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Shawnie Rechtenbaugh, Department Secretary





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The Division of Rehabilitation Services works with South Dakota School Districts and other organizations within the state to help students with disabilities plan for their future.  A variety of services are available to help match your skills, abilities, and interests with a compatible career path.

Pre-Employment Transition Services (Pre-ETS) are available to students with disabilities who need help with employment and/or attending post-secondary education.  Every public school in South Dakota has a Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) counselor assigned to assist with the transition from high school into the adult world. You can find the counselor that covers your school by clicking on the following links: 

To ask how to apply for VR services to participate in the following services.  

*must be eligible for VR services to utilize

**must have approval from your school district and eligible for VR services to participate

Please feel free to contact our statewide transition specialist with any questions at:
Katie Gran
Phone: (605) 367-4657
Email: Katie.Gran@state.sd.us

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

Transition Services Liaison Project (TSLP)

TSLP is funded by SD Special Education Programs Office and the Division of Rehabilitation Services.  Staff provide training and resources to students, families, schools, VR counselors, and adult service agencies on transition services.  On their website, you can find a wealth of resources available for transition planning including additional information about Project Skills, Youth Leadership Forum, and post-secondary schooling supports.  

Transition Resource Booklet

This booklet can help you find resources that are available online to help with transition planning.  

Pre-ETS Apps

Students from the University of Akron put together this PowerPoint that shares a variety of apps that one can download onto their phone to assist with a variety of transition services.