Calendar of Upcoming Events

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Sept 19 - Nov 7
Rapid City
How To Talk So Kids Will Listen and Listen So Kids Will Talk
In these fun and informative sessions participants will learn to help children deal with feelings, engage their cooperation, encourage responsibility/autonomy and more.   Seven Wed. evening sessions from 5:30-7:30 pm. Cost $100/person includes 3 books or $150 for a parenting couple, who share the books. It is open to anyone interested in learning skills that improve relationships with children. Please contact April Anderson at 605-641-2815 or april20116@gmail.com with questions or for more information.  Class size is limited so please register by Sept 14.  Approved for 14 contact hours from the SD Board of Social Work Examiners and the SD Board of Counselors and MFT's.  Pending is one hour college credit.
Sept 23 - 25
Pierre
SD Indian Education Summit 2018
Ramkota Hotel & Conference Center - 920 W Sioux Avenue     For more Information
Sept 23 - 25
Sioux Falls
Early Childhood Mental Health Seminar by USD Center for Disabilities - For more Information and to Register
Holiday Inn City Centre
Sept 24-26Rapid CityNorthern Plains Law Conference on Students with Disabilities
Will cover special education legal issues, including the latest information from due process hearings, circuit court cases, OSEP/OCR guidance letters, and basic IDEA procedural requirements.  Pre-conference will be held on Monday, September 24.  If you wish to attend, please select this option during the registration process. Rushmore Plaza Civic Center, 444 N Mt. Rushmore Road.  Information/Registration
Sept 28
Rapid City
Free Screening Clinic for children with conditions of the bones, muscles and joints.
Naja Shrine Center - 4901 Sturgis Road - 11:30am - 4:30pm       For more Information
Sept 28-29Sioux FallsServing 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.  Friday 6:30-8:30pm, Saturday 9am-3pm. Conducted by SD Parent Connection, please call 800-640-4553 with questions. Information/Registration
Oct 2
Webinar
Autism Spectrum Disorder Webinar - Dual Diagnosis of Down Syndrome and ASD
1:00 - 2:00 pm EDT.  Provided by OptumHealth Education and UnitedHealthcare. Information/Registration Will Be Posted Here
Oct 4-5
Sioux Falls
18th Annual Community Response to Child Abuse Conference
Convention Center, 1201 N West Ave. Information/Registration  
Oct 4-5
Oacoma
The South Dakota Gathering - SD Person Centered Practices
Arrowwood Cedar Shore Resort       Information/Registration
Oct 6
Sioux Falls
Free 1 Day Children's Dental Clinic
3813 S Kiwanis Circle - Doors open at 8:30am    For more Information
Oct 9
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/registration
Oct 11-12
Sioux Falls
Supporting Early Learner Institute: Developing Brains/Applications for Action
Ramada Conference Center.  SD Head Start Association and Lakeshore Learning are collaborating to bring together five nationally renowned neuroscience, brain research, learning, behavior, and classroom strategies experts in an institute dedicated to educators of children ages 0-8......the first of its kind in South Dakota. http://supportingearlylearners.doodlekit.com or contact SDHSA for more information 605-224-4161.  $125 for both days, $75 for single day. College Credit available for attending the full conference, certificates for training hours will be issued.
Oct 13
Beresford
Make and Take One Page Descriptions
A free person-centered thinking workshop from 1-5 PM at the Beresford Public Library. For more information and/or to register, contact mbsmit@msn.com or call 605-770-6098
Oct 16
Dell Rapids
Dyslexia Awareness Event - Supporting Students with Learning Disabilities in Special Education; Accessing Free, Online Audio Books
Community presentations beginning at 6pm at St Mary's Parish Hall. Please register for this FREE event by e-mailing your name and number attending to decodingdyslexiasd@gmail.com
Oct 21-23
Sioux Falls
Center for Disabilities Symposium and JAM 2018
Convention Center     For More Information and to Register 
Oct 27
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.
Nov 7-8
Redfield
2 Day Person-Centered Thinking (PCT) Training
9am-4pm, lunch on your own. SD Developmental Center, 17267 W 3rd St.  Twelve PCT skills will be covered. Designed for staff at all levels in an organization, individuals who receive support and families. Contact Brenda Smith for information/registration:  605-770-6098 or mbsmit@msn.com
Nov 8
Sioux Falls
Let's Talk About Work
A one-day conference designed specifically for middle school/high school student who have a disability and want to learn more about careers and the skills it takes to get a job!  Registration Required.  Event Flyer
Nov 13
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
Nov 13
Sioux Falls, Webinar
Lunch and Learn- Grab lunch and join us for an hour of learning where it is convenient for you! 
Understanding Student Mental Health in Today's Schools
Join in person at SDPC Office or live online at https://sdparent.adobeconnect.com/sdparentconnection/
Dec 2
Sioux Falls
Cookies and Cocoa Event
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.
2019


Jan 8
Sioux Falls, Webinar
Lunch and Learn Education Session
Grab lunch and join us for an hour of learning where it is convenient for you! 
TBD
Join in person at SDPC Office or live online at https://sdparent.adobeconnect.com/sdparentconnection/
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
March 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
March 12
Sioux Falls, Webinar
Lunch and Learn- Grab lunch and join us for an hour of learning where it is convenient for you! 
TBD
Join in person at SDPC Office or live online at https://sdparent.adobeconnect.com/sdparentconnection/
April 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

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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