Calendar of Upcoming Events

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

All Expense Paid Deer Hunt for Youth with Physical Disabilities Ages 12-18
Sept 13 & 14 in Clark, SD. Friday Events: Introductory session with host Dean Rasmussen at Clark Hunting Lodge, Afternoon target shooting (rifles and shooting supplies provided), Evening cook-out, Overnight accommodations provided.  Saturday Events: Pre-dawn coffee and rolls at the lodge, Each hunter and their required guardian are escorted by guides to the field in separate 4x4 vehicles to custom, ground-level deer blinds and assisted in the taking of one deer, Noon lunch-break and return to blinds if necessary, Evening banquet and overnight accommodations.  For more information please contact PDR founder, Dean Rasmussen at 605-233-0331.


New! SD Department of Health Survey  Learn More/Take Survey
Help develop SD's state plan for Maternal and Child Health (MCH) services for years 2021 through 2025. 
The plan's main goal is to improve the health and well-being of women, infants, children, and families, including children and youth with special health care needs. The confidential survey takes about 10 minutes to complete.

Parents/guardians, policy makers, community service providers, child care providers, and those working in the tribal sector, along with others that have an interest in the health and well-being of South Dakota families are invited to complete the survey.  

Survey of Parents with Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder - Learn More/Take Survey

South Dakota Survey of South Dakota Youth Grades 5 to 12 - Learn More/Take Survey

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








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Jul 16
Sioux Falls









Webinar
Life Skills Adventure Camp - Basic Safety with SDSU Extension 4-H
1-3pm at Downtown Library, 200 N Dakota Ave, Meeting Room A/B. Free life skills classes offered by Center for Disabilities. Content intended for individuals with a disability ages 14-20. Independent participation is encouraged however, participants may attend with a parent, guardian, or helper if needed for full and active participation. Registration is flexible and allows you to choose the class or classes you're interested in or that work with your schedule.
Transportation not provided. Call the Center for Disabilities with questions at 605-357-1439.  Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/life-skills-adventure-camp-tickets-63340645576?aff=eemailordconf&utm_campaign=order_confirm&ref=eemailordconf&utm_medium=email&utm_source=eb_email&utm_term=viewevent 

Worry Less: Managing Anxiety in Children and Adolescents with ADHD and Learning Differences

12 pm CT. Sign up and receive webinar replay link. By pediatricians and authors Eileen Costello and Perri Klass.
Information/Registration
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Jul 23
Rapid City


Rapid City


Sioux Falls








Webinar
Autism Society of the Black Hills Sensory Jump / Parent Support Event
6pm at Jump Craze:  June 20, July 18. Visit www.autismsd.org or call 605-415-6582 for information

Ribbon Cutting and Open House - SD Parent Connection's New Rapid City Office
Join us at 1pm at our new location: 2310 N Maple Ave

Life Skills Adventure Camp - Online Safety with the Sioux Falls Police Dept.
1-3pm at Downtown Library, 200 N Dakota Ave, Meeting Room A/B. Free life skills classes offered by Center for Disabilities. Content intended for individuals with a disability ages 14-20. Independent participation is encouraged however, participants may attend with a parent, guardian, or helper if needed for full and active participation. Registration is flexible and allows you to choose the class or classes you're interested in or that work with your schedule. Transportation not provided. Call the Center for Disabilities with questions at 605-357-1439.  Register:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/life-skills-adventure-camp-tickets-63340645576?aff=eemailordconf&utm_campaign=order_confirm&ref=eemailordconf&utm_medium=email&utm_source=eb_email&utm_term=viewevent 


How to Optimize Stimulant Treatment: Better Symptom Management Without Side Effects
12 pm CT. Sign up and you will receive webinar replay link. Thomas E. Brown, Ph.D. https://goto.webcasts.com/starthere.jsp?ei=1248597&tp_key=d5ca8716fb

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Jul 30



Jul 31
Sioux Falls





Webinar



Sioux Falls
Autism Family Support Group
Thursdays, 5:30 to 7pm. USD Center for Disabilities, 1400 W 22nd St, Room 126
A welcoming environment for parents/caregivers of children & adults with ASD to meet, share experiences, ask questions, and receive support. Registration appreciated but not required. To register or for more information contact Letty Thelen at
letty.thelen@usd.edu or 605-357-1418.  

Build Life-Long Executive Function Skills in Your Child with ADHD

12 pm CT. Sign up and you will receive webinar replay link. By Sharon Saline, Psy.D. Register: https://goto.webcasts.com/starthere.jsp?ei=1251666&tp_key=07b90c063e

Fundraiser for SD Parent Connection - Pizza Ranch, 41st Street
Let Pizza Ranch do the cooking tonite and support SD Parent Connection! A portion of the evening's proceeds will benefit SD Parent Connection.  Round up the gang and come on in, or order to go!
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Aug 29
Webinar



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Aberdeen


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Minneapolis




Rapid City


Webinar



Sioux Falls
Pills and Beyond: A Guide to the Formulations and Delivery Options of ADHD Medication
12 pm CT. Laurie Dupar, PMHNP, RN, PCC. Sign up and receive webinar replay link. Register: https://goto.webcasts.com/starthere.jsp?ei=1244425&tp_key=5ffa3e473b

The Gift of Grit: Helping Children with ADHD Overcome Failure, Fear, and Disappointment
Tuesday at 12 pm CT. Sign up and receive free webinar replay link. Brendan Mahan, M.Ed., MS
Register:
https://goto.webcasts.com/starthere.jsp?ei=1249768&tp_key=7d7b7e4ddb

Aberdeen Area Autism Spectrum Disorder Parent Support Group
7pm at the Millstone Family Restaurant.  Visit www.facebook.com/AberdeenAreaASDParentSupportGroup

Teaching Executive Functions to Children with ADHD: A Course for Teachers (and Parents)
12 pm CT.  Sign up and receive webinar replay link. By Karen Huberty, M.Ed., Maureen Bechard, M.S. https://goto.webcasts.com/starthere.jsp?ei=1244413&tp_key=b47287ec3d


PACER Symposium on Mental Health and Learning Disabilities 
 
High-quality training and resources regarding children's mental health and learning disabilities, effective treatment, and positive teaching and intervention strategies for families and professionals. To register, visit www.pacer.org/help/symposium or call 952-838-9000.

Back to School Resource Fair - Rushmore Mall - Free
10am-3pm. Sponsored by SD Parent Connection and Rushmore Mall

Reset Your Schedule for School: How to Create a Calmer, Happier, Easier Routine

12 pm CT. Sign up and receive webinar replay link. By Caroline Maguire, PCC, M.Ed.
https://goto.webcasts.com/starthere.jsp?ei=1245445&tp_key=1626da6282

Autism Family Support Group
Thursdays, 5:30 to 7pm. USD Center for Disabilities, 1400 W 22nd St, Room 126
A welcoming environment for parents/caregivers of children & adults with ASD to meet, share experiences, ask questions, and receive support. Registration appreciated but not required. To register or for more information contact Letty Thelen at
letty.thelen@usd.edu or 605-357-1418.  


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Sep 24
Aberdeen


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Sioux Falls


Sioux Falls




Pierre



Sioux Falls
Aberdeen Area Autism Spectrum Disorder Parent Support Group
7pm at the Millstone Family Restaurant.  Visit www.facebook.com/AberdeenAreaASDParentSupportGroup

The Best Kind of Discipline: How Behavioral Parent Training Can Transform Your Home Life 
Thursday, 12pm CT. Learn now behavioral parent training can solve discipline challenges in your home. By Carla Counts Allan, Ph.D. Sign up and receive webinar replay link. Register: https://goto.webcasts.com/starthere.jsp?ei=1246170&tp_key=57706c1005

7 No-Fail Strategies for Getting Homework Done on Time and Without Drama
Tuesday at 12 pm CT. Learn strategies for guiding your child efficiently and effectively through homework. By Ann Dolin, M.Ed. Sign up and receive webinar replay link. Register: https://goto.webcasts.com/starthere.jsp?ei=1242649&tp_key=baf57e41ae


All Expense Paid Deer Hunt for Youth with Physical Disabilities Ages 12-18
Sept 13 & 14 in Clark, SD. Friday Events: Introductory session with host Dean Rasmussen at Clark Hunting Lodge, Afternoon target shooting (rifles and shooting supplies provided), Evening cook-out, Overnight accommodations provided.  Saturday Events: Pre-dawn coffee and rolls at the lodge, Each hunter and their required guardian are escorted by guides to the field in separate 4x4 vehicles to custom, ground-level deer blinds and assisted in the taking of one deer, Noon lunch-break and return to blinds if necessary, Evening banquet and overnight accommodations.
For more information please contact PDR founder, Dean Rasmussen at 605-233-0331.


Symposium and The  JAM - Community: Foster a Culture of Inclusion
Sioux Falls Convention Center.
Information/Registration

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

NAMI Annual Conference

Information/Registration


Autism Family Support Group
Thursdays, 5:30 to 7pm. USD Center for Disabilities, 1400 W 22nd St, Room 126
A welcoming environment for parents/caregivers of children & adults with ASD to meet, share experiences, ask questions, and receive support. Registration appreciated but not required. To register or for more information contact Letty Thelen at
letty.thelen@usd.edu or 605-357-1418.  

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Oct 22
Bismarck, ND









Aberdeen


Webinar




Sioux Falls
2019 Northern Plains Law Conference on Students with Disabilities
Covers special education legal issues, including the latest information from due process hearings, circuit court cases, OSEP/OCR guidance letters, and basic IDEA procedural requirements. Designed for general/special education staff, administrators, state/school district attorneys, state education agency staff, related services staff, parents, and other stakeholders. Pre-conference
will focus on the roles and responsibilities of the general educator within special education and is open to school district attorneys, special education directors, general education administrators, dispute resolution contractors, and SEA staff.
Registration deadline Sept 20. Registration:
www.cvent.com/events/Register/InformationPage.aspx?rc=758f67f3-e8a8-42ac-8446-56f9a76c253d


Aberdeen Area Autism Spectrum Disorder Parent Support Group
7pm at the Millstone Family Restaurant.  Visit www.facebook.com/AberdeenAreaASDParentSupportGroup

A Parent's Guide to Evaluating and Troubleshooting Your Child's IEP or 504 Plan
Wednesday, 12 pm CT. Learn what to do if your child's IEP or 504 plan is not providing adequate support. By Susan Yellin, Esq. Sign up and receive webinar replay link. Register: https://goto.webcasts.com/starthere.jsp?ei=1248517&tp_key=2071ace059   

Autism Family Support Group

Thursdays, 5:30 to 7pm. USD Center for Disabilities, 1400 W 22nd St, Room 126
A welcoming environment for parents/caregivers of children & adults with ASD to meet, share experiences, ask questions, and receive support. Registration appreciated but not required. To register or for more information contact Letty Thelen at
letty.thelen@usd.edu or 605-357-1418.  
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Nov 19








Aberdeen


Sioux Falls





Sioux Falls







Aberdeen Area Autism Spectrum Disorder Parent Support Group
7pm at the Millstone Family Restaurant.  Visit www.facebook.com/AberdeenAreaASDParentSupportGroup

Let's Talk About Work
9am-2pm, Sanford Research Center. A one-day workshop for middle school/high school students who have a disability and want to learn more about careers and the skills it takes to get a job! Teachers and parents are also welcome to attend. Highlights include: Interactive activities, adult services booths, and local employers like Sanford, Avera, Raven Industries, and more! Registration/additional information available in the fall. Contact Kristy Jackson at Kristy.jackson@teachwell.org or 605-367-7680 with questions.

Autism Family Support Group
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hursdays, 5:30 to 7pm. USD Center for Disabilities, 1400 W 22nd St, Room 126
A welcoming environment for parents/caregivers of children & adults with ASD to meet, share experiences, ask questions, and receive support. Registration appreciated but not required. To register or for more information contact Letty Thelen at
letty.thelen@usd.edu or 605-357-1418.
Dec 4


Dec 17




Aberdeen


Sioux Falls





Aberdeen Area Autism Spectrum Disorder Parent Support Group
7pm at the Millstone Family Restaurant.  Visit www.facebook.com/AberdeenAreaASDParentSupportGroup

Autism Family Support Group
Thursdays, 5:30 to 7pm. USD Center for Disabilities, 1400 W 22nd St, Room 126
A welcoming environment for parents/caregivers of children & adults with ASD to meet, share experiences, ask questions, and receive support. Registration appreciated but not required. To register or for more information contact Letty Thelen at
letty.thelen@usd.edu or 605-357-1418.  
Jan 2020



Feb 26
Pierre
26th Annual Disability Awareness Day at the Capitol
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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.

For Additional Training Opportunities Visit These Statewide Training Calendars
 

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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.