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The South Dakota Division of Rehabilitation Services is a program that provides individualized vocational rehabilitation and supportive services to assist eligible individuals with disabilities to get and keep jobs compatible with their skills and abilities. 605-773-3195 http://dhs.sd.gov/drs/vocrehab/vr.aspx#

The South Dakota Service to the Blind and Visually Impaired provides individualized rehabilitation services that result in optimal employment and independent living outcomes for citizens who are blind or visually impaired. 605-773-4644
http://dhs.sd.gov/sbvi/

In South Dakota there are four American Indian Vocational Rehabilitation Programs (Section 121 Programs) that provide culturally appropriate vocational rehabilitation services to American Indians with disabilities, who reside on or near Federal or State Reservations and who are a member of a State or Federal Tribe.
Oglala Sioux Tribe Vocational Rehabilitation, Pine Ridge, SD, 605-867-2798
Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Vocational Rehabilitation, Eagle Butte, SD, 605-964-4400
Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Vocational Rehabilitation, McLaughlin, SD, 605-823-4222
Lower Brule Sioux Tribe Vocational Rehabilitation, Lower Brule, SD, 605-473-5584

Project Skills is a paid work experience program for high school students with disabilities in South Dakota. The program is a cooperative arrangement between the state vocational rehabilitation agencies and the local school districts. http://dhs.sd.gov/drs/projectskills/default.aspx

Helping people find jobs is a big part of the South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation’s job. They have people and resources dedicated to helping people find the job they want and need. 605-773-3101 http://dlr.sd.gov/jobseekerservices/default.aspx

Career Learning Centers (CLCs) work closely with the South Dakota Department of Labor to provide education and employment training services that meet the needs of local job seekers and businesses. 605-773-3101 http://dol.sd.gov/workforce_training/clcs.aspx

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