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Woman arranging flowers in bouquet
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Man with arms outstretched standing on rock along ocean
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for South Dakotans with disabilities.




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Center for Disabilities Symposium 2017



Incorporating Disability Etiquette in the Workplace & in Customer Service

Wed., Oct. 25, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. CT / 9:00 a.m. MT

Presenter: Kimberly Hoberg, Business Specialist, South Dakota Department of Human Services

Good disability etiquette helps you improve customer service to your customers who have disabilities, and enhances the work environment by improving communications and interactions with coworkers who have disabilities. This webinar will provide a basic understanding of disability etiquette in interactions with customers and coworkers. Learn what “people first language” is, and how to effectively communicate with people who have various types of disabilities.


Closed captioning available upon request. Email by noon Central Time on Friday, October 20, 2017.


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Annual Membership Meeting

Thursday, September 28th

via conference call!

For more information, contact our staff.


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3 South Dakota employees with disabilities & their employers

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  Eligible South Dakotans with Disabilities

ABLE Accounts are available to you!

Seventeen states presently offer ABLE accounts nationwide.

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People with disabilities accounted for approximately one sixth (16.67%) of eligible voters in the 2016 election, totaling 35.4 million people in all (Doug Kruse & Lisa Schur, Rutgers University).

In 2016, there were 62.7 million eligible voters who either have a disability or have a household member with a disability, more than one-fourth (25%) of the total electorate (Doug Kruse & Lisa Schur, Rutgers University).

n 2016, the number people with disabilities who were eligible to vote surpassed the number of eligible Black and Latino voters (USA Today).

In 2012, 56.8% of people with disabilities voted compared to 62.5% of people without disabilities.


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