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

Input Sought from Family Caregivers - Due February 7, 2020
The Administration for Community Living (ACL) is seeking input on the challenges faced by family caregivers from individuals and organizations that capture the family caregiving experience. This information will be used to assist the RAISE Family Caregiving Advisory Council in developing its initial report to Congress and to inform the development of the national family caregiving strategy. It also will be used to help the Council plan future activities, including public listening sessions that will begin in 2020. To provide your input, please complete survey by 10:59 pm CT/9:59pm MT on Friday, February 7.

Survey of Parents with Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder - Learn More/Take Survey
Researchers at the University of South Dakota are conducting a survey along with the South Dakota Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (SD LEND) program regarding your experience as a parent raising a child with Autism Spectrum Disorder.  They are interested in learning about your experience regarding social interactions, social support, and your well-being.  The anonymous online survey will take approximately 30 minutes to complete. Your contributions to this research may help inform professionals serving you and your child, and hopefully benefit other parents. Enter to win one of four $25 Amazon gift cards! You may participate in a webinar at the conclusion of this study to learn the findings of the study and learn more about social support.

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

Survey of Parents/Caregivers with Children with Autism and other Intellectual or Developmental Disabilities -
Learn More/Take the Survey
Participate in a national study to better support professionals in designing, planning, and implementing instruction to meet expectations for parents regarding their child's future.  Survey questions address independent living for their child; independent living skills instruction; independent living skills instruction their child has received in the school setting; who is or should be the primary person responsible for independent living skills instruction; and what independent living skills should be considered as part of the curriculum.  The survey will take approximately 15-20 minutes to complete. All responses are confidential.

iCan Bike - Intensive Bike Camp for individuals with disabilities from 8 yrs old to 220 lb. June 8-12, $150 per rider. Limited openings.  For information on the iCan Bike program, visit: https://icanshine.org     Questions? Contact Teresa Matthies, New Directions DSA at 605-351-2384 or teresa matthies911@gmail.comRegister for the iCan Bike Camp Here

Project SEARCH Applications Due February 21, 2020
Project SEARCH is a unique business-led transition program for students with disabilities.  Students who want to work have the chance to explore careers and develop transferable job skills. The goal of the Project SEARCH program is competitive employment for each intern. Designed as an internship program, Project SEARCH affords students the opportunity to put employability skills into practice. For five days a week, students report to the host business and learn employability skills in the classroom and job skills while participating in targeted internships.  They receive support with accommodations, adaptations, and on-the-job coaching. Students who have completed all academic requirements for graduation from high school may apply for enrollment in Project SEARCH. Participants must be 18 to 21 years old. Contact the program coordinator directly for an application.

Aberdeen - Avera St. Luke's: Linda White at linda.white@k12.sd.us or 605-622-5680.  https://aberdeen.k12.sd.us/dsc/departments/sped/forms/ProjectSearch_whatis.pdf 
Brookings - SDSU:  Larry Ayres at Larry.Ayres@k12.sd.us or 605-688-4407 or 605-690-7985.  www.sdsubrookingsprojectsearch.org
Rapid City - Regional Health: Heather Hoeye at hhoeye@tie.net or 605.430.3263.  https://regionalhealth.org/project-search-benefits-regional-health-students-alike/ 
Sioux Falls - Avera McKennan Hospital:  Angie Mulder at angiemulder@teachwell.org or 605.322.5071. http://teachwell.org/student-solutions/project-search/

Public Comment Period & Public Forum -
Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Unified State Plan - View Draft Plan DLR Website    View Draft Plan DHS Website
The South Dakota Department of Human Services (DHS) and Department of Labor and Regulation (DLR) will hold a public forum on the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Unified State Plan via video/teleconference on Thursday, Feb. 6 from 10am to noon CT/9-11am MT.

WIOA Unified State Plan provides information about the various programs and initiatives underway, including those for job seekers, students, businesses and people with disabilities.
Public comments will be accepted through Feb. 12.  Comments may be submitted during public forum or by email/mail using the instructions provided on each agency's website.

Participate in-person at the following locations:
Aberdeen - 1707 4th Ave SE               Brookings - 1310 Main Ave S                   
Huron - 2361 Dakota Ave S
Mitchell - 1321 N Main                        Pierre - 3800 E Highway 34                      Rapid City - 2330 N. Maple Ave
Sioux Falls - 811 E 10th St.                 Spearfish - 1300 N. Ave.                            Watertown - 2001 9th Ave SW
Yankton - 3113 Spruce St.


Facilities are accessible to individuals with disabilities. If an individual needs auxiliary aids or services to participate, please submit a request to DHS by calling 605-773-5990. All requests need to be made at least 10 days prior to the forum.To participate by teleconference, dial 866-410-8397; Conference Code, 2265385751.

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Friendship Club - Social Skills Group for Children ages 5-12
Learn social skills, ways to regulate emotions and develop friendships.  A 16 week session starts Tuesday January 28th at 5 p.m.  There are also openings in Friendship Club meeting on Tuesdays at 3:15 p.m.

Play Pals - Music and Movement Class for children birth- 5 and their Caregivers
Helps children learn about having all kinds of feelings, relationships with friends, family and neighbors and social skills like kindness, flexibility, personal space and perseverance through a music and movement class.  New Play Pals group is starting in February. 

All insurances accepted. Contact Robyn Shores Foster at Sioux Falls Psychological Services (605) 334-2696, rshoresfoster@sfseminary.edu

South Dakota Research Survey of Children ages 8-13 years with developmental, behavioral or emotional needs - Children's Well-Being: The Child's Perspective

This is a new research project through the University of South Dakota exploring children's perceptions of their own well-being. Children will be interviewed while engaged in fun activities in small groups or individually. Occupational therapists will modify the interview process to meet your child's needs, which may include 1-3 visits of 1 hour or less, at a location of your preference.  Please contact Barb Brockevelt at 605-658-6358 or Barb.Brockevelt@usd.edu with questions or to participate.




Thanks for making our Cookies & Cocoa Family Event a Success!
Do you hold the winning raffle ticket for the follow prize?

Star Wars Basket - Ticket #2679677

If you hold the winning ticket, please call or email SD Parent Connection to claim your prize! 361-3171 or sdpc@sdparent.org
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Special Needs  Financial Planning Get your questions answered, and talk with a fellow parent in a non-threatening, non-pressure environment. Debbie Niemann, Northwestern Mutual and Chartered Special Needs Consultant, American College.  She helps families with their special needs planning throughout the United States and is a parent of a child with cerebral palsy and complex medical issues. Registration below.

Creating a Special Needs Financial Plan:
An overview of SSI & SSDI, Medicaid & Waivers, ABLE accounts, special needs trusts, and other important considerations to help family members better understand how planning for a child with special needs is different both legally & financially. 

Jan 23 - 5pm CT/4pm MT - https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8331297975210982925
 
ABLE vs Special Needs Trusts In-depth Discussion: A brief overview of the special needs planning process and a deeper dive into the pros and cons of ABLE accounts and special needs trusts.  Family members will have a better understand how planning for a child with special needs is different both legally & financially.

Jan 29 - 10am CT/9am MT - https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7770963759952892683

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South Dakota's 2020 Legislative Session 
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List of Statewide Legislative Coffees & Crackerbarrels Open To Public

---Track bills of interest, listen to committee meetings, receive email alerts and more at Legislative Research Council 

*March 30 reserved for consideration of gubernatorial vetoes.






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A Parent's Guide to Social Skills Strategies for Children with ADHD or Autism (or Both)
12pm-1pm CT /11am-12pm MT by Dr. Mark Bertin, developmental pediatrician. Register and receive the replay link to watch at your convenience. Register

Charting the LifeCourse Framework Series - Session 1: The All and Universal Strategies 
12pm-1pm CT /11am-12pm MT. For family members and professionals supporting someone who has a disability, chronic healthcare need or is aging.  Bi-monthly sessions to see examples and resources, hear practical ideas and gain tools to help plan, problem-solve and support people at any age and stage of life. Registration required.  Contact Kimberly at kimberly.percival@state.sd.us or 605-773-3438 for information.

Charting the LifeCourse Framework & Tools 
Choose from two sessions, 1-4:30pm  or 5:30-7:30pm at Brookings Public Library, 515 3rd St. Interactive session for family members and professionals supporting someone who has a disability, chronic healthcare need or is aging.  Registration required by email or phone, include your name, address, email and phone number: ejroberts@sio.midco.net or 605-521-7435.

Family Engagement and Leadership: Strengthening Systems, Services and Communities
12:30pm-2pm CT/ 11:30am-1pm MT. Family engagement requires a top-down, bottom-up approach where their input permeates the culture of systems, organizations, and programs. Positive outcomes are more likely to be achieved when family engagement is systemic, integrated and comprehensive. Being strategic in how families interact can improve the effectiveness of service delivery in the mental health system. Register

Mental Health Day at the Legislature - Capitol Rotunda in Pierre
9:30am-1:30pm.  Free.  We will share our stories, learn about this year's bills affecting people who live with mental illness, and share lunch with legislators and policy makers.
500 E. Capitol Avenue. Enter in the north door and stop for a security check.  No RSVP required. For information contact NAMI South Dakota at 605-271-1871.

Early Literacy Workshop For In-Home Childcare Providers - Qualified Attendees Receive $200 Stipend
9am-4pm with an hour break for lunch on your own. This training for in-home childcare providers provides strategies to give children the skills and knowledge they need to be ready to read. Participants will leave with posters, checklists, visuals, and other resources to support valuable brain building work with children aged birth to five. Register at: sdsfec.org/earlyliteracy

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/

Charting the LifeCourse Framework & Tools 
1-4pm at Aberdeen Public Library, 215 4th Ave SE. Interactive session for family members and professionals supporting someone who has a disability, chronic healthcare need or is aging.  Registration required by email or phone, include your name, address, email and phone number: mbsmit@msn.com or 605-770-6098.

Charting the LifeCourse Framework & Tools 
9am to Noon at Aberdeen Public Library, 215 4th Ave SE. Interactive session for family members and professionals supporting someone who has a disability, chronic healthcare need or is aging.  Registration required by email or phone, include your name, address, email and phone number:  mbsmit@msn.com or 605-770-6098.

Screen Use and Abuse: Create a Healthy Video Game Diet for Your Child with ADHD

12pm CT/11am MT.  Randy Kulman, Ph.D. and James Daley. Sign up and you will receive the free webinar replay link Register

OSEC Annual Conference - Tribal Schools:  The Future of Indian Education ( Held during Dakota Oyate Challenge)
10a-4pm Jan 30, 9am-4pm Jan 31. Topics include ACTS School Board training, parent training, special education, OLPA classroom mgmt, gifted/talented. Registration $150. Contact Chris at 605-441-2738 or cgbordeaux@hotmail.com for further information. Presentation proposals invited.


Early Literacy Workshop For In-Home Childcare Providers - Qualified Attendees Receive $200 Stipend
9am-4pm with an hour break for lunch on your own. This training for in-home childcare providers provides strategies to give children the skills and knowledge they need to be ready to read. Participants will leave with posters, checklists, visuals, and other resources to support valuable brain building work with children aged birth to five. Register at: sdsfec.org/earlyliteracy

Day for Families of Children who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing - Childcare Provided for Morning Session

9am-12pm: The 4 Es of Raising a Deaf or Hard of Hearing Child by Stacy Abrams, Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center. USD Center for Disabilities, 1400 W 22nd St, Room 106.  12-1pm:  Lunch on your own.  1:30-3:30pm: Let's Play. Time to visit at Rainbow Midwest Play Systems, 2801 S Carolyn Ave.
Register: www.surveymonkey.com/r/WWVJYVD      Contact Teresa Nold at tnold@sdparent.org with questions.

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Moms with ADHD, Unite! How to Shape a Peaceful, Organized Life for You and Your Kids
12pm CT/11am MT.   Sign up and you will receive the free webinar replay link 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/


Cortical Visual Impairment (CVI) Webinars  - University of South Dakota Center for Disabilities
CVI is the leading cause of blindness. Please join this 3 part online webinar training to learn what to look for, how to assess, and strategies for intervention.
CVI Assessment Tools: Feb 10 at 3:30pm CT/2:30pm MT or Feb 13 at 8pm CT/7pm MT
CVI Strategies:  March 16 at 3:30pm CT/2:30pm MT or Mar 19 at 8pm CT/7pm MT
Register at
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cortical-visual-impairment-webinars-tickets-74523404509

SD Parent Connection Lunch and Learn - Learn About Changes to the Family Support 360 & Strengthening Families Programs
12-1pm CT/11am-12pm MT. Presented by Jaze Sollars and Darryl Millner, Division of Developmental Disabilities.
Join In-Person at SDPC Offices in Sioux Fall, 3701 W 49th St, Suite 102 or Rapid City, 2310 N Maple Ave
Join Live Online by computer or cell phone at:
https://sdparent.adobeconnect.com/sdparentconnection/


What's New and Trending in Special Education Law and Why It Matters
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2:30-1:45pm MT/1:30am-2:45pm CT.  Register:  https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/3877910844391487747

How Exercise Optimizes the ADHD Brain
12pm CT/11am MT. Register for this free expert webinar and you will receive the replay link. Register

Cortical Visual Impairment (CVI) Webinars  - University of South Dakota Center for Disabilities
CVI is the leading cause of blindness. Please join this 3 part online webinar training to learn what to look for, how to assess, and strategies for intervention.
CVI Assessment Tools:  Feb 13 at 8pm CT/7pm MT
CVI Strategies:  March 16 at 3:30pm CT/2:30pm MT or Mar 19 at 8pm CT/7pm MT
Register at
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cortical-visual-impairment-webinars-tickets-74523404509


Training Series for Those Caring For or Working with Children Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing - Free  
Session 2:  How to Navigate Systems of Services and Supports
Held 6:30-8:30pm CT/5:30-7:30pm MT. Live online or attend in-person at SD Parent Connection offices in  Rapid City at 2310 N Maple Ave, or Sioux Falls at 3701 W 49th St, Ste 102. In Aberdeen, the webinar will be held at the K.O. Lee Aberdeen Public Library in Community Room 110, 215 4th Ave SE.
Register   Presented by SD Parent Connection and SD EHDI Collaborative. Contact Teresa Nold, SD Parent Connection with questions, tnold@sdparent.org or 800-640-4553.

Annual Disability Awareness Day at the Capitol

SD Parent Connection Lunch and Learn -
IEP Facilitation, Mediation, and Written Complaint Processes.  Presented by Wendy Trujillo, SD Department of Education Special Education Programs
12-1pm CT/11am-12pm MT.
Join In-Person at SDPC Offices in Sioux Fall, 3701 W 49th St, Suite 102 or Rapid City, 2310 N Maple Ave
Join Live Online by computer or cell phone at:
https://sdparent.adobeconnect.com/sdparentconnection/

Cortical Visual Impairment (CVI) Webinars - University of South Dakota Center for Disabilities
CVI is the leading cause of blindness. Please join this 3 part online webinar training to learn what to look for, how to assess, and strategies for intervention.
CVI Strategies:  March 16 at 3:30pm CT/2:30pm MT
Register at
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cortical-visual-impairment-webinars-tickets-74523404509

SD Special Education Conference -
Information/Registration
For special and general education teachers, paraprofessionals, school administrators, speech language professionals, counselors, psychologists, and parents/guardians.

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

Charting the LifeCourse Framework Series - Session 2: Safety and Security 
12pm-1pm CT /11am-12pm MT. For family members and professionals supporting someone who has a disability, chronic healthcare need or is aging.  Bi-monthly sessions to see examples and resources, hear practical ideas and gain tools to help plan, problem-solve and support people at any age and stage of life. Registration required.  Contact Kimberly at kimberly.percival@state.sd.us or 605-773-3438 for information.

Cortical Visual Impairment (CVI) Webinars - University of South Dakota Center for Disabilities

CVI is the leading cause of blindness. Please join this 3 part online webinar training to learn what to look for, how to assess, and strategies for intervention.
CVI Strategies:  Mar 19 at 8pm CT/7pm MT
Register at
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cortical-visual-impairment-webinars-tickets-74523404509

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Early Literacy Workshop For In-Home Childcare Providers - Qualified Attendees Receive $200 Stipend
9:30am-4:30pm with an hour break for lunch on your own. This training for in-home childcare providers provides strategies to give children the skills and knowledge they need to be ready to read. Participants will leave with posters, checklists, visuals, and other resources to support valuable brain building work with children aged birth to five. Register at: sdsfec.org/earlyliteracy

Sibshops - Registration Required
10am-1pm. A free program designed for siblings (ages 6 to 12) who have a brother or sister with special needs or a disability.  Sibshops are a time to 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.  We also have lunch together during Sibshops. We will be swimming for the first part of this Sibshops. Your child/ren may wear their swimming gear or can change in the locker rooms near the pool area.  Please have them pack clothes to wear after swimming.  Also, don't forget a towel! LifeScape, 2501 West 26th Street.   For questions and/or to register your child/ren contact Parent Connection at 605-361-3171  or sdpc@sdparent.org.   Register Online

Catch the Wave - Transition Event

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

Catch the Wave
- Transition Event
9am-2pm, WDT & SDSM&T.  Flyer

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Catch the Wave - Transition Event
9am-2:30pm, Lake Area Technical Institute.
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SD Parent Connection Lunch and Learn - Post-Secondary Disability Services
12-1pm CT/11am-12pm MT. 
Presented by Karen Gerety, Director of Disability Services, USD 
Join In-Person at SDPC Offices in Sioux Fall, 3701 W 49th St, Suite 102 or Rapid City, 2310 N Maple Ave
Join Live Online by computer or cell phone at:
https://sdparent.adobeconnect.com/sdparentconnection/



South Dakota Early Childhood Education Conference - Developing Brains Matter
https://sdececonference-org.doodlekit.com/home

Catch the Wave
- Transition Event
9am-2:30pm, Northern State University.  Flyer

Let's Talk About Work - Transition Event
A one-day conference designed specifically for high school students who have a disability and are planning to enter the workforce. $5 per person. 9am-2:30pm with lunch provided.  Pre-register by April 15 with Jenny Anatra at 494-3611 or janatra@bhssc.org  Flyer

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Healthy Minds: Mental Health Awareness & Suicide Prevention Day - Rushmore Mall - Free
10am-2pm: Resource Fair & Wellness Expo. 2pm-5pm SafeTALK Suicide Prevention Training. Contact Healthy Minds Committee at healthymindsblackhills@gmail.com with questions.

SD Parent Connection Lunch and Learn - TBD
12-1pm CT/11am-12pm MT.
Join In-Person at SDPC Offices in Sioux Fall, 3701 W 49th St, Suite 102 or Rapid City, 2310 N Maple Ave
Join Live Online by computer or cell phone at:
https://sdparent.adobeconnect.com/sdparentconnection/

Charting the LifeCourse Framework Series - Session 3: Daily Life & Employment 
12pm-1pm CT /11am-12pm MT.
For family members and professionals supporting someone who has a disability, chronic healthcare need or is aging.  Bi-monthly sessions to see examples and resources, hear practical ideas and gain tools to help plan, problem-solve and support people at any age and stage of life. Registration required.  Contact Kimberly at kimberly.percival@state.sd.us or 605-773-3438 for information.

SD Education Conference - Strengthening Foundations and Connections

https://doe.sd.gov/title/2020-conference/



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Lighting the Way Autism Conference 2020
http://www.augie.edu/lighting-way

Charting the LifeCourse Framework Series - Session 4: Citizenship and Advocacy
12pm-1pm CT /11am-12pm MT. For family members and professionals supporting someone who has a disability, chronic healthcare need or is aging.  Bi-monthly sessions to see examples and resources, hear practical ideas and gain tools to help plan, problem-solve and support people at any age and stage of life. Registration required.  Contact Kimberly at kimberly.percival@state.sd.us or 605-773-3438 for information.

Charting the LifeCourse Framework Series - Session 5: Community Living
12pm-1pm CT /11am-12pm MT. For family members and professionals supporting someone who has a disability, chronic healthcare need or is aging.  Bi-monthly sessions to see examples and resources, hear practical ideas and gain tools to help plan, problem-solve and support people at any age and stage of life. Registration required.  Contact Kimberly at kimberly.percival@state.sd.us or 605-773-3438 for information.

Charting the LifeCourse Framework Series - Session 6: Social Relationships and Spirituality
12pm-1pm CT /11am-12pm MT. For family members and professionals supporting someone who has a disability, chronic healthcare need or is aging.  Bi-monthly sessions to see examples and resources, hear practical ideas and gain tools to help plan, problem-solve and support people at any age and stage of life. Registration required.  Contact Kimberly at kimberly.percival@state.sd.us or 605-773-3438 for information.
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Charting the LifeCourse Framework Series - Session 7: Healthy Living
12pm-1pm CT /11am-12pm MT. For family members and professionals supporting someone who has a disability, chronic healthcare need or is aging.  Bi-monthly sessions to see examples and resources, hear practical ideas and gain tools to help plan, problem-solve and support people at any age and stage of life. Registration required.  Contact Kimberly at kimberly.percival@state.sd.us or 605-773-3438 for information.



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 Site
Transition 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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