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Young adult student holding tabletProgram to provide post-secondary education for young adults with disabilities

PIERRE, S.D. – The state Department of Human Services (DHS) has established a program offering post-secondary education to young adults with disabilities in South Dakota.

DHS issued a request for proposals from institutions with the ability to implement a three-year pilot program at a college, university or technical institute that would grant access to a menu of courses and provide work opportunities. Augustana College was awarded the contract.
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South Dakota helps purchase hearing aids for children

PIERRE, S.D. – The South Dakota Department of Human Services (DHS) has launched a program to provide financial assistance for the purchase of hearing aids for children.

DHS is prepared to begin accepting applications Dec. 1 for services for the new Hearing Aid Assistance Program. The aim of the program is to promote the healthy development of South Dakota children who are hard of hearing and would benefit from hearing aids by providing financial assistance.
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Final report issued on autism spectrum disorders study for children

PIERRE, S.D. – The state departments of Labor and Regulation (DLR) and Human Services (DHS) have issued the final report on the study of the treatment of autism spectrum disorders for children in South Dakota. The study analyzed the availability and certification of providers, accepted treatments and outcomes, as well as costs and benefits of autism services for children.
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