Mission: Connecting families caring for children (birth to 26) with the full range of disabilities and special health care needs to information, training, and resources in an environment of support, hope and respect. This assistance can range from information and training to referrals or individualized assistance
Programs: South dakota parent connection, inc. , south dakota's only parent training and information center, has served the parents of children with disabilities and special health care needs for 30 years. South dakota is a state with vast rural/frontier regions and clustered urban populations on the east and west borders of the state. During the year ended september 30, 2014, the organization served more than 5,000 families and 5,000 professionals by providing training, information, referral, resource materials and technical assistance. A staff supported by peer navigator consultants deliver parent education and assistance statewide. In addition, south dakota parent connection provides a quarterly newsletter (3,400), semi-monthly e-digest (3,100), website (12,000 hits), performs outreach activities, and responds to individual requests for technical assistance from families and the professionals who work with their children.
Services and education was great! I would be lost as a parent without the resources they provided! Rosa Herman was amazing at helping me get the information I needed and not giving up if something didn't fit my needs.