TSLP Statewide Events

TSLP provides regionally based events and activities for high school students with disabilities, their parents, educators and adult agencies.  These transition events and activities provide education and information for students to make a seamless transition from high school to the adult world of employment, education or training, and independent living.

TSLP EVENTS 2021-2022

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The Youth Leadership Forum enables young adults who have a disability to learn from each other and from successful adults with disabilities who are recognize leaders and role models. Students learn more about their own disability and others’ disabilities, how to analyze their own strengths and weaknesses, enhanced organizational skills, different leadership styles, about the legislative process and disability laws,  how to influence others, etiquette, and much more!

2022 YLF Applications

YLF 2022 Delegate Application – Due 12/23/21

YLF 2022 Delegate Fillable Application

YLF 2022 Leader Application – Due 11/30/21

YLF 2022 Leader Fillable Application

A one-day conference for high school students with disabilities considering post- secondary education.

  • Participate in panel discussions with current college or technical institute students who have disabilities
  • Ask Disability Coordinators your entrance and eligibility requirement questions
  • Learn how to secure appropriate accommodations
  • Practice self-advocacy and communication skills

Catch the Wave ManualA guide to post-secondary education for students with disabilities in South Dakota.

Virtual Catch The Wave Series

Week 1: Key Differences between High School and College

Week 2: Disability Services and Supports

Week 3: Vocational Rehabilitation Services

Week 4: Financial Aid 101

Week 5:  Assistive Technology Resources

A one-day conference designed specifically for high school students who have a disability focusing on employment.


The TSLP Virtual Let’s “Talk Work Event” is Now Available!

There are several activities and videos in each section of this event.  Therefore, we suggest that educators preview the different sections. This will help you to determine how to share it with your students, as it may be used in one or multiple sessions.

If you have any questions, please contact your TSLP Liaison.

Click Here For the 2021 “Let’s Talk Work” Presentation

Fall 2021 In Person and Virtual Transition Workshops

Click Here for Dates and How to Register

Transition Sharing Roundups

November 3, 2021

  • Family Support 360 – hear from individuals and family members who benefit from the program, individuals who provide services and the coordinators of the program

Sept. 27, 2021

April 28, 2021 

Students who have utilized transition services and services provided by the Dept. of Labor

November 24, 2020


October 28, 2020 

Transition Activities

  • Pre-ETS & the IEP
  • Virtual Career Exploration Programming Options with VR
  • Finding Time for Transition Services/Activities

September 30, 2020 

Mental Wellness

April 29, 2020

Resources During COVID

April 16, 2020

Teacher’s Thoughts on COVID

Summer Institute was held on July 12-13, 2021 in Pierre, SD.  Approximately 65 individuals, consisting of teachers, VR counselors and other adult agencies, participated in this two day training.  To view the power points shared by our presenters, click on the titles below.

Quality Work Experiences through Creative Job Development

Transition 101: The Basics

ILAUGH &Getting to Work

Transition Resources for Teachers

Helping Students Unlock their Potential with Career & Technical Education

Trending Transition Topics in Special Education

Best Practices for Collaboration -VR & Teachers

ADVANCE Young Adult Transition Program

Wesleyan Quest 18 to 22 Program