South Dakota Disability Organizations

ADD/ADHD

  • Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/ Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD)

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    Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD) is in the forefront in creating and implementing programs and services in response to the needs of adults and families affected by ADHD through collaborative partnerships and advocacy, including training for parents and K-12 teachers, hosting educational webinars and workshops, being an informative clearinghouse for the latest evidence-based ADHD information, and providing information specialists to support the ADHD community.

  • State Profile: ADHD Treatment in South Dakota

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    Parent-Reported Medication Use and Behavioral Treatment Use for Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) or Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) among 4-17 Year-Old Children with Special Health Care Needs (CSHCN)

  • MedicineNet

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    Childhood ADD or ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in Children or Childhood ADHD)

  • Encompass Mental Health

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    Encompass Mental Health is a counseling practice located in Sioux Falls, SD that provides play therapy for children with behavior challenges, counseling for women looking for balance and happiness in life and consultation for child care programs to improve the quality of their programs and promote positive behaviors of the children in their care.

Adult Services

  • National Institute on Aging - National Institutes of Health

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    NIA, one of the 27 Institutes and Centers of NIH, leads the federal government in conducting and supporting research on aging and the health and well-being of older people. 

  • Administration on Aging - Department of Health & Human Services

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     The OAA promotes the well-being of older individuals by providing services and programs designed to help them live independently in their homes and communities.

  • Guardianship/ Conservatorship Establishment Program

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    The Secretary of the South Dakota Department of Human Services may be appointed as a guardian, a conservator, or both, for adults under its care or to whom it is providing services or financial assistance, but only if there is no individual, nonprofit corporation, bank or trust company, or other public agency that is qualified and willing to serve.

  • Adult Foster Care

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    The primary function of an Adult Foster Care home is to provide general supervision and personal care services for individuals who require minimal assistance in activities of daily living (ADLs), who require supervision/monitoring with the self-administration of medications, and who require supervision/monitoring of self-treatment of physical disorder. 

Advocacy

Alzheimer & Dementia

  • Sioux Falls Home Care Services – Alzheimer’s Dementia

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    Right at Home is a leader in the in-home senior care industry. Our trained caregivers provide quality care for seniors and disabled adults who need some assistance to maintain their independence.

  • South Dakota Chapter - Alzheimer's Association

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    The Alzheimer's Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research. Our mission is to eliminate Alzheimer's disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.

Assistive Technology

Autism Society

Autism Spectrum (outside of Autism Society)

Blind/Low Vision

  • South Dakota Rehabilitation Center for the Blind

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    Staff members are trained to teach skills that help people lead a full productive life--regardless of how much one does or does not see. 

  • Division of Services to the Blind and Visually Impaired

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    Service to the Blind and Visually Impaired (SBVI) is a state agency in the Department of Human Services. SBVI employs professionally trained rehabilitation specialists who work with eligible individuals via jointly developed individualized service programs.

  • Adaptivision, Inc.

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    Adaptivation, Inc. designs, manufactures, and distributes assistive technology to people with disabilities throughout the world. They are committed to providing the most useful, long-lasting products and accompanying services to their consumers.

  • SD School for the Blind and Visually Impaired

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    The South Dakota School for the Blind and Visually Impaired (SDSBVI) has been designated by state law to provide a variety of services to meet the individual needs of students in South Dakota who are visually impaired, blind, or deaf-blind.

  • National Federation for the Blind

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    The National Federation of the Blind welcomes all blind people, parents of blind children, blind students, those losing vision, and more. We are a family of members and friends that knows that blindness is not the characteristic that defines you or your future. You can live the life you want.

  • VisionAware

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    The mission of the Division of Service to the Blind and Visually Impaired (SBVI) is to provide individualized rehabilitation services that result in optimal employment and independent living outcomes for citizens who are blind or visually impaired.

  • SD Department of Health - Services to the Blind and Visually Impaired

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    The mission of the Division of Service to the Blind and Visually Impaired (SBVI) is to provide individualized rehabilitation services that result in optimal employment and independent living outcomes for citizens who are blind or visually impaired.

Brain Injury

  • The Brain Injury Rehabilitation Center

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    The Brain Injury Rehabilitation Center has been providing quality brain injury rehabilitation services in South Dakota since 1988. Our goal is to improve the quality of life for those we serve by utilizing a whole-person approach. Brain injury does not just affect a person's thinking--it impacts every area of a person's life.

  • Traumatic Brain Injury.com

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    TraumaticBrainInjury.com is a disability community service project of Tools for Meeting Life’s Challenges, Inc.  “Tools” is a federal tax exempt, non-profit, charitable organization created solely to provide on request, and at no cost, resources, support and advocacy to empower people with disabilities, their families and allies to lead self-determined lives. 

  • The Brain Injury Alliance of South Dakota

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    The Brain Injury Alliance of South Dakota is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit group, working to assist brain injury survivors and their families. We attempt to connect people with services and supports throughout South Dakota, as well as advocate for improving and expanding brain injury services in South Dakota.

Cerebral Palsy

Children with Disabilities

  • Children’s Home Society

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    We empower children, adults, families, and communities to be resilient, safe, healthy, and strong.

  • Child Care Services

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    The Division of Child Care Services provides assistance to low income families who need help with child care costs while parents work or attend school. 

  • Birth to 3 Connections

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    SD Birth to Three contributes to the success of children with developmental delays and their families by providing dynamic, individualized early intervention services and supports by building on family strengths through every day routines and learning experiences.

  • Transition Services Liaison Project (TSLP)

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    The mission of Transition Services Liaison Project (TSLP) is to enable students with disabilities to reach their maximum potential in their transition from high school to the adult world.

    TSLP staff members provide support and technical assistance to students, families, and local education agencies seeking information on transition planning.

  • National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (NOFAS) South Dakota

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    NOFAS works to prevent prenatal exposure to alcohol, drugs, and other substances known to harm fetal development by raising awareness and supporting women before and during their pregnancy, and supports individuals, families, and communities living with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASDs) and other preventable intellectual/developmental disabilities.

  • March of Dimes - South Dakota

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    For 80 years, March of Dimes has helped millions of babies survive and thrive. Now we’re building on that legacy to level the playing field for all moms and babies, no matter their age, socio-economic background or demographics.

  • Make-A-Wish Foundation of South Dakota

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    Every 34 minutes Make-A-Wish® grants the wish of a child diagnosed with a 
    critical illness in the United States and its territories. We believe that a wish experience can be a game-changer. This one belief guides us in everything we do. It inspires us to grant wishes that change the lives of the kids we serve.

  • Children’s Miracle Network at Rapid City Regional Hospital

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    The mission of the Children’s Miracle Network program at Regional Health is to improve the lives of children in our region and “make medical miracles happen” by strengthening children’s health care services through fundraising activities.

  • Children’s Miracle Network at Sanford Children’s Hospital

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    Sanford Children’s Hospital, the region’s only Children’s Miracle Network Hospital, joined Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals in 1986, making it the exclusive Children’s Miracle Network Hospital in eastern South Dakota, southwest Minnesota, northwest Iowa and northern Nebraska.

  • South Dakota Head Start Association

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    Head Start is the nation’s leading investment in early childhood care and education, and promotes school readiness through the enhancement of social and cognitive development by providing education, health, nutrition, social, and family support services.

  • Children’s Home Society

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  • Child Care Services

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    The Division of Child Care Services provides assistance to low income families who need help with child care costs while parents work or attend school. 

  • LifeScape

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    We empower children and adults with disabilities to lead fulfilling lives. All people are valued and respected.

  • South Dakota Parent Connection

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    At South Dakota Parent Connection, our vision is to be the "go-to" resource of choice for families when they need information or assistance in supporting the unique needs of their child and family. 

Deaf/Hard of Hearing

  • South Dakota School for the Deaf

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    South Dakota School for the Deaf was established in 1880 to serve children with hearing loss. Since that time, SDSD has worked to provide quality educational programs and support services for deaf and hard of hearing children and their families.

  • CSD South Dakota

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    We provide Community Support and Telecommunication Equipment Distribution to Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals in South Dakota

  • South Dakota Department of Human Services

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    The Division of Rehabilitation Services administers programs that provide services to people who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have speech impediments.

  • Relay South Dakota

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    Relay South Dakota provides telephone accessibility to people who are deaf, hard-of-hearing, deaf-blind, experiencing low vision and/or have a speech disability. It’s convenient. It’s confidential. And best of all, it’s free.

Developmental Disabilities

  • Family Support 360

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    Family Support 360 serves people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. This program assists participants and their families in self-directing the services they need to live as independently as possible in the community.

  • South Dakota Department of Human Services

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    DHS will enhance the quality of life of people with disabilities, in partnership with its stakeholders.

  • Division of Developmental Disabilities

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    The mission of the Division of Developmental Disabilities is to ensure that people with developmental disabilities have equal opportunities and receive the services and supports they need to live and work in South Dakota communities.

  • Lifescape

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    By providing diverse services, we live our mission of empowering children and adults with disabilities and medical rehabilitation needs to lead fulfilling lives. Our organizational values are Integrity, Compassion, Fiscal Responsibility, Collaborative Relationships, and Excellence.

  • SESDAC, Inc.

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    Mission: Building community resources to create a person-centered life.

  • DakotAbilities

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    Working together, we create opportunities and meaningful lives for people with disabilities.

  • LifeQuest

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    Creating opportunities that enrich lives.

  • SESDAC, Inc

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    Mission: Building community resources to create a person-centered life.

  • Southeastern Behavioral Health Care - Education and Integration Services

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    Southeastern Behavioral HealthCare, a private, non-profit agency has emphasized the importance of emotional wellness – not only for individuals but also for entire communities, serving the four-county area of Lincoln, McCook, Minnehaha and Turner counties.

  • Northern Hills Training Center

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    Dedicated to providing quality residential and vocational options for adults

  • Dakota Milestones

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    Dakota Milestones is a private, non-profit corporation that provides needed services to persons with developmental disabilities in a community setting. Our primary goal is to provide services to foster work and living skills.

  • Human Service Agency

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    The mission of the Human Service Agency is to provide high quality human services that enable people to develop their fullest potential while maintaining the highest standard of ethical and fiscal responsibility.

  • Black Hills Special Services Cooperative

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    Individuals, schools, and entire communities turn to Black Hills Special Services Cooperative for help reaching their full potential. BHSSC, a public entity, is governed by a board composed of elected school board members, representing twelve South Dakota public school districts that are committed to shared services. Programs are available to non-member school districts, as well.

  • Birth To 3 Connections

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    SD Birth to Three contributes to the success of children with developmental delays and their families by providing dynamic, individualized early intervention services and supports by building on family strengths through every day routines and learning experiences.

  • South Dakota Council on Developmental Disabilities

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    The mission of the Division of Developmental Disabilities is to ensure that people with developmental disabilities have equal opportunities and receive the services and supports they need to live and work in South Dakota communities.

Down Syndrome

  • Global Down Syndrome Foundation

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    Dedicated to significantly improving the lives of people with Down syndrome through RESEARCH, MEDICAL CARE, EDUCATION AND ADVOCACY

  • New Directions Down Syndrome Association

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    New Directions provides information about Down syndrome, direction to resources, and networking opportunities. Programs and Services include: Expectant and New Parent Packets, Family Events, Online Support, Buddy Walk, Financial Assistance Program, Regional Conference.

Education

Emergency Management

Employment

Epilepsy/Seizure Disorders

  • Epilepsy Seizure Center-Sioux Falls

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    Epilepsy is a brain disorder in which clusters of nerve cells, or neurons, in the brain sometimes signal abnormally causing strange sensations, emotions, and behavior.

  • Epilepsy Foundation

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    We improve and save lives through our community services, public education, access to care campaign, research initiatives, and new therapies funding.

Housing

  • U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

  • South Dakota Housing Development Authority

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    South Dakota Housing Development Authority (SDHDA) was created by the South Dakota Legislature in 1973 with a stated mission to provide decent, safe and affordable housing to low- and moderate-income South Dakotans. SDHDA is a self-supporting, nonprofit entity that uses no state tax dollars to fund its operating budget. 

  • Fair Housing of the Dakotas

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     The Fair Housing of the Dakotas (FHD) works to eliminate housing discrimination and to ensure equal housing opportunities for all.  The FHD provides assistance to individuals pursuing legal rights and remedies related to fair housing, offers housing assistance and counseling, provides community education, promotes community involvement and performs research in the area of housing.

Independent Living Centers

Intellectual Disabilities

Learning Disabilities

Mental Health

Multiple Sclerosis

Muscular Dystrophy

  • Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy

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    Since 1994, PPMD has invested in every single therapeutic possibility for Duchenne. We take a cutting-edge approach to accelerate finding treatments that will end Duchenne for every single person impacted by the disease

  • Muscular Dystrophy Association

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    MDA's legacy of progress has always started with families at the heart of all we do. For more than 65 years, we have been committed to saving and improving the lives of kids and adults living with muscular dystrophy and related life-threatening diseases.

Physical/Mobility Disabilities

  • ADVANCE

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    Founded in the early 1970’s, ADVANCE is a private non-profit organization that supports more than 115 people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.  We also provide services to people who have conditions caused by accident, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, or diseases such as muscular dystrophy. 

Speech and Communication

  • University of South Dakota – Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders

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    Our programs will prepare you for professions in which you will evaluate, diagnose and assist in the rehabilitation of individuals with speech and hearing impairments. 

  • South Dakota Speech-Language-Hearing Association

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    The mission of the South Dakota Speech-Language-Hearing Association (SDSLHA) is to serve as a resource for speech-language pathologists, audiologists and speech-language-hearing scientists by providing opportunities for professional growth and legislative and regulatory advocacy; to advocate for individuals with communication disorders and their families; and to promote public awareness of the audiology and speech-language pathology professions.

  • National Stuttering Association

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    The National Stuttering Association (NSA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing hope and empowerment to children and adults who stutter, their families, and professionals, through support, education, advocacy, and research.

  • The Stuttering Foundation

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    The Stuttering Foundation provides free online resources, services and support to those who stutter and their families, as well as support for research into the causes of stuttering.

Spinal Cord Injury

  • North Central Chapter Paralyzed Veterans of America

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    Paralyzed Veterans of America, a congressionally chartered veterans service organization founded in 1946, has developed a unique expertise on a wide variety of issues involving the special needs of our members – veterans of the armed forces who have experienced spinal cord injury or dysfunction.

  • United Spinal Association

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    United Spinal Association is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life of people
    living with spinal cord injuries and disorders (SCI/D).

Therapeutic Riding Clubs

  • SunCatcher Therapeutic Riding Academy

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    SunCatcher Therapeutic Riding Academy, Inc. [STRA] is a non-profit organization [501(c)(3) charitable status] providing equine-assisted activity and therapy programs for children, teens, and adults with special needs.

  • Handi-Riders, Inc.

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    Handi-Riders, Inc. is a therapeutic horsemanship program that reaches and serves individuals with physical and intellectual disabilities. Using specially trained horses, therapeutic horsemanship provides psychological, physical, and social stimulation which encourages individuals to enhance their abilities.

Tourette Syndrome

Tribal Nation Resources

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