Programs and Classes

Sat Feb 24 @12:00PM - 01:30PM
2018 Winter Swimming Program
Sat Mar 03 @12:00PM - 01:30PM
2018 Winter Swimming Program
Sat Mar 10 @12:00PM - 01:30PM
2018 Winter Swimming Program
Sat Mar 17 @12:00PM - 01:30PM
2018 Winter Swimming Program
Mon Mar 19 @ 5:30PM - 07:00PM
ASBH Board Meeting
Sun Apr 08 @ 2:00PM - 04:00PM
April Showers 5K

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Swimming Program at the YMCA starting on January 9th (thursday) from 6:30 to 7:30.  We will not be able to do one-on-one.  The children should be independent swimmers.  We interview the parents on the phone, if he/she is new to the program.  This program will run for four weeks and at the cost of $40 per child.  If you are interested, please call Dennis Hanken at 721-5533 or email me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

7th Annual Mardi Gras Autism Fundraiser will be March 1, 2014 at the Hotel Alex Johnson.

We are looking for volunteers to help with the event. The first planning meeting is Dec. 6 at noon at Seattle's Best at the Hotel Alex Johnson. Please contact Sandy Burns for more information. 605-737-0377 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Please select Autism Society of America in Rapid City, SD

Attend a wonderful Workshop to learn how to create a One Page Introduction as a way to educate and help others, in a very understandable and specific way, to support your toddler, child, or adult. It has saved me hours of explaining to teachers, aids, Special Olympics coaches, etc. how to understand and better care for Andrew.
South Dakota Parent Connection wants to hold the next Rapid City workshop when people are available. They just need one parent/caregiver although more family members and the individuals themselves are all invited. Click below for a description of the workshop.
The choices for dates are:
Thursday, September 19th (evening),
Saturday, September 21 (morning),...
Monday, September 23 (evening), and
Thursday, October 17th (evening).
They will also consider other dates. Please contact Brenda Smith at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (605) 770-6098 if you have an interest. This is free!

You're invited to a Support Group meeting of the Autism Society of the Black Hills. 

Open to families and professionals interested in autism related disorders.

Next Tuesday, July 23rd at 5:30 pm at Children's Care, 7110 Jordan Road, Rapid City, SD.

We will serve Pizza for supper so please RSVP by noon on Tuesday, July 23rd to infoThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

We will hear from Sandra Lia Rodrigues Franco, a teacher, psychologist and mother from Santos, Brazil that has written a book about her 19 year old son who has had multiple diagnosis over the course of his life.  She is committed to sharing her story to help others.
Meet Sandy Burns, President of the Society and interact with other parents.  Families with new diagnosis will be able to meet other families and ask questions about autism.
Please extend this invitation to anyone else you think may be interested.

Wednesday, October 16th, 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Rushmore Plaza Holiday Inn, Rapid City, SD
October is…..
 National Disability Employment Awareness Month
The Theme for 2013 is:  "Because we are Equal to the Task"
Featured Speaker:  Dr. Richard Pimentel is a nationally renowned expert on Disability Management, Job Recruitment, Job Retention, Americans with Disabilities Act and Attitude Change. He is not only technically proficient, but he is also an exceptional communicator whose audiences praise his ability to combine information, humor, metaphor, analogy and storytelling into an informative whole that does not just present the information, but really communicates it in a memorable fashion.


We have changed the dates on the Craft Program.  The program will now run July 16 and 17 and July 23 and 24 at the Black Hills Works classroom located across the street from the Black Hills Works Administration Building on Range Road.  The time is 12:30 to 2:30.  The cost is $25 per child and probably less than six in the program. 
All crafts will go home at the end of each day
*decorating a bird house
*making side walk chalk and bouncy balls
*wood letters in their name to use as a wall decoration
*mason jars to create glow in the dark stars and dancing fireflies
Contact Dennis for more info.

Sarah is going to offer a Craft Program for two weeks starting on Monday, July 15. 

The program will run two times a week on Mondays and Wednesdays for two hours per day. The dates are July 15, 17,22 and 24 from 1:00 to 3:00pm each day.

The cost for parents is $25 per week.

The place has not been determined. That will depend on the interest level.

Please contact Dennis or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if interested by July 12th.  

Please complete our Family Needs Survey to determine how better to serve you and our commuinity.


Applications will be accepted through Friday, July 5th.  Please see below for more information and use links in the paragraph below to access the applications and PayPal option.