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
For over 25 years, an independent voice
for South Dakotans with disabilities.
To access our bill tracking document, click below:
2016 Legislative Session Bill Tracking Document
Dare to Dream - Sioux Falls - February 20th
One Day Training - Schedule at a Glance
Click below to view the the day's schedule
SF D2D Schedule at a Glance.pdf
Legislative Cracker Barrels, Coffees and Forums
Each year legislative "cracker barrels," "coffees" or "forums" are held in communities throughout the state. These are opportunities for all citizens to hear from and talk with their local legislators about issues of importance to you! Please participate and make your voice be heard!
(We will revise this listing as we learn of more events or any scheduling changes.)
February 20th - February 27th - March 5th
10 a.m. to 12 Noon at the Best Western Ramkota Hotel
9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the Bethany Meadows Community Room
February 13th/Districts 7 and 14 - March 5th/District 7
9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the Brookings City and County Government Building
12 Noon at Stella's
10:00 a.m. in the West Wing of the County Auditorium
February 20th - March 5th
9 a.m. at the Huron City Commission Room
2 p.m. at the Community Center
9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the DSU Science Center (8th Street and N Harth Avenue)
12 Noon to 1 p.m. at Mitchell Technical Institute Amphitheater (1800 E Spruce St)
10a.m. at the NVN Center (120 3rd Street)
2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Piedmont Valley American Legion Post 311
2 p.m. at the American Legion
February 20th - March 5th
9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the SD School of Mines New Classroom Building
2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Chicago Northwestern Depot
February 20th - February 27th
9 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. at the Holiday Inn City Centre (100 West 8th Street)
9 a.m. at Black Hills State University Joy Center
10 a.m. at the Community Center
10 a.m. to 12 noon at Vermillion City Hall Chambers (25 Center Street)
12:30 p.m. at Booms Restaurant
9:00 a.m. at the Livestock Show Ring at the Codington County Extension Complex
10 a.m. at the Statewide Ag Building or Community Center
(Conflicting reports on location - Contract Gregory News)
10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Avera Sacred Heart Pavilion (409 Summit Avenue)
22nd Annual Disability Awareness Day
Wednesday, February 10th, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Come and Join Us for Some Fruit and Conversation
2016 will mark the Grand Finale of the Dare to Dream conference.
Three regional one-day conferences will be held around the state.
Please Save the Date and plan to join a Dare to Dream conference near you!
Saturday, February 20, 2016 - Sioux Falls
Sioux Falls Convention Center
Saturday, July 9, 2016 - Watertown
Watertown Event Center
Saturday, October 15, 2016 - Rapid City
Rushmore Plaza Holiday Inn Hotel & Convention Center
Featuring Jo Mascorro, M.Ed. Author of "Don't Look Now, Your Behavior is Showing!" and an outstanding national speaker with 30 years of experience in education.
Don't Look Now, YOUR Behavior is Showing! What ALL Adult Brains Should Know About ALL Younger Brains...
Featuring Dr. Wayne Duehn, national lecturer, trainer, and consultant with more than 40 years of experience in social work, sexual health and safety.
Yes, it's about Sex! Sexuality 101 for Persons with Disabilities, their Families, & Professionals
The Dare to Dream Journey began in 2000 when organizations from across the state came together to create an inclusive conference for people with disabilities, their families, and professionals.
In 2002, "Together We Can" was the focus of the first Dare to Dream conference. And, together, we did. Six conferences spanning 12 years were conducted across the state. We gathered in Pierre, Sioux Falls, Spearfish and Aberdeen to celebrate and support one another. And during those 12 years, opportunities blossomed for self-advocates, families, and professionals to learn and socialize with their peers.
Whether you are new to Dare to Dream or a veteran, we look forward to seeing you in 2016 to celebrate the Dare to Dream legacy!
Call SD Parent Connection if you would like registration materials by mail: 1-800-640-4553
South Dakota Benefits Specialist Network
The South Dakota Benefits Specialist Network has benefit specialists located in Rapid City, Sioux Falls, Pierre, Yankton, Brookings 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
Before making a decision on employment - be sure you have good information.
Contact the South Dakota Benefits Specialist Network.
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