March 8th- Introduction
March 15th- Take Charge Of Your Life
March 22nd- What Do I Want In The Future
March 29th- Road To Careers & Employment
April 5th- Independence Through Employment
Or contact SD Parent Connection at 605-361-3171
Registration Deadline: Monday, March 1st
FEBRUARY VIRTUAL PARENT TRAINING SERIES

The Statewide Family Engagement Center and SD Parent Connection have partnered to create one-hour trainings to help parents and families understand school related topics and help children experience success at home.
All sessions are from 7-8 PM CT, 6-7 PM MT
Understanding IEPs and 504 Plans
In this session, participants will understand the difference between services and supports under IDEA through an Individual Education Plan and under Section 504 through a 504 Plan.
Accommodations and Modifications
Participants will learn about accommodations and modifications in education and the impact these have on students and their families. 
February 16: Understanding High School Graduation Requirements
There are times throughout a student's life where key transitions occur. This session discusses the importance of preparing students for transitions they will face and understanding the importance of understanding graduation requirements.
MARCH ONLINE STATEWIDE SIBSHOP
Saturday, March 13th
10 AM- 11 AM CT
9 AM -10 AM MT
Sibshops are for brothers and sisters, ages 8 to 13, who have a sibling with special needs or disabilities. Sibshops are a time to do action packed activities, play goofy games, and talk with other siblings who really know what it is like to have a sibling with a disability. 

** Deadline to register is Monday, March 8th
IMPROVE EMPLOYMENT AND INDEPENDENT LIVING SERVICES FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES IN SOUTH DAKOTA

Nominate Yourself or Someone You Know to Serve on the South Dakota Board of Vocational Rehabilitation (BVR) or Statewide Independent Living Council (SILC).

People with disabilities, parents or guardians of individuals with disabilities, and advocates for individuals with disabilities are encouraged to submit nominations. Representatives from organizations that provide services for individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply as well. Board/Council members serve three-year terms and are Governor appointed.  

TRANSITION SERVICES LIAISON PROJECT NEWSLETTER
Transition Services Liaison Project has started a monthly newsletter to share information and resources with families and professionals.

SD CHARTING THE LIFECOURSE FEBRUARY EVENTS AND OPPORTUNITIES
Everyone wants a good life! The Charting the LifeCourse framework was created to help individuals & families of all abilities and all ages develop a vision for a good life, think about what they need to do, identify how to develop supports, and discover what it takes to live the lives they want to live.
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, $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.