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)|
|Individual Justice Plan Manual (875kb PDF)|
|October 4-5, 2016||Northern Plains Law Conference on Students with Disabilities (25kb pdf)|
|May 13, 2016||ND State Council on Developmental Disabilities - Health Conference 2016 - Fargo, ND 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (151kb pdf) Registration Form (198kb pdf) Agenda (209kb pdf)|
|May 17, 2016||ND Center for Persons with Disabilities - ND Symposium on Critical Issues in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities - Minot, ND 9:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. (117kb pdf)|
|May 23-25, 2016||Consumer & Family Network of ND - CFN Annual Conference (174kb pdf)|
Uniting to champion the equality and inclusion of people with disabilities where we live, learn, work and play.