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.
|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:
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)|
|Every Friday 3:15 - 4:45 p.m. Beginning January 6, 2017||Legislative Working Committee Meetings Locations and further information.|
|February 15, 2017|
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
|Advocates Leading their Lives (ALL) Meeting and Legislative Training. Registration Form (218kb PDF) Registration Form Doc (368kb DOCX)|
|February 16, 2017|
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
|Disability Awareness Day - ND State Capitol. Invitation (339kb PDF) Invitation (724kb DOCX) Exhibit Form (343 kb PDF) Exhibit Form (321kb DOCX) Sponsorship Information/Form (795kb PDF) Sponsorship Information/Form Doc (328kb DOCX) Registration Form (218kb PDF) Registration Form (368kb DOCX)|
Uniting to champion the equality and inclusion of people with disabilities where we live, learn, work and play.