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Listed below are resources for parents with children with special needs.  The websites are listed with each valuable source.  The more connected the school is with the home and community, the better you child's education will be! 


  South Dakota Parent Connection   

Visit at:  www.sdparent.org

A non-profit organization formed by parents, educators and services personnel to provide information and training to parents of children with disabilities or special health care needs throughout the state of South Dakota.

3701 W 49th St.
Suite 102
Sioux Falls, SD 57106
(605) 361.2928
CSD Buidling
150 Knollwod Dr.
Rapid City, SD 57701
(605) 348.0503 
  South Dakota Advocacy  

Visit at: www.sdadvocacy.com

South Dakota's Advocacy Services is South Dakota's designated protection and advocacy system.  These systems are mandated to provide legal representation and other advocacy services to all eligible persons with disabilities .

221 South Central Ave
Pierre SD 57501
(605) 224.8294
email:  sdas@sdadvocacy.com
  South Dakota Social Services   
Visit at:  www.dss.sd.gov

Mission:  To strengthen and support individuals and families by fostering independence and personal responsibility; protecting people; providing opportunities for individuals to achieve their full potential; and promoting healthy families and safe communities by ensuring quality, cost-effective and comprehensive services are provided in cooperation with our partners. 

700 Governors Drive
Pierre, SD
(605) 773.3165
  South Dakota Parent Resource Network   

Visit at:  www.sdpirc.org

The South Dakota Parent Resource Network provides a varied array of direct training and information resources designed to support parents in their active and effective involvement in their children's education.

Statewide Coordinator:  Lori Laughlin
PO Box 218
Sturgis, SD 57785
(605) 347.6260
email:  llaughlin@bhscc.tie.net
  Center for Disabilities  

Visit at:  www.usd.edu/cd/homepage
The Center for Disabilities has a long and distinguished history of providing training, service, information, and research in the area of developmental disabilities to the state of South Dakota and the region.

Center for Disabilities
Pediatrics - Sanford School of Medicine of the University of South Dakota
1400 West 22nd Street
Sioux Falls, SD 57105
(605) 357.1439
email:  cd@usd.edu
  Children's Care   

Visit at:  www.cchs.org
Children's Care believes that all children deserve to reach their greatest potential.  They offer a broad continuum of healthcare and educational services for children from birth through age 21.

2501 West 26th Street
Sioux Falls, SD 57105
(605) 782.2300
7110 Jordan Drive
Rapid City, SD 57702
(605) 342.4412
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