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Bismarck, ND 58501-4071

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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.

Hot Topics

December 2014: Identifying & Satisfying the Mobility Needs of ND?s Transit System (NDSU report) (5.6Mb pdf)
Money Follows the Person Grant Sustainability Plan
July 22, 2014: Schulte Consulting Final Report on ND Behavioral Health Needs (993kb pdf)
August 4, 2014: Office of the Inspector General Report on Amtrak and Compliance Problems with the ADA (2.0mb pdf)
Foster Despair: Improving Access to Education Services for Youth with Intellectual Disabilities in State Custody (171kb 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)


Upcoming Events

April 28-29, 2015: ND Consumer & Family Network Conference (113kb pdf)


P&A Meetings

November 20, 2014 Committee on P & A meeting in Bismarck at 1:00 p.m. (131kb pdf)
November 24, 2014 PAIMI Advisory Council meeting in Bismarck at 1:00 p.m. (154kb pdf)

P&A's Mission

Uniting to champion the equality and inclusion of people with disabilities where we live, learn, work and play.

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