South Dakota Autism Resources

Each state sets eligibility ages for services to children and youth with disabilities.
For current information concerning this state, please contact the office listed under
STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION: Special Education Services.

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STATE DEPARTMENT OF  EDUCATION:  Special Education Services STATE VOCATIONAL Rehabilitation Agency DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES
Planning Council
DISABILITY 
Organizations
PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN
ages 3 through 5
STATE VOCATIONAL
Special Needs Programs
DISABILITIES
Advocacy  Program
UNIVERSITY AFFILIATED
Programs  
 
EARLY 
Intervention System
DEPARTMENT OF  MENTAL
HEALTH 
for children and youth.
DEVELOPMENTAL  DISABILITIES
Programs
TECHNOLOGY RELATED Assistance
PARENTS Training and Information Project STATE RESPITE CARE
Program
PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN
with Special Health Care Needs.
PARENT-TEACHER
Association (PTA)

 
 

STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION: SPECIAL EDUCATION

Deborah Barnett, Director 
Office of Special Education 
700 Governors Drive
Pierre, SD 5750l-2291 
            (605) 773-3678       

PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN WITH DISABILITES:
AGES 3 THROUGH 5

Michelle Powers 
Office of Special Education 
700 Governors Drive
Pierre, SD 57501-2291 
            (605) 773-3678      

PROGRAMS FOR INFANTS AND TODDLERS WITH DISABILITIES:
AGES BIRTH THROUGH 2

Barb Lechner
Education Program Assistant Manager
Office of Special Education
700 Governor’s Drive
Pierre, SD 57501-2291
            (605) 773-3678      

STATE VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION AGENCY

David Miller, Director
Division of Rehabilitation Services
Hillsview Plaza, E. Hwy 34
c/o 500 East Capitol
Pierre, SD 57501-5070 
            (605) 773-3195      
URL: http://www.state.sd.us/state/executive/dhs/drs/drs.htm

OFFICE OF STATE COORDINATOR OF VOCATIONAL
EDUCATION FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES

Gloria Smith-Rockhold, Program Liaison
Division of Workforce and Career Preparation 
700 Govenors Drive
Richard F. Kneip Bldg. 
Pierre, SD 57501-2291
            (605) 773-4747      
E-mail: gloria@deca.state.sd.us
URL: http://www.state.sd.us/state/executive/deca

STATE MENTAL HEALTH AGENCY

Division of Mental Health
SD Human Services Center
3515 Broadway Avenue 
P.O. Box 76
Yankton, SD 57078
            (605) 668-3102      

STATE MENTAL HEALTH REPRESENTATIVE FOR CHILDREN AND YOUTH

Rhonda Lammers, Program Specialist
Division of Mental Health
3515 Broadway Avenue
P.O. Box 76
Yankton, SD 57078
            (605) 668-3548      

STATE DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES PROGRAM

Betty Oldenkamp, Division Director
Division of Developmental Disabilities
Hillsview Plaza, East Highway 34
c/o 500 East Capitol
Pierre, SD 57501 
            (605) 773-3438       
URL: http://www.state.sd.us

STATE DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES REPRESENTATIVE FOR CHILDREN AND YOUTH

Betty Oldenkamp
Department of Human Services
Hillsview Plaza, East Highway 34
c/o 500 East Capitol
Pierre, SD 57501
            (605) 773-3438      

STATE DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES PLANNING COUNCIL

Charlie A. Anderson, Executive Director
SD Governor’s Planning Council 
on Developmental Disabilities
Hillsview Plaza, E. Hwy 34
c/o 500 East Capitol
Pierre, SD 57501-5070
            (605) 773-6415      

PROTECTION AND ADVOCACY AGENCY

Robert J. Kean, Executive Director
Mental Health Advocacy Program 
South Dakota Advocacy Services 
221 S. Central Avenue
Pierre, SD 57501 
            (605) 224-8294      ;             (800) 658-4782       (in SD) 
E-mail: sdas@iw.net

PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL HEALTH CARE NEEDS

Nancy Hoyme, Director Manager 
Children’s Special Health Services 
Health Medical Services & Laboratory
Department of Health
615 E. Fourth Street
Pierre, SD 57501 
            (605) 773-3737      

STATE AGENCY FOR THE VISUALLY IMPAIRED

Grady Kickul, Director
Service to the Blind & Visually Impaired
East Highway 34
c/o 500 E. Capitol
Pierre, SD 57501
            (605) 773-4644      

PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN AND YOUTH WHO ARE DEAF OR HARD OF HEARING

Benjamin Soukup, Director
Communication Services for the Deaf
102 N. Krohn Place
Sioux Falls, SD 57103
            (605) 367-5760       (V/TTY)
            (800) 640-6410       (V/TTY, in SD)
E-mail: bjsoukup@mcimail.com

STATE RESPITE CARE PROGRAM

Kathy Olson, Program Specialist
Department of Human Services
Hillsview Plaza, East Highway 34
c/o 500 East Capitol
Pierre, SD 57501
            (605) 773-3438      
E-mail: kathyo@dhs.state.sd.us
URL: http://www.state.sd.us/STATE/executive/dhs/respite 

DISABILITY ORGANIZATIONS

Attention Deficit Disorder
To identify an ADD group in your state or locality, contact either:Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorders (CH.A.D.D.)
499 NW 70th Avenue, Suite 101
Plantation, FL 33317
            (954) 587-3700      
            (800) 233-4050       (Voice mail to request information packet)
URL: http://www.chadd.org

Attention Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA)
P.O. Box 972
Mentor, OH 44061
            (216) 350-9595      
            (800) 487-2282       (Voice mail to request information packet)
E-mail: NATLADDA@aol.com
URL: http://www.add.org

Brain Injury
Louise Nash
South Dakota Brain Injury Association
R.R. 2, Box 449
Aberdeen, SD 57401-9702
            (605) 229-2177      

Mental Health 
National Mental Health Association
1021 Prince Street
Alexandria, VA 22314-2971
            (800) 969-6642      

Donna Yocom, Executive Director 
NAMI, South Dakota
P.O. Box 221
Brookings, SD 57006 
            (605) 697-7210      ;             (800) 551-2531      

Mental Retardation 
John Stengle, Executive Director
The Arc of South Dakota
P.O. Box 220
Pierre, SD 57501 
            (605) 224-8211      

Speech and Hearing 
SD Speech-Language-Hearing Association
P.O. Box 308
Sioux Falls, SD 57101-0308
            (605) 331-2927      

Spina Bifida 
Spina Bifida Association of SD 
3401 E. 31st Street
Sioux Falls, SD 57103-4409 
            (605) 332-4363      

OTHER DISABILITY ORGANIZATIONS 

Easter Seal Society of SD 
1351 N. Harrison Avenue
Pierre, SD 57501 
            (605) 224-5879      ;             (800) 592-1852      

UNIVERSITY AFFILIATED PROGRAM

Judy Struck, Executive Director 
SD University Affiliated Program 
Health Science Center
1400 West 22nd Street
Sioux Falls, SD 57105
            (605) 357-1439      ;             (800) 658-3080       (V/TTY)

TECHNOLOGY-RELATED ASSISTANCE

Ron Reed, Project Director
DakotaLink
1925 Plaza Boulevard
Rapid City, SD 57702
            (605) 394-1876       (V/TTY);             (800) 645-0673       (V/TTY)

PARENT TRAINING AND INFORMATION PROJECT

Monica Degen, Director
SD Parent Connection
3701 W. 49th Street, Suite 200B
Sioux Falls, SD 57106
            (605) 361-3171       
            (800) 640-4553       (In SD)
E-mail: jdiehl@sdparentconnection.com
URL: http://www.dakota.net/sdpc 

PARENT-TO-PARENT 

Parent to Parent, Inc. 
2501 West 26th Street 
Sioux Falls, SD 57105 
            (605) 334-3119      ;             (800) 658-5411       (in SD)

PARENT TEACHER ASSOCIATION (PTA) 

Connie LeZotte, President
South Dakota Congress of Parents and Teachers
411 East Capitol
Pierre, SD 57501-3194
            (605) 224-0144      


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