Calendar of Upcoming Events

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


Open  


Open







Open

Open

Open   

Open

Open

Statewide


Multi State Region






Statewide

National

Statewide

National

National

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.

Transition Services Liaison Project (TSLP) Survey - Closes June 8.  Learn More/Take Survey

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

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

Survey of Parents with Children with IEPs - Learn More/Take Survey
Open
Rapid City
Career Development Forum 2019 for students with a disability.
June 10-14 or June 17-21 sessions. Students will Explore job interests; Learn how to complete a job application, prepare a resume, talk about their disability to an employer; Gain confidence in looking for a job.  Variety of hands-on activities and an opportunity for students to earn $100.  Held at Western Dakota Tech so students experience a post-secondary setting, transportation may be available. Contact your teacher or VR Counselor for an application.  Career Learning Center of the Black Hills, Heather Hoeye, hhoeye@tie.net or 605-394-5120.

Open
Sioux Falls
Five Session Self-Advocacy Course for Youth (16-22) with a disability or special health care need
All sessions will be held Tuesday evenings from 5-9pm in Sioux Falls.  Dinner will be provided.
Youth participants will need to invite one family member/friend (adult) to participate with them.
Application Deadline: Friday May 24, 2019
Session 1 - May 28: Get a Life
Session 2 - June 25: Speak Up for Yourself - However you Communicate
Session 3 - July 23: Get a Job
Session 4 - Aug 13: Get Connected
Session 5 - Sept 24: Move on to Life!
Register Online: www.surveymonkey.com/r/M3XNTVX or contact SD Parent Connection at 605-361-3171 or sdpc@sdparent.org

Open
Sioux Falls

CSD Offering Summer ASL Classes

ASL I will be on Mondays starting June 2nd at 6:30 PM, meeting two hours a night for 12 weeks (no classes on July 1st and July 29th). The last day of class will be on August 26th.

ASL II will be on Wednesdays, starting June 4th at 6:30 PM, meeting two hours a night for 12 weeks (No classes on July 3rd and August 14th). The last day of class will be on August 28th.

ASL III will be on Tuesdays starting June 3rd at 6:30 PM, meeting two hours a night for 12 weeks (No classes on July 2nd and July 30th). The last day of class will be on August 27th.


The cost for class is $125.00. Registration deadline is Friday, May 24. Contact Brittney at bstanek@csd.org or call at 605-370-5245
May 29





May 30
Aberdeen





Sioux Falls
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.
More information

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.     

Jun 5


Jun 13 & 14


Jun 15




Jun 15



Jun 22 & 23
Aberdeen


Sioux Falls



Sioux Falls




Sioux Falls



St. Paul, MN
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. Resource fair, drawings for camp & therapy scholarships, networking with families, prizes, music & fun!  Meet at Commons Circle. For more information contact Julie Ashworth at 605-929-0031 or julie.ashworth@augie.edu

New Directions Down Syndrome Association - Canvas & Cookies Our Way Event
10:30 AM to 1:30 PM.  For children 8 and up. A guest instructor to guide us through the class at Memorial Park (26th and Sertoma) picnic area. We will provide canvases, paints, brushes and some refreshments. RSVP by June 8th 


2019 National Sibling Leadership Network Conference
The Conference provides an opportunity for adult siblings of people with disabilities from across the nation to connect with each other. Siblings at the conference will share stories and network, hear from national experts on sibling services and supports, learn about new research initiatives, and gain insight on sibling experiences.  Information / Registration  

Jun 27





Jul 1 to 26


Jul 25





Aug 7




Jul 25
Sioux Falls





Sioux Falls



Sioux Falls





Aberdeen

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.  


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

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.  

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



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.  

Sep 4


Sep 13 & 14






Sep 17




Sep 19 & 20


Sep 24
Aberdeen


Clark







Sioux Falls




Pierre



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

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.


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.  


Oct 2


Oct 22

Aberdeen


Sioux Falls

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

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.  
Nov 6


Nov 19





Aberdeen


Sioux Falls





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

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.  
Dec 4


Dec 17




Aberdeen


Sioux Falls





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

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
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.

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.