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Exchange Newsletter-produced for family members of those served by Black Hills Works in Rapid City, SD.
The Arc is the world’s largest community based organization of and for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. It provides an array of services and support for families and individuals and includes over 140,000 members affiliated through more than 850 state and local chapters across the nation. The Arc is devoted to promoting and improving supports and services for all people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. See their website at www.thearc.org .
The Autism Society of the Black Hills hosts support group meetings every other month, an on-line support group, family summer camp, parenting classes, resources and referrals, advocacy and other services to families in the Black Hills area who are dealing with an autism-spectrum diagnosis. See their website at www.autismsd.org for more information.
The Brain Injury Support Group of the Black Hills invites individuals, family members, and professionals to attend their meetings the second Tuesday of every month from 6:15-8:00 p.m. in the Rushmore Room at Rapid City Regional Hospital. For more information call Ron Sasso 718-8446 or see www.brainrehab.org.
CDC Autism web site has updated information on facts, screening, diagnosis, and treatments as well as statistics, research, and publications. The site is designed for a variety of different visitors including people with autism spectrum disorders, their families, health care providers, and educators. www.cdc.gov/autism
Department of Human Services Division of Developmental Disabilities. PLANS is a program for the state of South Dakota through the Department of Human Services, Division of Developmental Disabilities. Its mission is to empower people to achieve their dreams through choice of services and supports.
Literacy Council of the Black Hills recruits and instructs tutors to provide one-on-one tutoring of adults and adolescents over 13 years old in reading, writing, speaking, and understanding English.
The National Family Caregivers Association educates, supports, empowers and speaks up for the more than 50 million Americans who care for loved ones with a chronic illness or disability or the frailties of old age.
South Dakota relay telephone number for people who are deaf or hearing impaired is 711 or 1-800-877-1113.
SHARE is a nonprofit, food-buying club that offers grocery products at reduced cost through a volunteer-run, community-based distribution system. Members save up to 30-60% on many of the same products you would find in a supermarket. Anyone who wants to save money on food can be a member of SHARE. Everyone qualifies; SHARE is not based on income, age, physical capabilities, etc. Pick up a flyer at the front desk at the Black Hills Works Resource and Support Center, 3650 Range Road or at Black Hills Works Industries, 1636 Concourse Court, fill out the order form, and turn in. Checks should be made out to SHARE. Orders are available in the Black Hills Works gymnasium, 3603 Range Road on scheduled distribution days.
Ups of Downs Family Support Group welcomes friends and families of individuals with Down Syndrome in western South Dakota. See their website at http://upsofdowns.nexo.com/ .
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