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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

Council on Developmental Disabilities Hosts Community Self-advocacy Meetings in April and May (172 kb pdf)
Nationwide Release of the BEP U.S. Currency Reader Program to Help the Blind and Visually Impaired (268 kb pdf)
US Department of Justice now Accepting Electronic Submissions for ADA Complaints
ND State Council on Developmental Disabilities is recruiting nominees
December 2014: Identifying & Satisfying the Mobility Needs of ND's Transit System (NDSU report) (5.6Mb pdf)
July 22, 2014: Schulte Consulting Final Report on ND Behavioral Health Needs (993kb 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

May 6 - 8, 2015: ND Association of Community Providers Conference (646kb pdf)


P&A Meetings

November 24, 2014 PAIMI Advisory Council meeting in Bismarck at 1:00 p.m. (154kb pdf)
May 13, 2015 Committee on P & A meeting in Bismarck at 1:00 p.m. (143kb 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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