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The Center for Disabilities is thrilled to partner with the South Dakota Department of Human Services, and the South Dakota Council on Developmental Disabilities, along with numerous other organizations across the state to hold the first South Dakota Conference on Developmental Disabilities.

The theme of the conference is Discovering Possibilities and will focus on developing partnerships to improve the wellbeing of individuals with developmental disabilities in South Dakota. Over 25 sessions will cover topics including the intersection between developmental disabilities and mental health, equity, diversity, inclusion, trauma informed care, telehealth, technology and the use of applications, building boundaries, managing grief, developing coping skills, applied behavior analysis, addiction and treatment concerns and collaboration with first responders. There will also be assistance throughout the conference to develop a Personal Profile using the Life Course materials.

The conference is open to all and intended for people with disabilities, family members, professionals in the field of developmental disabilities (healthcare, education, mental health), state, community and agency providers.

The conference will be held at the Ramkota Hotel in Sioux Falls, South Dakota from Sept. 28-30, 2021. The welcome will begin at 1 p.m. CST Sept. 28 with the conference concluding at noon on Sept. 30. The cost is $100, and will include a luncheon, breakfast, snacks and beverages. 

Scholarships are available for people with disabilities and their family. 

For more information on registration and schedule click here. Stay tuned to our social media for updates.