Disability Rights Iowa has a new executive director, she made a stop in Sioux City for her first town hall on Wednesday.
Catherine Johnson has stepped into the role of Executive Director this past summer.
Her goal is to make sure everyone has access to help and knows their rights when it comes to disabilities.
Topics in Wednesday's discussion at the Sioux City Museum included special education, guardianship and conservatorship, and social security disability benefits.
"There are rights that are being violated throughout the state of Iowa and our purpose is to help people with disabilities from those violations from occurring, and when they do occur to provide legal assistance to eligible individuals for our services," Catherine Johnson said.
She also took questions from the group in person to hear what issues Siouxland residents are facing at the moment, and ways they can work together to combat these issues.
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