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Bismarck, ND 58501-4071

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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.

Hot Topics

New DD Provider Payment System Fact Sheet (385kb 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)


Upcoming Events

August 29-31, 2016 North Dakota Disability Advocacy Consortium Legislative Training Institute (266kb pdf)
August 29-31, 2016 Legislative Training Institute - Bismarck, ND (465kb pdf)
September 6-8, 2016 Fall 2016 Behavioral Health Conference, Fargo, ND. (18.5kb docx)
September 30, 2016 Advocates Living their Lives (ALL) Fall Meeting, Bismarck, ND. (307kb pdf)
October 4-5, 2016 Northern Plains Law Conference on Students with Disabilities (25kb pdf)


P&A Meetings


P&A's Mission

Uniting to champion the equality and inclusion of people with disabilities where we live, learn, work and play.

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