PIERRE, S.D. – Gov. Dennis Daugaard has signed a proclamation declaring March as Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month in South Dakota. Organizations devoted to serving individuals with developmental disabilities are planning special events in March to raise public awareness of the many abilities people have, regardless of disability. “Ability at Work,” the 2014 theme, encourages people to understand that when people with disabilities are welcomed into local neighborhoods, workplaces, houses of worship and schools, everyone wins.
Employment Works Task Force report
Group unveils recommendations for employing South Dakotans with disabilities
The Governor’s Employment Works Task Force recently released its final report with recommendations for employing South Dakotans with disabilities.
The Employment Works Initiative was announced in the spring of 2013, and a task force was created in July 2013 to help guide his efforts. The state Department of Human Services (DHS) recruited members from across the state, and the task force met three times beginning in August 2013. The result of the task force’s work is contained within its final report, which is now available online at dhs.sd.gov.
DHS Strategic Plan