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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

Schools: Medication Administration Issues - Diabetes and Glucagon Injections
July 22, 2014: Schulte Consulting Final Report on ND Behavioral Health Needs (993kb pdf)
August 4, 2014: Office of the Inspector General Report on Amtrak and Compliance Problems with the ADA (2.0mb pdf)
Foster Despair: Improving Access to Education Services for Youth with Intellectual Disabilities in State Custody (171kb pdf)

Publications

Mental Health Advance Directives - Guidance 5.14 (279kb PDF)
Mental Health Advance Directives - Form 5.14 (205kb PDF)
Individual Justice Plan Manual (875kb PDF)

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Upcoming Events

September 2-4, 2014: Behavioral Health Conference, Bismarck, ND - Conference Flyer (160kb pdf)
September 24-26, 2014: 30th Annual National Fairweather Lodge Conference in Grand Forks (160kb pdf)
October 20-22, 2014 ND Autism Spectrum Disorders Conference (20kb pdf)
October 27-29, 2014: Legislative Training Institute in Bismarck (366kb pdf)

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P&A Meetings

June 17, 2014 PAIMI Advisory Council meeting in Bismarck at 1:00 p.m. - Agenda (208kb pdf)
August 1, 2014 Committee on P&A meeting in Bismarck at 10:00 a.m. - Agenda (148kb 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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