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.
|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)|
|June 15 & 17, 2016||Parent Resource Employment Preparedness Transition Workshops - Bismarck, ND (363kb pdf) Workshop Flier (187kb pdf)|
|June 30, 2016||1:30 - 3:30 p.m. Central Time - Public information meeting scheduled to discuss proposed changes to the home and community-based services waiver that serves people with developmental disabilities. Multiple locations available. (161kb pdf)|
|July 18-19, 2016||North Dakota Self-Advocacy Network Meeting (261kb pdf) Registration Form (184kb pdf)|
|July 22, 2016||Parent Resource Employment Preparedness Transition Workshop - Minot, ND (363kb pdf) Workshop Flier (187kb pdf)|
|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)|
|October 4-5, 2016||Northern Plains Law Conference on Students with Disabilities (25kb pdf)|
|June 23, 2016||PAIMI Advisory Council Meeting Agenda (142kb pdf)||June 30, 2016||Committee on P & A meeting notice (131kb pdf)|
Uniting to champion the equality and inclusion of people with disabilities where we live, learn, work and play.