PADS envisions a world where
people with disabilities are empowered to
live the lives they choose.

PADS is dedicated to
the empowerment of people with disabilities
by people with disabilities, through
peer support, community education,
advocacy, and action.

PADS is a unique group
based in Linn County
devoted to
improving the lives of people with disabilities
since its inception in January 2003.

PADS members and guests generally meet last Fridays of each month at 1PM
We meet at the Downtown Cedar Rapids Public Library
in a 2nd Floor meeting room
450 Fifth Avenue SE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52401

PADS Board generally meets 2nd Mondays at 11:30 AM
also at the library

To The Rescue Prom Dance Party

Thursday May 24th
5:30 - 7:00 PM
Free Admission
Belle’s Basix
3916 1st Ave NE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
For More Information, contact
Ingrid Wensel at 319.431.7823

PADS’ May Members’ Meeting:
Friday, May 25th
1:00 - 3:00 PM

Beems Auditorium - 2nd Floor
Cedar Rapids Public Library

PADS’ Peer Support Meetings:
2nd Satrudays
1:00 - 3:00 PM

April - Bowling at the CR Bowling Center
May - Dealing Gracefully with the Public
June - Picnic
July - Water Fight
August - Art Museum
September - African American Museum
October - Mivie
November - Relaxation

Save The Date
ADA Celebration

Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990
Celebrating the ADA with Baseball, Fireworks and PADS, Peer Action Disability Suport
Saturday, July 28th, 2018
Veterans Memorial Stadium
3:30 pm - Picnic
6:35 pm - Ke rnels Game

ADA Save the Date Flyer - PDF

ADA Registration Form - PDF


WHO CAN COME TO PADS Member Meetings?
PADS is FOR people with disabilities, BY people with disabilities. We welcome people with all types and all kinds of disabilities. PADS is primarily a group for adults with disabilities of all ages, however youth, and kids with disabilities are definitely welcome!! PADS is open to EVERYONE!!

To be added to the PADS mailing list, or you have questions,
please contact us:
Cherie at 319-364-0037
or Robin at 319-362-4284
or use our PADS Online Contact Form

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