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National Resources

Disability and Business Technical Assistance Centers (DBTACs) provide information, training, and technical assistance on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
1-800-949-4232, https://www.disability.gov

Employer Assistance & Resource Network (EARN) provides free consulting services and resources to support the recruitment and hiring of people with disabilities.
1-866-327-6669, http://askearn.org/

Internal Revenue Service (IRS) can be contacted for further information regarding tax incentives for employers to people with disabilities.
1-800-829-4933, http://www.irs.gov/businesses

Job Accommodation Network (JAN) provides information about accommodations and related issues to facilitate the employment and retention of workers with disabilities.
1-800-526-7234, http://www.jan.wvu.edu/

Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) through the Department of Labor provides leadership on disability employment policies and practices through research yielding authoritative and credible data on employment of people with disabilities.
1-866-487-2365, http://www.dol.gov/odep/

Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) offers a variety disability employment resources.
1-800-283-7476, https://www.shrm.org

Think Beyond the Label by Health & Disability Advocates offers businesses a range of solutions, including diversity recruiting strategies, recruitment advertising, to planning and training.
312-223-9600, http://thinkbeyondthelabel.com/

US Business Leadership Network (USBLN) promotes best practices in hiring, retaining, and marketing to people with disabilities.
1-800-706-2710, http://usbln.org/
 


Local Resources

Communication Services for the Deaf (CSD)'s vision is to provide employment services for individuals who are deaf, deaf-blind, or hard-of-hearing.
605-367-5760, https://www.csd.org/

DakotAbilities provides job placement to individuals with significant disabilities.
605-334-4220, https://dakotabilities.org/

Department of Human Services, Division of Rehabilitation Services (DRS) assists individuals with disabilities to obtain employment, economic self-sufficiency, personal independence, and full inclusion into society.
605-367-5330, http://dhs.sd.gov/rehabservices/default.aspx

Department of Human Services, Service to the Blind and Visually Impaired (SBVI) provides individualized rehabilitation services that result in optimal employment and independent living outcomes for citizens who are blind or visually impaired.
605-367-5330, http://dhs.sd.gov/servicetotheblind/default.aspx

Department of Labor helps employers in the local area deal with various labor issues and helps job applicants identify opportunities and prepare for productive employment.
605-367-5300, https://dlr.sd.gov/

Goodwill of the Great Plains offers pre-vocational programs and community supported employment.
605-731-1930, https://www.goodwillgreatplains.org/ 

LifeScape works to create career goals, perform assessments, work with area businesses, and provide job coaching for people with developmental disabilities.
605-444-9500, http://www.lifescapesd.org/

Southeastern Behavioral helps persons with psychiatric disabilities with job assistance and tools through their Employment Connection program.
605-336-0503, http://southeasternbh.org/

Teachwell Solutions offers resources for students, educators, and employers alike in schools throughout Sioux Falls and the surrounding areas, including Project Search and career readiness programs.
605-367-7680, http://teachwell.org

Volunteers of America-Dakotas offers job skills training, employment search support, and job coaching for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
605-334-1414, https://www.voa-dakotas.org/