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SOUTH DAKOTA DEVELOPMENTAL CENTER
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The mission of the South Dakota Developmental Center is to provide comprehensive specialized services designed to enhance quality of life and community inclusion for people with Intellectual Disabilities and/or Developmental Disabilities.

The SDDC has two residential living areas.  The East Residential Living Area, (ERLA) supports men and West Residential Living Area (WRLA) provides supports to males and females of varying ages.  Progress in treatment affords people an opportunity to move to a transitional living area as they increase their ability to make well-informed decisions and choices. 


The overall intent is to focus on increasing people’s understanding of how their behaviors affect themselves and others, help people understand the boundaries of appropriate behavior, help them learn to accept responsibility for their own behavior and learn replacement.  Based upon individualized needs teaching is provided to improve skills in the areas of vocational, daily living, socialization, recreation, and communication.  Youth under the age of 22 are enrolled and receive their education through the Redfield Public School.