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.”


After 4 months of working remotely due to Covid-19, NDCPD staff are back in their campus offices in Memorial Hall. We’ve taken several precautions in light of Covid-19. We’ve provided training to our staff on Covid-19 best practices as well as equipped our common areas and meeting spaces with necessary supplies and social distancing measures. While our offices are open, staff will continue to utilize virtual technology as much as possible.  To assure the safety of our staff and constituents, extra precautions and protocols have been put in place for our staff that work directly with the public.


We welcome any and all inquiries about the Center, any of our projects, or any disability-related questions. Our staff are here and ready to help! However, our preferred contact method is either a phone call (701-858-3580 or 800-233-1737) or an email (ndcpd@minotstateu.edu). If you need to visit with a staff member in person, please call ahead to make the appropriate arrangements.



Click HERE for resources related to disabilities. 

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.


Click on the corresponding arrow icon in the circle below for more information about each goal.

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.

New NDCPD Projects Receive Funding!

New projects receive funding:

  • FindSafe project, click here for more information.
  • LIAW (Living in an Adult World with ID/DD Youth Project); contact JoLynn Webster for more information.





Inclusive Supported Employment!

An International Learning Series

NDCPD and NAKU are hosting a series of international discussions on inclusive supported employment. Click here for more information.


The next webinar will be held in September on Implementation Examples, date to be determined.


If you have questions, contact Dr. Askvig at brent.askvig@minotstateu.edu


Archived video below.




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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