Social, Emotional and Behavior Wellness Of Our Children

During this stressful time, you may be seeing some behaviors in your children, and even yourself, that are somewhat different and more intense than you are used to seeing.

It’s important that we recognize signs of stress and anxiety in our children. Here are some suggestions that will hopefully help guide you through some of these behaviors. Some suggestions covered in the video are:
Set realistic expectations * Routines and schedules * Processing time * Triggers * Support systems * Feelings * Cool down place * You’re the role model * Mindfulness
Supporting Children and Families



  • LD Online Topics: Behavior & Social Skills: Articles discuss the “dos and don'ts” for fostering social competence, the teacher’s role in developing social skills, and many helpful articles on behavior modification, anger management, disciplining students with disabilities, and the emotional issues experienced by some individuals with Learning Disabilities.

Last week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued interim guidance for safely resuming K-12 schools and summer day camps , laid out in a series of three steps. Read more....
Mini-Grants for Engagement & Comfort During The Coronavirus Pandemic

The SD Council on Developmental Disabilities has made funds available for mini grants to support people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. For more information contact Arlene Poncelet at The next due date is June 1, 2020

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the first federally funded program to assist people with disabilities who had not acquired their disabilities as a result of serving in the military.
Join RSA as they pay tribute to this historical occasion by showcasing “Success Stories” of how the VR program helped change the lives of students and adults with disabilities on June 2, 2020, 1:30–2:30pm CT. Register Here

  • Help set priorities for the South Dakota Council on Developmental Disabilities as they develop their Five-Year State Plan. The DD Council wants to hear from South Dakotans about the needs you see in your community for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities to help us create our next State Plan. The Council’s mission is to assist people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families to experience the quality of life they desire through advocacy and systems change.

Return attached via email to or mail to SD Council on
Developmental Disabilities, 2520 E. Franklin Street, Suite 4, Pierre, SD 5750.

  • SD Parent Connection is supporting the Developmental Disabilities Network to reach families across our state to learn how individuals with disabilities and their families are doing during this unprecedented COVID-19 crisis.
If you are an individual with a disability, or a parent/guardian, family member or
caregiver of a child or adult with a disability, and live in South Dakota, please
complete the SD COVID-19 Impact Survey by May 31st
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.