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2017 Governor's Awards Nominations Being Sought

The South Dakota Board of Vocational Rehabilitation, Service to the Blind and Visually Impaired and the Statewide Independent Living Council are now accepting nominations for the 2017 Governor’s Awards.


The nomination categories are:

Outstanding Employee with a Disability

Outstanding Citizen with a Disability

Outstanding Private Employer (Small Employer)

Outstanding Private Employer (Large Employer)

Outstanding Employer (Other)

Outstanding Transition Services Award

Distinguished Service Award


Anyone is welcome to submit a nomination. Nomination forms can be downloaded here:  2017 Nom Forms.doc

The cover memo and process can be viewed here:   2017 Cover Memo.doc


For assistance, please contact 1-800-210-0143. The deadline for submitting names for consideration is Friday, April 28.


Gov. Dennis Daugaard will recognize individuals and employers for their contributions to the rehabilitation and employment of South Dakotans with disabilities during a ceremony later this year.




Looking for employees? This video, featuring three South Dakota retail employees with disabilities and their employers shows you why your workforce should include people with disabilities.

(South Dakota Retailers Association)









ABLE Accounts: 10 Things You Should Know

What is an ABLE account?


ABLE Accounts, which are tax-advantaged savings accounts for individuals with disabilities and their families, will be created as a result of the passage of the Stephen Beck Jr., Achieving a Better Life Experience Act of 2014 or better known as the ABLE Act. The beneficiary of the account is the account owner, and income earned by the accounts will not be taxed. Contributions to the account made by any person (the account beneficiary, family and friends) will be made using post-taxed dollars and will not be tax deductible, although some states may allow for state income tax deductions for contribution made to an ABLE account.


What are ABLE Accounts -  https://youtu.be/mMygkeBfJYg


Shop the States to Choose the Best ABLE Program for You!   http://ablenrc.org/state_compare/


To learn more go to:  http://ablenrc.org/





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