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Wells Fargo Bank Building
400 East Broadway
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Bismarck, ND 58501-4071

701.328.2950 · Phone
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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

High Plains Fair Housing - Board Openings Available (328kb pdf)
Social Security Administration implements hiring freeze and reduction in paper mailings. (120kb pdf)
December 15, 2016: MENTAL HEALTH ADVOCACY NETWORK SURVEY: Your Input is Needed!
Select one of the following to provide input:
     a) Professionals
     b) Consumers and Family Members
Bank of North Dakota launches ABLE Plan Resource Page (119kb pdf)
May 2, 2016: DOJ Finds South Dakota Unnecessarily Relies on Nursing Facilities to Provide Services to People with Disabilities
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)
Mental Health Advance Directives - Fillable PDF Form 5.14 (310kb PDF)
Individual Justice Plan Manual (875kb PDF)


Upcoming Events

Every Friday 3:15 - 4:45 p.m. Beginning January 6, 2017Legislative Working Committee Meetings Locations and further information.
May 10, 2017 Advocates Leading their Lives (ALL) - Radisson Hotel, Bismarck, ND
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
All Meeting Flyer (388kb pdf)



P&A Meetings


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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