Calendar of Upcoming Events

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Sioux Falls

Applications accepted for Peer Navigators for SD Parent Connection Navigator Program 
Contact Paula, Navigator Program Coordinator at psouhrada@sdparent.org


Survey of Parents with Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder - Learn More/Take Survey
Researchers at the University of South Dakota are conducting a survey along with the South Dakota Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (SD LEND) program regarding your experience as a parent raising a child with Autism Spectrum Disorder.  They are interested in learning about your experience regarding social interactions, social support, and your well-being.  The anonymous online survey will take approximately 30 minutes to complete. Your contributions to this research may help inform professionals serving you and your child, and hopefully benefit other parents. Enter to win one of four $25 Amazon gift cards! You may participate in a webinar at the conclusion of this study to learn the findings of the study and learn more about social support.

Survey of Adult Siblings of Individuals with Disabilities - Learn More/Take Survey

Survey of Parents/Caregivers with Children with Autism and other Intellectual or Developmental Disabilities -
Learn More/Take the Survey
Participate in a national study to better support professionals in designing, planning, and implementing instruction to meet expectations for parents regarding their child's future.  Survey questions address independent living for their child; independent living skills instruction; independent living skills instruction their child has received in the school setting; who is or should be the primary person responsible for independent living skills instruction; and what independent living skills should be considered as part of the curriculum.  The survey will take approximately 15-20 minutes to complete. All responses are confidential.

iCan Bike - Intensive Bike Camp for individuals with disabilities from 8 yrs old to 220 lb. June 8-12, $150 per rider. Limited openings.  For information on the iCan Bike program, visit: https://icanshine.org     Questions? Contact Teresa Matthies, New Directions DSA at 605-351-2384 or teresa matthies911@gmail.comRegister for the iCan Bike Camp Here

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South Dakota Research Survey of Children ages 8-13 years with developmental, behavioral or emotional needs - Children's Well-Being: The Child's Perspective
This is a new research project through the University of South Dakota exploring children's perceptions of their own well-being. Children will be interviewed while engaged in fun activities in small groups or individually. Occupational therapists will modify the interview process to meet your child's needs, which may include 1-3 visits of 1 hour or less, at a location of your preference.  Please contact Barb Brockevelt at 605-658-6358 or Barb.Brockevelt@usd.edu with questions or to participate.







Jan 14
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Mar 12*



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South Dakota's 2020 Legislative Session 
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List of Statewide Legislative Coffees & Crackerbarrels Open To Public

---Track bills of interest, listen to committee meetings, receive email alerts and more at Legislative Research Council 

*March 30 reserved for consideration of gubernatorial vetoes.



Feb 26
Pierre
Annual Disability Awareness Day at the Capitol - 8:00 am to 2:30pm

Feb 26


Mar 3




Webinar


Webinar




Marijuana & the ADHD Brain
12pm CT/ 11am MT. Cannabis is one of the most widely abused substances among people with ADHD, as many falsely assume it is safe. Sign up and receive replay link.  Register

Become an Executive Function Detective: Solving ADHD Problems at School and Home

12pm CT/ 11am MT.  Sign up and receive replay link.  Social skills challenges, losing homework, maddening morning routines — children diagnosed with ADHD are complex, frustrating, and fiercely independent. And they still need their parents' help, even if they won't admit or accept it. Pinpointing which executive function skills your teen needs to improve — and the techniques for accomplishing those improvements — will help you create a solid plan for moving forward through elementary, middle, and high school. Register

Mar 10





Mar 11


Mar 16




Mar 17-
18

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Mar 19



Webinar,
Sioux
Falls,
Rapid City



Webinar


Webinar




Sioux
Falls

Mitchell


Webinar




Webinar




SD Parent Connection Lunch and Learn - IEP Facilitation, Mediation, and Written Complaint Processes.  Presented by Wendy Trujillo, SD Department of Education Special Education Programs
12-1pm CT/11am-12pm MT.
Join In-Person at SDPC Offices in Sioux Fall, 3701 W 49th St, Suite 102 or Rapid City, 2310 N Maple Ave
Join Live Online by computer or cell phone at:
https://sdparent.adobeconnect.com/sdparentconnection/

ADHD and Food Dyes, Nutrition, and Supplements: The Latest Science On What Dietary Changes Improve (or Worsen) Symptoms
12pm CT/11am MT. Free expert webinar to learn what dietary changes impact ADHD symptoms. Sign up and receive replay link after 3/11 as well!   Register

Cortical Visual Impairment (CVI) Webinars - University of South Dakota Center for Disabilities
CVI is the leading cause of blindness. Please join this 3 part online webinar training to learn what to look for, how to assess, and strategies for intervention.
CVI Strategies:  March 16 at 3:30pm CT/2:30pm MT
Register at
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cortical-visual-impairment-webinars-tickets-74523404509

SD Special Education Conference -
Information/Registration
For special and general education teachers, paraprofessionals, school administrators, speech language professionals, counselors, psychologists, and parents/guardians.

Catch the Wave
- Transition Event
9am-2:30pm, Mitchell Technical Institute Flyer

Charting the LifeCourse Framework Series - Session 2: Safety and Security 
12pm-1pm CT /11am-12pm MT. For family members and professionals supporting someone who has a disability, chronic healthcare need or is aging.  Bi-monthly sessions to see examples and resources, hear practical ideas and gain tools to help plan, problem-solve and support people at any age and stage of life. Registration required.  Contact Kimberly at kimberly.percival@state.sd.us or 605-773-3438 for information.

Cortical Visual Impairment (CVI) Webinars - University of South Dakota Center for Disabilities

CVI is the leading cause of blindness. Please join this 3 part online webinar training to learn what to look for, how to assess, and strategies for intervention.
CVI Strategies:  Mar 19 at 8pm CT/7pm MT
Register at
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cortical-visual-impairment-webinars-tickets-74523404509

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Mar 31


Sioux
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Sioux
Falls


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Rapid
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Early Literacy Workshop For In-Home Childcare Providers - Qualified Attendees Receive $200 Stipend
9:30am-4:30pm with an hour break for lunch on your own. This training for in-home childcare providers provides strategies to give children the skills and knowledge they need to be ready to read. Participants will leave with posters, checklists, visuals, and other resources to support valuable brain building work with children aged birth to five. Register at: sdsfec.org/earlyliteracy

Sibshops - Registration Required
10am-1pm. A free program designed for siblings (ages 6 to 12) who have a brother or sister with special needs or a disability.  Sibshops are a time to build friendships, have fun, do recreational activities and share feelings with others who really know what it is like to have a sibling with a disability.  We also have lunch together during Sibshops. We will be swimming for the first part of this Sibshops. Your child/ren may wear their swimming gear or can change in the locker rooms near the pool area.  Please have them pack clothes to wear after swimming.  Also, don't forget a towel! LifeScape, 2501 West 26th Street.   For questions and/or to register your child/ren contact Parent Connection at 605-361-3171  or sdpc@sdparent.org.   Register Online


Catch the Wave - Transition Event

9am-2:30pm, Southeast Technical Institute Flyer

The Secret to Making Friends: A People Skills Guide for Adults with ADHD
12pm CT/11am MT. Sign up and receive replay link! Social communication affects every aspect of an adult's life — getting along with coworkers and bosses, interviewing for a job, maintaining friendships and romantic relationships, even attending social gatherings like a wedding or a birthday party without feeling stressed or inadequate. This research-based webinar will empower you to navigate the social world with realistic and practical strategies that will improve  Register

Catch the Wave
- Transition Event
9am-2pm, WDT & SDSM&T.  Flyer

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Watertown


Rapid City
Rapid City


Webinar,
Sioux
Falls,
Rapid City

Mitchell



Sioux Falls


Aberdeen


Watertown



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Catch the Wave - Transition Event
9am-2:30pm, Lake Area Technical Institute.
Flyer

Work and the Impact on SSI / SSDI Benefits - Free
Held 8m-5pm, Hilton Garden Inn, 814 E Mall Dr.  Registration deadline March 27. Accommodations such as auxiliary aids or services to participate in the training e.g., ASL interpreters, large print, need to be requested 14 days before the training session you are signed up for. Questions can be sent to: tmillner@bhssc.org  Register

SD Parent Connection Lunch and Learn - Post-Secondary Disability Services
12-1pm CT/11am-12pm MT. 
Presented by Karen Gerety, Director of Disability Services, USD 
Join In-Person at SDPC Offices in Sioux Fall, 3701 W 49th St, Suite 102 or Rapid City, 2310 N Maple Ave
Join Live Online by computer or cell phone at:
https://sdparent.adobeconnect.com/sdparentconnection/


Work and the Impact on SSI / SSDI Benefits - Free
Held 8m-5pm, Highland Conf Center.  Registration deadline March 27. Accommodations such as auxiliary aids or services to participate in the training e.g., ASL interpreters, large print, need to be requested 14 days before the training session you are signed up for. Questions can be sent to: tmillner@bhssc.org  Register

South Dakota Early Childhood Education Conference - Developing Brains Matter
https://sdececonference-org.doodlekit.com/home


Catch the Wave
- Transition Event
9am-2:30pm, Northern State University.  Flyer

Work and the Impact on SSI / SSDI Benefits - Free
Held 8m-5pm, Watertown Event Center, 1901 9th Ave SW.  Registration deadline March 27. Accommodations such as auxiliary aids or services to participate in the training e.g., ASL interpreters, large print, need to be requested 14 days before the training session you are signed up for. Questions can be sent to: tmillner@bhssc.org  Register

Let's Talk About Work - Transition Event
A one-day conference designed specifically for high school students who have a disability and are planning to enter the workforce. $5 per person. 9am-2:30pm with lunch provided.  Pre-register by April 15 with Jenny Anatra at 494-3611 or janatra@bhssc.org  Flyer
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May 27-
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Rapid City


Sioux Falls



Webinar,
Sioux
Falls,
Rapid City






Yankton




Webinar




Oacoma



Healthy Minds: Mental Health Awareness & Suicide Prevention Day - Rushmore Mall - Free
10am-2pm: Resource Fair & Wellness Expo. 2pm-5pm SafeTALK Suicide Prevention Training. Contact Healthy Minds Committee at healthymindsblackhills@gmail.com with questions.

Work and the Impact on SSI / SSDI Benefits - Free
Held 8m-5pm, LaQuinta, 4521 W 41st St.  Registration deadline March 27. Accommodations such as auxiliary aids or services to participate in the training e.g., ASL interpreters, large print, need to be requested 14 days before the training session you are signed up for. Questions can be sent to: tmillner@bhssc.org  Register


SD Parent Connection Lunch and Learn - Navigating South Dakota Medicaid - A Guide to State Plan Services
Join South Dakota Medicaid and the Division of Developmental Disabilities to learn more about Medicaid State Plan services including preventative health services, non-emergency medical transportation, and incontinence supplies. Presenters:  Jaze Sollars - Waiver Administrator Division of Developmental Disabilities; Nicki Bartel - Nurse Manager, South Dakota Medicaid;  Samantha Hynes- Policy Strategy Manager, South Dakota Medicaid; Shanna Peterson -  EBT/NEMT Program Specialist, Division of Non-Emergency Medical Transportation (NEMT)
12-1pm CT/11am-12pm MT.
Join In-Person at SDPC Offices in Sioux Fall, 3701 W 49th St, Suite 102 or Rapid City, 2310 N Maple Ave
Join Live Online by computer or cell phone at:
https://sdparent.adobeconnect.com/sdparentconnection/


Work and the Impact on SSI / SSDI Benefits - Free
Held 8m-5pm, Minervas, 1607 E Hwy 50.  Registration deadline March 27. Accommodations such as auxiliary aids or services to participate in the training e.g., ASL interpreters, large print, need to be requested 14 days before the training session you are signed up for. Questions can be sent to: tmillner@bhssc.org  Register


Charting the LifeCourse Framework Series - Session 3: Daily Life & Employment 

12pm-1pm CT /11am-12pm MT. For family members and professionals supporting someone who has a disability, chronic healthcare need or is aging.  Bi-monthly sessions to see examples and resources, hear practical ideas and gain tools to help plan, problem-solve and support people at any age and stage of life. Registration required.  Contact Kimberly at kimberly.percival@state.sd.us or 605-773-3438 for information.

SD Education Conference - Strengthening Foundations and Connections

https://doe.sd.gov/title/2020-conference/

June 11 & 12

July 22




Sept 23




Nov 18



Sioux Falls

Webinar




Webinar




Webinar




Lighting the Way Autism Conference 2020
http://www.augie.edu/lighting-way

Charting the LifeCourse Framework Series - Session 4: Citizenship and Advocacy
12pm-1pm CT /11am-12pm MT. For family members and professionals supporting someone who has a disability, chronic healthcare need or is aging.  Bi-monthly sessions to see examples and resources, hear practical ideas and gain tools to help plan, problem-solve and support people at any age and stage of life. Registration required.  Contact Kimberly at kimberly.percival@state.sd.us or 605-773-3438 for information.

Charting the LifeCourse Framework Series - Session 5: Community Living
12pm-1pm CT /11am-12pm MT. For family members and professionals supporting someone who has a disability, chronic healthcare need or is aging.  Bi-monthly sessions to see examples and resources, hear practical ideas and gain tools to help plan, problem-solve and support people at any age and stage of life. Registration required.  Contact Kimberly at kimberly.percival@state.sd.us or 605-773-3438 for information.

Charting the LifeCourse Framework Series - Session 6: Social Relationships and Spirituality
12pm-1pm CT /11am-12pm MT. For family members and professionals supporting someone who has a disability, chronic healthcare need or is aging.  Bi-monthly sessions to see examples and resources, hear practical ideas and gain tools to help plan, problem-solve and support people at any age and stage of life. Registration required.  Contact Kimberly at kimberly.percival@state.sd.us or 605-773-3438 for information.
2021
Jan 13




Webinar




Charting the LifeCourse Framework Series - Session 7: Healthy Living
12pm-1pm CT /11am-12pm MT. For family members and professionals supporting someone who has a disability, chronic healthcare need or is aging.  Bi-monthly sessions to see examples and resources, hear practical ideas and gain tools to help plan, problem-solve and support people at any age and stage of life. Registration required.  Contact Kimberly at kimberly.percival@state.sd.us or 605-773-3438 for information.



Other Training Calendars
Helpline Center Connections Calendars
NAMI South Dakota Events      
SD Coalition of Citizens with Disabilities
SD Dept of Education's Calendar of Events and Registration Site
Transition Services Liaison Project Events
USD Center for Disabilities Events

Financial Assistance to Attend Training

The South Dakota Council on Developmental Disabilities has funds available to assist people with developmental disabilities and/or their family members to attend in-state conferences, training events, committees, and other similar activities OR to attend out-of-state conferences or training events when there is nothing similar held in South Dakota. Funds may cover registration fees, lodging, meals, transportation (mileage, air fare, parking fees, taxis, etc.), personal assistance services, child care or respite care expenses.

These funds are provided in an effort to empower people with developmental disabilities and their family members with the opportunities, experiences, resources and information they need to participate meaningfully in the decisions that are being made which affect their lives or the lives of their family members with developmental disabilities. Visit http://dhs.sd.gov/cdd.aspx or call 1-800-265-9684 or (605) 773-6369 for assistance.


 

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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.