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 2022-2023

VR Transition Newsletter

The Youth Leadership Forum is a 5 day conference that 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!


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

2023 Catch the Wave Events

All Catch the Wave Events

Mitchell CTW – February 23, 2023

Mission CTW – March 8, 2023

Rapid City CTW – March 22, 2023

Vermillion CTW – March 23, 2023

Watertown CTW – March 28, 2023

Aberdeen CTW – April 4, 2023

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

Virtual “Catch the Wave Event”

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.

2023 Let’s Talk Work Events

Aberdeen LTW – November 16, 2022

Pierre LTW – November 16, 2022

Sioux Falls LTW – November 16, 2022

Rapid City LTW – November 10, 2022

Mitchell LTW – January 24, 2023

Virtual “Let’s Talk Work Event”

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

In April 2020, shortly after the pandemic caused schools and businesses to close their doors and prevented in-person meetings, TSLP began ‘Transition Roundups’ zooms as an alternative way to share information with special educators. Due to the positive responses received, Roundup zooms continued through the 2020-2021 and 2021-2022 school years. The PowerPoint or the recording of the Roundups are posted to this website as allowed. Scheduled Transition Roundups for the 2022-2023 school year are as follows:


January 25, 2023, 3:00-4:00pm CST     Click link to join


February 22, 2023, 3:00-4:00pm CST    Click link to join


March 22, 2023, 3:00-4:00pm CST    Click link to join


April 26, 2023, 3:00-4:00pm CST     Click link to join


Past Transition Roundups

October 26, 2022

An Overview of Career and Technical Education programs that can strengthen Transition IEPs

Transition Round Up Video

September 28, 2022

Saddle Up with VR, Partners

Transition Round Up Video

April 27, 2022

Youth Adult Transition Program (YAT) – Advance, Brookings, SD

March 23, 2022

Teacher Round Up Video

April 27, 2022

Teacher Roundup Video

February 22, 2022

Indicator 14 Data

Exit Coding 2022

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