North Dakota Protection & Advocacy Project
Disability is not a condition that affects the "special" or "unfortunate few". Disability is a common characteristic and occurrence within the human experience. In fact, more than one in every seven North Dakotans over the age of five has a disability (U.S. Census Bureau; 2006 Data Profiles).
Disability is not limited to people who use wheelchairs or those with a visual or hearing loss. Some disabilities are quite visible, while others are hidden, such as emotional and psychiatric conditions or cognitive disabilities.
The Protection & Advocacy Project (P&A) advocates for the legal rights of North Dakotans with disabilities. Please take some time to explore this website and to find more about P&A and the rights of people with disabilities.
|High Plains Fair Housing - Board Openings Available (328kb pdf)|
|Social Security Administration implements hiring freeze and reduction in paper mailings. (120kb pdf)|
|December 15, 2016: MENTAL HEALTH ADVOCACY NETWORK SURVEY: Your Input is Needed!
Select one of the following to provide input:
b) Consumers and Family Members
|Bank of North Dakota launches ABLE Plan Resource Page (119kb pdf)|
|May 2, 2016: DOJ Finds South Dakota Unnecessarily Relies on Nursing Facilities to Provide Services to People with Disabilities|
|July 22, 2014: Schulte Consulting Final Report on ND Behavioral Health Needs (993kb pdf)|
|Mental Health Advance Directives - Guidance 5.14 (279kb PDF)|
|Mental Health Advance Directives - Form 5.14 (205kb PDF)|
|Mental Health Advance Directives - Fillable PDF Form 5.14 (310kb PDF)|
|Individual Justice Plan Manual (875kb PDF)|
|Every Friday 3:15 - 4:45 p.m. Beginning January 6, 2017||Legislative Working Committee Meetings Locations and further information.|
|March 23, 2017||Brain Injury Awareness Day - State Capitol, Bismarck, ND
8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
|March 24 - 25, 2017||
Mind Matters Conference - Radisson Hotel, Bismarck, ND
Agenda and Registration Information
|April 4-6, 2017||Consumer and Family Network Conference
Flyer (391kb pdf) (111kb docx)
Registration Form (268kb pdf) (94kb docx)
Award Nomination Form (245kb pdf) (54kb docx)
Uniting to champion the equality and inclusion of people with disabilities where we live, learn, work and play.