North Dakota Protection & Advocacy Project
Current Priorities & Resources: General Resources
Information on consumer protection, open records and meetings laws, and access to legal opinions from the Office of the Attorney General.
Family Voices of North Dakota, Inc.
Assists families of children and youth with special health care needs and the professionals who serve them.
Federation of Families for Children’s Mental
A national family-run organization dedicated exclusively to helping children with mental health needs and their families achieve a better quality of life.
Head Injury Association of ND
A non-profit organization that provides services including information & referral, peer counseling, and informal support services. HIAND's mission is to advocate, raise awareness, and provide resources and tools in order to enhance the quality of life for individuals and their families who have been affected by head injuries.
Interagency Program for Assistive Technology
Delivers services so people with disabilities can get the assistive technology they need for work, school, and home.
Legal Services of North Dakota
Offers free civil legal services for people who meet its eligibility guidelines in established priority areas.
Mental Health America of North Dakota
A non-profit organization (formally known as the Mental Health Association) dedicated to promoting mental health and preventing mental disorders through advocacy, education, research and service; operates 2-1-1, a free statewide information, referral, and crisis management service, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
North Dakota Association for the Disabled, Inc.
A nonprofit, charitable organization founded by concerned citizens for the purpose of assisting people with mental and physical disabilities, many of whom are not eligible for services from other agencies.
North Dakota Center for Persons with Disabilities at Minot State
NDCPD is a University of Excellence on Developmental Disabilities, Education, Research and Services. It is part of a network of similar programs at universities throughout the United States
North Dakota Department of Emergency Services
Provides information on topics related to emergency planning, preparedness and response including a section on vulnerable populations.
North Dakota Department of Human Services
Provides services that help vulnerable North Dakotans of all ages to maintain or enhance their quality of life, which may be threatened by lack of financial resources, emotional crises, disabling conditions, or an inability to protect themselves.
- Adults and Aging Services
Programs and services that help older adults and people with physical disabilities to live safely and productively in the least restrictive, appropriate setting.
- Children and Family Services
Responsible for many programs and services, and sets policies and procedures for public child welfare services.
- Developmental Disabilities Services
Provides support and training to individuals and families in order to maximize community and family inclusion, independence, and self-sufficiency; to prevent institutionalization; and to enable institutionalized individuals to return to the community.
- Early Intervention
Developmental Disability Case Management, Infant Development, Family Subsidy, and Family Support Services are early intervention services offered through the North Dakota Department of Human Services.
- Financial Assistance Programs
A variety of programs to help qualified North Dakotans meet their basic needs.
- Medical Services
Programs including the Children’s Health Insurance Program, Health Tracks, and Medicaid.
- Mental Health and Substance Abuse
Mental health and substance abuse services are delivered through eight Regional Human Service Centers and the North Dakota State Hospital in Jamestown.
- Rehabilitation and Consulting Services
Provides training and employment services to individuals with disabilities so they can become and remain employed.
North Dakota Department of Labor
The State agency responsible for enforcing North Dakota labor and human rights laws and for educating the public about these laws.
North Dakota Disabilities Advocacy Consortium
An independent group of North Dakota organizations who are interested in advocating for public policy that will benefit North Dakotans with disabilities and their families.
North Dakota School for the Deaf
An educational institution for the education of children with severe to profound hearing loss.
North Dakota State Council on Developmental
The Council supports projects and activities that maximize opportunities in the areas of choice, independence, productivity and inclusion for people with developmental disabilities and their families.
North Dakota Telecommunications Relay Service
Enables people who are deaf, hard of hearing, or unable to speak, to call and be called by voice (hearing) telephone users.
North Dakota Vision Services/School for the Blind
A publicly funded statewide comprehensive resource whose mission is to work cooperatively with related agencies in providing a full range of services to all state residents who are blind or visually impaired, including those with multiple disabilities.
Partners in Policymaking
A leadership training program designed for adults with disabilities and for parents of children with disabilities.
State Bar Association of North Dakota
The official statewide organization of lawyers with the mission of promoting justice and serving the lawyers and the people of North Dakota.
UND Center for Rural Health
The UND Center for Rural Health hosts the Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) State Partnership Grant Program which exists to work for the building of a comprehensive system of coordinated services for individuals with TBI and their families. The grant supports individuals with TBI, their family members, caregivers, service providers, advocates, and others to work together to build a stronger, more viable service system.