North Dakota Center for Persons with Disabilities

Welcome to NDCPD's website. Our site has a new look created for today's technology and based on results from a survey conducted with people with disabilities.  NDCPD hopes you find our site informational and easy to navigate.  NDCPD is always interested in opinions and feedback; satisfaction survey. NDCPD is a University Center of Excellence on Developmental Disabilities, Education, Research and Services located at Minot State University. It is part of a network of similar programs at universities (UCEDD) throughout the United States.

NDCPD Senior Medicaid Patrol - Brenda








You are invited!

Disability Awareness Day at the ND State Capitol - February 16, 2017

(more info... pdf)



ND Navigator Project Ready for Open Enrollment 2016














More Than 70 Percent of Consumers Can Find Marketplace Plans for Less than $75 Per Month


Health Insurance Marketplace consumers can now visit to check out their options for 2017 coverage in advance of the start of Open Enrollment on November 1. A new report released today shows that 72 percent of Marketplace consumers in states using will be able to find plans with a premium of less than $75 per month and 77 percent will be able to find plans with premiums below $100, taking into account financial assistance. The report also shows that consumers will have options, with an average of 30 health insurance plans to choose from.


contact ND Navigator Project for assistance



ND Navigator Prairie Public Radio Main Street Interview







North Dakota Disabilities Advocacy Consortium (NDDAC) logo










ASTEP - Advancing Students Toward Education and Employment Program

Is college a possibility for young people  with Intellectual Disabilities? YES! With ASTEP.


NDCPD Launces First iPad App


The North Dakota Center for Persons with Disabilities (NDCPD), a Center of Excellence at Minot State University, launched its first iPad application, "Fill Your Plate with Color," an app developed for and tested by individuals with intellectual disabilities. This app teaches the importance of including colorful fruits and vegetables in a healthy diet.


Read more... (www link)










ND Disability-Related Legislation

01/12/2017 (pdf)


Public Testimony Schedule has been posted on the DHS Home Page


DHS Testimony Index


Public Testimony Schedule:


NOTE: Times are subject to change





2016-2017 Diversity Fellow

                               Lyle Poitra is a         
                               member of the
                               Turtle Mountain
                               Band of Chippewa
                               Indians. He has
                               lived and worked
                               most of his life on
                               the Turtle
                               reservation in
                               Belcourt, North
                               Dakota, which is located within 15 miles of the Canadian border. He received his Associate of Arts degree from the Turtle Mountain Community College and a Bachelor of Science degree in Business from Mayville State University in 1984.  He has been involved with community development and professional grant writing on behalf of the tribal college and government more than 30 years. Lyle has been civically engaged in the tribal community through his grant writing, planning, research and organizational development. He helped secure funding for a diverse range of programmatic and facility projects; most recently the newly constructed Turtle Mountain Heritage Center, the Byron Dorgan Youth Wellness Center Complex, the Anishinabe Cultural Wellness Center, and the Belcourt Lake Rejuvenation Project.


Lyle has a special heart for individuals with disabilities who live in impoverished conditions. He maintains personal friendships with several tribal members who have hearing loss and helped care for a brother who experienced physical disabilities due to a traumatic injury. Lyle is committed to being an advocate and “voice” to help his people leverage resources for their economic and social benefit.


Lyle can be reached by phone at

(701) 550-5153 or by





Fitness for Everyone - Part of the Creating Inclusive Recreational and Fitness Facilities in ND project.

(more info... pdf)


Employment Opportunities -

Research Associate (Early Interventionist / SLP)

(more info... www link)




NDCPD   Memorial Hall   500 University Ave West   Minot, ND 58707   1-800-233-1737



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