Welcome to NDCPD

NDCPD is North Dakota’s University Center of Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD). There are over 67 UCEDDs in the US. Staff at NDCPD provide training, technical assistance, service, research and information to people with disabilities, their family members, community agencies and state agencies. At NDCPD, it is our mission to “provide service, education, and research which empowers communities to welcome, value, and support the well-being and quality of life for people of all ages and abilities.”


October 12, 2020 marks NDCPD's 30th year of operations. Due to Covid-19, we're celebrating virtually. CLICK HERE to find out more!

Our Five Year Plan

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In 2016, NDCPD faculty and staff conducted a comprehensive needs assessment with individuals, constituents and agencies across North Dakota regarding the needs of individuals with disabilities.


Four goals were identified from that needs assessment which focus on the topics of Employment, Aging, Education & Early Intervention and Health.


During the years of 2017 through 2022, faculty and staff at NDCPD will work towards achieving those goals via various activities and initiatives.

Goal 1 - Employment: ND citizens with intellectual and developmental disabilities will have access to information, experiences, and supports that allows them to be successful in the general workforce.


Goal 2 - Aging: ND citizens with intellectual and developmental disabilities will experience highest levels of quality of life and self-direction as part of healthy aging.

Goal 3 - Educational and Early Childhood: ND children and youth with intellectual and developmental disabilities will have quality educational and early childhood services and systems.


Goal 4 - Health: ND citizens with intellectual and developmental disabilities will have improved quality and access to health services, systems, and information.


Gifts for Grandparents!

NDCPD Staffers, Cheryl Merck & Jessica Reiswig, are coordinating a gift giving event for residents at assisting living centers in Minot. Click HERE for more information or if you'd like to donate!









One Hundred Years: The History and Chronology of the ND Developmental Center

Book now available to read online here for free! If you would like to purchase the paperback book, call NDCPD @ 800-233-1737.







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