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400 East Broadway
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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

P&A is seeking public comment from August 19, 2015 through September 15, 2015 on its priorities for federal fiscal year 2016. (138 kb pdf)
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

September 1-3, 2015 ND Behavioral Health Conference
September 21-22, 2015 North Dakota Self-Advocacy Network Meetings (248kb pdf) (Click here for Registration Form (64kb pdf))
September 2015 Trainings to be Held in ND re: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Home & Community Based Services Final Rule (100kb pdf)
October 21-23, 2015 ND Autism Spectrum Disorders Conference in Fargo
October 2015 NDCPD 25th Anniversary & Disability Awareness Month! (178kb pdf)


P&A Meetings

November 12, 2015 Committee on P&A meeting in Bismarck at 1:00 p.m. (130kb 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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