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What does Disability Rights South Dakota do?

DRSD provides legal-based services to South Dakotans with disabilities and ensures that they are free from abuse, neglect, exploitation and discrimination. Additionally, DRSD educates individuals with disabilities on self-advocacy and self-determination, and provides information and training on the rights and inclusiveness of individuals with disabilities. Click here for more details. 

How do I become a client of Disability Rights South Dakota?

Disability Rights South Dakota has a centralized intake process. All people seeking to become clients of this agency must first go through the intake process. That process can be initiated by submitting the Intake Form or by contacting the Intake Team at 1-800-658-4782. The Intake Team makes decisions about who the agency will assist or represent based on eligibility, program priorities, and available resources. Disability Rights South Dakota will keep the information in this Intake/Application confidential. If DRSD agrees to assist or provide legal representation to you, DRSD will send you a Letter of Understanding and/or Representation Agreement to sign.

Who is eligible for Disability Rights South Dakota services?

DRSD eligibility includes, but is not limited to the following:

People living with mental illness, intellectual or other developmental disabilities, physical impairment or medical disabilities, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), and disabilities who want their right to vote protected.


 

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