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.
March is Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month. The theme this year is:
People with developmental disabilities can be friends, neighbors, co-workers, volunteers, teammates, or classmates. During Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month, the Council encourages everyone to get to know someone with a disability and discover just what he or she Can Do, Like You! Recognize abilities and see that everyone has something to offer.
They’re artists. They run their own business. They vote. They go to school. They volunteer in the community. They’re people with disabilities who want a chance to show they have ABILITIES, too. During Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month, get to know someone with a disability and you’ll see just what they Can Do, Like You!
The Council is a member of the South Dakota Developmental Disabilities Network along with South Dakota Advocacy Services & the Center for Disabilities at the Sanford School of Medicine of the University of South Dakota.
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS ISSUED - Advocacy & Leadership Training for Middle School Students
Click here for PDF of Request for Proposals.
Click here for cover letter for RFP.
Click here for Grant Application Packet.
"I Want a Job"
DDC Notes - November 2014 Click here for PDF file.
STATE PLAN for 2012-2016 available - Click here for PDF file of complete state plan.
SOUTH DAKOTA ADVOCATES FOR CHANGE - Click here to learn more about this network of self advocates and to read their newsletter.
RESOURCE - "A Roadmap to Services in South Dakota for People with Developmental Disabilities" Follow this link to download the Roadmap or contact the Council to receive a copy via regular mail or electronically.
RESOURCE - "Explore the Possibilities - Home Ownership for People with Limited Incomes in South Dakota" Follow this link to download the Home Ownership Guide or contact the Council to receive a copy via regular mail or electronically.
RESOURCE - "Criminal Justice / Human Services Handbook" Follow this link to download the Criminal Justice/Human Services Handbook or contact the Council to receive a copy via regular mail or electronically.
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