Man with service animal
SD Legislative Committee Meeting Room
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Man in office with laptop and headset
View of State Capitol and Visitor Center
Young man using wheelchair in mountain setting
Woman arranging flowers in bouquet
Business meeting of team members
Businessman using wheelchair on ramp in view of American flag and park
Man with arms outstretched standing on rock along ocean
Older and younger man standing side by side in front of building
Back of Sailor's head with flag in distance
Businessman using wheelchair with laptop sitting in field of wildflowers
Construction worker with hardhat and safety glasses


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for South Dakotans with disabilities.


May June Newsletter is out!

Click above on Services, Our newsletter and see what's new!


Thank you to the following who recently shared

memorial gifts with us

In honor of Jenneil Watkins

Jill Schoen

Tim & Sandy Neyhart

Daniel Loveland

Vicki Kerkvliet

In honor of Jenny Kerkvliet

Vicki Kerkvliet


Seeking Nominations for

Coalition Board of Directors

Nominations Due July 1st

Click below to access the nomination form

Board Nomination Form.doc


South Dakotans with disabilities CAN influence the outcome of the

June 7th South Dakota Primary and the November 8th General Elections

Click on this link to learn how:  Revup-Toolkit-Template SD.pdf


Justin Dart - Vote as if your life DEPENDS on it


Shelly Pfaff was honored this past weekend with the Robert J. Kean Advocacy Award

in recognition of exceptional, positive, visible, and lasting contribution to the disability community and the greater South Dakota community.  To read the full award -   Yr 24 RJK award comments.Pfaff.pdf


Shelly Pfaff Accepting Award



Council on Developmental Disabilities Seeking Nominees

The SD Council on Developmental Disabilities will have three (3) vacancies for a person with an intellectual and developmental disability, one (1) vacancy for a parent or guardian of a child with an intellectual and developmental disability and one (1) vacancy for a parent or guardian of an adult with an intellectual and developmental disability.

5 Open Positions...

Information/Nomination - 2016 Application DD Council Membership.pdf




Opportunity to Provide Input - State Plan for Independent Living




You are invited to a public meeting on the State Plan for Independent Living being developed by the South Dakota Statewide Independent Living Council, the Centers for Independent Living – Independent Living Choices, Native American Advocacy Project, Western Resources for Independent Living – and the South Dakota Department of Human Services, Division of Rehabilitation Services.

Learn more about the video conference meeting on May 26th

or how to provide written comment:   SPIL Newspaper Display Ad.pdf

Draft State Plan for Independent Living 2017-2019 - SPIL Draft 2017-2019.pdf


10 Things to know

10 Things About the ABLE Act


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