Calendar of Upcoming Events

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Jun 6-8, 12-14 Jul 11-13
Hope Reins Equestrian Outreach Center Summer Camps
Baltic
Tue/Wed/Thr
West Ridge Day Camps. Camps are every Tues/Wed/Thurs in June and July. Activities include daily horse riding instruction, basic horsemanship. Each student will learn how to care for a horse, clean stalls, feed, groom, tack up, how to properly halter and tie your horse and more. Each student will be assigned a horse for the week. We offer daily craft activities, and fun games every camper will enjoy in a beautiful farm setting. Bring your own lunch and drink. We have a refrigerator and microwave available in the lounge. We will provide water at all times for our campers. Helmets are mandatory; we have helmets available for each camper, although you are welcome to bring your own if you wish. Campers may bring their own horse. We charge and extra $10 a night (shavings not included). For safety we require a boot with a heel. Applications are available on our website http;//westridgeequine.vpweb.com/Hope-Reins-Application.html or by email at hopereins@gmail.com
Jun 21-23
Camp-Able
Florence
Joy Ranch
16633 448th Ave.

Camp-Able is for youth with disabilities. Are you ABLE to do camp? You bet! Joy Ranch will make sure the camp experience is accommodated to that all kids may have the full camp experience - waterfront, horses, games, campfire, new friends, and faith formation. A one to two counselor to camper ratio means each camper's needs are thoughfully met. Camp is an experience every kid should have, and Joy Ranch is going to make sure it happens? Cost is $300. Scholarships available. Register before April 15 and receive a $50 discount. For more information please contact Jess Larson at jess@losd.org
Jun 21-23
Music For All
Florence
Joy Ranch
16633 448th Ave

Music For All is for adults ages 17-25 with disabilities. Certified music and recreational therapists will create a goal-based program using the wide range of activities available at Joy Ranch. Explore with others navigating the transition to adulthood in a safe, supportive and faith-filled environment. No music experience necessary, just a desire to participate and have fun! Cost is $300. Scholarships available. Register before April 15 and receive a $50 discount. For more information please contact Jess Larson at jess@losd.org
Jun 21-23
Music For All
Florence
Joy Ranch
16633 448th Ave.

Certified music and recreational therapists will create a goal-based program using the wide range of activities available at Joy Ranch. Explore with others navigating the transition to adulthood in a safe, supportive, and faith-filled environment. Cost is $300. Scholarships available. Register before April 15 to receive an Early Bird Discount. For more information please contact Jess Larson at jess@losd.org
Jun 25-30
Camp Bravo - All-Ability Performing Arts Camp
Joy Ranch
16633 448th Ave. Florence, SD

Camp Bravo is designed for children and young adults of all abilities, ages 9-21. Theatre classes will offer the opportunity to explore movement, music, and performance - all of which can be adapted to meet the needs of each participant. The week will culminate with a Celebration Showcase performance for family and friends. For more information and to apply, please go to http://www.lifescapesd.org/events/all-ability-performing-arts-camp-aapac-at-joy-ranch
Jun 26
Improving Learning Outcomes for Your Child
Webinar
6:30 - 8:30
This workshop will help families of young children ages birth to five learn about evidence-based practices and how they can be used to increase family engagement and improve learning outcomes for their children. Register for this workshop.
Jun 27
Smartphones and Smart Ideas: How to Use Your Smartphone to Boost Your Education, Career Readiness, and Daily Life
Webinar
6:30 - 8:30
Smartphones can be used for more than just games and texting; they can also help organize one's life, keep track of school work, and more. Workshop participants will learn how smartphones can be part of a larger strategy to increase independence, and improve organization and time management skills. Register for this workshop.
Jun 28
Lighten Up: A Healthy Weight-Loss Guide for Adults with ADHD
Webinar
12 noon
Studies show that having ADHD is correlated with a higher risk of obesity and greater weight-loss struggles. In order to lose weight in a healthy, sustainable way, it must be done through an ADHD lens. Register at https://www.additudemag.com/webinar-adhd-weight-loss-062817/
Jun 28-30
Vacation Destination
Florence
Joy Ranch
16633 448th Ave.

This opportunity is for adults with intellectual and/or physical disabilities. Folks may come to Joy Ranch with a care giver, be that a family member, spouse, or staff person. come away to Joy Ranch for a multi-day vacation to rest, to play, and to make memories in an old-west setting. Cost is $300 for participant and $120 for staff/family member. Scholarships available. Register by April 15th to receive an Early Bird Discount. For more information please contact Jess Larson at jess@losd.org
Jul 9-12
"We Get It" Family Camp
Florence
Joy Ranch
16633 448th Ave.
All Ages
This camp is for families with a parent or child with a disability. You'll step back in time to live an old west adventure as you sing around the campfire, take a buggy ride, and dance at the hoedown while exploring faith in the great outdoors! Have unhurried conversations with other families who "get" what it means to have a family member with a disability. As you look across the campfire flames to the faces of new friends, you'll feel supported and understand in the unique challenges navigated by your family. Cost - $300 Adult, $200 Child, $1000 family max. Scholarships available. Register For more information please contact Jess Larson at jess@losd.org
Jul 12-14
Vacation Destination
Florence
Joy Ranch
16633 448th Ave.

This opportunity is for adults with intellectual and/or physical disabilities. Folks may come to Joy Ranch with a care giver, be that a family member, spouse, or staff person. come away to Joy Ranch for a multi-day vacation to rest, to play, and to make memories in an old-west setting. Cost is $300 for participant and $120 for staff/family member. Scholarships available. Register by April 15th to receive an Early Bird Discount.
For more information please contact Jess Larson at jess@losd.org
Jul 15
Especially 4 You Child Care Respite Night
Sioux Falls

5-11
Quality respite care for children ages Birth-12 with special needs and their siblings. To register or for more information, contact: Emily Bartscher at 605.3518599 or especially4youchildcare@gmail.com.  You can also check out their website at http://especially4you.wix.com/especially4you
Jul 26-28
Camp-Able
Florence
Joy Ranch
16633 448th Ave.

Camp-Able is for youth with disabilities. Are you ABLE to do camp? You bet! Joy Ranch will make sure the camp experience is accommodated to that all kids may have the full camp experience - waterfront, horses, games, campfire, new friends, and faith formation. A one to two counselor to camper ratio means each camper's needs are thoughfully met. Camp is an experience every kid should have, and Joy Ranch is going to make sure it happens? Cost is $300. Scholarships available. Register before April 15 and receive a $50 discount.
For more information please contact Jess Larson at jess@losd.org
Jul 31 - Aug 4
iCan Bike Camp
Bismark, ND

From July 31 to August 4,2017 iCan Shine's iCan Bike program will be in Bismark, ND to teach individuals with disabilities how to ride a conventional bike and become a lifelong independent rider! iCan Bike uses adapted bicycles, a specialized instructional program and trained staff to teach individuals with disabilities how to ride a bike. Riders attend a 78-minute session for five consecutive days (M-F) where they are assisted and encouraged by two volunteer "spotters." For more information, please check out their borchure.
July 31 - Aug 10
Helping Hands
Sioux Falls
LifeScape
1020 W 18th St.
Mon - Tues
9:00 - 10:30
Constraint-induced movement therapy for children with hemiplegia. Insurance may apply for this camp. Call 605-444-9700 for details or to register.
Aug 2-4
Vacation Destination
Florence
Joy Ranch
16633 448th Ave.

This opportunity is for adults with intellectual and/or physical disabilities. Folks may come to Joy Ranch with a care giver, be that a family member, spouse, or staff person. come away to Joy Ranch for a multi-day vacation to rest, to play, and to make memories in an old-west setting. Cost is $300 for participant and $120 for staff/family member. Scholarships available. Register by April 15th to receive an Early Bird Discount.
For more information please contact Jess Larson at jess@losd.org
Aug 2-4
Camp-Pals
Florence
Joy Ranch
16633 448th Ave

This program is designed for youth ages 6-10 years old with disabilities who would like to experience camp with a sibling or friend. Camprs participate in all the fun camp has to offer like swimming, boating, crazy campfires under the stars, games, and crafts with the security of a familiar face. Joy Ranch will make sure activities are accommodated so all kids may have the full camp experiene. So grab your favorite sidekick and head 'em up to Joy Ranch! Cost is $300. Scholarships available. Register before April 15 and receive a $50 discount. For more information please contact Jess Larson at jess@losd.org
Aug 6-11
Old West Getaway
Florence
Joy Ranch
16633 448th Ave

For adults who have intellectual and/or physical disabilities who come without a caregiver. Joy Ranch staff will pair with groups of 2-3 participants to ensure your vacation is the perfect "old west getaway". Choose from horseback and buggy rides, fishing, pontoon rides, crafts, campfire, karaoke, street dances and more! Cost is $600. Scholarships available. Register before April 15 and receive an Early Bird Discount. For more information please contact Jess Larson at jess@losd.org
Aug 17
New Explorations
Florence
Joy Ranch
16633 448th Ave.
Optional Overnight to the 18th
For adults with intellectual and/or physical disabilities living in group home settings. Folks may come to Joy Ranch with a care giver, be that a family member, spouse, or staff person. Take the day off, step back in time, and explore new adventures. Joy Ranch's barrier-free design means everyone is welcome and there are no obstacles to the new explorations awaiting you! Cost - participant $55, Care giver $45. Overnight: Hotel-style Retreat Rooms $155, Bunkhouse $130 (shared occupancy), Care giver overnight $55. Scholarships available. Register by April 15th to receive an Early Bird Discount.
For more information please contact Jess Larson at jess@losd.org
Sep 22-24
P.D.R disabled Youth Deer Hunt
Clark
300 1st St. W
All Day
Free deer hunt exclusive to disabled youth ages 12-18. An authentic, guided hunting experience for physically-challenged and wheelchair enabled adolescents.  All expenses paid: travel stipend, meals, lodging, shooting supplies, accessible ground blinds and venison processing
Sep 30
Xtra Special Needs Conference for Parent, Caregivers & Professionals
Sioux City
Sunnybrook Community Church 5601 Sunnybrook Dr Sioux City IA
9 - 4
Keynote speakers are Matt McNiff, Ph.D and Brenda McNiff, Ed.D. Brenda and Matt share a life with tow talented and energetic young boys, Jackson and Ben. At the age of 1 year, Ben was diagnosed with classic autism and he opened their world to a new view point by being parents of a child with special needs. Dr. Matt McNiff has worked with thousands of students with behavioral challenges and grades ranging from early childhood to high school and transitional programming. Dr. Brenda McNIff;s research focuses on communication between school districts and families with the IEP process.

Afternoon sessions include information for Iowa and South Dakota waiver services and adult living/working options.  Hosted by Heartland Fragile X Alliance. Register at www.heartlandfragilexalliance.org. Questions? Contact us at heartland@fragilex.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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