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


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

Sep 18





Sep 19 & 20


Sep 24






Sep 25



Sep 26



Webinar





Pierre



Webinar






Webinar



Sioux Falls


Maximize Learning in the Classroom: What Teachers Should Know About Their Students with ADHD
12pm Central Time with Chris A. Zeigler Dendy, M.S.
Sign up and receive webinar replay link. Register: https://www.additudemag.com/webinar/teaching-students-with-adhd/?utm_source=eletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=webinar_august_2019&utm_content=080819&goal=0_d9446392d6-4883758f17-288283525

NAMI Annual Conference

Information/Registration

REACH for Transition: Supported Decision-Making, Part 1: Supporting Youth/Young Adults to Make Their Own Decisions"
An important part of becoming an independent adult is being able to make decisions. This webinar will discuss steps that will help build skills and answer some important questions: What does it mean to be a supporter? How does Supported Decision-Making differ from guardianship? When can we begin skill development? Register


Time for Bed! Sleep Solutions for the ADHD Brain
12pm Central Time with Roberto Olivardia, Ph.D.  Sign up and receive webinar replay link. Register: https://www.additudemag.com/webinar/i-cant-sleep-adhd-solutions/

Autism Family Support Group

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 30 to     Oct 2





Bismarck,
ND






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
Oct 2




Oct 2


Oct 5






Oct 8




Oct 15



Oct 16




Oct 22





Oct 26





Webinar




Aberdeen


Rapid City






Webinar
Sioux
Falls


Sioux
Falls


Webinar




Sioux Falls




Sioux Falls




Tech to the Rescue: Create a Technology Toolbox for Struggling Students with ADHD and LD
Wednesday, 12 pm CT. Brian S. Friedlander, Ph.D.  Sign up and receive webinar replay link. Register: https://www.additudemag.com/webinar/assistive-technology-for-adhd/?utm_source=eletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=webinar_august_2019&utm_content=080819&goal=0_d9446392d6-4883758f17-288283525

Aberdeen Area Autism Spectrum Disorder Parent Support Group
7pm at K.O. Lee Library, Community Room 110. Visit www.facebook.com/AberdeenAreaASDParentSupportGroup

Trauma-Informed Practices (TIP) Training
I
deal for people who work directly with children and youth everyday, like teachers, paraprofessionals, counselors, administrators, secretaries, and childcare providers.  Outcomes include:  A better understanding of trauma and Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs); Strategies to build positive relationships with students and to respond to behaviors associated with dysregulation; Confidence to be a TIP leader at school, at work, or in the community.
Register
https://sdsfec.org/k12/trauma-informed-practices-training/
 

SD Parent Connection's Lunch & Learn Series - TBD
Tuesday 12pm Central/11am Mountain. 
In Person: Parent Connection Office, 3701 West 49th Street, Suite 102
Live Online: 
https://sdparent.adobeconnect.com/sdparentconnection/

Sad Isn't Bad - Grief Series for Children and Parents/Guardians
Free 4 week series (10/15, 10/22,10/29, 11/5) from 5:30-7:30pm at Our Savior's Lutheran Church. Registration required, available online at sadisntbad.com, call 605-299-2224 or email sadisntbad@gmail.com.

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

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.

Trauma-Informed Practices (TIP) Training
I
deal for people who work directly with children and youth everyday, like teachers, paraprofessionals, counselors, administrators, secretaries, and childcare providers.  Outcomes include:  A better understanding of trauma and Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs); Strategies to build positive relationships with students and to respond to behaviors associated with dysregulation; Confidence to be a TIP leader at school, at work, or in the community.
Register
https://sdsfec.org/k12/trauma-informed-practices-training/


Nov 6


Nov 15




Nov 13






Nov 19



Aberdeen


Webinar
Sioux
Falls


Sioux
Falls





Sioux
Falls




Aberdeen Area Autism Spectrum Disorder Parent Support Group
7pm at K.O. Lee Library, Community Room 110.  Visit www.facebook.com/AberdeenAreaASDParentSupportGroup

SD Parent Connection's Lunch & Learn Series - TBD
Tuesday 12pm Central/11am Mountain. 
In Person: Parent Connection Office, 3701 West 49th Street, Suite 102
Live Online: 
https://sdparent.adobeconnect.com/sdparentconnection/

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
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 10








Dec 17






Aberdeen


Webinar/
Sioux
Falls






Sioux
Falls





Aberdeen Area Autism Spectrum Disorder Parent Support Group
7pm, location TBD. Visit www.facebook.com/AberdeenAreaASDParentSupportGroup

SD Parent Connection's Lunch & Learn Series - All About The 211 Helpline Center
Tuesday 12pm Central/11am Mountain. Want to learn more about how to utilize the 211 Helpline, and the type of needs/questions we answer daily? Join us for 211 University to learn how to use all the services of the Helpline Center. Database staff will share tips and tricks including how to search and find resources through our 211 online database, various resources guides, translating resources, and more!  Presented by Jennifer Abels, Database Coordinator and Betsy Schuster, Vice President from the 211 Helpline Center  
In Person: Parent Connection Office, 3701 West 49th Street, Suite 102
Live Online: 
https://sdparent.adobeconnect.com/sdparentconnection/


Autism Family Support Group

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.
2020
CITY
EVENT
Jan 25
Pierre
Trauma-Informed Practices (TIP) Training
I
deal for people who work directly with children and youth everyday, like teachers, paraprofessionals, counselors, administrators, secretaries, and childcare providers.  Outcomes include:  A better understanding of trauma and Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs); Strategies to build positive relationships with students and to respond to behaviors associated with dysregulation; Confidence to be a TIP leader at school, at work, or in the community.
Register
https://sdsfec.org/k12/trauma-informed-practices-training/
Feb 8






Feb 26
Aberdeen






Pierre
Trauma-Informed Practices (TIP) Training
Ideal for people who work directly with children and youth everyday, like teachers, paraprofessionals, counselors, administrators, secretaries, and childcare providers.  Outcomes include:  A better understanding of trauma and Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs); Strategies to build positive relationships with students and to respond to behaviors associated with dysregulation; Confidence to be a TIP leader at school, at work, or in the community.
Register
https://sdsfec.org/k12/trauma-informed-practices-training/


26th Annual Disability Awareness Day at the Capitol
Mar


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May

June

July

Aug


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.

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