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Closed Monday, September 6th for Labor Day

Thursday, September 2, 2021
Happy Labor Day! Please note, DRSD offices will be closed on Monday, September 6th in observance of the holiday. We will reopen on Tuesday, September 7th.
CategoriesAnnouncements, Events

Partners in Policymaking Announcement

Wednesday, September 1, 2021
As some of you may already know, Sandy Hook has announced her retirement from the Partners Coordinator position at the end of this year's Partners class in April. Sandy has been an integral part of the Partners in Policymaking program and has had such a positive impact on those fortunate enough to h....

College tuition grant funding available to current, former foster care youth ​

Friday, August 13, 2021
PIERRE – The Department of Social Services (DSS) has help available for current and former foster care youth to further their education. Educational Training Vouchers (ETV) are available through DSS to help eligible young people up to age 26 who were involved in the child welfare system pay tuition ....

New Career Opportunity - Sexual Assault Disability Liaison

Wednesday, August 11, 2021
This individual will be responsible to carry out the duties of the Disability Liaison to the victim services programs throughout South Dakota. Work will be done in coordination with the component programs at Disability Rights South Dakota. Position location will be determined depending on successfu....

DRSD Seeking Attorney to fill upcoming vacancy on PAIMI Advisory Council - Apply by September 30th!

Monday, August 9, 2021
Disability Rights South Dakota is seeking an attorney to fill an upcoming vacancy on its Protection & Advocacy for Individuals with Mental Illness (PAIMI) Program Advisory Council. See the links below for more information about the council and learn how to apply. Applications are due September 30, 2....
CategoriesAnnouncements, Mental Health

Upcoming Safety Care Training for Families in August!

Monday, August 2, 2021
Attached you will find a flyer for an upcoming Safety Care training session for families. There is also a one-page infographic explaining Safety Care for Families, and how it can promote positive behavioral supports
CategoriesAnnouncements, Events

New Behavior Resource Guide Now Available!

Thursday, July 22, 2021
Disability Rights South Dakota, in collaboration with South Dakota Parent Connection, is excited to announce a new resource guide that is available now: When Behavior is a Concern... A Resource Guide for Parents of School Age Children.
CategoriesAnnouncements, Education

New Career Opportunity - Self-Advocacy Program Coordinator

Thursday, July 15, 2021
New job opportunity! This individual will primarily be responsible for implementing the Partners in Policymaking training initiative and will assist the SD Council on Developmental Disabilities (SDCDD) to manage South Dakota Advocates for Change (SDAC) and other administrative duties. This position ....

SD Conference on Developmental Disabilities - Art Exhibit and Award Nominations!

Wednesday, July 14, 2021
The SD Conference on Developmental Disabilities is coming up soon! Find more information about registration, the art exhibit, award nominations, and more!

Free Law Enforcement Training - Domestic Violence Investigations - Vermillion, SD

Thursday, July 8, 2021
Training Topics: Responding to and Investigating Domestic Violence Cases, Dynamics of Domestic Violence, Arrest Decisions, South Dakota Laws, Protection Orders, Prosecution and Victim Services
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