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South Dakota Developmental Center

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Mission Statement

The mission of the South Dakota Developmental Center is to provide individualized treatment services and supports to people with developmental disabilities and challenging behaviors only when needed services are not available in a community setting.

Developmental center to host wellness fair in Redfield
SDDC will host its second annual wellness fair Oct. 29, 2014, on campus in Redfield.2nd annual event Oct. 29

REDFIELD, S.D. – Area residents will have an opportunity to explore a variety of wellness topics and health screenings Oct. 29 on the campus of the South Dakota Developmental Center (SDDC) in Redfield.

The wellness fair will offer more than 30 exhibits, including booths featuring local health resources and service providers. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn about health and safety, visit with representatives of organizations, and discover what services are available to help maintain an enjoyable and healthy lifestyle.The second annual community health and wellness fair will take place Wednesday, Oct. 29, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. CDT on the SDDC campus at 17267 W. 3rd St. in Redfield. Last year about 250 people attended the event.

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Philosophy

We believe that all people with developmental disabilities have the same rights, responsibilities and opportunities afforded others, including protection from abuse and harm caused by self or others.

We believe that all people with developmental disabilities have the capacity for growth and development.

We believe that the most positive and the least restrictive procedures should be used when teaching people.

We believe in improving the quality, efficiency, and effectiveness of services by developing and monitoring of annual treatment goals and objectives.

We believe that employees should have a work atmosphere where they are listened to and know that they make a difference.

We believe that SDDC is an important part of the entire developmental disability delivery system in South Dakota.

We believe in fostering cooperative relationships with other providers to ensure people with developmental disabilities have the best possible life.

We will comply with all state and federal rules and regulations pertaining to SDDC.

Vision

SDDC will incorporate Person Centered Practices to:

  • Foster a learning environment that supports a cooperative partnership resulting in people having positive control over their lives.
  • Utilize practices that assist in determining what is important "to" each person served in addition to what is important "for" the person.
  • Enhance, reinforce, and strengthen a person's natural supports whenever possible.
  • Promote independence and instill a sense of self-determination and well-being.
  • Provide high-quality standards of services which support a therapeutic environment and result in a balanced life for the person.

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