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Skantze Named 2016 Champion of Independent Living Services





FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 16, 2016

Contact: Dan Hoblick, Department of Human Services, 605-773-6463

 

Skantze Named 2016 Champion of Independent Living Services

 

KEYSTONE, S.D. – Ted Skantze has been recognized by the South Dakota Statewide Independent Living Council (SILC) as a 2016 Champion of Independent Living Services.

 

Skantze, director of the Re-Member program, was nominated by the Native American Advocacy Program staff.

 

In recognizing Skantze, the following was shared from the nomination: “Ted is a vital partner in increasing accessibility for people with significant disabilities living on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation of South Dakota.”

 

The award presentation was during the Native Non-Profit Conference at the K Bar S Lodge. 2016 marks the second year SILC has recognized a Champion of Independent Living Services.

 

About SILC

 

The SILC advocates for and helps to create local and state support systems which permit persons with disabilities to determine, achieve and maintain independence, productivity and integration into community life.