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Assistance Animals Video

(does have closed captioning)



Inclusion Drives Innovation

National Disability Employment Awareness Month

October 2017



Event in conjunction with "October Business After Hours" Social and Meeting

It will be held at the Grand Oasis.

Tuesday - October 17th - 5:30 pm (social) - 6:00 pm (meeting)



"Life Animated" (a film) will be shown, followed by a discussion on Autism Spectrum Disorder with local family members and mental health, school and other professionals.

It will be held at the Capitol Cinema (415 S Main Street).

Wednesday - October 18th - 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm


Ellsworth Air Force Base

Wounded Warrior Guest Speaker present to share their story and struggles. They will highlight their disability and explain how they pushed forward to where they are today.

It will be held at the Deployment Center.

Wednesday - October 18th - 1100 - 1300


Rapid City

Breakfast followed by presentation "How to Make Your Business Standout by Employing Outstanding Employees with Disabilities"

It will be held at the Rushmore Plaza Holiday Inn.

Thursday - October 26th - 7:00 am



Luncheon with guest speaker - Jennifer Erickson of Camille's Sidewalk Café

It will be held at the Muenster University Center Ballroom on the USD Campus.

Thursday - October 26th - 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm


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.


Register online at -or- email name, business/agency name, city

and state to