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 (281kb PDF)|
|Mental Health Advance Directives - Form 5.14 (205kb PDF)|
|Individual Justice Plan Manual (875kb PDF)|
|July 10, 2014:||Turtle Mountain Disabilities Conference, Belcourt, ND - Conference Flyer (707kb pdf) - Conference Agenda (139kb pdf)|
|July 13-14, 2014:||ND Transition and Youth Leadership Conference (324kb pdf)|
|September 2-4, 2014:||Behavioral Health Conference, Bismarck, ND - Conference Flyer (160kb pdf)|
|October 20-22, 2014||ND Autism Spectrum Disorders Conference (20kb pdf)|
|June 17, 2014||PAIMI Advisory Council meeting in Bismarck at 1:00 p.m. - Agenda (208kb pdf)|
Uniting to champion the equality and inclusion of people with disabilities where we live, learn, work and play.