Board Information

Executive Order 96-12 & 2003-06
Define the principles and philosophy of family support services; Advising the Department of Human Services, Division of Developmental Disabilities in the Department's planning, policy, goals, implementation and evaluation of family support services; Provide an annual report to the Governor and Legislature.
Department of Human Services, Division of Developmental Disabilities
Fifteen members appointed by the Governor who are immediate family members of people twenty-one years old or younger with an identified developmental disability residing in the family home. At a minimum, two members of the council shall be Native American and one member of the council shall have a developmental disability.
Term of Appointment:
Three Years - Two consecutive 3-year terms. May be reappointed again after a one year absence.

Frequency of Meetings:
Meets quarterly. Members are reimbursed for travel related expenses.

Are Members Allowed to Call into Meetings:

Contact Info:
Division of Developmental Disabilities, 3800 E. Hwy 34, c/o 500 E Capitol Ave., Pierre SD 57501. Phone: 605-773-3438 Email:

Mission Statement: