Students with Disabilities
The Division of Rehabilitation Services works with South Dakota School Districts and other organizations within the state to help students with disabilities plan for their future. A variety of services are available to help match your skills, abilities, and interests with a compatible career path.
We connect families caring for children/youth (ages birth to 26) with the full range of disabilities or special health care needs to information, training and resources in an environment of support, hope and respect. Next Steps: SD Parent Connection has numerous resources to support people with disabilities and their families. Sign up for the newsletter at http://www.sdparent.org/web/index.php?siteid=2825&pageid=22953.
Transition services are a coordinated set of activities for a child with a disability, based on the individual child’s needs, taking into account the child’s strengths, preferences and interests; and designed to be within a results-oriented process.
Families play a critical role in achieving positive outcomes for youth with disabilities after high school. But it’s often difficult to know the steps to take, and how to support youth to pursue their interests. This post offers five methods to center your youth's voice as you help them develop the skills to achieve their goals.
Check out this parent brief with information about what you need to know when your child turns 18.
This guide is intended to help students with disabilities learn about their rights, the laws that protect them, and the resources available to help them see through their goal of obtaining higher education.
Check out this recently designed guide to help students, families and IEP team members to improve their knowledge of postsecondary disability issues, and ultimately, to improve the success rate of students with disabilities in those settings.
The Family Engagement Transition Toolkit is designed especially for emerging young adults with disabilities to utilize as a resource to support the course of transition planning for post-secondary education and employment.
Quality information on transition for youth with disabilities in a format that's useful to families, youth, and professionals.