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



Invitation to NDCPD’s Open House and announcement of its new five year plan, on August 29th, 2017
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Scholarship Opportunity

Applications are being accepted for the ACCESSScholarship which is sponsored by the North Dakota Center for Persons with Disabilities (NDCPD) at Minot State University. This scholarship was created to assist students with significant developmental disabilities attending MSU in financing their college experience.

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ASTEP - Advancing Students Toward Education and Employment Program

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



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

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ASTEP logo - Advancing Students Toward Education and Employment Program

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)


ADA International Fellowship Program

Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs’ Professional Fellows Division, this program supports 20 mid-career professionals from Brazil, Kenya, Peru, and Tanzania, selected through a competitive process, to participate in a five-week intensive fellowship program at a university-based research and education center for disabilities in the U.S. The program is focused on inclusive education and seeks to strengthen education access for people with disabilities globally.

Read more about the ADA International Fellowship Program (www link)


Meet the 2016-2017 Diversity Fellows (more info... www link)







2017 Web Satisfaction Survey

survey web link





Ms. Hilory

Liccini named

new Assistant

Director at

ND Center for

Persons with



The North

Dakota Center

for Persons with


(NDCPD) at Minot State University is proud to announce that Ms. Hilory Liccini has been appointed to the position of Assistant Director. Ms. Liccini will be taking the position of Ms. Mary Mercer who is retiring in July.


Ms. Liccini holds a bachelor’s degree in Communication Science Disorders from Nazareth College of Rochester, NY and a master’s degree in Elementary Education from University of West Florida in Pensacola, FL. She has been with NDCPD for 7 years, most currently in the role of principal investigator and research associate for projects on autism, early intervention, and community behavioral supports. Liccini also serves as a Core Function Coordinator for NDCPD in Community Services. She will continue to work on the Behavior Support Plans project funded by the ND Department of Human Services as well as assist with the development of additional projects that support individuals with developmental disabilities.


Ms. Liccini will be responsible for staff development, training and technical assistance for new and established principal investigators in the Center. This includes assistance with personnel decisions, annual reporting, budgeting, and program evaluation. She will also serve on NDCPD’s Executive Leadership Team.


Along with her duties at NDCPD, Ms. Liccini serves on the Board of Directors of the Minot Area Companions for Children, and is a member of the North Dakota IDEA Advisory Committee for the ND Department of Public Instruction. Additionally she is an adjunct instructor for the Minot State University Department of Special Education.


For more information contact Dr. Brent Askvig, Executive Director NDCPD at 701-858-3580 or

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



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