This section contains a variety of guides and briefs covering topics related to assessing services and supports, working with your school district, parents’ rights, and addressing transition needs prior to turning 18.
The Family Resource Guide provides information on local, state, and national resources available to meet the needs of South Dakota families raising children and youth with disabilities and/or special health care needs.
Because programs may change in scope, delivery or availability, a convenient Notes section on each page provides space to record dates of contact, up-to-date program information, or other important details. Please contact South Dakota Parent Connection for additional resources not included in the Family Resource Guide at firstname.lastname@example.org or (800) 640 – 4553.
Note: A comprehensive listing of all available resources across South Dakota is beyond the scope of this Guide.
Understanding Guardianship and Alternatives
This guide has been created as a resource for families and professionals working with young adults having conversations about guardianship and understanding alternatives to guardianship. This is a very important discussion that can be confusing for everyone involved. This guide includes timely, understandable facts that they can used in making informed decisions.