South Dakota

List of State Resources - South Dakota

Autism SpeaksAutism Speaks is dedicated to promoting solutions, across the spectrum and throughout life, to the needs of people with autism and their families.
Autism clinicA diagnostic clinic is offered for people who may have ASD. Clients who receive an evaluation can leave the clinic with a wide variety of diagnoses and recommendations. Costs for services may vary. The clinic has a large team of professionals.
Autism society of the Black Hills The Autism Society of the Black Hills is a nonprofit organization. They provide services for Autism Spectrum Disorder, Asperger’s or Pervasive Development Disorder. They offer support groups, meetings, additional information and resources in their website.
The Arc Autism NowThey provide information and resources to individuals with autism spectrum disorders and other Developmental disabilities. Their services include Early detection, early intervention, and early education, transitions from high school into early adulthood, community-based employment, advocacy for families and self-advocacy, community inclusion and more.
Public & Private Disability resourcesThis guide lists the public and private entities that specialize in working with Autism, Asperger's and other developmental disabilities, each with their respective contact details.
Disability rightsIs a non-profit services agency dedicated to preventing, investigating and pursuing cases of abuse, neglect and exploitation of South Dakotan´s with Disabilities.
Seven Stars (Teen programs)Seven Stars, a therapeutic program that helps South Dakota teens on the autism spectrum, helps you find academic success and break out of your shell in social situations.
Cornbelt Education CooperativeProviding speech, language and hearing services, the Cooperative has since expanded to offer a variety of regular and special education services for children. The website has a list of information resources in South Dakota.
EastersealsProvides exceptional services, education, outreach and advocacy so that people living with autism and other disabilities can live, learn, work and play.

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Disclaimer: The resources posted on Ability Life Solutions are meant solely as suggestions and should not be construed as child-specific advice. The Center For Autism and Related Disorders recommends working with a board-certified behavior analyst (BCBA) who has experience with autism before starting any intensive behavioral intervention. Any choices you make in determining your child’s treatment are completely at your own discretion.

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