The mission of the SDAD is to preserve, protect, and promote the civil, human and the linguistic rights of deaf and hard of hearing individuals in South Dakota. Furthermore, to furnish advocacy, aid and resources by all possible means to deaf and hard of hearing citizens of South Dakota and to encourage cooperation among all diverse organizations of deaf and hard of hearing citizens in the said State.


Here goes the list of members being recognized in their years of membership with SDAD as shown below:


      Larson Jr, Norman, 65            Puthoff, Larry, 50

       Anderson, William, 30            Faini, Cindy, 30

          Koterwski, Mark, 30            Panek, Belinda, 30

     Gunderson, Christa, 25            Haake, LaDonna, 25

   Schweitzer, Douglas, 25


September 9, 2019

November 23, 2019

January 11, 2020

March 14, 2020

May 9, 2020

July 25, 2020

September 12, 2020 (TBD)

November 14, 2020

January 9, 2021

March 13, 2021 (TBD)

May 8, 2021


News & Updates

June 6, 2020 Updates

SB 117 Update - Deaf Child's Bill of Rights

The Legislative Committee wants to share new information regarding House Bill 1228. It was introduced yesterday (February 4th) by Representative Erin Healy from Sioux Falls. What is HB 1228 all about? It is an Act to include all children with a hearing loss in the reporting criteria required for deaf and hard of hearing children.

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