disability

Sioux Falls Making Sidewalks ADA Compliant

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Some folks have a hard time getting around town in Sioux Falls. That’s because not all sidewalks are ADA compliant. By law they have to be, so the city is working on the problem. Even though construction can be a pain, Vicki Kerkvliet welcomes it. When sidewalks are cracked it makes it tough for her to get…

Adaptive Weekend at Great Bear Ski Valley

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.-Instructors at Great Bear Ski Valley teamed up with the VA and Sanford Health to give everyone the opportunity to try their hand at skiing. This was the fourth year of Great Bear’s adaptive weekend. It gives people living with visual or mobile impairments a chance to hit the slopes. Experienced skiers and volunteers are there to help…

Dine Out for Lifescape

Annual event features growing list of local restaurants donating to families with disabilities

There are more than 4,000 families in the Sioux Empire that rely on Lifescape for assistance of some form, to help them with the challenges of living with a disability. It’s been a busy season for the organization with fundraisers and the latest is Tuesday, October 24th. Supporting restaurants in town will donate a percentage of proceeds for the day’s…

LifeScape’s Mall Walk Takes Over The Empire Mall This Saturday

LifeScape’s 23rd annual Mall Walk is coming up again this Saturday, February 4. You can help raise money to purchase items for the kids and adults LifeScape supports. Kathy Hammond, the Mall Walk co-chair, says while the walk will be the main event, there will be many other activities for everyone to take part in, like facepaiting, balloon animals, live…

LifeScape Presents “Space School Musical” With Actors Of All Abilities

It’s a story we’re all familiar with: being a student trying to finish their science project before the deadline. A new musical presented by LifeScape is taking that story to the final frontier in the “Space School Musical.” It premiers on Augustana’s campus on January 27. Jamie Richardson, with LifeScape’s Center for the Arts, says this is the fifth year…

SF Stampede Launches Sled Hockey Team

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – There are no skates involved, but The Sioux Falls Stampede have added a new team to their roster. One that allows those with disabilities to get out on the ice. There’s a new hockey team in Sioux Falls. Where the players are strapping in, instead of lacing up. “It looked easy so I was like let…