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Arrowwood Resort & Conference Center at Cedar Shore

1500 Shoreline Drive

Oacoma, SD 57365

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What's Planned for 2019??

We want to create some optimistic discontent!

*Registration for the SD Gathering is limited to 125 participants. Registration fee is for BOTH days of event. Lunch is provided on September 10th.

Registration Options:

Take a team approach -- Collaborate, learn and plan! Register in teams of 2-4 people. For example, in 2018 self-advocates attended with select members of their ISP team to plan for their good life, while other teams collaborated within or outside their organizations to focus on topics such as staff retention, person centered planning, employment, and community integration. The goal is to work together to apply your learning to what you're already doing. in your personal or work life. Get a team together, choose a goal or goals you'd like to accomplish together, and apply PCT and CtLC to what you're already doing at work or at home!

Individual development: Not interested in attending as part of a team? An option for single registration is available with opportunities to network with others who have similar interests throughout the event. Join others in one of the following topic area groups and learn how to apply skills to be more person- and family-centered in you day to day work! Topic areas for individual learning include:

  • Planning for a Good Life for Myself - developing my own vision for a good life, thinking about past and future life experiences and supports available.
  • Helping Others Plan for a Good Life - formal supports planning (Individual Support Plans, Individual Education Plans, etc.)
  • Finding & Keeping Qualified Paid Supporters - recruiting and retaining direct support professionals/family support providers or companion care, personal care, respite care, etc.
  • Practical Application of PCT & CtLC - applying PCT and CtLC in my daily work and/or personal life

Learn and Grow:

PCT Beyond the Basics & Charting the LifeCourse Framework - Participants will gain a deeper understanding of a person-centered philosophy, person-centered thinking skills, and the ways to apply them. Charting the LifeCourse tools will also be used in developing your team plan.

Learning, Coaching & Sharing - all attendees develop a vision, goals, and an action plan to keep PCT and CtLC at the forefront of your life, work, and/or organiztion.

Be Prepared to.....

* Be inspired, engaged, energized, and excited!

* Feel connected, deepen relationships & have open dialogue

* Experience "Aha" moments!

* Leave with a vision, a plan and action steps!

Get engaged, learn from, and have fun with this year's Keynote Guest - Michael Steinbruck!

Michael is the PCAST Project Leader at The Boggs Center on Developmental Disabilities. Michael's programmatic focus is on developing the Person Centered Approaches in Schools and Transition (PCAST) project. He leads the project's training and technical assistance activities related to the development and delivery of person centered thinking and planning, and works with schools on implementation of person centered approaches and related organizational improvement efforts.

Michael is a Mentor Trainer in person centered thinking and planning as certified by the Learning Community of Person Centered Practices, Inc. and has a history of success working in support of the disability community as a whole. He also has extensive experience with nonprofit organizations, strategic thinking and planning, program development, volunteer management, public speaking, and facilitation. Michael has served on the Board of Directors for The Learning Communuty for Person Centered Practices since 2006 and has held the office of Executive Director since 2017.

Hotel Information:

The following hotels have blocks of rooms set aside for attendees. Ask for the SD Gathering/SD Department of Human Services block of rooms by August 10th.

Arrowhead Resort (50 rooms)

Phone: (605) 697-6363

Gathering Rate: $89.95 + tax/ night

Quality Inn (20 rooms)

Phone: (605) 734-5593

Gathering Rate: $99.20 + tax/night

AmericInn (20 rooms)

Phone: (605) 496-9493

Gathering Rate: $89.00 + tax/night


Registration is $70.00 per person and includes Wednesday's lunch

Self-Advocates and Families:

To request assistance with travel/lodging expenses, contact:

Arlene Poncelet, Executive Director, SD Council on Developmentat Disabilities

(605) 773-6369 or

To request an accomodation or inquire about scholorships, contact:

Carie Diro (605) 718-6209 or

For other general questions or more information about the 2019 SD Gathering, contact one of the following:

Dixie Jungwirth @ (605) 472-4222 or

Tonya Van Wagner @ (605) 472-4222 or

Deanna Wollman @ (605) 472-4219 or

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Arrowwood Resort & Conference Center at Cedar Shore

1500 Shoreline Drive

Oacoma, SD 57365

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Refund policy

Refunds up to 7 days before event

Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

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