We support individuals with disabilities, their families and the people with whom they interact to enhance community participation and quality of life.

Family Action Team

Our family action team develops new ways to engage families in our communities. We support families by:

  • Hosting trainings
  • Providing networking and support opportunities
  • Sharing statewide, family-centered resource guides

Statewide Resources

We collaborate with:

Networking and Support Groups

Autism Parent & Caregiver Support Group

We provide assistance to parents and caregivers of individuals with an autism spectrum disorder by building a network of support. Meetings allow parents to share experiences, discuss issues surrounding autism and offer advice. Parents and caregivers of individuals of all ages on the autism spectrum are welcome to join us at our monthly meeting.

Register for the Autism Parent & Caregiver Support Group

Parent Education Series

We collaborate with South Dakota Parent Connection to help inform parents of people with disabilities. Topics for the Parent Education Series are determined by interest or need. Sessions are made available either in person at the Center for Disabilities or online through Adobe Connect.

Sessions are held during the school year, approximately every three months, from 7-8:30 p.m. CST. No registration is necessary. See current offerings.

SD SIBS: Support and Inspire our Brothers and Sisters

SD SIBS is dedicated to supporting and informing individuals who have a sibling with a disability. The group is actively recruiting siblings of adults with disabilities to form a network of contacts and support. SD SIBS is a state chapter of Sibling Leadership Network.

For more information, contact Sara Hansen at sara.hansen@usd.edu.

In-person meetings held at:

South Dakota Parent Connection
3701 W. 49th St. Suite 102
Sioux Falls, SD 57106

To call in:
Dial the toll-free number at 1-888-858-6021, then enter code 439-559-7079

For more information on sibling groups, check out:
Sibling Support Project
SD Parent Connection Sibshops