South Dakota

Learn more about what South Dakota is doing to increase opportunities for youth and young adults with disabilities as they transition to employment or post-secondary education!

COVID-19 Response:

Questions and Answers on Providing Services to Children with Disabilities During the Coronavirus Disease 2019 Outbreak

Summary: This document shares answers to common questions regarding student services during distance learning. It emphasizes federal requirements that schools must provide the least restrictive environment for students, providing examples as to how this may be fulfilled.

Operated by: South Dakota Department of Education

Topic: Distance Learning, IEP

Starting Well 2020: A Guide for Special Education

Summary: The South Dakota Department of Education (DOE) released Starting Well 2020 to help guide schools in their planning for the 2020-21 school year. This document provides key points, questions and answers to support districts addressing the needs of students with disabilities, and helps them plan flex learning, determine compensatory or recovery services and make individualized decisions through the IEP process.

Operated by: South Dakota Department of Education

Topic: Distance Learning, IEP, Mental Health

Supplemental Fact Sheet Addressing the Risk of COVID-19 in Preschool, Elementary and Secondary Schools While Serving Children with Disabilities

Summary: This document clarifies requirements and instructions for providing distance learning to students with disabilities. It emphasizes “ensuring compliance with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA),† Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act (Section 504), and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act should not prevent any school from offering educational programs through distance instruction. “

Operated by: South Dakota Department of Education

Topic: Distance Learning

Responding to COVID

Summary: This informational document compiles federal advice on helping children maintain their mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic. It includes mental health information for self-quarantine, recognizing stress or trauma, responding to stress or trauma, and so on.

Operated by: South Carolina Department of Education

Topic: Mental Health