The Developmental Disabilities Network in South Dakota is comprised of the Center for Disabilities, South Dakota Advocacy Services and the South Dakota Council on Developmental Disabilities.
These three agencies are supported by the Administration on Developmental Disabilities, which is a program of the Administration for Children and Families, which in turn is a program of the United States Department of Health and Human Services.
Through research, training and information-sharing, we strive to improve policies and practices in support of inclusive communities. We are committed to promoting best practices and capacity building in support of people with disabilities living, working, participating and engaging in their communities.
SDAS is designated by the governor to provide protection and advocacy services to eligible persons with disabilities in South Dakota. SDAS provides services ranging from information on referral to case advocacy and legal representation. SDAS consists of eight component programs, each serving a distinct population based on federal legislative mandates and program priorities.
The South Dakota Council on Developmental Disabilities assists people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families in achieving the quality of life they desire through advocacy, systems change and capacity building.