Statewide TSLP Events

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

Youth Leadership Forum

The Youth Leadership Forum (YLF) is a 5 day conference that enables young adults who have a disability to learn from each other along with successful adults with disabilities who are recognized 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!

A one-day conference for high school students with disabilities considering post-secondary education.
  • Participate in panel discussions with current college or technical college students who have disabilities
  • Ask Disability/Accessibility Coordinators your entrance and eligibility requirement questions
  • Learn how to secure appropriate accommodations
  • Practice self-advocacy and communication skills

2024 Catch the College Wave Events

Information regarding Fall 2024 Catch the College Wave dates and locations will be coming soon. 

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

Virtual “Catch the Wave Event”

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.

2025 Let’s Talk Work Events

Information regarding Spring 2025 Let’s Talk Work dates and locations will be coming soon. 

That’s a wrap for this year’s (2023) Transition IEP Workshops – thanks for all those who attended!

Fall 2023 Virtual Transition IEP Workshop Video (YouTube)
Fall 2023 Transition IEP Workshop PowerPoint
Fall 2022 Transition IEP Workshop PowerPoint

In April 2020, TSLP began ‘Transition Round Up’ Zooms as an alternative way to share information with special educators. The Round Ups are generally held the fourth Wednesday of the month from 3:00-4:00pm CST. The PowerPoint or the recording of the Round Ups are posted to this website as allowed.

That’s a wrap for the 2023-2024 School Year’s Transition Round Ups, see you again in the fall!


Past Transition Round Ups

April 24, 2024
Pre-ETS Camps and In the Words of Self Advocates 
Transition Round Up Video

February 28, 2024
Graduation Requirements and Goal Writing for 18-21 Programs
Transition Round Up Video
Graduation Requirements/Accommodations vs. Modifications PowerPoint

November 29, 2023
Out of District Placement and Youth Leadership Forum From the Delegates
Transition Round Up Video
Out of District Placement Responsibilities PowerPoint
Agency Comprehensive Plan Template

October 18, 2023
18-21 Programs and Summer Establishment Grants
Transition Round Up Video
STEP Academy 18-21 Transition Program (Harrisburg, SD) PowerPoint
PRE-ETS Summer Initiative Grant PowerPoint
Resources For 18-21 Programs:
Accessible Chef
Natasha’s Kitchen
Look, Cook, and Eat
The Color-Coded Chef

September 27, 2023
Job Coaching Tips to Support Project Skills
Transition Round Up Video

September 28, 2022
Saddle Up VR, Partners
Transition Round Up Video

April 27, 2022
18-21 Year Old Programming
Transition Round Up Video
Youth Adult Transition Program (YAT) – Advance, Brookings, SD PowerPoint

March 23, 2022
Parent Connection Isn’t Only For Parents
Transition Round Up Video

February 22, 2022
Indicator 14 and Exit Coding
Indicator 14 Data PowerPoint
Exit Coding 2022 PowerPoint

November 3, 2021
Learn about YLF, Dakota at Home, and Family Support 360

Transition Round Up Video
Division of Developmental Disabilities Overview PowerPoint

April 28, 2021 
Students Who Have Utilized Transition Services and Services Provided by the Department of Labor
Transition Round Up Video

April 26, 2023
Accessing Programs Through Department of Labor 
Transition Round Up Video
Career Launch Link
Summer Passport Series Link
Big Interview Link

March 22, 2023
Planning for When Students Leave High School
Transition Round Up Video – Passcode PM$%1Fh!
DOE PowerPoint
DHS/VR PowerPoint

February 22, 2023
Planning for Graduation
Transition Round Up Video
High School Diploma PowerPoint

January 25, 2023
Rustle Up Some Assistive Tech –  with Brett Burden, DakotaLink
and Jordan Schuh, DSU
Transition Round Up Video

October 26, 2022
An Overview of Career and Technical Education Programs That
Can Strengthen Transition IEPs

Transition Round Up Video