Calendar of Upcoming Events

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, SDPC's electronic newsletter, has more information on upcoming events.  To view our most recent newsletters visit weConnect page
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Oct 20
QPRT (Question, Persuade, Refer, Treat)
Brookings
Helpline Center

For more information or to register, please go to SDSUqprt.eventbrite.com
Oct 21
Everything You Need to Learn Before Your Child Turns Three
Webinar
9 - 11
This workshop helps families understand the transition process from Part C Early Intervention services to Part B preschool services. Parents will also learn how to actively participate in the transition process. Register
Oct 26
Youth Mental Health First Aid
Brookings
Helpline Center

For more information or to register, please go to YMHFA57006.eventbrite.com
Oct 26
Improving Study Skills with Assistive Technology
Webinar
11:30 - 1:00
Study skills are fundamental for students' academic achievement. A variety of assistive technology tools and strategies for taking notes, studying, and reviewing will be presented, as well as a brief introduction to tools and strategies for attention and time management. Register
Nov 1
Sibshop
Aberdeen
NSU - Gerber Building, Rm 210
1200 S Jay St
5:30 - 7:30
Sibshops are a FREE program designed specifically for brothers and sisters (ages 6 to 12) of children with special needs or disabilities. Sibshops are a time to meet other brothers and sisters of children with special needs, build friendships, have fun, do recreational activities, enjoy a meal together, and share feelings with others who really know what it is like to have a sibling with a disability. To registger your child(ren) please use the link provided https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/JV6VS6D or contact SDPC at sdpc@sdparent.org or call 605-361-3171. Registration is REQUIRED.
Nov 1
Communicating With Your Kids: Sexuality & Developmental Disabilities
Webinar
1 - 2 CT
Family Voices of California will host a webinar aimed at helping parents of children with disabilities discuss sexuality. Additionally, attendees with have the opportunity to practice direct communication skills. To register, please visit www.bit.1y/2yhmUMf
Nov 8
Technology for Dyslexia: Navigating High School and Beyond
Webinar
 6 - 7:30
This workshop addresses reading support, note-taking tools, and writing strategies. The tools introduced may also be helpful for people as they transition to the work environment. Register
Nov 11
Making the Move from Early Childhood Special Education to Kindergarten
Webinar
9 - 11
Kindergarten is a big step for any child. Parents of young children with disabilities will learn to plan for this transition and learn strategies to help their child be successful. Register
Nov 14
Lunch & Learn: #Adulting
Sioux Falls
3701 W 49th St. Ste 102
Noon - 1 CT
Is your child entering into adulthood and you are concerned about "next steps"? Join us as we venture through a rel life picture of Supported Decision Making and what this alternative to Guardianship can look like for you and your family. Presented by Carrie Geppert, PADD Program Director, Disability Rights South Dakota. Pre-registration is not required, but encouraged. Please register at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/VY77FRZ
Nov 16
Mental Health First Aid
Sioux Falls
Helpline Center

For more information or to register, please go to November2017MHFA.eventbrite.com
Dec 2
Sibshops
Sioux Falls
1721 W 51st St
10 - 1
Sibshops are FREE programs designed specifically for siblings (ages 6 to 12) who have a brother or sister with special needs. Sibshops are an opportunity 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.  Registration is required. Click here to register https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/XPVHBWQ  or call 605-361-3171 or email sdpc@sdparent.org.
Jan 16
Safety Planning Intervention for Suicide Prevention
Sioux Falls
Helpline Center

Brown Bag lunch event. For more information and to register, please go to safetyplanning.eventbrite.com
Jan 23
Means Restriction Training
Sioux Falls
Helpline Center

Brown Bag lunch event. For more information and to register, please go to MeansRestriciton.eventbrite.com
Feb 24
Sibshops
Sioux Falls
2501 W 26th St.
10 - 1
Sibshops are FREE programs designed specifically for siblings (ages 6 to 12) who have a brother or sister with special needs. Sibshops are an opportunity 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.  Your child(ren) will need to bring a swimsuit and towel. Registration is required. Click here to register https://www.surveymonkey/r/X592TMM or call 605-361-3171 or email sdpc@sdparent.org.
Apr 28
Sibshops
Sioux Falls
3200 W. Maple St
10 - 1
Sibshops are FREE programs designed specifically for siblings (ages 6 to 12) who have a brother or sister with special needs. Sibshops are an opportunity 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. This Sibshops will be in conjunction with Partners in Policymaking Graduation. Registration is required. Click here to register https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/XPJ3VY2 or call 605-361-3171 or email sdpc@sdparent.org.


For Additional Training Opportunities Visit These Statewide Training Calendars

SD Coalition of Citizens with Disabilities: http://www.sd-ccd.org/home/events

SD Council on Developmental Disabilities: http://dhs.sd.gov/councilondevelopmentaldisabilities.aspx  (Look towards end of page)

Financial Assistance to Attend Conferences
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.  http://dhs.sd.gov/councilondevelopmentaldisabilities.aspx or call 1-800-265-9684 or (605) 773-6369 for assistance.



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