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Shawnie Rechtenbaugh, Department Secretary





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South Dakota Boards and Councils

 

 

Board of Vocational Rehabilitation

Every state has a state rehabilitation council that serves in an advisory capacity to the Vocational Rehabilitation agency.  South Dakota's state rehabilitation council is the Board of Vocational Rehabilitation.  To learn more about the functions, membership, and meetings, see the Boards and Commissions website link below:

State of South Dakota Official Boards and Commissions website

Membership includes people with disabilities and stakeholders, and all members of the Board are appointed by the Governor.  If you are interested in being appointed to the Board, you are welcome to complete a nomination form and submit to the contact below.

BVR Nomination Form - Microsoft Word

Becky Blume, Division of Rehabilitation Services
3800 E Hwy 34, c/o 500 E Capitol
Pierre, SD 57501
Email: infors@state.sd.us
Phone: 605-773-3195

 

Statewide Independent Living Council (SILC)

Every state has a Statewide Independent Living Council that is responsible for developing the State Plan for Independent Living and monitoring the implementation of that plan.  To learn more about the functions, membership, and meetings, see the Boards and Commissions website link below:

State of South Dakota Official Board and Commissions website

As with the Board of Vocational Rehabilitation, membership includes people with disabilities and stakeholders, and all members of the Board are appointed by the Governor.  To be considered for membership on the Statewide Independent Living Council, please complete a nomination form and submit to the contact below.

SILC Nomination Form - Microsoft Word

Becky Blume, Division of Rehabilitation Services
3800 E Hwy 34, c/o 500 E Capitol
Pierre, SD 57501
Email: infors@state.sd.us
Phone: 605-773-3195

 

Champion Of Independent Living Award

Annually, the Statewide Independent Living Council (SILC) gathers nominations to identify Champions of Independent Living Services.  A Champion of Independent Living Services nominee can be an organization or an individual whose work demonstrates a commitment to helping participants reach their goals of living independently in their home and communities.  This is an effort to build awareness about the individuals and organizations who contribute to the success of people with significant disability living independently throughout our state.

Champion of Independent Living Nomination Form

 

Voc Rehab Funding for Clients and Organizations

People with disabilities

The Board of Vocational Rehabilitation has limited funds available to support individuals with disabilities participating in training events. Learn more about what individuals can apply for this funding and how it can be used.

Organizations

The Board of Vocational Rehabilitation has limited funds available to assist organizations in promoting vocational rehabilitation opportunities or assisting individuals with disabilities in reaching their employment goals. Learn more about what organizations can apply for assistance and how it can be used.