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SOUTH DAKOTA COUNCIL ON DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES
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Mission Statement

To assist people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families in achieving the quality of life they desire through advocacy, systems change and capacity building.

For agendas, board minutes and members list, please visit the State of South Dakota Boards and Commissions website.

DDC Notes

Resources

The Council is a member of the South Dakota Developmental Disabilities Network along with Disability Rights South Dakota & the Center for Disabilities at the Sanford School of Medicine of the University of South Dakota.

STATE PLAN for 2017-2021

State Plan
Annual Work Plan for FFY17
Annual Work Plan for FFY18

Resources

A Roadmap to Services in South Dakota for People with Developmental Disabilities
Explore the Possibilities - Home Ownership for People with Limited Incomes in South Dakota
Criminal Justice / Human Services Handbook

South Dakota Advocates for Change

VISION
South Dakota self-advocates live in and are a part of their community with the support to have a full life.

OUR GOAL
To build a network of self-advocates that represents the entire state.

MISSION
For ourselves and other self-advocates, we will:

  • Learn to be stronger self-advocates
  • Promote self-advocacy around the state
  • Take action on issues that are important to self-advocates in South Dakota. NEWSLETTERS To submit newsletter articles please email Faith or call her at 1-800-210-0143.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why was the Council established?
The first Council was established by Executive Order on December 12, 1973 in response to the Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act (DD Act). The Act requires a state council to serve as an advocate for all persons with developmental disabilities by carrying out priority activities.

Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act of 2000 also provides funding for Protection and Advocacy Systems and University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Education, Research and Service. In South Dakota, these agencies are Disability Rights South Dakota and the USD Center for Disabilities.

Who is a member of the DD Council?

The Council is composed of 25 members appointed for three-year terms. Each member is appointed by the Governor. The DD Act requires 60 percent of the members to be individuals with developmental disabilities or parents/ guardians of an individual with a developmental disability. The other members represent service providers, state agencies, advocacy groups, universities, public agencies and associations.

MEMBERSHIP LIST

Barb Abeln, SD Developmental Center, Redfield
Roger Bowie, Sioux Falls
David Colling, Howard
Katherine Erdman-Becker, Flandreau
Reed Haug, Spearfish
Barb Hemmelman, Department of Health, Pierre
Chuck Henrie, Rapid City
Tania Kostal, Tyndall
Marcie Lorensberg, Aberdeen
Darryl Millner, DHS/Division of Developmental Disabilities, Pierre
Angel Maggard, Pierre
Carroll Forsch, DSS/Office of Childcare Services, Pierre
Tim Neyhart, SD Advocacy Services, Pierre
Wendy Parent-Johnson, USD Center for Disabilities, Sioux Falls
Crystal Reuter, Sioux Falls
Connie Schmitz, Bonesteel
Derek Smith, Sioux Falls
Cindy Taber, Chamberlain
Wendy Trujillo, DOE/Special Education, Pierre
Peggy Waltner, Freeman
Eric Weiss, DHS/Division of Rehabilitation Services, Pierre
Rebecca Nasser, Sioux Falls
Erica Gloor, Sioux Falls
Kelli Anderson, Resources for Human Development, Sioux Falls
Yvette Thomas, DHS/Long-Term Services and Supports, Pierre

What is the Federal Definition of Developmental Disabilities?

In P.L. 106-402, the Developmental Disabilities Act, the term "developmental disability" means a severe, chronic disability of an individual that--

  1. is attributable to a mental or physical impairment or combination of mental and physical impairment;
  2. is manifested before the individual attains age 22;
  3. is likely to continue indefinitely;
  4. results in substantial functional limitations in 3 or more of the following areas of major life activity:
    1. self-care;
    2. receptive and expressive language;
    3. learning;
    4. mobility;
    5. self-direction;
    6. capacity for independent living; and
    7. economic self-sufficiency; and
  5. reflects the individual's need for a combination and sequence of special, interdisciplinary, or generic services, individualized supports, or other forms of assistance that are of lifelong or extended duration and are individually planned and coordinated.


An individual from birth to age 9, inclusive, who has substantial developmental delay or specific congenital or acquired conditions may be considered to have a developmental disability without meeting 3 or more of the criteria described above in (A) through (E) if the individual, without services and supports, has a high probability of meeting those criteria later in life.

What is the National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities Councils (NACDD)?

NACDD is a national organization of DD Councils of which South Dakota is a member. Learn more about NACDD..

What role does the Administration for community living have with the SD Council?

The Administration for Community Living (ACL) is the federal agency which provides the funding to the DD Councils, Protection & Advocacy systems, and University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Education, Research and Service. Visit the Administration for Community Living. The Administraion on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities is an agency within the Administration for Community Living.

Where can I get the Council's Five Year State Plan & Annual Reports?

The Council developed a Five-Year Plan for Federal Fiscal Years 2017-2021. The Council's goals include employment, workforce development, early intervention, safety and security and advocacy and leadership development. Plans and reports can be found under the Documents and Forms heading on this page.

ASSISTANCE TO ATTEND WORKSHOPS

The Assistance to Attend Workshops Instructions and forms
Complete and submit the form electronically through the State of South Dakota's E-Form Portal.  Assistance for People with Developmental Disabilities and their Families for Travel to Conferences/Workshops, please click here.

documents and forms

ANNUAL REPORT SUMMARIES
GRANT APPLICATION FORMS & INSTRUCTIONS
GRANTEE REPORTING FORMS
  • Reporting forms are now part of the Grant Application Packets linked above.
  • Forms can be requested in MS Word format by contacting the Council.

POLICIES
STATE PLAN 2017-2021

 

contact information

Executive Director: Arlene Poncelet
Phone Number: 605-773-6369
Email: infoddc@state.sd.us

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