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The Council on Quality and Leadership presented S.D. Division of Developmental Disabilities Director Dan Lusk, center, with an International Award of Excellence. Presenting the award were CQL chief executive officer Cathy Ficker-Terrill, left, and CQL Board President William Beattie, right.State Division of Developmental Disabilities director receives international award

PIERRE, S.D. – Dan Lusk, director of the state Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD), was recently honored with an International Award of Excellence by The Council on Quality and Leadership (CQL). South Dakota’s DDD and CQL have a long history of working together to enhance services and supports for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD). All of the community support providers in South Dakota are accredited by CQL.

Logo for Ability for Hire campaignSD launches campaign about benefits of hiring people with disabilities

PIERRE, S.D. – The South Dakota Department of Human Services (DHS) has announced the launch of its “Ability for Hire” campaign. The goal of the campaign is to promote the benefits of, as well as change public perceptions about, hiring people with disabilities. The campaign started Aug. 11 with the debut of the website and has been followed by TV and radio outreach the last couple of months, along with informative videos, employer/employee testimonials, print materials and more.

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