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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.

 

Are You Interested in becoming a Member of the South Dakota Council on Developmental Disabilities?

 

The SD Council on Developmental Disabilities will have (1) vacancy for a person with an intellectual and developmental disability, one (1) vacancy for a parent or guardian of an adult with an intellectual and developmental disability; and (1) vacancy for a community based service provider.

 

SD Council on Developmental Disabilities Application

 

The Council Office is gathering names of people who are interested in these positions on the Council. Those names will be forwarded to the Governor's Office for final selection in summer 2017. Learn more by clicking here.

 

The SD Advocates for Change (SDAC) Leadership Team is a group of adults with disabilities, sponsored by the SD Council on Developmental Disabilities.  They are ANNOUNCING TEAM OPENINGS for persons with disabilities to apply and be considered for membership on this active Team of hard-working, determined advocates!!!.

 

SD Advocates for Change Application

 


 

 

 

CALENDAR OF EVENTS - Updated January 12, 2017

 

WHEN WHAT WHERE

Feb 25, 2017

2017 Great Plains Rare Disease Community Summit

Visit the CoRDS website at www.sanfordresearch.org/CoRDS for more information or to register.

Sanford Research Center

Sioux Falls, SD

March 2, 2017

Positive Approaches Training

This one day training will focus on using Person Centered Practices to develop plans that will have positive impacts on behaviors, people's perception of behaviors, and how agencies address behavioral concerns.  For more information or to register contact Carie Tesch at ctesch@lifequestsd.com or Pat Kellar at pkellar@abilitybuildingservices.org

Mitchell, SD

March 15, 2017

2 Day Person Centered Training

This 2 day training consists of exercises in which the participants learn how to use seven person centered thinking tools and acquire five basic person centered thinking skills.  For more information or to register contact Amanda Diers at 605-718-6288 or adiers@bhws.com or Cari Diro at 605-718-6209 or cdire@bhws.com

Black Hills Works

Rapid City, SD

March 29, 2017

Catch the Wave

 

Catch the Wave is a one day conference specifically for high school students who have a disability are considering post-secondary education at a college or techinical institute. For more information contact Melissa Flor at 605-494-3612 or email mflor@tie.net.

Mitchell, SD
April 4, 2017

Catch the Wave

 

Catch the Wave is a one day conference specifically for high school students who have a disability are considering post-secondary education at a college or techinical institute. For more information contact Bev Peterson at 605-367-4656 or email bev.petersen@state.sd.us

Sioux Falls, SD

April 4, 2017

Person Centered Employment

For more information or to register contact Julie Hand at 773-3438 or Julie.hand@state.sd.us

Governor’s Inn

Pierre, SD

April 5, 2017

Catch the Wave

 

Catch the Wave is a one day conference specifically for high school students who have a disability are considering post-secondary education at a college or techinical institute. For more information contact Cindy Kirschman at 605-626-2398 or email cindy.kirschman@state.sd.us 

Aberdeen, SD
April 20, 2017

Catch the Wave

 

Catch the Wave is a one day conference specifically for high school students who have a disability are considering post-secondary education at a college or techinical institute. For more information contact Cindy Kirschman at 605-626-2398 or email cindy.kirschman@state.sd.us   

Watertown, SD

April 21-22, 2017

The Journey of Life … Down Syndrome Style! – 2017 Down Syndrome Regional Conference 

Register online at www.newdirectionsdsa.com  Questions about conference … Christie Bowar @ christiegb@msn.com

Questions about registration … Jessica Osmanson @ ajosmanson@gmail.com

Holiday Inn Express

Brandon, SD

April 27, 2017

Catch the Wave

 

Catch the Wave is a one day conference specifically for high school students who have a disability are considering post-secondary education at a college or techinical institute. For more information contact Dave Halverson at 605-347-4467 or email dhalverson@bhssc.tie.net

Rapid City, SD

May 23-24, 2017

2 Day Person Centered Training

This 2 day training consists of exercises in which the participants learn how to use seven person centered thinking tools and acquire five basic person centered thinking skills.  For more information or to register contact Shannon Buum at 605-624-4419 Ext. 106 or Shannon.buum@sesdac.org

Vermillion Public Library

Vermillion, SD

June 8-9, 2017

Lighting the Way Autism Conference 

Register online at www.augie.edu/lighting-way  For more information contact Julie Ashworth at 605-929-0031 or Julie.ashworth@augie.edu

Augustana University

Sioux Falls, SD

 

 

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