Statewide TSLP 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.

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 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!

Catch the College Wave
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

2024 Catch the College Wave Events

Mitchell CTCW – January 10, 2024
Sioux Falls CTCW – February 13, 2024
Aberdeen CTCW – March 26, 2024
Spearfish CTCW – April 11, 2024

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

Let's Talk Work

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

2023 Let’s Talk Work Events

McLaughlin LTW – October 11, 2023
Mitchell LTW – November 2, 2023
Sioux Falls LTW – November 7, 2023
Fort Pierre LTW – November 9, 2023
Aberdeen LTW – November 15, 2023
Rapid City LTW – November 28, 2023

Transition Workshops
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

Transition Round Ups

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.

Scheduled Transition Round Ups for the 2023-2024 school year are as follows:

September 27, 2023
October 18, 2023
November 29, 2023
February 28, 2024
April 24, 2024

Past Transition Round Ups

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

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.

September 27, 2021

Division of Developmental Disabilities Overview

April 28, 2021 

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

Transition Round Up Video

November 24, 2020


Ben – YLF Graduate

Graduation Requirements

DHS Grant Opportunity

Transition Round Up Video

October 28, 2020 

Transition Activities

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

Transition Round Up Video

September 30, 2020 

Mental Wellness

7 Best Mental Health Apps of 2020
NPR Life Tool Kit

Resources During COVID

Transition Sharing Round Up Video
Bingo Activity
Roommate Problem Activity
Living on My Own Self-Eval for Students
May Lesson Plan Grid
Live Binder
Explore Work Website
Harrisburg Google Slide Weekly Lesson Plan

April 16, 2020

Teacher’s Thoughts on COVID

Notes From the Transition Round UP Webinar

Summer Institute