Surveys
Attention Parents:
Take This Survey on Part C Early Intervention Programs

If you are a parent or caregiver of a child who is receiving or has received early intervention services within the last six years, please take part in a national survey conducted by the Early Intervention Family Alliance (EIFA). The survey is for families who have participated in Part C Early Intervention programs. The survey will only take a few moments to complete and will guide future training efforts for EI professionals. The survey will be available until April 16 at www.surveymonkey.com/s/MB3WCWX. If you have questions, contact Kim Travers at knttraverse@windstream.net.



Transportation Access for Persons With Disabilities
The Rocky Mountain ADA Center, a member of the National Network of ADA Centers,  is sponsoring a survey of individuals with disabilities to understand the impact of access to transportation on social opportunities.  The survey will take approximately 10 minutes to complete online at Transportation Access for Persons with Disabilities.

Those who complete the survey may elect to be entered into a randomly selected drawing for one of eight $25 Visa gift cards.

The Rocky Mountain ADA Center, is a federally funded program providing technical assistance regarding disability issues.  This survey will be used to inform the training, materials, and telephone consultation services available from the Rocky Mountain ADA Center (www.adainformation.org).

If you would like additional information, please contact Keith Christensen at keith.christensen@usu.edu or 435 797-0507.  Thank you for taking the time to participate.
 
Acceso de Transporte para Personas con Discapacidades




New Online Assessment Tool for Caregivers

Help The Arc learn more about health concerns for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The Arc's HealthMeet project (in partnership with the National Association of County and City Health Officials) seeks to reduce health disparities and increase the longevity and quality of life for people with intellectual disabilities by providing free community-based health assessments and individualized referrals.

The Arc is collecting information on the health status of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) by surveying professional, paid, unpaid, or family member caregivers of people with I/DD.  Caregivers can use the assessment as a tool to help evaluate any "red flag" health concerns.  While this checklist should not be used in the place of seeing a doctor, it can be a handy way to identify concerns.  The information provided as part of the assessment will be used to find out more about the role of caregivers and the health concerns that impact people with I/DD across the United States to help develop appropriate and accessible tools for ALL caregivers to use in the future to help promote the health of people with I/DD.  Click here to access the assessment




Does your Child have Bipolar Disorder?
How do the brain and the symptoms of bipolar disorder change as children grow up? 
At the NIH Clinical Center in Bethesda, Maryland a research study is being conducted that describes, over time, the moods and behavior of children using specialized testing and brain imaging to learn about specific brain changes associated with bipolar disorder. 

This study seeks children and adolescent bipolar participants, ages 6-17, who have bipolar disorder. Participants must be diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder, currently being treated by a physician, medically healthy, and not currently hospitalized, psychotic or suicidal. 

All clinical evaluations, research procedures, and outpatient visits are free of cost. Both parent and child must agree to the child's participation. Children and parents are compensated for participation. Travel and lodging expenses are paid by NIMH. Participants from across the country may be eligible to participate. 
Research study participation involves 1-3 outpatient visits, and may involve a phone interview at 6 months and repeat face-to-face evaluations every one to two years until the child turns 25. Those eligible to participate must be ages 6-17, and be able to perform research & computer tasks, neuropsychological testing, and MRI brain imaging.  Call for more information: 301-496-8381, TTY: 1-866-411-1010; email bipolarkids@mail.nih.gov or visit http://patientinfo.nimh.nih.gov/BipolarDisorderPediatric.aspx




Dyslexia Association Wants Your Input! Please Complete this Survey


The International Dyslexia Association - Upper Midwest Branch is reaching out to South Dakota, North Dakota, Manitoba and all of Minnesota to learn how they can support you.

Would you like to see certain types of events in your area? Would you like to make connections with people locally? Here's your chance to let them know how they can serve you better. Please take a moment to complete this brief survey, so we can plan future events and projects with your needs in mind.

Please complete this survey.
https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/M32QLVY?c=acb53bc94f





What Parents Should Know...About Special Education in South Dakota Survey

SD Parent Connection and SD Advocacy Services, in partnership with schools across the state, have distributed approximately 24,000 copies of the guide, What Parents Should Know... About Special Education in South Dakota. If YOU are a parent who has received and used this guide, please take this brief survey. Your feedback will help us improve the guide and support funding to reprint and distribute additional copies.

Visit http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/LLKGNHC!
Thank you for completing the survey.




Parents of Children with Special Needs
Can Shape Community Services That Are Easy to Use


The newly founded National Center for Ease of Use of Community-Based Services is conducting a survey for parents of children with special needs. Results from the survey will be used to help the Center identify what’s working, what’s not, and how it can better help children receive the health care services they need. Please take the survey TODAY!
http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/402046/MC





Take the SD Broadband Speed Test!
It's fast (less than 60 seconds) and simple.


All South Dakota residents, schools, organizations and businesses are encouraged to take the speed test from wherever they access the Internet - as many times and in as many places as possible!  In fact, everyone is encouraged to take the speed test more than once from any computer, since speeds will vary, based on many variables such as time of day.

Why take the Speed Test? Speed test data will be collected and analyzed, helping determine where there is need to build and improve broadband coverage across the entire State.  So, if YOU do these speed tests you will help improve YOUR high speed Internet capabilities! This is a win-win-win for all: citizens, businesses and broadband service providers.

Take the test today. And tomorrow. Pass it on...
http://broadband.sd.gov/speedtest.aspx