We have several training options available for families and professionals who work with them.

Online Webinars
SDPC staff delivering a workshop

Available for viewing at anytime. Training categories include: 
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Lunch and Learn Education Series

Grab lunch and join us for an hour of learning where it is convenient for you!
In person at the South Dakota Parent Connection Office (3701 W. 49th St., Suite 102) (lunch not provided, but you are welcome to bring your own) or Live Online using the following link https://sdparent.adobeconnect.com/sdparentconnection/ 
For audio call in to 1-888-858-6021, followed by code 439-559-7079

12 PM - 1 p.m. Central Time/ 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. Mountain Time

Tuesday, January 15th
Graduation Requirements Passed in 2018:  What You Need To Know
New graduation requirements were adopted by the Board of Education Standards in July of 2018.  Gain an overview of these new graduation requirements, when they are required to be implemented and
their impact on children with disabilities.
Presented Virtually by Linda Turner, Director of Special Education Programs with the South Dakota Department of Education and Andrea Diehm, School Counseling & Work-Based Learning Specialist with the South Dakota Department of Education

Tuesday, March 12 
What's The Function?  Understanding the Functional Behavior Assessment
Most behavior is a form of communication.  When children (and adults) display problem behaviors they are trying to communicate a need or want.  Only by discovering what the true function of the behavior is, can we help give the student new, more appropriate means to communicate.  Because parents know their child better than anyone else,
they are critical in the process for finding the behaviors function. 
This session will explain the  Functional Behavior Assessment (FBA) and the parents role
in both the FBA and the Behavior Support Plan writing process.
Presenter: Rebecca Cain with the South Dakota Department of Education, currently working with schools to help implement Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) through the state Multi-tiered System of Supports initiative.

Tuesday, May 14
To Be Determined

A recording of each session is available on the SDPC website under Online Trainings.




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