Calendar of Upcoming Events

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Lincoln, Minnehaha, McCook, and Turner
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Serving on Groups That Make Decisions:  A Workshop for Families - Register by March 22 - Free
Gain strategies and build understanding to help you confidently and actively participate in a decision-making group.  Tuesdays 6:30-8:30pm CT/5:30-7:30pm MT. In-person, online, phone access and hosted live steam sites.  Conducted by SD Parent Connection. More information below in April events listing.

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


Independent Living Choices Summer Transition Program - Apply by April 5
For youth ages 16-21 who plan to live independently, find employment and/or obtain post-secondary education. Morning (8:30-11:30am) or afternoon (12:30-3:30pm) sessions available.  $20 non-refundable application fee.  Space is limited, preference given to students who have not previously attended the program.   Information/application

2019 Repair Affair Project - Sioux Empire Home Builders Care Foundation - Apply by April 19
FREE home accessibility repairs completed by skilled volunteers. Repairs must be for someone living in the home full time who has a permanent disability OR be 65 years of age or older. If applying for dependent, doctor's note with medical condition required. You must own and occupy the home with title of the property in your name.  Work will not be done on mobile homes, no exceptions.  If you have questions about the program, please contact Annette at 361-8322 or annette@hbasiouxempire.com. Application Form

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Apr 1
Sioux Falls






Ft Pierre
Watertown

Rapid City
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Brookings




Sioux Falls
Sad Isn't Bad Grief Series for Children and Families
For children and parents/guardians who are grieving the loss of a loved one. The FREE, 4-week series oill be held March 26th, April 2nd, 9th and 16th, from 5:30 to 7:30 pm at Our Savior's Lutheran Church. Online registration is available and required. Register at
www.sadisntbad.com  by calling 605-212-3037, or emailing sadisntbad@gmail.com.  Visit their Facebook page: www.facebook.com/sadisntbad/


Charting the LifeCourse for Enhancing Person-Centered Supports - Free - National Presenters

Morning Session 9:30-11:30am.  LifeCourse Basics. 
An introduction to LifeCourse Framework, learning what it means to support individuals and families, and developing partnerships to effectively support families in our communities.

Afternoon Session 1:30-4:30pm. Instruction and Practice on the LifeCourse Framework
including Guiding Principles, Trajectory, Integrated Supports Star and LifeCourse Portfolio.

For information or to register, contact Carrie Geppert at 605-362-4857 or carrie.geppert@state.sd.us
or Brooke.nelson@state.sd.us or 605-688-5103. RSVP at: www.surveymonkey.com/r/QDCGQDP

Training Sites: Ft Pierre, Drifters, 325 E Hustan Ave; Watertown Event Center, 1901 9th Ave SW; Rapid City, Best Western Ramkota, 2111 N LaCrosse St; Sioux Falls, Hilton Garden Inn, 5300 S Grand Circle

Catch the Wave Transition Event

9am-2:30pm. One day conference designed for high school students with disabilities who are considering post secondary education at a college or technical institute and parents/educators/counselors/other interested parties. $5 includes lunch. Register with Bev Petersen, 605-362-4856 or bev.petersen@state.sd.us

Autism Awareness Month Celebration - Free Pizza & Fun Event
Carnival games, prizes, resources, food and fun.  REACH Literacy will be giving away books.   5:30-7pm at the USD Health Science Center,1400 W 22nd St, Rooms 104-105-106. Questions? Call 605-357-1418

Apr 1
Aberdeen
NAMI Basics Education Program
NAMI Basics is a free, six-session program designed for parents and other family caregivers of children and adolescents with emotional and behavioral difficulties. NAMI Basics helps parents and other family caregivers of children to understand the illnesses that are causing those behavioral difficulties, and the critical role families play in the treatment of those illnesses. The program is taught by trained teachers who are also the parents or family caregivers of individuals who experienced emotional or behavioral difficulties prior to age 13. To enroll or for more information contact NAMI Aberdeen Team Lead: Cindy Kirschman, 605-380-0053 or Cindy.Kirschman@state.sd.us

Held Mondays from 6:00-8:00pm at the K.O. Lee Public Library, 215 4th Avenue SE in downtown Aberdeen.
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Apr 13

Rapid City




Aberdeen
Brookings
Sisseton
Sioux Falls
Rapid City


Aberdeen




Aberdeen



Sioux Falls




Sioux Falls



Minneapolis
Online


Rapid City




Rapid City




Mitchell




Sioux Falls

Catch the Wave Transition Event
9am-2:30pm. One day conference designed for high school students with disabilities who are considering post secondary education at a college or technical institute and parents/educators/counselors/other interested parties. $5 includes lunch. Register with Dave Halverson, 605-347-4467 or dhalverson@bhssc.tie.net

Serving on Groups That Make Decisions:  A Workshop for Families

Gain strategies and build understanding to help you confidently and actively participate in a decision-making group.  Tuesdays 6:30-8:30pm
CT/5:30-7:30pm MT. In-person, online, phone access and hosted live steam sites.  Conducted by SD Parent Connection, please call 800-640-4553 with questions. Information/Registration


Catch the Wave Transition Event
9am-2:30pm. One day conference designed for high school students with disabilities who are considering post secondary education at a college or technical institute and parents/educators/counselors/other interested parties. $5 includes lunch. Register with Cindy Kirschman, 605-626-2398 or
cindy.kirschman@state.sd.us


Aberdeen Area Autism Spectrum Disorder Parent Support Group
See flyer for details: Flier for more information



Adoption Conference - Understanding How Trauma and Neglect  Disrupt Attachment: A Guide to Healing
8am-4:30pm. Register by Mar 26. CEUs available. $75 for professionals/$10 parents includes lunch. Information/Registration


Adoption Conference - Evening Parent Session
6-8pm. Free. Register by Mar 26. Information/Registration


International Dyslexia Association, Upper Midwest Branch  (IDA-UMB) 45th Annual Conference
8:30am - 4:00pm. For teachers, tutors, parents and advocates.
Learn more or register at http://umw.dyslexiaida.org/register-for-our-2019-conference/

South Dakota PTA - Digital Families Community Event - Free - Light Lunch Served, Transportation Available
1:45-3pm, lunch begins 1:30pm. Hands-on parent and student activities that will create safe online spaces for families. RSVP encouraged to ensure there is enough food and materials. RSVP to SDPTARocks@gmail.com indicating your name and how many will be going you. Also indicate if you need transportation assistance.


Meet & Greet Opportunity for Families/Students/Professionals - Visit with Agencies That Assist Individuals with Disabilities
5:30-7:30pm at West Auditorium, Rapid City Regional Hospital Main Campus. Contact: Dave Halverson, 605-347-4467 or dhalverson@bhssc.tie.net

Catch the Wave Transition Event

9am-2:30pm. One day conference designed for high school students with disabilities who are considering post secondary education at a college or technical institute and parents/educators/counselors/other interested parties. $5 includes lunch. Register with Jennifer Anatra, 605-494-3611, janatra@bhssc.org 

SIBSHOPS

10 AM- 1 PM, Here4YOUth, To Register Your Child/ren, click here
Sibshops are a FREE program designed specifically for siblings (ages 6 to 12) who have a brother or sister with special needs or disabilities.  Sibshops are a time to meet other siblings who have a brother or sister with special needs, build friendships, have fun, do recreational activities, and share their feelings with others who really know what it is like to have a sibling with a disability.


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Apr 26 & 27



Apr 26 & 27


Apr 30

Aberdeen





Sioux Falls




Sioux Falls



Rapid City




Rapid City






Watertown




Brandon



Mitchell

Autism Walk - South Dakota School for the Blind and Visually Impaired
423 17th Ave SE. Registration begins at 9:30 am, with the walk from 10:00 - 11:00 am. There will be water and a light snack available. We plan to walk outside, weather permitting. Long sleeve and short sleeve shirts are available for PRE-ORDER ONLY BY MARCH 28th. Please contact: diana.nelson@wolves.northern.edu with questions or to order shirts


Three-Part Transition to Employment Series for Students with Significant Disabilities (Including Deaf-Blindness)
Free. 2-3:15pm CT, Center for Disabilities Room 106, 1400 W 22nd St.
Part 2-Using the Strategies of Discovery to Learn About the Student.
Part 3 - Sept 17.
  Information/Registration


Autism Parent Support Group

Parents and caregivers of individuals of all ages on the Autism Spectrum are welcome.  Child care offered during each meeting.  Registration Required. Flyer for more information

Lunch Bag Learning - Recognizing and Responding to Child Sexual Abuse, Part 2

Noon, Rapid City Public Library. Free event sponsored by Western SD Child Protection Council. For more information contact April at 605-641-2815 or april20116@gmail.com or Chelsie at 605-791-6730 or chelsie.ogaard@lsssd.org 

SSI / SSDI and Work - Free Training
Many people with disabilities want to work but fear losing Social Security (SS), Medicaid, Medicare or other benefits. This training cover SS eligibility, how income impacts eligibility, work incentives that make it easier to work and keep important benefits, and programs that provide benefits counseling services.
8am-5pm.
Register by April 12th. Questions can directed to Nicole Young at 605-224-6287 or nyoung@bhssc.org
 
Child Care Professionals Conference
Open to the public, single or two-day tickets available. Keynote presentations, breakouts sessions, lunch presentation, and evening sessions. Admission ticket to the Friday Evening Session only available. Provided by Family Child Care Professionals of South Dakota.
Information/Registration

2019 Down Syndrome Regional Conference
Conference brochure and registration form


SSI / SSDI and Work - Free Training
Many people with disabilities want to work but fear losing Social Security (SS), Medicaid, Medicare or other benefits. This training cover SS eligibility, how income impacts eligibility, work incentives that make it easier to work and keep important benefits, and programs that provide benefits counseling services.
8am-5pm.
Register by April 12th. Questions can directed to Nicole Young at 605-224-6287 or nyoung@bhssc.org
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May 29

Aberdeen


Sioux Falls







Yankton






Sioux Falls & Online



Rapid City




Aberdeen

Aberdeen Area Autism Spectrum Disorder Parent Support Group
Flier with more information

SSI / SSDI and Work - Free Training
Many people with disabilities want to work but fear losing Social Security (SS), Medicaid, Medicare or other benefits. This training cover SS eligibility, how income impacts eligibility, work incentives that make it easier to work and keep important benefits, and programs that provide benefits counseling services.
8am-5pm. Register by April 12th. Questions can directed to Nicole Young at 605-224-6287 or nyoung@bhssc.org


SSI / SSDI and Work - Free Training
Many people with disabilities want to work but fear losing Social Security (SS), Medicaid, Medicare or other benefits. This training cover SS eligibility, how income impacts eligibility, work incentives that make it easier to work and keep important benefits, and programs that provide benefits counseling services.
8am-5pm.
Register by April 12th. Questions can directed to Nicole Young at 605-224-6287 or nyoung@bhssc.org


Lunch and Learn- Avoid Summer Reading Slide:  Tips For Reading With Your Children During The Summ
er
12 noon CT/11 MT - Join in person, live online, or view the recording later 
More information


Lunch Bag Learning - Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA)

Noon, Rapid City Public Library. Free event sponsored by Western SD Child Protection Council. For more information contact April at 605-641-2815 or april20116@gmail.com or Chelsie at 605-791-6730 or chelsie.ogaard@lsssd.org


SSI / SSDI and Work - Free Training
Many people with disabilities want to work but fear losing Social Security (SS), Medicaid, Medicare or other benefits. This training cover SS eligibility, how income impacts eligibility, work incentives that make it easier to work and keep important benefits, and programs that provide benefits counseling services.
8am-5pm. Register by April 12th. Questions can directed to Nicole Young at 605-224-6287 or nyoung@bhssc.org

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Jun 13 & 14


Jun 15



Jul 1 to 26

Aberdeen


Sioux Falls



Sioux Falls



Sioux Falls
Aberdeen Area Autism Spectrum Disorder Parent Support Group
Flier for more information

Lighting the Way Autism Conference

For more information call 605-274-4617 or visit/register www.augie.edu/lighting-way


Lighting the Way Autism Walk
9-11am, Augustana University Campus, Commons Circle. For more information contact Julie Ashworth at 605-929-0031 or julie.ashworth@augie.edu

Summer Program for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students 2½ years of age through grade 5
Tentative Dates/Times:  July 1-26, 2019 (closed July 4). Monday-Fridays from 8:30-11:30 AM.
Located at the SD School for the Deaf. For more information contact
Julie.Luke@sdsd.sdbor.edu

Aug 7
Aberdeen
Aberdeen Area Autism Spectrum Disorder Parent Support Group
See flyer for details: Flier for more information
Sep 4


Sep 17
Aberdeen


Sioux Falls
Aberdeen Area Autism Spectrum Disorder Parent Support Group
See flyer for details: Flier for more information

Three-Part Transition to Employment Series for Students with Significant Disabilities (Including Deaf-Blindness)
Free. 2-3:15pm CT, Center for Disabilities Room 106, 1400 W 22nd St.
Part 3-Translating the Information Learned in Discovery into Characteristics of a Well-Matched Work Experience.
Information/Registration


Oct 2

Aberdeen

Aberdeen Area Autism Spectrum Disorder Parent Support Group
See flyer for details: Flier for more information
Nov 6
Aberdeen

Aberdeen Area Autism Spectrum Disorder Parent Support Group
See flyer for details: Flier for more information
Dec 4

Aberdeen


Aberdeen Area Autism Spectrum Disorder Parent Support Group
See flyer for details: Flier for more information
Jan 2020



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Mar

Apr


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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