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Legislative Working Group Meetings

Friday, December 2, 2022 - Friday, April 28, 2023

It’s time to reconvene Legislative Working Group! We have set a tentative schedule for upcoming meetings. Please mark your calendars and feel free to invite people interested in advocating on disability related issues! Calendar invites will follow.


Department of Health & Human Services 23-24 proposed budget meeting

Friday, December 9, 2022 at 09:00 am - 10:30 pm

You are invited to join us to learn about the Dept. of Health & Human Services 23-24 proposed budget.  DHHS staff will provide an overview of priorities for their work in the next biennium and there will be an opportunity for questions.  Please share with others who may be interested.


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Plan Your Vote Let Your Voice Be Heard

(Bismarck, ND) As voters prepare to head off to the polls on November 8th, many people research the candidates, read the measures, and find the location of their voting site. People with disabilities do all these things, but they also face additional barriers to voting.


National Disability Employment Awareness Month

ND Protection & Advocacy Project Recognizes

National Disability Employment Awareness Month


P&A Seeking Public Comment on Priorities

The Protection & Advocacy Project (P&A) is the premier civil rights organization for people with disabilities in North Dakota.  P&A was established in 1977 and has grown to administer several federal programs to meet the needs of the disability community.  P&A strives to promote the equality and inclusion of people with disabilities where we live, learn, work, and play.


Department of Human Services presentation on ARPA Spending Plans

Recording Available for the Dept. of Human Services presentation on ARPA Spending Plans

Legislative Working Group met on June 24, 2022.  Representatives from the ND Department of Human Services shared information and progress on their plan for investing $31.6 million in home and community based services through the American Rescue Plan Act.


Legislative Working Group: Hosting DHS to share information on ARPA spending plan

P&A’s Legislative Working Group is meeting virtually on June 24, 2022 at 4pm.  Representatives from the ND Department of Human Services will be sharing information and progress on their plan for investing $31.6 million in home and community based services through the American Rescue Plan ActClick here to join the meeting.


ND Protection & Advocacy Project Commends Legislature for Commitment to Accessibility

(Bismarck, ND) North Dakota prides itself on being one of the most open legislatures in the country. Last legislative session, our Legislature became more accessible and open to the public than it has ever been. The ND Protection & Advocacy Project, the State’s premier civil rights organization for people with disabilities, commends the efforts of the Legislature and Legislative Council. All North Dakotans had the opportunity to take part in our political process by submitting written testimony online, testifying virtually, or watching and listening to committee hearings and floor sessions online.


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Protection and Advocacy for Individuals with Mental Illness (PAIMI) Program

Public Forum

On June 21, 2022 representatives from the United States Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services (SAMHSA), Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS) will visit the North Dakota Protection and Advocacy Project in Bismarck, North Dakota.

SAMHSA/CMHS invites you to send comments about the PAIMI Program services and activities conducted by the North Dakota Protection and Advocacy Project.


Supporting Gainful Employment for People with Disabilities

ND Protection & Advocacy Project Recommits to Supporting Gainful Employment for People with Disabilities


Supported Decision Making Press Release

ND Protection & Advocacy Project Revamps Supported Decision Making for People with Disabilities


Consumer Family Network Q & A with Dr Etherington

Did you miss the Consumer & Family Network Q&A with Dr. Etherington?

See what you missed in this candid discussion with Dr. Etherington, HSC Chief Clinics Officer & ND State Hospital Superintendent.


ND Protection & Advocacy Project Partners with State Council

ND Protection & Advocacy Project Partners with State Council on Developmental Disabilities  To Address Vaccine Hesitancy for People with Disabilities

(Bismarck, ND) The US Administration on Community Living awarded grants to the North Dakota Protection & Advocacy Project (P&A) and the State Council on Developmental Disabilities (SCDD) to address the issue of vaccine hesitancy among populations with disabilities.


Mental Health Advocacy Network Releases Podcast on the ND State Hospital

The ND Protection & Advocacy Project is a founding member of the Mental Health Advocacy Network (MHAN). MHAN is a multi-organization collaborative that advocates for a consumer/family driven mental health system of care that provides an array of service choices that are timely, responsive, and effective. MHAN recognizes a growing mental health crisis within our country and state. Stigma and lack of services create a climate where people won't or can't get help.


ND reaches settlement with DOJ on Olmstead complaint

BISMARCK, N.D. – The State of North Dakota and the U.S. Department of Justice (USDOJ) have reached a settlement agreement that outlines actions the state will take to expand home and community-based care services and enable individuals with physical disabilities to live in the least restrictive setting possible, Gov. Doug Burgum announced today.


Protection & Advocacy -YouTube Channel

We are excited to show you our new YouTube channel. We hope you enjoy it as much as we do and decide to like and follow our channel. 

Disability Rights --North Dakota - YouTube Channel 


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