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USD Center for Disabilities Hosts South Dakota Special Education Conference

Photo of Tim Clue. Tim Clue is this year's South Dakota Special Education Conference keynote speaker.

VERMILLION, S.D. – The University of South Dakota Center for Disabilities, in collaboration with South Dakota Department of Education Special Education Program, hosts the South Dakota Special Education Conference March 13-14 at the Sioux Falls Convention Center.

“The SPED Conference is an excellent learning and resource opportunity for Special Education teachers. Our keynote speaker, Tim Clue, has an educator background and offers both a comedic and motivation message for educators. We are excited to offer a free evening session for the public with Tim Clue from 6:30-8:00 to be entertained and learn how a challenged learner went on to be a teacher and then on to inspire the nation,” said Linda Turner, director of the South Dakota Department of Education, Special Education Program.

This year’s keynote address will be delivered by motivational speaker and comedian Tim Clue. The event includes breakout sessions structured for special education teachers, lectures and the Special Education Staff of the Year honorary luncheon. With a yearly attendance of over 250 people, The SD SPED Conference  is a one-stop shop for special education and disability information.


USD's Sanford School of Medicine is nationally known for excellence. With its award-winning curriculum, the school prepares medical students to practice in all fields of medicine and is particularly recognized and ranked for its reputation in family medicine and rural medicine. In addition to the M.D., it offers graduate degrees in basic biomedical science, sustains a vibrant and forward-looking research agenda, and is home to the interdisciplinary Center for Brain and Behavioral Research.


Founded in 1862 and the first university in the Dakotas, the University of South Dakota is the only public liberal arts university in the state, with 202 undergraduate and 84 graduate programs in the College of Arts & Sciences, School of Education, Knudson School of Law, Sanford School of Medicine, School of Health Sciences, Beacom School of Business and College of Fine Arts. With an enrollment of nearly 10,000 students and more than 400 faculty, USD has a 16:1 student/faculty ratio, and it ranks among the best in academics and affordability. USD’s 18 athletic programs compete at the NCAA Division I level.


Hanna DeLange
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