FILE - Folder of Information of Life Experiences

The folder of Information of Life Experiences (FILE) helps you organize the information you gather, information you need and information you share with others along the way. This system of record keeping was developed for parents by parents and professionals. Included in the system's carrying case are 10 folders with simple instructions to help you maintain each folder.

The folders include: Family Records, Developmental History, Medical, Therapies, IFSP/IEP & Notes, Letters/Contact Info., Evaluations/Consents, Respite Care/Child Care, Transitions and Legal and Life Planning.

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The FILE System is available to South Dakota families who have a child or children with a disability or special health care need. Contact us 1-800-640-4553 or for your copy.

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Effective August 15, 2017:
Through the generous support of donors and allocations of grand funds, SDPC has been able to provide the FILE free to school districts, community organizations and families. As we continually work to secure ongoing funding for reprints of the FILE, we are currently unable to provide the FILE free to school districts and community organizations. The FILE will be available for $20.00 each to schools and community organizations. Families will be encouraged to give a $5.00 donation as they receive the FILE.

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The contents of this website were developed under grants from the U.S. Department of Education Project Grant H328M140021; Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Grant H84MC07994, Family to Family Health Information Center, $96,750 and approximately 5% financed with non-governmental resources. The contents should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by US Department of Education, HRSA, HHS or the Federal Government.