Students with Disabilities

Transition Resources for 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.

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SD Parent Connection

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

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Transition Services Liaison Project

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.

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5 Ways to Support Youth with Disabilities in Transition Planning

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.

Family Engagement Transition Toolkit

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.


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