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University of Iowa News Release

Oct. 14, 2004

Waterloo Workshop To Assist Home Modifications For Independent Living

The UI Law Clinic will conduct a workshop in Waterloo on Thursday, Oct. 21 for those who want to learn more about funding home modifications that enable adults and children with disabilities to fully access their houses and apartments. The workshop begins at 1:30 p.m. in the Waterloo Public Library, 415 Commercial St.

Co-sponsored by the Iowa Program for Assistive Technology, the workshop will provide information about local, state and federal funds to improve housing options for people with physical, cognitive and sensory impairments. It will also provide a forum to meet with other community members interested in funding accessible housing and adaptive modifications for independent living. Discussions will be held about barriers that communities and organizations encounter when trying to access funds available for consumers.

Admission to the workshop is free and open to the public. The information will be tailored specifically for those people and organizations that live in or provide services to Black Hawk and surrounding counties. Workshops typically draw people from religious organizations, hospital, health care and assisted living centers, state and local agencies and governments, schools, homebuilder associations, landlord-tenant organizations and disability advocacy organizations.

STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa News Service, 300 Plaza Centre One, Suite 371, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-2500.

MEDIA CONTACT: Tom Snee, 319-384-0010, tom-snee@uiowa.edu.