Advocates Leading their Lives (ALL)
The purpose of the ALL network, a self-advocacy group, is to ensure that people with disabilities are treated as equals and that they are given the same decision, choices, rights, responsibilities, and chance to speak up to empower themselves to live, learn, create, and work.
Information on consumer protection, open records and meetings laws, and access to legal opinions from the Office of the Attorney General.
Consumer & Family Network ND
A council dedicated to ensuring the mental healthcare system of North Dakota, including community recovery support programs, are consumer and family driven. It works to be informed and to advocate for recovery choices and possibilities.
Family Voices of North Dakota (FVND)
Assists families of children and youth with special health care needs and the professionals who serve them.
Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health
A national family-run organization (along with a State chapter) dedicated exclusively to helping children with mental health needs and their families achieve a better quality of life.
Legal Services of North Dakota
This organization offers free civil legal services for people who meet its eligibility guidelines in established priority areas.
Mental Health America of North Dakota
A non-profit organization (formally known as the Mental Health Association) dedicated to promoting mental health and preventing mental disorders through advocacy, education, research and service; operates 2-1-1, a free statewide information, referral, and crisis management service, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Formally the North Dakota Association for the Disabled, this is a nonprofit, charitable organization founded by concerned citizens for the purpose of assisting people with mental and physical disabilities, many of whom are not eligible for services from other agencies.
With offices in Fargo and Mandan, this private, non-profit is the designated agency to carry out the Assistive Technology Act (AT Act) in ND.
ND Brain Injury Network
The NDBIN has several programs that can help brain injury survivors, family members, professionals, caregivers, and friends. Support is provided through: problem solving and emotional support; brain injury-specific information and resources; help identifying and accessing appropriate benefits and programs; facilitate the collaboration among various services and programs; outreach, education, and training.
North Dakota Center for Persons with Disabilities at Minot State University
NDCPD is a University of Excellence on Developmental Disabilities, Education, Research and Services. It is part of a network of similar programs at universities throughout the United States.
North Dakota Department of Human Services
The State agency that provides services that help vulnerable North Dakotans of all ages to maintain or enhance their quality of life, which may be threatened by lack of financial resources, emotional crises, disabling conditions, or an inability to protect themselves.
- Adults and Aging Services
Programs and services that help older adults and people with physical disabilities to live safely and productively in the least restrictive, appropriate setting.
- Children and Family Services
Responsible for many programs and services; sets policies and procedures for public child welfare services.
- Developmental Disabilities Services
Provides support and training to individuals and families in order to maximize community and family inclusion, independence, and self-sufficiency; to prevent institutionalization; and to enable institutionalized individuals to return to the community.
- Early Intervention Services
Developmental Disability Case Management, Infant Development, Family Subsidy, and Family Support Services.
- Financial Assistance Programs
A variety of programs to help qualified North Dakotans meet their basic needs.
- Medical Services
Programs including the Children’s Health Insurance Program, Health Tracks, and Medicaid.
- Behavioral Health Services
Mental health and substance use disorder services are delivered through eight Regional Human Service Centers and the North Dakota State Hospital in Jamestown.
- Vocational Rehabilitation
Provides training and employment services to individuals with disabilities so they can become and remain employed.
North Dakota Department of Labor and Human Rights
The State agency responsible for enforcing North Dakota labor and human rights laws and for educating the public about these laws.
North Dakota Disabilities Advocacy Consortium
An independent, private non-profit group of North Dakota organizations who are interested in advocating for public policy that will benefit North Dakotans with disabilities and their families.
North Dakota School for the Deaf/Resource Center for Deaf and Hard of Hearing
A State entity dedicated to developing, coordinating, and maintaining a comprehensive continuum of services for all citizens who are deaf or hard of hearing (infants through senior citizens).
North Dakota State Council on Developmental Disabilities
The Council supports projects and activities that maximize opportunities in the areas of choice, independence, productivity and inclusion for people with developmental disabilities and their families.
North Dakota Vision Services/School for the Blind
A publicly funded statewide comprehensive resource whose mission is to work cooperatively with related agencies in providing a full range of services to all state residents who are blind or visually impaired, including those with multiple disabilities.
Relay North Dakota
Enables people who are deaf, hard of hearing, or unable to speak, to call and be called by voice (hearing) telephone users.
State Bar Association of North Dakota
The official statewide organization of lawyers with the mission of promoting justice and serving the lawyers and the people of North Dakota.
UND Center for Rural Health
This is the federally designated State Office of Rural Health for North Dakota. It is a department within the School of Medicine & Health Sciences at the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks, North Dakota.