SD Advocacy Services

South Dakota

State Policies & Initiatives: 

~~“What We Do
DRSD assists South Dakotans who have a disability and have concerns about their legal rights. DRSD accomplishes this through  information and referral, individual advocacy, alternative dispute resolution, and administrative or legal remedies.
Our services are based on program eligibility as well as annual goals and priorities approved by the DRSD Board of Directors. Typical priority areas include:
Individual Case Services
• Abuse, Neglect, & Exploitation investigations
• Rights Protections
• Special Education
• Assistance with Vocational Rehabilitation, Human Services Center, SD Developmental Center, Mental Health Facilities, Community Service Providers, and others
• Community and workplace integration
• Employment (disability) discrimination
• Limiting Guardianship or advocating for alternatives to guardianship
• Accessing Assistive Technology”

  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Department of Mental Health
  • Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
  • Department of Education
  • Medicaid Agencies
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships