Calendar of Upcoming Events

weConnect (SDPC's electronic newsletter) has more information on upcoming events. View our most recent newsletters

Dec 1
Sioux Falls
SD Parent Connection's Second Annual Cookies and Cocoa Free Family Fun Event
Come support SD Parent Connection at the Washington Pavilion in downtown Sioux Falls from 10am - Noon. Activities for children, take a photo with Santa, silent auction and more.
Dec 5
Aberdeen
Aberdeen Area Autism Spectrum Disorder Parent Support Group Meeting
Millstone Family Restaurant- 7 pm. Free.  Non-judgmental opportunity to vent, brainstorm and problem-solve!
For more information, follow them on Facebook: Aberdeen Area Autism Spectrum Disorder Parent Support Group
Dec 8
Sioux Falls
SIBSHOP
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.
Dec 20
Rapid City
Lunch Bag Learning - Fun Relationship Skills to Use with Children of All Ages
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 
SW CEU approved
2019


Jan 15
Sioux Falls, Webinar
Lunch and Learn Education Session
Grab lunch and join us for an hour of learning where it is convenient for you! 
Graduation Requirements Passed in 2018: What You Need To Know
Join in person at SDPC Office or live online at https://sdparent.adobeconnect.com/sdparentconnection/
Jan 17
Rapid City
Lunch Bag Learning - Adverse Childhood Experiences
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 
Feb 9
Sioux Falls
SIBSHOP
10 AM- 1 PM, Here4YOUth, To Register Your Child/ren, click here or call 605-361-3171
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.
Feb 12
Sioux Falls
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/register
Feb 21
Rapid City
Lunch Bag Learning - Freedom's Journey
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 
Mar 12
Sioux Falls
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/register
Mar12
Sioux Falls, Webinar
Lunch and Learn- Grab lunch and join us for an hour of learning where it is convenient for you! 
What's The Function?  Understanding the Functional Behavior Assessment
Join in person at SDPC Office or live online at https://sdparent.adobeconnect.com/sdparentconnection/
Mar 21
Rapid City
Lunch Bag Learning - Recognizing and Responding to Child Sexual Abuse, Part 1
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 
Apr 2,9,16

SissetonServing 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. In-person, online and phone access.  Conducted by SD Parent Connection, please call 800-640-4553 with questions. Information/Registration
Apr 13
Sioux Falls
SIBSHOP
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.
Apr 16
Sioux Falls
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
Apr 18
Rapid City
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 
May 16
Rapid City
Lunch Bag Learning - TBD
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 

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
 

Contact UsContact Us



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.