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Programs and Classes

Mon Jun 04 @ 2:00PM - 04:00PM
Exploring the Hills
Tue Jun 05 @ 2:00PM - 04:00PM
Exploring the Hills
Wed Jun 06 @ 2:00PM - 04:00PM
Exploring the Hills
Thu Jun 07 @ 2:00PM - 04:00PM
Exploring the Hills
Mon Jun 11 @ 2:00AM - 04:00PM
Exploring Sports
Tue Jun 12 @ 2:00AM - 04:00PM
Exploring Sports
Wed Jun 13 @ 2:00AM - 04:00PM
Exploring Sports
Thu Jun 14 @ 2:00AM - 04:00PM
Exploring Sports
Mon Jun 18 @ 2:00PM - 04:00PM
Exploring Water
Tue Jun 19 @ 2:00PM - 04:00PM
Exploring Water

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.

April 4th at 6pm a gathering to Shine a Light on Autism will be held at Founder's Park (near the Fish sculpture). Blue glow sticks will be given to the first 100 people. We will walk towards Sioux Park at dusk to Shine our Light and raise awareness for Autism. Autism is now 1 in every 68 births. An increase of 30% since 2012.