Agencies Assisting in Employing People with Disabilities
Communication Services for the Deaf (CSD)
Committed to reimagining communication and creating a better, more accessible world for deaf and hard of hearing Americans.
Communication Service for the Deaf (CSD) is an international not-for-profit organization devoted to elevating the quality of life for people who are deaf, deaf-blind, or hard-of-hearing. Since 1975, CSD has endeavored to fulfill its mission through the provision of a broad range of innovative products, programs, and services. CSD is led and managed predominantly by deaf and hard-of-hearing professionals and they operate from numerous locations across the United States and abroad. CSD’s vision is to achieve a condition of being wherein all deaf, deaf-blind, and hard-of-hearing individuals are able to fully participate in and contribute to the world around them.
To support independence, choice and access to an inclusive community.
DakotAbilities provides a number of varied services for people with varying levels of abilities and disabilities. We provide residential settings and a variety of work and non-work daytime settings. Within the residential settings, DakotAbilities also provides training on independent living skills, meal preparation, and activity planning (both in the home and in the community). Staff also provides training designed to enhance individual choice, independence, and involvement in an inclusive community.
S.D. Rehabilitation Center for the Blind; Assistive Technology assistance; post-secondary and employment training assistance.
Phone: 800-265-9679 or 605-367-5330
Division of Developmental Disabilities: 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.
Family Support 360; Community Support Provider; Adult Foster Care; Respite Care; Guardianship assistance; and more.
Phone: 800-265-9684 or 605-773-3438
Freedom to Work
Supports a system of employment services for people with disabilities and helps remove barriers to employment
Work Incentives training; Medical Assistance for Workers with Disabilities (MAWD); Personal Assistance Services (PAS); benefits specialist services; Career Development Teams; employment resource materials available.
Goodwill of the Great Plains serves as an advocate for economic self-sufficiency through employment and education.
We create a world of dignity and compassion by putting people to work. Goodwill invests in our community by: turning donated goods into work opportunities, forming and expanding job creation centers, through innovative programming and services, and development of leaders.
We find innovative ways for people with disabilities to achieve their dreams.
Lifescape formed in mid-2014 when Children's Care Hospital & School and South Dakota Achieve joined together. We are an independent, non-profit organization that supports people with developmental disabilities. We are a values based, progressive and responsive, support provider. We believe in the potential of each person and have the passion, desire, expertise, and ability to deliver the exceptional services people want and need.
To strengthen communities through services that enhance the emotional and behavioral well-being of children, adults and families.
Southeastern Directions for Life (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 areas of Lincoln, McCook, Minnehaha and Turner counties. Southeastern is dedicated to providing the citizens of this state with top quality, professional services to keep our individuals, families, schools, workplaces, and communities emotionally strong and healthy.
Works with others to create opportunities that enhance the lives of people with disabilities & their families through training, services, information, research, & community education.
Birth to 3 program; Autism Program, Fetal Alcohol Program, and Deaf-Blind Program; trainings available; resource handbooks.
Volunteers of America, Dakotas is a spiritually-based organization of trained professionals that responds to the unmet needs in our community by offering services to empower individuals of all ages, abilities and socioeconomic backgrounds. Our life-changing programs have an emphasis on counseling, teaching, prevention, recovery, homelessness, and caring for our children, youth and families.