For over 20 years, an independent voice

for South Dakotans with disabilities.


July 26th marks the 24th Anniversary of the signing of the
Americans with
Disabilities Act (ADA) into law.
Have a great weekend of celebrating this civil rights act for the over
57 million Americans who have disabilities


Coalition Annual Membership Meeting 
Tuesday, August 26, 2014 2:00 PM (Central Time) 
Oacoma Community Center
(Near Chamberlain)


Coalition Board of Directors Meeting
August 26, 2014
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Oacoma Community Center
            Passing of the Gavel

The Board of Vocational Rehabilitation met on June 24 and 25, 2014.

Election of officers was an agenda item. 

This picture is of Elaine Roberts, out going Chairperson, handing the gavel over to Brett Glirbas, incoming Chairperson.

SD Rehabilitation Center for the Blind
iPad/iPhone Training
Saturday- August 16, 2014
 9:30 a.m. – noon

Do you want to learn how to setup and use the feature VoiceOver, a speech program for the iPhone/iPad? The next monthly Outreach computer class at SDRC will be for people who want to learn how to use VoiceOver.

Where: SD Rehabilitation Center for the Blind
 2900 West 11th Street, Suite 101, Sioux Falls, SD 
 Courses are provided by South Dakota Service to the Blind and Visually Impaired and are open to South Dakota residents.

 To participate in this class you should have access to an iPad/iPhone so you can practice the skills you learn.

 A limited supply of iPads are available for training, but we recommend that you have your own so you can set-up the iPad/iPhone with accessibility settings you will be using.


Registration deadlines: August 8th for the August 16th Class

 Class size is limited
 To register call: 1-800-658-5441 or 605-367-5260
 or email JoMarie.Laughlin@state.sd.us

iPad/iPhone Training
Saturday- August 16, 2014
9:30 a.m. – noon
2900 W. 11th St., Suite 101, Sioux Falls, SD 57104 


South Dakota Benefits Specialist Network

The South Dakota Benefits Specialist Network has benefit specialists located in Sturgis, Pierre, Yankton and Aberdeen. Benefits planning and counseling services are available for Vocational Rehabilitation consumers and former WIPA cients. Limited information and referral services are available to all other beneficiaries who want to return to work.
To access these services, call 1-800-224-5336, ext. 221.
Before making a decision on employment - be sure you have good information.
Contact the South Dakota Benefits Specialist Network.

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Thank-You To Our Donors

(Fiscal Year:  10/01/13 - 09/30/14) 
Last updated Tues. 8/12/2014   

THANK YOU for the donations!

  • Robert Kean
  • Kathryn Hicks
  • Jenneil Watkins
  • Elaine Roberts
  • Kathie Tupper
  • Shelly Pfaff
  • Larry Puthoff
  • Coleen Moran
  • Juanita Palmer Rowe
  • Lynn Boettcher Fjellanger
  • Mark & Carleen Krebs
  • Mark Arneson
  • Donna Leslie & Paul Lepisto
  • Colette Wagoner
  • Patty Kuglitsch
  • Sharon Colombe
  • Dawn Backer
  • SD Board of Vocational Rehabilitation (BVR)
  • Benjamin Soukup
  • Arlene Poncelet
  • SD Statewide Independent Living Council (SILC)
  • Bernie Grimme
  • Victoria Madigan
  • Jill Schoen
  • Ardell Fiedler
  • Lorie Jirschele
  • Gaye Mattke
  • Lisa Sanderson
  • Lorri Bohm
  • Grady Kickul
  • Lori Douville
  • Ann Munce
  • Randy Christensen

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