South Dakota Cooperative Agreement Concerning Transition Services for Youth with Disabilities

South Dakota

“Current philosophies and technologies are challenging our past “best practices” as we reevaluate the potential contributions of citizens with disabilities. As the panorama of possibilities unfolds, the traditional human services structures, previously, often seen as obstacles to the general application of the new philosophies and technologies, are challenged to change and to modify so that they once again are on the fore-front of developing greater opportunities for the people they serve.

South Dakota’s human service agencies and education system have accepted the challenge, and have forged a strong coalition to implement the necessary changes. This agreement presents a common policy and conceptual framework for addressing interagency transition planning at the local level, thus insuring that youth with disabilities have access to the services and resources needed to enter adult life (and the world of work) successfully. Cooperating agencies will benefit from maximum coordination of services, more efficient utilization of agency resources, increased service options, and improved agency communication.”

State Policies & Initiatives: 
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Department of Mental Health
  • Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
  • Department of Workforce Development
  • Department of Education
  • School-to-Work Transition
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships
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