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SDSD sign language class
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SDSD staff pose for a picture
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girl participating in hearing screening

Accessibility at SDSD

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 A note from SD Hands & Voices:

Hello friends,

Mark your calendars! Save the date! Hands & Voices is again holding a New Year's 5K event and the South Dakota Chapter has a team ready to go. Early bird registration ends October 15; general registration goes through December 15.

This event was a huge success for South Dakota Hands & Voices last year. Not quite up for a 5K? That's ok. You can still support virtually (sleep in and support) through a fun activity such as a walk, playing in the snow, family board games or a movie night! We appreciate all the support. Join our South Dakota team today and let’s “Make A Run For It!”

The shirt design for this year's 5K is shown below. The South Dakota Chapter jumped out to an early registration lead, let’s keep it going!!

Remember early bird sign up ends October 15 and the registration fee does increase after this date. General registration is open until December 15.

Click the link below to register today!


South Dakota Hands & Voices Directors 

Early Hearing Detection & Intervention

The Joint Committee on Infant Hearing and U.S. Public Health Service's Healthy People 2010 health objectives recommend that all newborns be screened for hearing loss by 1 month of age, have diagnostic follow-up by 3 months of age, and receive appropriate intervention services by 6 months of age. Early hearing screening is critical in making the best decision for a child's future.
Check out the above video about early hearing detection and identification. The video was created through the collaborative efforts of South Dakota Department of Health (, University of South Dakota, and South Dakota School for the Deaf.

Contact Us

SDSD - Sioux Falls Office

4101 W 38th St., Suite 101
Sioux Falls, SD 57106

Phone: 605-367-5200
Video Phone: 605-496-9058
Fax: 605-367-5209



SDSD - West River Clinic

2138 Jackson Blvd
Rapid City, SD 57702

Phone: 605-791-7839
Fax: 605-394-2427