Happy Thanksgiving! Please note, our offices will be closed on Thursday, November 25th and Friday, November 26th for the holiday. 

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DRSD Offices Closed for Thanksgiving

Wednesday, November 24, 2021
Happy thanksgiving from all of us at Disability Rights South Dakota! Please note, our offices will be closed on Thursday, November 25th and Friday, November 26th for the holiday.
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Closed Thursday, November 11th for Veterans Day

Wednesday, November 10, 2021
Happy Veterans Day! Please note, DRSD offices will be closed on Thursday, November 11th in observance of the holiday.

Lunch and Learn Webinar - TODAY!

Tuesday, November 9, 2021
Tune in to this Lunch and Learn webinar that is happening today at 12pm CT/11am MT New Guide: When Behavior is a Concern in the School Setting Join Disability Rights SD for a discussion and review of their new, collaboratively developed guide to help address behaviors that occur at school. Pre....
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Participate in a research study!

Thursday, October 28, 2021
The Learning Lab for Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln is currently recruiting middle and high school students (ages 13-21 years) with intellectual and developmental disabilities to participate in a research project titled Project Pathways. The purpo....
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New Career Opportunity - Executive Director

Friday, October 22, 2021
Disability Rights South Dakota (DRSD) seeks an experienced Executive Director to lead a dynamic advocacy organization to oversee all operations, functions, and activities of the agency.


Thursday, October 14, 2021
Disability Rights South Dakota (DRSD), the legal protection and advocacy system for individuals with disabilities in South Dakota, is excited to announce the election of four new officers to its Board of Directors for fiscal year 2022. The newly elected Board Officers include Travis Arneson, Chair; ....

DRSD offices closed October 11th for Native American Day

Thursday, October 7, 2021
Please note, DRSD offices will be closed on Monday, October 11th in observance of Native American Day - we will reopen on Tuesday, October 12th!

Closed Monday, September 6th for Labor Day

Thursday, September 2, 2021
Happy Labor Day! Please note, DRSD offices will be closed on Monday, September 6th in observance of the holiday. We will reopen on Tuesday, September 7th.
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Partners in Policymaking Announcement

Wednesday, September 1, 2021
As some of you may already know, Sandy Hook has announced her retirement from the Partners Coordinator position at the end of this year's Partners class in April. Sandy has been an integral part of the Partners in Policymaking program and has had such a positive impact on those fortunate enough to h....

College tuition grant funding available to current, former foster care youth ​

Friday, August 13, 2021
PIERRE – The Department of Social Services (DSS) has help available for current and former foster care youth to further their education. Educational Training Vouchers (ETV) are available through DSS to help eligible young people up to age 26 who were involved in the child welfare system pay tuition ....
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