselves in the position of not being able to meet that need financially. Approximately 140 hearing aids are dispensed free of charge each year to qualifying Iowans.
Promotes personal, individual excellence by providing comprehensive educational programs and services, delivered by highly qualified personnel with in-depth training for understanding the unique needs of these students. ISD prepares students for community participation as successful and productive adult citizens, with skills comparable to their hearing peers.
Provides guide dogs to people who are blind and visually impaired to enhance their mobility, independence and quality of life. Each year, over 270 students attend our 26-day residential training program to be paired with a guide dog. This is a life-changing event that opens the door to independence, safety and self-worth for many of our students.
Camp Courageous of Iowa is a year-round respite care and recreational facility for individuals of all ages with disabilities. The camp was established in 1972 with the first 211 campers attending in the summer of 1974. Today, Camp Courageous serves nearly 6,000 individuals with disabilities are served in a year-round program.