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How To Get Services

This page and its links will help you understand what Rehabilitation Services is, where to get services, how the process works, what you need to do to get services, etc.

 

Step-by Step process to apply for Rehab Services

  1. Find the Division of Rehabilitation Services office that serves your county.
  2. Contact the office and schedule a meeting to discuss services and complete an application.
  3. Gather information about your disability, education and work history. Bringing this information with you can speed up the process.
  4. You and your counselor identify and agree on your employment goal.
  5. You and your counselor will develop a detailed plan of services available to help you achieve that goal.


The time it takes for you to reach your employment goal depends upon your individual needs. Remember that any person whose disability significantly interferes with getting or keeping a job, and who needs vocational rehabilitation services to overcome these barriers to employment is eligible.

 

Step-by-step process to get Independent Living Services

  1. Find the Center for Independent Living office that serves your county
  2. Contact the office and schedule a meeting to discuss services and complete an application.
  3. Gather information about your disability. Bringing this information with you can speed up the process.
  4. You and your independent living specialist will establish your independent living goal.


The time it takes for you to reach your independent living goal depends upon your individual needs. Remember that any person whose disability significantly interferes with their ability to function in the family, community or employment, and who needs independent living services to overcome these barriers is eligible.

 

For more information about Assistive Daily Living Services, please contact:

The Division of Rehabilitation Services
3800 E Hwy 34
500 E Capital
Pierre SD 57501
(605) 773-3195

 

Step-by-step process to get Telecommunications Adaptive Services

  1. Find the TAD provider office that serves your county.
  2. Contact the office and schedule a meeting to discuss services and complete an application.
  3. You and your TAD provider will decide on what kind of adaptive phone/device will work best for you.

Any person whose disability significantly interferes with their ability to use a regular telephone, is South Dakota resident, and has phone service or will be getting phone service is eligible for TAD services.

 

The Transition Liason Service Project

The Transition Services Liaison Project (TSLP) partners with vocational rehabilitation to create this and other activities designed to assist youth with disabilities to move from high school into the world of work or post secondary school. The Youth Leadership Forum (YLF) has proven to be a unique career and leadership training program for high school juniors and seniors.

The link above to the TSLP will give you information on the Youth Leadership Forum as well as Catch the Wave, Project Skills and other transition services.

Post High School Vocational Transition Study 2010