Get Involved

PADS is FOR people with disabilities BY people with disabilities.

How to Get Involved

You can get involved with PADS by, attending a PADS Membership Meeting, or participating in one of PADS’ special events.

Join our Facebook group to join the discussion

Who Can Come to Member Meetings?

PADS is open to everyone!

How to Become a Member of PADS

Simply let one of our Board Members know that you are interested in participating in PADS on a regular basis and would like to be added to the mailing list. There are no membership dues or fees. Meetings are open to anyone who is interested!

Call Ingrid at (319) 431-7823, if you have any questions, need more information about PADS, would like a link to an upcoming meeting, or want to be added to our mailing list.

When are PADS Meetings Held?

Due to COVID-19, all PADS meetings are currently being held virtually, via Google Meets! In-person meetings will be scheduled again when it is deemed safe to meet!

  • PADS Membership Meetings are generally held at 5:00 PM on the 1st Monday of the month (except on Holidays).
  • PADS Board Meetings are generally at 11:30 AM, on the 2nd Monday of the month.

Meeting dates may be changed in advance due to meeting conflicts.

Meeting dates may be changed without notice, due to emergent situations.

PADS Meeting Agendas & Minutes

Minutes are available by request. If you would like the Minutes from any of our past meetings, simply let our PADS contact know which ones you are looking for and provide us with your current email address.

PADS Picnic
The pandemic has impacted all of our lives in so many ways over the past year and a half. I realize that wearing masks, social distancing and virtual meetings are my new normal. I am thrilled that PADS is using virtual meetings like the virtual holiday party in 2020 and the virtual membership meetings in 2021 to help us stay connected with fellow PADS members. It is important to me to be able to remain in contact with old friends and renew friendships with someone I have not seen in a long while through these virtual channels.
Mark Cross