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Our experienced team of experts offers training, technical assistance, research and educational resources to help people with disabilities, families, health care professionals and educators. We encourage South Dakotans with disabilities to pursue active, self-determined lives.

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  • Eric Kurtz, director of the Center of Disabilities

    Listen to the new executive director of the Center for Disabilities, Eric Kurtz, Ph.D., discuss the mission of the center.

  • Stories of South Dakotans with disabilities and the resources that have helped them lead successful lives.

  • Have you heard of Thunder Valley CDC? It is located in Porcupine, South Dakota. They work to empower Lakota youth and families to improve the health, culture and environment of our community, through the healing and strengthening of cultural identity.