News and Information
Parent-Johnson to Present
Wendy Parent-Johnson, Ph.D., Center for Disabilities Executive Director, will present at the upcoming National Society of Genetic Counselors 32nd Annual Education Conference "The Future is New: Leading the Way in Genomic Health." The conference will be held October 9-12, 2013 in Anaheim, California. Visit the conference website for more information.
Parent Education and Support Sessions
The Center for Disabilities and South Dakota Parent Connection present Parent Education and Support Session each month during the school year. These sessions cover a variety of topics and are offered via the Dakota Digital Network (DDN) at sites in Rapid City, Salem and Sioux Falls and are also offered live via the Internet. Download the Parent Education and Support Sessions flyer for information on Fall 2013 meetings.
Save the Date
The 2014 South Dakota Special Education Conference (formerly the CEC Conference) will be held on March 24 and 25, 2014 in Pierre, South Dakota. Download the Save the Date flyer for more information.
The Outreach On-Line
The Summer 2013 edition of The Outreach - the Center for Disabilities' newsletter - is now available online. Visit The Outreach page on our website to download the Summer 2013 edition.
The Self-Directed Futures project's goal is to develop an accessible online curriculum for high school students with significant intellectual disabilities that will enable them to self-direct their own employment activities and improve post-school outcomes. Download the Self-Directed Futures flyer for more information and how you can participate.
New Services for School Districts
The Center for Disabilities is excited to offer services for South Dakota school districts in the area of technology. These services are designed to assist teachers and related service professionals in implementing technology in their classrooms or providing technology training sessions with students with disabilities, including inclusive school environment. Download the technology services for more detailed information.
SibShops are for children ages 6 to 12 years and who have a sibling with a disability or a chronic health concern. SibShops provide a time for sharing, friendship, activities and learning together. For more information on SibShops in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, visit the South Dakota Parent Connection website.