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Think Before You Speak: 4 Things to Avoid Saying to Employees with Disabilities

April 10, 2017

Have you ever been a part of or witnessed an awkward conversation at work? A lot of times these uncomfortable moments occur because someone made an assumption about a situation or person. Working alongside people with disabilities can lead to some awkward small talk if you’re not careful with the assumptions you make.

Here are a few things you may want to avoid saying or doing when communicating with employees with disabilities.

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2017 Governor’s Awards Nominations

April 05, 2017


Contact: Dan Hoblick, Department of Human Services, 605-773-6463

2017 Governor’s Awards Nominations

PIERRE, S.D. – 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.

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Leading by Example: A Message from Secretary Gloria Pearson

March 27, 2017

For the past couple years, Ability for Hire has striven to shed light on the power of employment in the community of South Dakotans with disabilities. Empowering businesses to lead by example and make strides toward inclusive hiring and helping job-seekers achieve employment has been the goal.

Do you know people in your own life who could benefit from this sort of empowerment or encouragement?

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Check Out SD Retailers Association’s Video!

March 17, 2017

As part of the SD Retailers Association’s (SDRA) involvement with the “Getting Down to Business” pilot project that was funded through ODEP, they put together a video featuring three retail businesses along with three employees with disabilities who are employed within the businesses.

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10 Job-Hunting Tips for People with Disabilities

March 15, 2017

The job hunt, believe it or not, doesn’t have to be overwhelming. In fact, there are a variety of ways in which you can make searching for your new career less stressful, whether you’re a recent high school graduate or looking for a new path.

But what about job hunting tips for South Dakotans with disabilities? Here are some ideal tips for you to try out to make your job hunt even more successful.

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