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You and your child's educational team have made the decision that your child no longer qualifies for services and supports through special education. This guide provides valuable information about transition supports that may be helpful as your child gets older and begins planning for life beyond high school.
Mark Your Calendar As you are planning your fall activities, please save the date for this event hosted by South Dakota Parent Connection in partnership with the Aberdeen Police Department. […]
Read the latest issue of weConnect to find information on:– Summer Work – Back To School – Big Announcement– Upcoming Events
Heart and Sole is a non-profit organization developed for Mitchell and the surrounding areas to provide financial aid for those community members going through cancer treatment. Website:
You may be eligible to participate in a 45-minute Zoom interview if you live in the U.S. and have a child under the age of 18 with a disability. The […]
The summer months bring new considerations for child safety, such as taking precautions for heat exposure, drowning, and playground safety. For children with autism, the risk of injury is often […]
Mark Your Calendar As you are planning your back to school shopping, please stop by the Uptown Rapid Mall, in Rapid City to visit the many community service providers and […]
The Back-to-School Round-Up is a wonderful family event that is well attended, and I appreciate everyone for their assistance in making this a great event for our families. The event […]
Students struggle with executive functioning for a variety of reasons: ADHD, anxiety, depression, short-term stress, fatigue, concussion, and more. These conditions can have compounding effects on children and teens as […]
South Dakota Parent Connection will have an information booth at this event for anyone interested in learning more about resources available for families. More details on the event and registration […]
In this webinar, you will learn: – About the ADHD traits and underlying causes that contribute to clutter and hoarding – About signs of clutter and hoarding, and red flags […]
From elementary school through high school, absenteeism is growing — and pushing students further and further behind. Underlying anxiety often propels school refusal and avoidance, which can present differently in […]
Read the latest issue of weConnect to find information on:– Accessibility of School Buildings– Summer Activities and Dental Care Programs– Upcoming Events
Want to raise real-world-ready kids? These free virtual summer events offer over 100 different sessions to help bridge the gap in traditional education with real-life success at home. There is […]
The Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division and the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights have announced the release of a webinar setting out ways for school districts across the […]
Keeping records is an essential part of life. Keeping organized records will help young adults become more independent. The MyFILE system was developed through a collaborative effort to help young adults maintain and organize information. The MyFILE is a compact, portable storage system for keeping important records. The MyFILE system is available to South Dakota families who have a child or children with a disability or special health care needs.
As a parent, do you sometimes wonder what your role is when seeking the best education for your child who may be struggling in school? This guide is a resource for families of children receiving special education to assist in advocating for their child’s right to an appropriate education.
Ever feel overwhelmed by all the data shared at your child's IEP team meeting? This guide was created by South Dakota Parent Connection to help parents better understand the data included in their child’s evaluation so they can become stronger advocates for their child’s needs at school.
Common Sense Parenting classes provide parents with a menu of proven techniques to help build positive family relationships, prevent and correct misbehavior, use consequences to improve behavior, teach self-control, and […]
Collective Action and Screens In this group, we have discussed what you can do about excessive screen and social media use in your own homes. But cultural forces and norms […]
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