APRIL 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.
Held from
7-8 PM CT / 6-7 PM MT
Tuesday, April 6
Understanding Social Emotional Learning of Young Children
Tuesday, April 13
Understanding Red Flags of Concern for Your Child
Tuesday, April 20
Supporting Social Emotional Development at Home
Tuesday, April 27
Using Children's Stories to Teach Social Skills
APRIL VIRTUAL STATEWIDE SIBSHOP

Join other sibs from all across
South Dakota!

Saturday, April 10th
 9 AM MT/ 10 AM CT
via Zoom
 
Virtual Statewide Sibshops are for brothers and sisters (ages 8 to 13) of children with special needs or disabilities. Sibshops are a time to do action packed activities, play goofy games, and a time to talk about how things are going with other siblings who really know what it is like to have a sibling with a disability.




NATIONWIDE SUPER-SIZED SIBSHOP

What could possibly be better than a Sibshop? A Super-Sized Sibshop!

Thursday, April 8th
5:00 PM MT / 6:00 PM CT
via Zoom

Leading up to National Siblings Day on April 10, the Sibling Support Network is hosting what they hope will be one of the largest Sibshops ever!
Siblings of children with special developmental, health and mental health concerns are invited to attend this FREE event! Children age 7-15 are welcome join sibs from around the world for fun, games, arts, crafts and special guest speakers! Seasoned Sibshoppers and newbies alike are encouraged to attend!
EDUCATION AND MENTAL HEALTH DURING COVID-19
How are Children and Caregivers Doing, Really?
Important family survey results collected by the National Federation of Families depicts the state of the nation as it relates to COVID-19 from the family perspective. While the data are compelling, the anecdotal responses shared in the "Family Voices" section highlights the circumstances of our nation’s families. 
DEVELOPING AN IEP?
USE THE IEP POP- UP TOOL
Are you feeling rusty about Present Levels, IEP goals, the role of accommodations and modifications, and how to measure progress or lack of progress?
 
The IEP Pop-Up Tool is a series of questions about developing IEPs. When you click a question, you get the answer to that question AND the federal law and/or regulation that supports the answer AND links to additional information on that topic.
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.