Publications and Videos


In 2016, nearly 250,000 people are legally paid less than the minimum wage, on average, less than $2 an hour.  

“Bottom Dollars” is an hour-long documentary that exposes the exploitation of people with disabilities through personal stories and expert interviews. It also presents clear employment alternatives with competitive wages and community inclusion.


Mental Health Advance Directives
ND Protection & Advocacy You-Tube Channel
Person Center Planning

Person Centered Planning

Person-Centered Practices (PCP) assist individuals to have control over the life they desire and engage fully in their communities. These practices assist everyone (individuals who receive services, family members, staff, organizations, and systems) in creating a positive and meaningful life, building on an individual's unique interests and strengths.

North Dakota is developing a strong and consistent statewide vision and universal understanding of person-centeredness across all North Dakota Department of Human Services (ND DHS) entities and community partners. Together we will:

As part of the statewide commitment to unify efforts, each ND DHS division will engage in a Self-Assessment process to establish baselines on how person-centered the division currently is, create action plans, and measure progress toward building a more person-centered system. Learn more about North Dakota’s commitment to Person-Centered Practices

As part of the initiative, North Dakota developed an Asset Map, a working document, used as a tool to:
•    Document Existing Stakeholder Engagement Assets: Target Groups and Initiatives
•    Encourage Systematic and Strategic Thinking About Next Steps, Ultimately Saving Time and Resources
•    Reference When Brainstorming Potential Target Groups to Engage
•    Expand and Improve on Current Systems and Processes Within the ND DHS 

This Asset Map is not intended to be a directory of service providers. 
Protection & Advocacy Project will update the Asset Map quarterly. Please contact us with additions or revisions.  

Supported Decision-Making
  • The North Dakota Protection & Advocacy Project works collaboratively with the Secretary of State’s Office, the North Dakota Association of Counties, and county election officials to ensure that North Dakota’s election system is accessible and voters with disabilities are educated on the election process and their right to vote.

    The Express Vote is the new voting machine available to North Dakota voters who need assistance in marking their ballot. This machine will be provided for voters needing assistance, including those with disabilities and special needs. 


  • Express Vote 101...the voting machine YouTube Video
  • Voting is for Everyone - YouTube Video

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