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State Developmental Center Hosting Health and Wellness Fair
Residents of Redfield and surrounding communities will have an opportunity to explore health topics and screenings during a local Health and Wellness Fair at the South Dakota Developmental Center (SDDC).

Disability Etiquette Webinar
The South Dakota Department of Human Services Division of Rehabilitation Services and the South Dakota Retailers Association will be providing a free webinar on Wednesday, Oct. 25 at 10 a.m. CDT.


2017 Governor’s Awards Presented
Lt. Gov. Matt Michels presented the 2017 Governor’s Awards today to South Dakota businesses and workers who have made significant contributions to the employment of people with disabilities.


Medicare Open Enrollment Period Begins Oct. 15
Open enrollment for the 2018 Medicare Advantage and Medicare Part D plan year begins on Oct. 15 and ends on Dec. 7.


Family and Self-Advocate Listening Sessions to be Held
The South Dakota Department of Human Services Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD) will be hosting a series of listening sessions for self-advocates and families that include a member with an intellectual or developmental disability.


Disability Employment Awareness Month
Gov. Dennis Daugaard has proclaimed October Disability Employment Awareness Month (DEAM) in South Dakota.


South Dakota Awarded Lifespan Respite Grant
South Dakota has been awarded a Lifespan Respite grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Administration for Community Living (ACL).


2017 Governor’s Awards Ceremony Scheduled
Gov. Dennis Daugaard will recognize individuals and employers for their contributions to the rehabilitation and employment of South Dakotans with disabilities at the 2017 Governor’s Awards ceremony on Oct. 3.


State SBVI Division to Promote Prescription Assistance for Visually Impaired
The South Dakota Department of Human Services Division of Service to the Blind and Visually Impaired (SBVI) will be promoting access to prescription labels for citizens with vision loss during National Medication Safety Awareness for the Blind Week, which is Sept. 9-15.


Direct Support Professionals Recognition Week
Gov. Dennis Daugaard has proclaimed Sept. 10-16 Direct Support Professionals (DSP) Recognition Week in South Dakota.


8th Annual South Dakota Gathering
Individuals with disabilities, family members, case managers, direct support professionals, educators and other professionals in the field of human services will be in attendance for the 8th annual South Dakota Gathering.