Dennis Daugaard speaks about Jobs for People with Disabilities in South Dakota

South Dakota

~~“Washington, D.C., March 9 — Governor Dennis Daugaard of South Dakota gave a statement recently about his dedication to including his citizens with disabilities in education and employment initiatives.

South Dakota is “…setting the example and showing that we want to include people who are able to do jobs with accommodations.” During the NGA meeting in 2013, Governor Daugaard helped lead an employment initiative for people with disabilities. Later that year he went home and created the Employment Works Task Force to implement the recommendations made during the meeting. Now South Dakota has a network of businesses, business resource organizations, state-level employment professionals, and job-seekers with disabilities.


For many students with disabilities this means including things like on-the-job training and apprenticeships, such as the ones provided by Project SEARCH, during their time in South Dakota’s school system.”

State Policies & Initiatives: 
  • Other
  • School-to-Work Transition
  • State of North Dakota
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