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400 East Broadway
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Bismarck, ND 58501-4071

701.328.2950 · Phone
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711 · TDD Relay

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.

Public Comment for P&A's Fiscal Year 2017 Proposed Priorities

The Protection & Advocacy Project is soliciting comments on its priorities for Fiscal Year 2017 (10/1/16 - 9/30/17). Click on the following links to view the priorities for P&A's PADD, PAIMI, PAIR, and PATBI programs. Comments will be accepted through September 30, 2016:

PADD Priorities (Serving Individuals with Developmental Disabilities) (27.5kb docx)
PAIMI Priorities (Serving Individuals with Mental Illness) (44.5kb docx)
PAIR Priorities (Serving Individuals with disabilities of all types not served under PADD or PAIMI) (36.5kb docx)
PATBI Priorities (Serving Individuals with Brain Injuries) (43kb docx)

Your thoughts are welcome and appreciated! Click on the following Google Docs link to provide input: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe8Vxl7iKJ-O4VvXh9lTG9oUVFYOfm7tjIoqUtuyjH7f5IugQ/viewform?c=0&w=1&usp=mail_form_link

If you would rather provide comment via phone or in writing, please contact P&A at 328-2950 or 1-800-472-2670 Monday Friday, 8:00 a.m. noon and 1:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m. P&A staff can take down your thoughts or send you a written survey. If information is needed in an alternative format, just let us know.

Hot Topics

Now through October 15, 2016 - Mental Health Advocacy Network Survey
Select one of the following to provide input:
Consumers and Familiy Members
New DD Provider Payment System Fact Sheet (385kb 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

September 30, 2016 Advocates Living their Lives (ALL) Fall Meeting, Bismarck, ND. (307kb pdf)
September 30 - October 1, 2016 ND Statewide Self Advocacy Conference - Invitation (94kb pdf) Flyer (219kb pdf) Talent Show Information (280kb pdf)
October 4-5, 2016 Northern Plains Law Conference on Students with Disabilities (25kb pdf)


P&A Meetings

PAIMI Advisory Council Meeting Agenda for Thursday, September 15, 2016

Committee on P&A Meeting Agenda for Thursday, September 29, 2016


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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