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Oyate` Wicha’ho Unki’ – The People’s Voice

Wednesday, September 23, 2020
Tribal Members represent 10% of the South Dakota population. People with disability are nearly 20% of the state's population…Together, this is a powerful voting voice in South Dakota. Oyate` Wicha’ho Unki’ – The People’s Voice, is a non-partisan effort to create opportunity and access to voting in t....

Why It Is Important to Vote

Monday, September 21, 2020
South Dakota Absentee Voting began on September 18. 2020. During the current pandemic, it is just as, if not even more important, to vote in the 2020 general elections. Individuals with underlying health issues, disabilities and senior citizens are at the highest risk for becoming ill.

DRSD Closed Monday, September 7th for Labor Day

Friday, September 4, 2020
Please note that DRSD will be closed on Monday, September 7th for Labor Day.

Partners in Policymaking Application Deadline Draws Near

Thursday, August 27, 2020
There are three types of people: People who make things happen; People who watch things happen; and People who wonder what happened! Wouldn't you like to be one of those people who make things happen? YOU CAN BE! You can learn how to make things happen through Partners in Policymaking.
CategoriesAnnouncements, Education

New PADD Priorities for Fiscal Year 2021!

Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Please find below Disability Rights South Dakota's (DRSD) Protection and Advocacy for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities (PADD) proposed Goals and Priorities for Fiscal Year 2021.  These Goals and Priorities were developed as a result of obtaining public input, from calls DRSD received during the current fiscal year, and from information obtained through monitoring activities or other sources.  These proposed Goals and Priorities are open for public comment through September 30, 2020.  The DRSD Board of Directors will approve the final version and they will go into effect October 1, 2020.


DRSD Career Opportunity - Staff Attorney (CLOSED)

Thursday, July 23, 2020
Disability Rights South Dakota is currently seeking an attorney for the position of Staff Attorney. Location TBD. The primary purpose of this position is to provide legal representation to clients of Disability Rights South Dakota and perform oversight of program(s) within Disability Rights South Da....

Application Available for the SDAC Leadership Team!

Tuesday, July 14, 2020
The SDAC Leadership Team is now accepting applications! Find out how to submit an application here.

Disability Rights South Dakota joins partners across the country to celebrate National Disability Voter Registration Week.​

Monday, July 13, 2020
July 13-17, 2020 is National Disability​ Voter Registration Week (NDVRW), a joint endeavor across the United States to register voters for the 2020 General Elections.​​ Partnering with the Register Educate Vote Use your Power (RevUp) campaign, and in celebration of NDVRW, Disability Rights South Dak....
CategoriesAnnouncements, Events

The SD Coalition of Citizens with Disabilities has ceased operations - DRSD is still available!

Thursday, July 9, 2020
Disability Rights South Dakota has recently received notification that the South Dakota Coalition of Citizens with Disabilities has decided to cease operation. Along with the closure of their office, they have closed their toll free number that many people used to get direction and support for quest....

DRSD will be closed July 3rd

Tuesday, June 30, 2020
Please note that DRSD will be closed on Friday, July 3rd in observance of Independence Day. Happy Fourth of July!
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