Independent Living Resources


South Dakota ParentConnection

The Folder of Information of Life Experiences (FILE) helps you organize the information you gather, information you need and information you share with others along the way. This system of record keeping was developed for parents by parents and professionals. Included in the system's carrying case are 10 folders with simple instructions to help you maintain each folder.


Independent Living Centers

Need help with learning the skills to live independently? Need some devices to live successfully independent? Contact your local independent living center for more information.

Healthcare Transition

got transition

Got Transition is the federally funded national resource center on health care transition (HCT). Its aim is to improve the transition from pediatric to adult health care through the use of evidence-driven strategies for clinicians and other health care professionals; public health programs; payers and plans; youth and young adults; and parents and caregivers.

Transitioning from childhood to adulthood is exciting and challenging—both as a young person and as a parent of a young person. Preparing for health care transition often receives less attention than preparing for other transitions in school, work, relationships, and independent living. Take a look at the set of Frequently Asked Questions with answers provided by experienced youth, young adults, and parents.


Hands and Voices Self-Advocacy Skills

Hands and Voices