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.
|Mental Health Advance Directives - Guidance 5.14 (279kb PDF)|
|Mental Health Advance Directives - Form 5.14 (205kb PDF)|
|Individual Justice Plan Manual (875kb PDF)|
|August 2015||State Council on Developmental Disabilities Focus Group Meetings (332kb pdf)|
|August 18, 2015||Strategic Steps & Best Practice for Realizing the Vision of Employment First in ND (237kb pdf)|
|September 1-3, 2015||ND Behavioral Health Conference|
|September 2015||Trainings to be Held in ND re: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Home & Community Based Services Final Rule (100kb pdf)|
|October 21-23, 2015||ND Autism Spectrum Disorders Conference in Fargo|
|August 11, 2015||PAIMI Advisory Council meeting in Bismarck at 1:00 p.m. (149kb pdf)|
|August 12, 2015||Committee on P&A meeting in Bismarck at 1:00 p.m. (130kb pdf)|
Uniting to champion the equality and inclusion of people with disabilities where we live, learn, work and play.