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History

In November of 2016, the South Dakota Department of Human Services (DHS) Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD) joined a consortium of states in the National Community of Practice for Supporting Families project to strengthen best practices in supporting families that include a member with intellectual or developmental disabilities across the lifespan.

DDD established a Community of   Practice   (CoP) state team which  includes family members, self-advocate, stakeholders, staff from within the division and the executive director of the Developmental Disabilities Council. 

The state team will complete a work plan to ensure state policies, practices and systems support family networks, provide family-centered case management, expand service available in the home and strengthen the role of families in all models of services.

The National Community of Practice for Supporting Families project is operated under a five-year grant awarded in 2012 to the National Association of State Directors of Developmental Disabilities by the Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, with six states participating. 

In 2016 the decision was made to expand the CoP to 11 other states including Alabama, Delaware, Hawaii, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania and South Dakota.


listening sessions

The South Dakota Department of Human Services Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD) will be hosting a series of listening sessions for self-advocates and families that include a member with an intellectual or developmental disability. 

The listening sessions will allow those in attendance to voice their ideas and needs for how to support these individuals. Each listening session will begin at 6:30p.m.

Date Location Address City
Sept. 25 Cheyenn-Eagle Butte High School Auditorium 2004 E. St. Eagle Butte
Sept. 26 Campus Center - Pyle Community Room 333 9th. St. SW Huron
Sept. 27 Oyate Community Center 2421 W. 15th St. Sioux Falls
Oct. 4 Winner's Circle 731 Jensen Highway   Hot Springs
Oct. 5 Best Western Ramkota Hotel - Rushmore Room 2111 N. LaCrosse St. Rapid City
Oct. 10 Vermillion Public Library 18 Church St. Vermillion
Oct. 11 Wagner Middle School 101 Walnut Ave. SW Wagner
Oct. 16 YMCA 5 S. State St. Aberdeen
Oct. 17 Milbank Community Center 1001 E. 4th Ave. Milbank

If you can't attend in person, an online listening session will be held on Oct. 24 from 6:30p.m. - 8p.m. CDT. To join in, please click the following link - http://tinyurl.com/LifeCourse-Listening-Session

You can also join by phone by calling 1-866-410-8397.Conference ID is 3114467886

For more information regarding the listening sessions, please call 605-773-3438 or email Jenny.Krieger@state.sd.us.