Our Mission & History
Why Able Up Iowa?
Assistive technology can get very expensive, and many items are not covered by insurance. This often leaves low-income Iowans with disabilities without the equipment or accommodations they need to live independently.
This led a dedicated team from Iowa Program for Assistive Technology (IPAT) to establish Able Up Iowa in 1993.
Outreach and Growth
In the following years, Able Up Iowa was able to serve thousands of individuals from across the state, reaching 55 of Iowa’s 99 counties.However, we knew that in order to serve as many Iowans as possible, we needed to continue evolving our programs.
In 2019, Able Up Iowa collaborated with community experts and partners from across the state to strategically develop plans for growth.
Vision into Action
After receiving a substantial grant in 2020, Able Up Iowa was able to put the program enhancements envisioned in 2019 into action.
Our Roots Run Deep
Since the beginnings of Able Up Iowa, every year has brought new opportunities for enrichment. However, one thing will always stay the same: Able Up Iowa is unwaveringly dedicated to providing Iowans of all abilities with our very best financial care and support.