News

Programs and Classes

Fri Oct 26 @ 6:00PM - 07:00PM
Sensory Jump/ Autism support group
Thu Nov 15 @ 6:00PM - 07:00PM
Sensory Jump/ Autism support group

The schedule for the 2015 Summer Camps are posted. Please call Dennis to register at 605-415-3739 or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

We have a new addition to our program this year. Our Galena Day Camp. The kids can enjoy outdoor and camping activities in the ghost town of Galena. Thanks to our grant with People First and Black Hills Works, we can offer this program for $10 and we can provide transportation. In addition, we can provide transportation to and from all activities as needed.

Mondays and Wednesdays (except where noted)   9:00 to 11:00 am

Week 1 - June 1st - Activities at The Ranch

             June 3rd - The Tennis Club

Week 2 - June 8th - Outdoor Campus (fishing)

             June 10th - Outdoor Campus (hiking, Treasure Hunt)

Week 3 - June 15th - YMCA (Rock Climbing and more

             June 18th - Galena Day Camp Thursday 9 am to 3 pm,                                                                                   Transportation provided

Week 4 - June 22nd - YMCA (arts and crafts and games)

             June 25th - Sun Catchers Horseback Riding Thursday

                              10:00 am to 11:00 am only

Week 5 - June 29th - Marshall Arts

             July 1st - YMCA Links - Golf

Week 6 - July 6th - Sioux Park (games and activities)

             July 9th - Galena Day Camp Thursday 9 am to 3 pm,

                                Transportation provided

Please call Dennis at 605-721-5533 or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Camps are adjusted to the best of our ability to accommodate all interested children. Your child's abilities can be discussed with Dennis when you register.

 Cost is $10 per week. 

Virtual Choir 2015

“We Are One-Mitakuye Oyasin”

Join us. No experience necessary.

Video featuring over 300 children from throughout the Black

Hills and Pine Ridge singing in Lakota and English.

Anyone 18 and under, regardless of experience, is welcome to

participate.  We have designed the music for beginners to

experienced singers.

Music Choir Instructions

Schedule:
Rapid City:  
Monday, May 11, 3:30 to 8:00 Dakota High School, enter through the back
Tuesday, May 12, 3:30 to 7:00, General Beadle Community School
Wednesday, May 13, 3:30 to 7:00, General Beadle Community School
 
 

April 18th, 2015 10:00 am @ Founders Park Rapid City, SD

Register Here to use Paypal (Include your shirt size in Paypal comments)

People First presents grant

People First Rapid City honored its first recipients of People First mini-grants at an open house January 28 at the Suzie Cappa Center. The purpose of this mini-grant is to provide additional opportunities to individuals with disabilities to live to their full potential and access additional resources.  The grants are focused in the areas of advocacy, medical needs, improved independence, education, employment, personal development, or a community project for people with disabilities.

 

People First is a group of individuals with disabilities who come together to learn to advocate for themselves and others. The local chapter of People First meets monthly at Black Hills Works. For more information, contact Lisa Batteen at (605) 718-6287 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Grantees are as follows:

  • Devan Dallman for assistive technology
  • SunCatcher Therapeutic Riding Academy for riderships
  • Autism Society of the Black Hills for exploring sports and nature summer program
  • Sean Bach for assistive technology Margaret Parker for medical needs

   

People First members Nancy Weiss and Cindy Roan Eagle present a check to Sandy Burns from the Autism Society of the Black Hills. The group will use the money to explore sports and fund nature summer programs.

Reprinted from the Black Hills Works newsletter

http://www.bhws.com/siterun_data/news/transitions_newsletter/doc8527998001219547640.html

The Swimming Program starts March 23! See listing under Programs and Classes.

Our next Board Meeting will be January 26 at 5:15pm at the Black Hills Works office (Please enter on the Right side ground floor entrance) For more information email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Due to the first day of school starting on Aug. 25, that Board Meeting is being rescheduled for Sept. 29 at 5:30pm at Black Hills Works. All parents and professionals are invited. We appreciate your support and input.

The first 10 parents at the Planning meeting on July 28 will receive a copy of Life & Spectrum: A Revealing Look at High Functioning Autism and Asperger's Syndrome by C.G. Melroy. This book is written by an individual on the spectrum and provides valuable input on his perspective. Regardless of where your child might be on this spectrum, the insight from this person is interesting and enlightening. One chapter where he explains hearing beeping noises and sounds that other people don't hear really helps to explain the distraction people with autism have.

A Board/Planning Meeting is scheduled for July 28, 2014 at 5:30pm at the Black Hills Works Admin. Building (3650 Range Rd.) This meeting is our annual planning meeting to discuss programs and services to be offered in the next year (Sept. to Aug.). All parents, teachers and service providers are invited.

The first 10 parents will receive a copy of Life & Spectrum: A Revealing Look at High Functioning Autism and Asperger's Syndrome by C.G. Melroy. This book is written by an individual on the spectrum and provides valuable input on his perspective. Regardless of where your child might be on this spectrum, the insight from this person is interesting and enlightening. One chapter where he explains hearing beeping noises and sounds that other people don't hear really helps to explain the distraction people with autism have.

Coming Soon!
ASBH Summer Exploring Sports Program
 
Costs, location and registration will be posted soon.
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call Dennis at 605-721-5533
 
Sports group - Monday and Wednesday 9:00-11:00
6/2 & 6/4 - Storybook Island and Sioux Park
6/9 & 6/11 - Outdoor campus - fishing and hiking/rock climbing
6/16 & 6/18 - hiking and YMCA
6/23 & 6/25 - tennis at the Black Hills Tennis Center - Updated!
6/30 & 7/2 - golf at YMCA Course - Updated!
7/7 & 7/9 - outdoor swimming
 
Swim Group - Tuesday and Thursday 11:50-12:50
6/3 & 6/5
6/10 & 6/12
6/17 & 6/19
6/24 & 6/26
7/1 & 7/3
7/8 & 7/10
 
 
Adult Group
I night a week (varying each week)
* Summer Nights on 7th
* Dinner/movie
* Who's Game House
* Pirate's Cove
* Flags and Wheels
* Hike
 
Craft Group w/Sarah
7/14 5:00-7:00
7/21 5:00-7:00
7/28 5:00-7:00
8/4   5:00-7:00

WHO: Sarah Hohn - highly qualified and certified special education teacher

WHAT: Tutoring for all grade level students. Willing to help with all subjects or do extra tutoring in math and reading.

WHEN: Week nights or weekends

WHERE: location tbd - my house or students house

COST: $30/hr

CONTACT: Sarah at 605-490-2333 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.