PIERRE, S.D. – In the second week of National Autism Awareness Month, the South Dakota Department of Human Services (DHS) announced it is taking nominations for a summer workgroup focusing on qualifications of applied behavior analysis therapy providers. The workgroup called for in the legislation is tasked with studying the certification and licensure of applied behavior analysis therapy providers and to advise and make recommendations to the Governor and the Legislature by Dec. 1.
Public assistance is being sought in making nominations for the 2015 Governor's Awards, which recognizes South Dakotans for their contributions to the rehabilitation and employment of people with disabilities. Nominations must be postmarked by Friday, April 24.