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First Steps When Hiring People With Disabilities

Miss the Webinar?

First Steps: How to Get Started When Hiring People with Disabilities

The South Dakota Retailers Association hosted this webinar on July 19, 2016. The program featured presentations by Marcia Hultman, Secretary of the SD Department of Labor & Regulation, and Kimberly Hoberg, Business Specialist, Division of Rehabilitation Services.

Watch the recording of the webinar, and view materials and information mentioned during the presentation:

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Rocky Mountain ADA Center Offering Free Disability Etiquette Courses

More than 59 million Americans have some kind of disability yet many people are unaware of proper etiquette when it comes to interacting with the disabled community, which happens to be the largest minority group in the country.  The Rocky Mountain ADA Center is hoping to change that by offering two free online courses on disability etiquette.

http://fox21news.com/2016/07/08/rocky-mountain-ada-center-offering-free-disability-etiquette-courses/

 

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Career Exploration, Preparation Offered by SD Department of Labor and Regulation

The South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation is holding weekly meetings on career exploration and preparation through its Summer Passport Opportunities Program in Sioux Falls.  The sessions are each Thursday from 2 to 4 p.m. for individuals ages 14 to 24 of all abilities.To learn more about the free sessions call Allison Green at 605-357-5300, extension 200 or allison.green@state.sd.us.

 

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Board of Vocational Rehabilitation

 

     

June 27 - 28, 2016

The Board of Vocational Rehabilitation said goodbye to several members!

Melissa Flor, Brett Glirbas and Tim Neyhart. 

First picture:  Brett Glirbas, Chairperson is presenting Melissa Flor with a gift. 

Middle picture: Brett Glirbas, Chairperson passing the gavel to the new chairperson, Patty Kuglitsch. 

Third picture: Patty Kuglitsch, Chairperson presenting Tim Neyhart with a gift. 

 

Nominations for the Board can be found at:  http://dhs.sd.gov/drs/vrboard/vrboard.aspx

 

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South Dakota Retailers Association - August Webinar

 

Identify Qualified Applicants With the National Career Readiness Certificate

 

Webinar Date: Tuesday, August 16, 2016

 

Start Time: 10 a.m. Central Time (9 a.m. Mountain Time)

 

Presenter: Heather Nelson, Labor Program Specialist, South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation

 

Register online:  https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8746880356296949505 

 

 

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EEOC ISSUES NEW GUIDANCE 

RELATED TO LEAVE AND DISABILITY

 

The U.S Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has issued a new resource document that addresses the rights of employees with disabilities who seek leave as a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA). The document is entitled Employer Provided Leave and the Americans with Disabilities Act -   https://www.eeoc.gov/eeoc/publications/ada-leave.cfm?utm_content=&utm_medium=email&utm_name=&utm_source=govdelivery&utm_term=

 

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South Dakota Retailers Association Selected as Pilot Site

for Department of Labor Disability Inclusion Project

 

PIERRE, S.D.-The South Dakota Retailers Association (SDRA) is one of three membership associations in the nation selected to participate in a national pilot program designed to increase workplace inclusion of people with disabilities.

Read more at:  https://www.sdra.org/article.asp?action2=showArticle&id=12195&ty=GEN

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Dare to Dream Conference - Rapid City - October 15 

More information can be found at:  http://www.sdparent.org/web/index.php?siteid=2825&pageid=22749

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If you are a person with a disability who receives Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or both? Do you wonder how employment might impact these and other benefits you currently receive?

  There are community work incentive coordinators located in Rapid City, Pierre, Brookings, Sioux Falls and Yankton. There is a benefits specialist located in Aberdeen. Benefits planning and counseling services are available for Vocational Rehabilitation consumers and former WIPA clients. Limited information and referral services are available to all other beneficiaries who want to return to work.
To access these services, call 1-800-224-5336, ext. 221.

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Think Beyond the Label
to learn more, click on:
http://www.thinkbeyondthelabel.com

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