SD Parent Connection Family Resource Guide - Transition to Adulthood


Transition to Adulthood

Augie Access
www.augie.edu/augieaccess 
605-274-4926
Young adults 14-18 years of age with intellectual and developmental disabilities are encouraged to apply and participate in Augie Access, a post-secondary education pilot program.  Information and application can be found at the website.

Catch the Wave, Transition Services Liaison Project
www.tslp.org
800-224-5336

Pierre
605-224-5336
A day of university orientation for high school students with disabilities who are considering post-secondary education. TSLP provides information, training and liaison to encourage students with disabilities to complete their education and succeed in independence.


Going to College.org
www.going-to-college.org/
Information for high school students with a disability who are, or will be attending college. The site contains video clips, activities, and resources that can help students explore more about themselves, learn what to expect from college, and examine important considerations and tasks to complete when planning for college.


National Center for Secondary Education and Transition
www.ncset.org/
NCSET coordinates national resources, offers technical assistance and distributes information related to secondary education and transition for youth with disabilities to achieve successful futures.


Postsecondary Education Programs Network for DHH
www.pepnet.org
Pepnet is an on-line resource (with video trainings) to advance the educational opportunities for people who are deaf or hard of hearing.

We Connect Now
http://weconnectnow.wordpress.com/
We Connect Now is dedicated to uniting people interested in rights and issues affecting people with disabilities, with particular emphasis on college students and access to higher education and employment issues.




Employment

American Indian Vocational Rehabilitation (Section 121) Programs
Section 121 Programs provide culturally appropriate rehabilitation services to American Indians with disabilities who reside on or near federal or state reservations and who are a member of a state or federal tribe.  Services provided may include vocational rehabilitation counseling, physical and mental retardation, vocational training, financial support for some expenses, transportation, interpreter services, job search assistance, job coaching, assistive technology, self-employment services and transition services for youth with disabilities.
Oglala Sioux Tribe
Pine Ridge Vocational Rehabilitation Project
Pine Ridge
605-867-2798 
Serving Lakota, Jackson and Bennett Counties
Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe 
Oun'iyekiyapi Vocational Rehabilitation Project
605-823-4222
Eagle Butte
Serving Serving Dewey and Ziebach Counties
Standing Rock Sioux Tribe
Vocational Rehabilitation Project
605-823-4222
McLaughlin

Serving Corson County
Lower Brule Sioux Tribe 
Oto Kahe Teca Vocational Rehabilitation Project
605-473-5584
Lower Brule

Serving Lyman County

Freedom to Work Project, SD Coalition of Citizens with Disabilities
http://ftw.sd-ccd.org
1-800-210-0143
FTW offers work incentive trainings, resource materials on the website and contact information on Benefits Specialists in SD who can answer your questions about work and SSI/SSDI benefits.

National Business and Disability Council
www.business-disability.com/
For job seekers with disabilities. Post a resume, apply for internships or jobs, view webcasts and on-line presentations.


National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability
www.ncwd-youth.info/
NCWD specifically focuses on what youth with disabilities need to know to prepare themselves for careers or meaningful jobs, and what parents need to know to ensure that their children are getting all of the things that they need to succeed.

Project Skills, Transition Services Liaison Project
www.tslp.org
800-224-5336

Pierre
605-224-5336
A paid work experience program for high school students with disabilities.


South Dakota Benefits Specialists Network
800-224-5336
Pierre
605-224-5336

Staff assist SSI and SSDI beneficiaries in understanding how part-time, full-time, or seasonal work affects disability benefits and other federal, state, and local benefits.  Staff can also answer questions about how employment would affect health care benefits, SSA work incentives, and employment-related work incentives offered by other programs.

Ticket to Work
www.chooseworkttw.net/
866-968-7842
866-833-2967 (TTY/TDD)
If you have a disability and want to work, the Ticket to Work program will connect you with the right people to help you explore your options. If you are age 18 through 64 and receive Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) you already qualify.



Vocational Rehabilitation Services
https://dhs.sd.gov/rehabservices/default.aspx

Pierre
605-773-3195
VR provides individualized vocational rehabilitation and supportive services to assist eligible individuals with disabilities to get and keep jobs compatible with their skills and abilities. Apply at local office.
Aberdeen
Phone/TTY 605-626-2398
800-439-3417

Brookings
Phone/TTY 605-688-4280
800-382-2176

Chamberlain
Phone/TTY 605-734-4555
800-265-9677

Huron
Phone/TTY 605-353-7130
800-439-3417

Mitchell
Phone/TTY 605-995-8072
800-265-9677

Pierre
Phone/TTY 605-773-3318
877-873-8500

Rapid City
Phone/TTY 605-394-2261
800-439-8861

Sioux Falls
Phone/TTY 605-367-5339
800-265-9679

Spearfish
Phone/TTY 605-642-6817
800-439-8861

Watertown
Phone/TTY 605-882-5150
866-261-9261

Yankton
Phone/TTY 605-668-3050
800-265-9677


Work Incentive Programs, Social Security Administration
www.socialsecurity.gov/disabilityresearch/wi/generalinfo.htm
800-772-1213
800-325-0778 (TTY)
Special rules make it possible for people with disabilities receiving Social Security or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) to work and still receive monthly payments and Medicare or Medicaid. Social Security calls these rules "work incentives."


Health Care

Adolescent Health Transition Project
http://depts.washington.edu/healthtr/
Information, materials, and links designed to help smooth the transition from pediatric to adult health care for adolescents with special health care needs.

Got Transition?
www.gottransition.org/
National resource center focusing on a young adult's transition from pediatric to adult health care.

Healthy and Ready to Work
www.healthytransitionwi.org
HRTW project has ended but a wealth of materials for families, students and professionals are being maintained on-line related to transition to adult health care, employment and independence.

Institute for Child Health Policy Videos
www.youtube.com/channel/UCXaLsg0Lds1Ure1CM-Bn6XA
Videos for young adults, featuring young adults, to support independence in managing personal health care and transitioning to adult health care providers.


Medical Assistance for Workers with Disabilities (MAWD)
http://ftw.sd-ccd.org/disabledpersonsandfamily/medicalassistanceforworkerswithdisabilitiesmawd/
MAWD is an incentive for people with disabilities to return to work or remain working and allows an individual to remain on, or become eligible for, health insurance through Medicaid. For more information, contact your local office of:
Department of Social Services
1-877-999-5612
http://dss.sd.gov/findyourlocaloffice

Division of Rehabilitation Services
Pierre
605-773-3195
https://dhs.sd.gov/rehabservices/default.aspx

Division of Service to the Blind and Visually Impaired
1-800-265-9684
https://dhs.sd.gov/servicetotheblind/default.aspx

Personal Assistance Services (PAS)
http://dhs.sd.gov/rehabservices/ADLS.aspx
800-265-9684

Pierre
605-773-3195
Medical, hands-on services that assist eligible individuals to maintain employment. This service provides support at work that is not available through the employer. Services provided through the PAS program include basic personal care which could include using the bathroom and clothing changes, assistance with dietary needs related to a medical issue (not including meal preparation), range of motion exercises, medication reminders, and repositioning and transfers. To qualify, an individual must be eligible for Medicaid, employed for at least 40 hours per month, and 18 to 64 years of age.

Social Security Administration
www.socialsecurity.gov
800-772-1213
Supplemental Security Income and Medicaid health insurance can be provided to people with disabilities who have limited income and resources if they meet certain criteria.


www.ssa.gov/pgm/getservices-apply.htm
Apply for SSI, Survivor or Family benefits.



Independence and Community Living

Aging and Disability Resource Connections (ADRC)
http://dss.sd.gov/asa/services/ADRC.aspx

Mitchell area
855-315-1988

Pierre area
855-642-3055

Rapid City area
855-315-1986

Sioux Falls area
877-660-0301

Watertown area
855-315-1987
Trained staff assist individuals over 18 years old with physical disabilities who are seeking home and community service options, regardless of income.


Autism After 16
www.autismafter16.com
Information on transition, post-secondary issues, employment, housing, finances and community living. Applicable for students with many disabilities.

COMMUNITY SUPPORT PROVIDERS
Community Support Providers across South Dakota provide residential options for people, such as group homes and supervised apartments. Community living training and residential expanded follow-along are also provided for those who are living on their own or are working toward that goal. Vocational opportunities may include working in the agency workshop, job coaching and pre-vocational training for participants looking for community jobs and vocational expanded follow-along for those working in the community.

Aspire
www.aspiresd.org
Aberdeen
605-229-0263

Ability Building Services
www.abilitybuildingservices.com
Yankton
605-665-2518

ADVANCE
www.advancebkg.info
Brookings
605-692-7852

Black Hills Workshop
www.bhws.com
Rapid City
605-347-4467

Black Hills Special Services
www.bhssc.org
Sturgis
605-423-4444

Center for Independence
www.cfindependence.com
Huron
605-352-5698

Community Connections, Inc.
www.winnercommunityconnections.com
Winner
605-842-1708

DakotAbilities
www.dakotabilities.com
Sioux Falls
605-334-4220

Dakota Milestones
www.dakotamilestones.org
Chamberlain
605-734-5542



LifeScape (formerly Achieve)
www.lifescapesd.org
Sioux Falls
605-336-7100

LifeQuest

www.lifequestsd.com
Mitchell
605-996-2032
LIVE, Inc.
Lemmon
605-374-3742

New Horizons 
www.humanserviceagency.org 
Watertown 
605-886-0123
Sisseton
605-698-7688 
Northern Hills Training Center
www.nhtc.org
Spearfish
605-642-2785

OAHE, Inc.
www.oaheinc.com
Pierre
605-224-4501

SESDAC, Inc.
www.sesdac.org
Vermillion
605-624-4419

Southeastern Behavioral
www.southeasternbh.org
Sioux Falls
605-336-0503

Valiant Living (formerly ECCO)
www.valiantliving.org
Madison
605-256-6628

Volunteers of America
www.voa-dakotas.org
Sioux Falls
605-367-4293

Family Support 360 PLANS, Division of Developmental Disabilities
https://dhs.sd.gov/developmentaldisabilities/familysupport360.aspx 
Pierre
605-773-3438
Offers a limited pool of funds to be used for supports and services chosen and directed by each person including (but not limited to) personal care and supplies, adaptive equipment, home modifications, supported employment, respite care, companion care, community living and independent living skills.


INDEPENDENT LIVING CENTERS (ILC)
Independent Living Choices
www.ilcchoices.org/
800-947-3770
ILC has the following programs to support independence: adaptive devices program; advocacy; assistive daily living services; home modification; independent living skills; information and referral services; peer support program; summer transition program; telecommunication adaptive devices; and other programs.


Sioux Falls
605-362-3550

Serving Lincoln, McCook, Moody, Minnehaha and Turner Counties


Aberdeen
605-626-2976

Serving Brown, Edmunds, McPherson, Campbell, Walworth, Potter, Marshall and Day Counties


Chamberlain
605-995-8140
Serving Brule, Buffalo, Charles Mix, Douglas and Gregory Counties

Madison
605-256-5070
Serving Brookings, Kingsbury, Lake and Miner Counties

Huron
605-353-6710
Serving Faulk, Spink, Hyde, Hand and Beadle Counties

Mitchell
605-995-8141
Serving Aurora, Davison, Hanson, Jerauld, and Sanborn Counties

Watertown
605-882-5249
Serving Codington, Clark, Hamlin, Deuel, Grant, and Roberts Counties

Yankton
605-668-2940
Serving Bon Homme, Clay, Hutchinson, Union, and Yankton Counties



Native American Advocacy Program
www.lakotanaap.org
Herrick
605-775-2147
NAAP is a grassroots native, non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of people of all ages and with all types of disabilities residing on and off the lands of tribal nations in South Dakota.  Independent Living Services focus on four core services: independent living skills training including child and adolescent transition services, peer support, individual an systems advocacy and information and referral services.  Wiconzani Patintanpi (Promoting Healthy Lifestyles), Prevention Program, focuses on helping at-risk youth on the Rosebud Sioux Reservation of South Dakota build cultural identity based upon the traditional Lakota way of life to assist with preventing and reducing substance abuse among youth.


Western Resources for Independent Living (WRIL)
www.wril.org/
888-434-4943

Pierre
605-494-4005 

Rapid City
605-718-1930 
Spearfish
605-559-0500
WRIL provides services to make it possible for people with disabilities to live as independently as they choose in the community. Independent Living Specialists offer the following services: individual and systems advocacy program; information and referrals; independent living skills; peer support; children's services (supplementing learning & independence); home modifications; housing assistance; mobility training; employment services; recreational services; technology adaptive services; transportation services; youth transition services (ages 12-24). Adult day services available in Rapid City.  WIRL serves Butte, Custer, Fall River, Haakon, Harding, Hughes, Jackson, Jones, Lawrence, Lyman, Mellette, Pennington, Perkins, Stanley, Sully and Tripp counties.

Social Security Administration
www.socialsecurity.gov
800-772-1213 
800-325-0778 (TTY)
Supplemental Security Income and Medicaid health insurance can be provided to people with disabilities who have limited income and resources if they meet certain criteria.
www.ssa.gov/pgm/getservices-apply.htm
Apply for SSI, Survivor or Family benefits.



Legal Obligations, Rights and Assistance

Establishment Program, SD Department of Human Services
https://dhs.sd.gov/guardianship/establishmentprogram.aspx
800-265-9684
The Establishment Program assists families or friends of adults with developmental disabilities who reside in South Dakota pay legal costs up to $500 associated with establishing a guardianship or conservatorship.


Selective Service System
www.sss.gov/default.htm
888-655-1825
847-688-6888 (TTY)

Men ages 18-25 living in the US must register with Selective Service within 30 days of their 18th birthday. It's the law. You may be denied benefits or a job if you have not registered. Registration may be done at any US Post Office or on-line.


South Dakota Advocacy Services
www.sdadvocacy.com/
800-658-4782 (Voice/TTY)


Pierre
605-224-8294
(Voice/TTY)
SDAS provides information, referrals and representation to help protect the rights of persons with disabilities.




Youth Development, Leadership and Peer Support

A Life 4 Me Cyber Community
www.alife4me.com
A Life 4 Me has activities and resources for middle school youth with disabilities and parents. It is a project of Virginia Commonwealth University and Partnership for People with Disabilities.

Augustana FRIENDSLink
www.augie.edu/friendslink

Sioux Falls
605-999-1224
605-940-8328

FRIENDSLink provides an avenue for adults with disabilities (ages 18+) to establish friendships on an ongoing basis. Several small group and one-on-one educational and recreational opportunities are available each month, ranging from 1 to 3 hours in length, through a partnership with Augustana students. Email friendslink@augie.edu

Disability.gov
www.disability.gov
Provides students fast facts on their disability, legal rights, community life, employment, etc. Self-knowledge is crucial for students with disabilities to succeed in post-secondary life.


Friends Health Connection
www.friendshealthconnection.org
This free on-line community is for individuals with health challenges, and caregivers, to find and support one another.


Independent Living Centers (ILC)
Independent Living Choices
www.ilcchoices.org/
800-947-3770
ILC has the following programs to support independence: adaptive devices program; advocacy; assistive daily living services; home modification; independent living skills; information and referral services; peer support program; summer transition program; telecommunication adaptive devices; and other programs.

Sioux Falls
605-362-3550
Serving Lincoln, McCook, Moody, Minnehaha and Turner Counties

Aberdeen
605-626-2976
Serving Brown, Edmunds, McPherson, Campbell, Walworth, Potter, Marshall and Day Counties

Chamberlain
605-995-8140
Serving Brule, Buffalo, Charles Mix, Douglas and Gregory Counties

Madison
605-256-5070
Serving Brookings, Kingsbury, Lake and Miner Counties

Huron
605-353-6710
Serving Faulk, Spink, Hyde, Hand and Beadle Counties

Mitchell
605-995-8141
Serving Aurora, Davison, Hanson, Jerauld, and Sanborn Counties

Watertown
605-882-5249
Serving Codington, Clark, Hamlin, Duel, Grant, and Roberts Counties

Yankton
605-668-2940
Serving Bon Homme, Clay, Hutchinson, Union, and Yankton Counties



iPad App for Those with Developmental Disabilities. It's My Future! is a new app for iPad designed to support students and adults with developmental disabilities to become more self-determined and participate in their annual planning meetings. The app provides self-paced videos to enable people with developmental disabilities to learn more about planning and leading their meetings.  Eight sections cover topics such as choice making, decision making, goal setting, community living, employment, fun and leisure, and communication skills. Narration, a written outline, and colorful graphics support people to understand more about self-determination and how to become engaged in their planning meetings. Download the app from the app store at https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/its-my-future%21/id599009088?mt=8&ign-mpt=uo%3d2.

Kids As Self Advocates
www.fvkasa.org/
207-458-1009
KASA is a national, grassroots project created by youth with disabilities for youth 13-24. KASA knows youth can make choices and advocate for themselves if they have the information and support they need. Joining is free for youth and open to anyone.

National Youth Leadership Network
www.nyln.org
Online clearinghouse/library/archive of curriculums, training guides, and empowerment tools created by and for leaders.

NYLN Resource Clearinghouse
www.nyln.org/Clearinghouse/resourceclearinghouse.html#healthcare
Resources for youth with disabilities in the areas of education, employment, health care, disability history, disability culture, advocacy, policy, material by and for young people with disabilities, international exchange, documents from NYLN and KASA (Kids as Self Advocates), scholarships and financial aid for students with disabilities, and more.

Partners in Policymaking
www.sdadvocacy.com
800-658-4782 (Voice/TTY)

Pierre
605-224-8294 (Voice/TTY)


People First of Southeastern South Dakota (PFSESD)
http://www.facebook.com/pages/People-First-of-Southeastern-South-Dakota/215131371850308
People First of Southeastern South Dakota is a self-advocacy group fro adults with developmental disabilities from Brookings, Madison, and Sioux Falls. Meetings are held the 2nd Wednesday of every month from 6:30 - 8:00 pm, and are open to the public. Anyone can come, anytime. No need to register. Meeting locations vary, please check the website.

Youth Leadership Forum, Transition Services Liaison Project
www.tslp.org
800-224-5336

Pierre
605-224-533
A unique career and leadership training program for South Dakota high school juniors and seniors to learn more about self advocacy skills, disability awareness and more.




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