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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

Notice to Class Members regarding a settlement and fairness hearing regarding a suit challenging inaccessibility of CARDTRONICS ATMs (162kb pdf)
Schools: Medication Administration Issues - Diabetes and Glucagon Injections
July 22, 2014: Schulte Consulting Final Report on ND Behavioral Health Needs (993kb pdf)
August 4, 2014: Office of the Inspector General Report on Amtrak and Compliance Problems with the ADA (2.0mb pdf)
Foster Despair: Improving Access to Education Services for Youth with Intellectual Disabilities in State Custody (171kb pdf)


Mental Health Advance Directives - Guidance 5.14 (279kb PDF)
Mental Health Advance Directives - Form 5.14 (205kb PDF)
Individual Justice Plan Manual (875kb PDF)


Upcoming Events

October 15, 2014 Public Comment Meeting on ND Transition Plan to comply with CMS requirements for HCBS (90kb pdf)
October 20-22, 2014 ND Autism Spectrum Disorders Conference (20kb pdf)
October 27-29, 2014: Legislative Training Institute in Bismarck (366kb pdf)


P&A Meetings

November 20, 2014 Committee on P & A meeting in Bismarck at 1:00 p.m. (131kb pdf)
November 24, 2014 PAIMI Advisory Council meeting in Bismarck at 1:00 p.m. (154kb pdf)

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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