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developmental disabilities

 

 

Employment First Philosophy

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Employment First Alliance | Employment resources | Person Centered Employment Resources | Federal and state considerations | Helpful links


The S.D. Department of Human Services Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD) is engaged in bringing integrated employment supports for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities into greater focus. Through funds granted by the Governor’s Council on Developmental Disabilities, DDD initiated membership in the State Employment Leadership Network (SELN) in 2013. As we continue to learn about the best ways to approach necessary system change, we celebrate the significant progress already achieved.

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S.D. Employment First Alliance

The South Dakota Employment First Alliance (SDEFA) was formed in 2010 with the intent to develop strategies to increase employment outcomes for people with developmental disabilities in South Dakota. The Employment First Alliance is comprised of self-advocates, family members, providers, state agencies, and various other interested stakeholder groups. Membership is voluntary and open to those with an interest in increasing integrated employment for people with developmental disabilities. Meetings are held approximately every other month via video-conferencing; once each year a face-to-face meeting is held in a location central to all members (view member list). If you’d like more information about SDEFA, contact Julie Hand.

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Employment Resources

Annually, SDEFA identifies priorities that align with DDD efforts as well as topics on the national forefront – and most recently the SD Work Plan. Subcommittees are utilized to focus on specific areas such as person-centered employment planning, messaging and outreach, and effective employment supports. Results of past subcommittee work include the following resources:

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Person Centered Employment Resources

 

 

VIDEO (below): Michael Smull Person Centered Planning Session (using gifts to build connections)

VIDEO (below): "The Doughnut" as a person-centered planning tool

VIDEO (below): "Matching Support" as a person-centered planning tool

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Federal and State Considerations

 

 

In addition to state government, DDD’s efforts are also influenced by federal regulations and expectations. Consider the following federal resources and information:

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Helpful Links

 

The following links to other websites and resources may be helpful:

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