Man with service animal
SD Legislative Committee Meeting Room
Man building wooden product
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


  For over 26 years, an independent voice

for South Dakotans with disabilities.



Getting Down to Business video

3 South Dakota employees with disabilities & their employers

featured in video produced by South Dakota Retailers Assocation for pilot project:

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  Eligible South Dakotans with Disabilities

ABLE Accounts are available to you!

Seventeen states presently offer ABLE accounts nationwide.

To learn more about them, click on


Going on Throughout the Summer!

Pre-Employment Transition Services for Students with Disabilities

These initiatives focus on:  I) workplace readiness training to develop social skills and independent living; II) instruction in self-advocacy; and III) information about Vocational Rehabilitation services and other programs available to assist individuals with disabilities.


Aberdeen - Alicia Dohn

Beulah Williams Library, NSU Campus

June (will be held Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays)


Rapid City - BH Special Services Cooperative/Career Learning Center of the BH

Western Dakota Technical Institute

July 10th - 14th


Mitchell - Career Connections

Dakota Wesleyan University

June 5th - 22nd (will be held Mondays - Thursdays)


Groton - Groton Area School District

United Methodist Church

June 19th - 22nd

August 28th - 30th


Sioux Falls - Independent Living Choices

Independent Living Choices

June 5th - 29th (will be held Mondays - Thursdays)


Rapid City - Western Resources for Independent Living

First United Methodist Church

July 11th - August 3rd (will be held Tuesdays and Thursdays)



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Thank-You To Our Donors

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