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:
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.
|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)|
|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)|
Uniting to champion the equality and inclusion of people with disabilities where we live, learn, work and play.