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  • Proposed Goals & Priorities - PADD Program - Open for Public Comment

    The proposed Goals and Priorities for Fiscal Year 2022 of the Protection and Advocacy for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities (PADD) program are linked below. These proposed Goals and Priorities are open for public comment through September 30, 2021. The DRSD Board of Directors will then approve the final version and they will go into effect October 1, 2021. 

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  • Apply for Partners in Policymaking!

    Applications for SD Partners in Policymaking, a FREE leadership training program for self-advocates and parents of children with disabilities, are now ready for Year 30! THIS TRAINING WILL CHANGE YOUR LIFE! Applications are due September 25, 2021. 

    Learn about Partners in Policymaking
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  • Jace's Story

    Jace's Personal Story

    Through a series of negotiations with teachers and administrators, Disability Rights South Dakota helped us make sure Jace had the appropriate accommodations and services in school to be successful and that his right to a free education was protected.

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  • Karley's Story

    Karley's Personal Story

    Not only does South Dakota Advocacy Services give you legal advice, they have compassion and understanding of what a heart wrenching experience families are going through. It gives me peace of mind knowing that I have someone else fighting for my daughter’s rights.

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  • Jaxon & Jeren's Story

    Jaxon and Jeren

    My family contacted South Dakota Advocacy Services to help create a learning place that would encourage our sons to learn, grow, and be their best. Our advocate helped both our School District and our family create a plan that would meet this goal.

    Read About Jaxon & Jeren
  • Zach's Story

    Zach's Personal Story

    South Dakota Advocacy Services moved VERY quickly and we were truly taken back by the kindness. They helped us to focus, to think of questions to ask and we could tell that she truly cared for Zach and our family.

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COVID-19 Resources

Find information and resources regarding the COVID-19 outbreak and how it relates to disability issues.

COVID-19 Resources

  

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Learn about how you can access a wide range of accessibility and language support tools on the DRSD website.

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Upcoming Trainings

Find information about upcoming disability rights trainings, service opportunities, and more.

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