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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

July 2015: The Case for Inclusion Report (ND ranked in the bottom ten)
June 2015: IRS Publishes Proposed Regulations for the Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act of 2014 (324 kb pdf)
June 9, 2015: U.S. Dept. of Justice findings re: Amtrak and the ADA (397 kb pdf)
Medicaid and CHIP Managed Care Proposed Rule CMS-2390-P
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
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

Now through May 6, 2016 Public Comment on Proposed Amendments to the ND Autism Waiver and the Medicaid State Plan. (83kb pdf)
April 15, 2016 What is Olmstead and How to File a Complaint - U.S. Department of Justice presentation - 1:00 - 5:00 p.m. (223kb pdf)
April 18, & April 25, 2016 Family Voices of ND - Care Coordination Training - Part I & II - Jamestown, ND 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. (342kb pdf)
April 26, 2016 Family Voices of ND Conference Call on Autism Waiver & Medicaid State Plan proposed amendments. (47kb pdf)
April 27-29, 201630th Annual ND Association of Community Provider Conference (138kb PDF)
May 13, 2016 ND State Council on Developmental Disabilities - Health Conference 2016 - Fargo, ND 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (151kb pdf) Registration Form (198kb pdf) Agenda (209kb pdf)
May 17, 2016 ND Center for Persons with Disabilities - ND Symposium on Critical Issues in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities - Minot, ND 9:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. (117kb pdf)
May 23-25, 2016Consumer & Family Network of ND - CFN Annual Conference (174kb pdf)


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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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