Dawn Ingalls, EDR Board Member

Hey everyone! I’m Dawn Ingalls, Talent Development Consultant at Avera Health. For the past several years, I’ve had the privilege of serving as a Board Member with Employment Disability Resources. I’m deeply passionate about this organization because it offers vital employment resources for both employers and individuals with disabilities. Some disabilities, like mental health conditions, might not […]

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April 2024 Newsletter

Parkinson’s Awareness Month by EDR Board Member Joel Sylvester My father was diagnosed at a very young age at 40 years old with Parkinson’s. He still had the same knowledge, had the same passion, all of the same skills, just, his body wasn’t able to function in quite the same way. Hello, everybody. My name

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March 2024 Newsletter

Business Spotlight- The Effortless Bow The Effortless Bow is an inclusive studio that employs adults with intellectual disabilities including autism and Down Syndrome. They make and sell bows in an environment where everyone feels supported. The mission of The Effortless Bow is to create enjoyable and meaningful employment for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. 

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February 2024 Newsletter

Rare Disease Day Thursday, February 29 is Rare Disease Day. It is a day to raise awareness of the 300 million people with Rare Diseases. They are your friends, neighbors, customers, and employees. Please see the invitation below and join us! February is Low Vision Awareness Month by EDR Board Member April Schulte Did you know that

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February is Low Vision Awareness Month

Hi everyone, my name is April Schulte and I am the manager of the South Dakota Rehab Center for the Blind which is located in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. And so we are under the Department of Human Services under the Division of Service to the Blind and Visually Impaired. And so our goal is to help people to learn independent living skills in order to keep them independent in their home, community, workplace, whatever that may be and we also help them to get back to work.

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Mentorship Awareness Month

by Laura Arnett (Laura is the Business Development Director for Flynn Wright, a Midwest-based advertising agency with clients nationwide. With 5 years of experience in the advertising industry and 10 years in property management prior to that, Laura is well-versed in how important the customer experience is no matter the industry. Her varying roles and

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Disability Inclusion Partner Award officially launched! – December Newsletter

Disability Inclusion Partner Award Employment Disability Resources and the City of Sioux Falls Disability Awareness and Accessibility Review Board held a press conference December 12 at Camille’s Sidewalk Cafe to announce the new name for our Disability Friendly Recognition Program award.  In 2013, the Disability Friendly Recognition Program was developed in partnership with the City

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