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In This Issue
Lunch & Learn Education Session
Tuesday, March 10th at 12pm CT/11am MT     
Options to Resolve Disagreements in Special Education 
Sometimes parents and districts are unable to solve special education concerns and issues independently.  The state Department of Education Office of Special Education (SEP) has several options for parents and districts to assist them in resolving disagreements at no cost.  Please join us to learn more about IEP facilitation, mediation, state complaints, and due process hearings, along with when and how to request each, and benefits of using dispute resolution alternatives. Presented by Wendy Trujillo, Assistant Director / Dispute Coordinator, 
Special Education Programs, South Dakota Department of Education   

Ways to Join
Hosted Sites
Sioux Falls SDPC Office- 3701 West 49th Street, Suite 102
Rapid City SDPC Office- 2310 North Maple Ave

Live Online:  Join live online via computer or your cell phone.
Phone:  1-888-858-6021, followed by code 439-559-7079 

Recorded Online:  View current and past recorded sessions online anytime by visiting www.sdparent.org under Online Training.

Registration encouraged, but not required
In Case You Missed It!  Lunch and Learn Recording
Family Support 360 and Strengthening Families Program Updates and Changes
In this session, Director Darryl Millner and Waiver Administration Jaze Sollars, SD Dept of Human Services, Division of Developmental Disabilities discuss changes and updates to the Family Support 360 Program and the Strengthening Families Program, formerly known as Statewide Family Support.   
Trauma Informed Responses Training- Yankton
The South Dakota Network Against Family Violence and Sexual Assault and River City Domestic Violence Center are excited to announce a free Trauma Informed Responses Training on April 21st and 22nd in Yankton at the Best Western Kelly Inn.  
Register at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/TraumaInformedResponseTrng by April 14th.  There are limited scholarships available to assist with travel costs. Flyer for more information. Please email me at kathy@sdnafvsa.com or call 605-731-0041 for more information. 
Autism Family Support Group- Sioux Falls
Meetings held March 10, April 14, and May 12 from 6:30-8pm at  USD Health Sciences Center, 1400 W. 22nd Street, Room 126.   
A welcoming environment for parents/caregivers of children & adults with ASD to meet, share experiences, ask questions, and receive support. While you attend, your child/teen/adult can participate in a fun activity. Siblings welcome!  For child/youth attendance, check in from 6-6:30 PM.
Pre-registration required!  
Contact Letty for more information: (605) 357-1418 or letty.thelen@usd.edu   
Seeking Nominations- Opportunity To Serve
Board of Service to the Blind and Visually Impaired
The Board of Service to the Blind and Visually Impaired (SBVI) has a vacant position and is seeking nominations.  The Rehabilitation Act defines requirements for membership.  To meet these requirements, nominations are sought for an individual who is blind or has significant visual impairment and is a representative of business, industry or labor.  The Rehabilitation Act does not define "representative of business, industry or labor"; therefore, nominations are reviewed to determine whether this designation is appropriate based on nominee's work history.
For more information and the nomination form, click here    
Questions- Contact Gaye Mattke, gaye.mattke@state.sd.us //  605-773-4644  
Sibshop- Saturday, March 21
10 AM - 1 PM
LifeScape- 2501 West 26th Stree t, Sioux Falls      
For questions and/ or to register your child/ren
Register online     /  605-361-3171 /  sdpc@sdparent.org  
More Activities Posted On Our Events Calendar

Click Here For Transition Services Liaison Project Statewide Training Opportunities
Free Training Opportunity:  
Work Incentives for SSI and SSDI Beneficiaries
Questions can be sent to tmillner@bhssc.org   
Statewide Locations
March 3
Become an Executive Function Detective:
Solving ADHD Problems at School and Home
12pm CT/ 11am MT.  Sign up and receive replay link.  Social skills challenges, losing homework, maddening morning routines - children diagnosed with ADHD are complex, frustrating, and fiercely independent. And they still need their parents' help, even if they won't admit or accept it. Pinpointing which executive function skills your teen needs to improve - and the techniques for accomplishing those improvements - will help you create a solid plan for moving forward through elementary, middle, and high school. Register
March 11
ADHD and Food Dyes, Nutrition, and Supplements: The Latest Science On What Dietary Changes Improve (or Worsen) Symptoms
12pm CT/11am MT. Free expert webinar to learn what dietary changes impact ADHD symptoms. Sign up and receive replay link after 3/11 as well!   Register
March 17 & 18
South Dakota Special Education Conference
"It's A Game Changer"
Sioux Falls
March 18
Catch the Wave - Transition Event   
9am-2:30pm, Mitchell Technical Institute  Flyer
March 18
March 21
9:30am-4:30pm with an hour break for lunch on your own. This training for in-home childcare providers provides strategies to give children the skills and knowledge they need to be ready to read. Participants will leave with posters, checklists, visuals, and other resources to support valuable brain building work with children aged birth to five. Register at: sdsfec.org/earlyliteracy 

March 25
Catch the Wave - Transition Event 
9am-2:30pm,Southeast Technical Institute / Flyer 
Sioux Falls
March 27
LifeScape Pathways to Life Open House for  
High School Students, Families and Staff 
9 AM to noon, 1 to 3 PM
Come and learn more about this exciting option for high school students to transition to adulthood.  Activities will include tours, visits with students on their transition processes, and an opportunity to meet with representatives from different agencies to support the transition process. 
Address: Vista Park, 2801 S. Kiwanis Ave., Suite 100
Contact: matthew.fjerkenstad@lifescapesd.org or call 605-444-9656
Sioux Falls
March 31
Catch the Wave- Transition Event
9am-2pm, WDT & SDSM&T.  Flyer 
Rapid City
April 7
Opportunity Career Expo
8:30 AM - 12:30 PM, Augustana University Elem Center
Flyer for more information
Sioux Falls
April 23-25
SD Early Childhood Education Conference
"Developing Brains Matter"
Sioux Falls
May 27-28
2020 SD Education Conference
"Strengthening Foundations & Connections"
June 11-12
Lighting The Way Autism Conference
Sioux Falls

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This e-publication was developed under grants from the U.S. Department of Education Project Grant H328M140021 and Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Grant H84MC07994, Family to Family Health Information Center, $96,750; and approximately 5% financed with non-governmental resources. The contents should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by US Department of Education, HRSA, HHS or the Federal Government.