a program of the Center for Disabilities and Development, The University of Iowa's Center of Excellence in Developmental Disabilities
Database Inclusion Policy
Iowa COMPASS has established a policy for its online resource database. This policy reflects the national standards established by the Alliance for Information and Referral Services (AIRS): "To ensure that the needs of the community are met, the [information and referral] service shall develop criteria for the inclusion or exclusion of agencies and programs in the resource database. These criteria shall be uniformly applied and published so that staff and the public are aware of the scope and limitations of the database." - AIRS Standards for Professional Information & Referral and Quality Indicators, January 2009.