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

Survey of Parents with Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder - Learn More/Take Survey
Researchers hope to learn more about the influence of social support on outcomes for parents of children of autism, inform the types of resources and information parent receive from helping organizations, and positively influence the well-being of parents and their child with autism. USD LEND study!

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

Dec 7
Sioux Falls
Cookies and Cocoa - SD Parent Connection Holiday Event - Free
10:30am-12:30pm, Museum of Visual Materials, 500 N Main, Downtown Sioux Falls
Cookies, cocoa and Santa.  Sensory friendly activities, holiday storytime, raffle items.







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Nov 26


Aberdeen


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Aberdeen

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

Supporting Children and Youth with Trauma in School - PACER Parent Center
6:30- 8:30pm CT/5:30-6:30pm MT. This workshop will help parents and others learn positive interventions for youth who struggle with trauma and challenging behaviors, including the role of Section 504 and special education. Register

Resilient Parenting
6 week parenting class from 5:30-8:30pm. Learn techniques to reduce controlling behaviors and improve relationship skills, emotional control and caregiver safety. Medicaid and self pay. Scholarships based on need. Register by contacting 605-348-6086 or css2cssrapidcity.com

Making the Move: Your Child's Transition from Early Childhood Special Education to Kindergarten  9-11am CT/8-10am MT. Kindergarten is a big step in any child's life. Parents of young children with disabilities will receive information to plan for this transition and learn strategies to help their child be successful.  PACER Parent Center. Register

SD Parent Connection's Lunch & Learn Series - Parent Friendly Explanation of Behavior Assessments & Behavior Plans
Tuesday 12pm Central/11am Mountain. Family members & teachers may see a range of behaviors from children. In this session, learn why interfering behaviors occur, when a functional behavioral assessment (FBA) is warranted, the goal of an FBA, and the steps involved in creating en effective Behavior Intervention Plan (BIP). Presenter: Ryan Groeneweg, Ed.S. BCBA, Director of Community Education at the Center for Disabilities and Assistance Professor Dept of Pediatrics at USD Sanford School of Medicine
In Person: Parent Connection Office, 3701 West 49th Street, Suite 102, Sioux Falls
Live Online: 
https://sdparent.adobeconnect.com/sdparentconnection/

Let's Talk About Work
 
8:30am-2:30pm. One-day conference designed for middle/high school students who have a disability and want to learn more about careers and the skills it takes to get a job.  For students 14 yrs. old and up, parents, educators, counselors and other interested parties. Flyer

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.  Flyer

Living on Your Own Series Part 1: Taking Care of Yourself - Technology to Support Health and Wellness
2-3:30pm CT/1-2:30pm MT. PACER Parent Center.  This first workshop in the 'Living on Your Own' 3-part series will demonstrate feature information on developing independent living skills with technology that supports health and wellness. Tools and apps will cover managing medications, establishing healthy habits, and maintaining personal wellness. Series will continue on 12/11 and 1/15. Register

Autism Family Support Group

6:30 to 8pm. 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. While you attend, your child/teen/adult can participate in a fun activity. Siblings welcome! Pre-registration required for child/youth attendance, check in 6-6:30pm.
Register Here For more information contact Letty Thelen at letty.thelen@usd.edu or 605-357-1418.

The Flip Side of Rejection Sensitive Dysphoria: How to Tap Into ADHD Energy and Motivation
12pm CT/11am MT. Edward Hallowell, M.D., John Ratey, M.D. Sign up and receive the free webinar replay link. Register

Agency Meet & Greet

5-7:30pm. An informal and interactive networking opportunity for transition age students with disabilities, their families, educators and service providers. Flyer
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Watertown


Webinar


Aberdeen


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Sioux
Falls




Alternatives to Guardianship/Adult Agency Meet & Greet
5:30-8pm. Flyer

Get the School Year Back on Track: Strategies for Overcoming Your Student's Toughest Daily Challenges
12pm CT/11am MT. Sharon Saline, Psy.D.  Sign up and receive the free webinar replay link. Register

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/


Mindfulness Meditation to Improve Symptoms of ADHD and Anxiety in Adults and Children
12pm CT/11am MT. Lidia Zylowska, M.D. Sign up and receive the free webinar replay link. Register

Living on Your Own Series Part 2: Taking Care of Your Home - Technology to Support Household Tasks
2-3:30pm CT/1-2:30pm MT. PACER Parent Center. This second workshop in the 'Living on Your Own' 3-part series will discuss technology to help individuals with disabilities to complete household tasks and live more independently. We will demonstrate apps and devices that include reminders, timers, and task directions. Part 3 of series will be 1/15.
Register


Charting the LifeCourse
3-4pm CT/2-3pm MT.  "Charting the LifeCourse" framework and principles were developed by families to support and empower people with disabilities and their families to develop a vision for the future, identify how to find or develop supports, and discover what it takes to live the lives they want to live. Presenters will provide an overview of the LifeCourse framework and tools, share how they have used these in their own lives as siblings of people with disabilities, and address how their states engaged in the national Supporting Families Community of Practice formed around the LifeCourse framework.  American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD). Register

Autism Family Support Group

6:30 to 8pm. 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. While you attend, your child/teen/adult can participate in a fun activity. Siblings welcome! Pre-registration required for child/youth attendance, check in 6-6:30pm.
Register Here For more information contact Letty Thelen at
letty.thelen@usd.edu or 605-357-1418.

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Pierre
Sibshops
10amm - 1pm. FREE program designed specifically for brothers and sisters (ages 6 to 12) of children with special needs or disabilities.  Sibshops are a time to meet other brothers and sisters of children with special needs, build friendships, have fun, do recreational activities, and share feelings with others who really know what it is like to have a sibling with a disability. 
Sibshops is a partnerships with Here4Youth, LifeScape, USD Center For Disabilities and SD Parent Connection. Register Here or call 605-361-3171

Living on Your Own Series Part 3: Taking Care of Meal Planning - Technology for Grocery Shopping, Cooking, and More
2-3:30pm CT/1-2:30pm MT. PACER Parent Center. This third workshop in the 'Living on Your Own' 3-part series will demonstrate apps and devices for meal planning, making a grocery list, and following cooking instructions to help adults with disabilities live more independently. Register

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/
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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 18


Mar 25

Mar 31

Mitchell


Sioux
Falls


Rapid City


Catch the Wave
9am-2:30pm, Mitchell Technical Institute Flyer

Catch the Wave

9am-2:30pm, Southeast Technical Institute Flyer


Catch the Wave

9am-2pm, WDT & SDSM&T.  Flyer
Apr 2


Apr 15

Watertown


Aberdeen


Catch the Wave
9am-2:30pm, Lake Area Technical Institute.
Flyer

Catch the Wave

9am-2:30pm, Northern State University.  Flyer
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June

July



Other Training Calendars
Helpline Center Connections Calendars
NAMI South Dakota Events      
SD Coalition of Citizens with Disabilities
SD Dept of Education's Calendar of Events and Registration SiteTransition Services Liaison Project Events
USD Center for Disabilities Events

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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