Calendar of Upcoming Events

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Aug 1 - Sep 5
Better Choices, Better Health with Diabetes
Rapid City
Echo Glen Apartments
Tuesdays
6 - 8:30pm
Free workshops for adults who want to prevent diabetes, or have pre-diabetes or type 2 diabetes (people with type 1 diabetes and caregivers welcome). Topic include: healthy eating & meal planning, preventing low blood sugar, managing stress & depression, tips for exercising, goal setting and problem solving, preventing or delaying complications, working better with doctor/health team, medication how-to's and monitoring blood sugar levels. Register at www.betterchoicesbetterhealthsd.org or 888.484.3800. Call Vicki at 605.721.0769 for more information.
Aug 16
#ABLEtoSave Series: Understanding Qualified Disability Expenses
Webinar
1-2 CT
August 2017 is #ABLEtoSave month, a nationwide awareness campaign led by the ABLE National Resource Center (ANRC) to provide information about Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) accounts, which are a new financial savings tool for individuals with disabilities. The ANRC invites potential ABLE participants, their families, the financial community and all other ABLE stakeholder, to attend a free webinar focused on Understanding Qualified Disability Expenses.
Aug 17
Auxiliary Aids and Services: What's That? Why Should We Care?
Webinar
10-12 CT
This training will introduce participants to information surrounding the intersection of disabilities and sexual assault, specifically on what accessible services look like for a variety of individuals with disabilities. Registration is limited to the first 25 participants and they still have a few spots left. To register, contact Rebekkah at rebekkah@sdnafvsa.com or 605-731-0041.
Aug 17
New Explorations
Florence
Joy Ranch
16633 448th Ave.
Optional Overnight to the 18th
For adults with intellectual and/or physical disabilities living in group home settings. Folks may come to Joy Ranch with a care giver, be that a family member, spouse, or staff person. Take the day off, step back in time, and explore new adventures. Joy Ranch's barrier-free design means everyone is welcome and there are no obstacles to the new explorations awaiting you! Cost - participant $55, Care giver $45. Overnight: Hotel-style Retreat Rooms $155, Bunkhouse $130 (shared occupancy), Care giver overnight $55. Scholarships available. Register by April 15th to receive an Early Bird Discount.
For more information please contact Jess Larson at jess@losd.org
Aug 24
Racial and Ethnic Fairness (REF) Annual conference
Sioux Falls
Augustana University
Kresge Recital Hall
2001 S Summit
8 - 4
Martin Brokenleg, Co author of Reclaiming Youth at Risk, will be the keynote speaker at this year's annual REF conference. Dr. Brokenleg taught at Augustana University for thirty years and is a world- renowned trainer for people who work with at- risk youth. His work focuses on blending traditional Lakota child rearing values and modern psychology to help at risk youth achieve success.
Additional sessions will focus on youth development, changing systems, and cultural awareness. This FREE learning opportunity is open for all community members, juvenile justice system stakeholders, area service providers and all organizations whose staff and employee's work with youth of color. Space is limited so please register ASAP to Annie Brokenleg at annie.brokenleg@lsssd.org or call 605-251-6760. You need to include your name, organization and email.

Aug 29
Youth Mental Health First Aid
Sioux Falls
Helpline Center

For more information and to register, please go to AugustYMHFA.eventbrite.com
Sep 10-12
Center for Disabilities 2017 Symposium
Connecting the Dots Creating a Pathway of Opportunities
Sioux Falls
Convention Center
10th: 11am - 5pm
11th: 7 - 4:15
12th: 7:30 -5:15
The annual symposium brings together people who are active in the field of disabilities in a welcoming environment that encourages education, the sharing of ideas, rejuvenation and inspiration. They symposium fosters energy and creativity among service providers, educators, employers, persons with disabilities, families and government agencies. it promotes leadership and workforce development for individuals with disabilities and the people who serve them. Registration deadline is September 8, 2017. Register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/center-for-disabilities-symposium-2017-tickets-29858981016. If you need financial assistance you may apply with the SD Council on Disabilities at https://cdsymposium.files.wordpress.com/2016/12/appform-2016.pdf.
Sep 13
Youth Mental Health First Aid
Vermillion
Helpline Center

For more information and to register, please go to vermillionymhfa.eventbrite.com
Sep 15
Safety Planning Intervention & Means Restriction for Suicide Prevention
Mission
Helpline Center

For more information and to register, please go to SafetyAndMeans.eventbrite.com
Sep 15
Hope & Healing Art Show
Sioux Falls
Rehfeld's Art Galery
5-9
September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness month. The Helpline Center would like to promote awareness around the issues of suicide prevention by honoring those lost to suicide. Join them in prevention and healing by bringing your artistic side to life. There will an art show at Rehnfeld's Art Gallery displaying artwork from survivors and others who want to promote suicide prevention. All mediums welcome. All submissions should be turned in by September 4th to Sheri Nelson at the Helpline Center, 1000 N. West Ave., Ste. 310. You can contact Sheri at 605-274-1416 for more information.
Sep 19-20
8th Annual SD Gathering
Oacoma
19th: 1-6
20th: 9-4
Come learn about the SD Supporting Families Community of Practice, LifeCourse Tools, Trajectory and Intefrated Supports Star, ISP Planning, Social Capital, Shared Living, Planning Ahead, Employment, Communication Strategies, Transition to Adulthood, Creating Fun Teams, My Plan...My Way, and more! For information contact Julie Hand at 605.773.3438 or julie.hand@state.sd.us. Register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2017-south-dakota-gathering-registration-34244491195
Sep 22-24
P.D.R Disabled Youth Deer Hunt
Clark
300 1st St. W
All Day
Free deer hunt exclusive to disabled youth ages 12-18. An authentic, guided hunting experience for physically-challenged and wheelchair enabled adolescents.  All expenses paid: travel stipend, meals, lodging, shooting supplies, accessible ground blinds and venison processing. For more information please call 605.233.0331. To register, please fill out application. Need to register by August 1, 2017.
Sep 28
QPRT (Question, Persuade, Refer, Treat)
Ft. Thompson
Helpline Center

For more information and to register, please go to QPRT57339.eventbrite.com
Sep 28 - Nov 2
Better Choices, Better Health with Diabetes
Rapid City
Westminster Presbyterian
Thursdays
6 - 8:30 pm

Free workshops for adults who want to prevent diabetes, or have pre-diabetes or type 2 diabetes (people with type 1 diabetes and caregivers welcome). Topic include: healthy eating & meal planning, preventing low blood sugar, managing stress & depression, tips for exercising, goal setting and problem solving, preventing or delaying complications, working better with doctor/health team, medication how-to's and monitoring blood sugar levels. Register at www.betterchoicesbetterhealthsd.org or 888.484.3800. Call Vicki at 605.721.0769 for more information.
Sep 30
Xtra Special Needs Conference for Parent, Caregivers & Professionals
Sioux City
Sunnybrook Community Church 5601 Sunnybrook Dr Sioux City IA
9 - 4
Keynote speakers are Matt McNiff, Ph.D and Brenda McNiff, Ed.D. Brenda and Matt share a life with tow talented and energetic young boys, Jackson and Ben. At the age of 1 year, Ben was diagnosed with classic autism and he opened their world to a new view point by being parents of a child with special needs. Dr. Matt McNiff has worked with thousands of students with behavioral challenges and grades ranging from early childhood to high school and transitional programming. Dr. Brenda McNIff;s research focuses on communication between school districts and families with the IEP process.

Afternoon sessions include information for Iowa and South Dakota waiver services and adult living/working options.  Hosted by Heartland Fragile X Alliance. Register at www.heartlandfragilexalliance.org. Questions? Contact us at heartland@fragilex.org.
Oct 20
QPRT (Question, Persuade, Refer, Treat)
Brookings
Helpline Center

For more information or to register, please go to SDSUqprt.eventbrite.com
Oct 26
Youth Mental Health First Aid
Brookings
Helpline Center

For more information or to register, please go to YMHFA57006.eventbrite.com
Nov 16
Mental Health First Aid
Sioux Falls
Helpline Center

For more information or to register, please go to November2017MHFA.eventbrite.com
Jan 16
Safety Planning Intervention for Suicide Prevention
Sioux Falls
Helpline Center

Brown Bag lunch event. For more information and to register, please go to safetyplanning.eventbrite.com
Jan 23
Means Restriction Training
Sioux Falls
Helpline Center

Brown Bag lunch event. For more information and to register, please go to MeansRestriciton.eventbrite.com


For Additional Training Opportunities Visit These Statewide Training Calendars

SD Coalition of Citizens with Disabilities: http://www.sd-ccd.org/home/events

SD Council on Developmental Disabilities: http://dhs.sd.gov/councilondevelopmentaldisabilities.aspx  (Look towards end of page)

Financial Assistance to Attend Conferences
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.  http://dhs.sd.gov/councilondevelopmentaldisabilities.aspx or call 1-800-265-9684 or (605) 773-6369 for assistance.



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