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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.

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The ND P & A Project is sponsoring a presentation about "Supported Decision-Making" on Thursday, February 22, 2018 from 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. (CST). More Information... (13kb docx)
1/29/2018 Deadline for Written Comments on Human Services Medicaid Expansion Quality Strategy Plan. More Information... (13.3kb docx)
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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

February 22, 2018 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. IVN Presentation and Discussion. "Supported Decision-Making" - An Alternative to Guardianship. A conversation discussing the use of this model in North Dakota. Supported Decision Making (13.9kb docx)
The meeting will also be streamed live at education.video.nd.gov To login, type: guest@meeting.edu The password is: meeting Click on HE-BSC.
February 7, 2018 9:30-11:30 a.m. Stakeholder Meeting - Brynhild-Haugland Room, State Capitol. Meeting to discuss the National Association of State Directors DD Services Technical Assistance Report. Save the Date Flyer (341.1 KB pdf) | link to NASDDDS Report (1.6MB pdf)
July 12-13, 2018 ND 5th Annual Indian Education Summit Save the Date (294.1KB pdf)



P&A Meetings

PAIMI Advisory Council Meeting, Wednesday, March 21, 2018 starting at 10:00 a.m. Agenda (29kb doc)


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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