September 21, 2022

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Fall Sibshops

Sibshops are a FREE program designed for brothers and sisters ages 6 to 12 of children with special needs to meet other siblings in a safe space to build friendships, have fun and share feelings with others.

The three scheduled Sibshops are held the second Tuesday of the month and each virtual session will have a special theme. Siblings are encouraged to attend any or all of the sessions, held from 6:30-7:30pm CT / 5:30- 6:30pm MT.

  • October 11 - Fall/Halloween
  • November 8 - Thanksgiving
  • December 13 - Winter

Young Adults Social Club

Young adults ages 18 - 30, that live with a disability are meeting to make new friendships, learn about your community and help others. A meal will be provided.

The group will be meeting Tuesday, September 27th from 5:30 - 7:30 pm at the Consumer Credit Building Conference Room at 2310 N Maple Ave in Rapid City. Please RSVP to Rick by text to (605) 228.6582 no later than Friday September 23rd. Please provide name and number attending. For more information, visit the South Dakota Parent Connection Event Calendar.

Back to School For You!

tran·si·tion (noun) the process or a period of changing from one state or condition to another. "students in transition from one program to another"

So when should you start thinking about your child's transition? Actually, you should start thinking about this when they are young to help them successfully progress to kindergarten, elementary, middle, high school or after. Here are some resources that can help you.

National Suicide Awareness Month

This month provides an opportunity for raising awareness about Suicide and Mental Illness across the nation and in South Dakota. 

If you know a child, adolescent or young adult with challenging behaviors who is struggling, reach out to South Dakota Parent Connection. We have resources that could be helpful on our website.

Resources Picks

We recognize there is an abundance of information out there for families. Here are just a few resources hand-picked by South Dakota Parent Connection staff for you:



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This e-publication was developed under grants from the U.S. Department of Education Project Grant H328M2000666 and Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Grant H328M140021, Family to Family Health Information Center, $93,175; 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.