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Girl with hearing aidSouth 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.

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.

SD recruits low-income teens with disabilities to further education, employment

ASPIREWest.orgPIERRE, S.D. – The state Department of Human Services recently began mailing letters to recruit 120 of South Dakota’s young people with disabilities to participate in a six-state project to improve their educational and employment outcomes. 


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