News and Events
The South Dakota Rehabilitation Center for the Blind (SDRC) would like to invite any South Dakota residents, who have low vision or are blind, to participate in the upcoming May â€œFirst Fridayâ€ event to be held on May 4, 2018, and feature the following:
8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
A.T. walk-in clinic
Have questions about technology? Experienced staff can help answer those questions at the Walk-in Clinic .
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. (Must Register to Attend)
Low Vision Sewing
Learn about sewing and quilting with various techniques and devices.
Please register prior to the event by calling 1-800-658-5441 or 605-367-5260 or email: JoMarie.Laughlin@state.sd.us
SBVI Public Forum
The South Dakota Department of Human Services Division of Service to the Blind and Visually Impaired (SBVI) will be holding a public forum on May 5. The forum will include a discussion and a Q&A session regarding services offered through SBVI.
The forum will be held at the Adoba Eco Hotel located at 445 Mt. Rushmore Road in Rapid City from 4p.m. â€“ 6p.m. (MDT).
Written comments and questions can be submitted by mail to: Division of Service to the Blind and Visually Impaired, 3800 E. Hwy. 34, c/o 500 E. Capitol Ave., Pierre, S.D. 57501. To request an interpreter or other accommodations for the public forum, please call 605-773-4644 or 1-800-265-9684. Requests for accommodations should be made at least one week prior to the public forum.
The mission of SBVI is to provide individualized rehabilitation services that result in optimal employment and independent living outcomes for citizens who are blind or visually impaired.
2018 Governor's Award Nominations
The South Dakota Board of Vocational Rehabilitation, Board of Service to the Blind and Visually Impaired and the Statewide Independent Living Council are now accepting nominations for the 2018 Governorâ€™s Awards.
The nomination categories are:
- Outstanding Employee with a Disability
- Outstanding Citizen with a Disability
- Outstanding Private Employer (Small Employer)
- Outstanding Private Employer (Large Employer)
- Outstanding Employer (Other)
- Outstanding Transition Services Award
- Distinguished Service Award
Anyone is welcome to submit a nomination. Nomination forms can be found online at http://dhs.sd.gov/rehabservices/governorsawards.aspx.
For assistance, please contact 605-947-2207 or 1-800-210-0143.
The deadline for submitting names for consideration is Friday, May 25.
Gov. Dennis Daugaard will recognize individuals and employers for their contributions to the rehabilitation and employment of South Dakotans with disabilities during a ceremony later this year.