ABLE Accounts-Bank of ND: Similar to a 529 college savings account but is for individuals with disabilities and their families.
Dakota Center for Independent Living: Can provide a variety of services, their core services involve information/referral, peer support, individual and systems advocacy, independent living skills training, and transitional services. Can also provide accessibility assessments and representative payee service.
North Dakota Children’s Cabinet: Created in 2019 to assess, guide and coordinate the care for children across the state branches of government and the tribal nations.
Client Assistance Program (CAP): Federal funded grant designed to assist individuals with disabilities in resolving challenges they may experience with federally funded rehabilitation programs such as Vocational Rehabilitation, Centers for Independent Living and Tribal Vocational Rehabilitation Programs.
Community Action Partnership of ND: By combining local, state, private, and federal resources the Community Action Agencies enable low- and moderate-income people of all ages to secure the opportunities they need to obtain and maintain self-sufficiency.
Consumer Family Network: Dedicated to ensuring the mental healthcare system of ND, are consumer and family driven.
Guardianship: Once a child with special needs reaches the age of 16 and their parent/guardian wants to petition for guardianship of an incapacitated adult this page has many useful links and forms.
Durable Power of Attorney: Information on how to obtain power of attorney in North Dakota can be found here.
Family Voices: Provides families tools to make informed decisions, advocate for improved public and private policies, builds partnerships among professionals and families, and serves as a trusted resource on health care.
Human Service Zones (formerly county social services): A map with specific information regarding your county. These Zones have professionals on site who can help people that need a variety of services and supports.
North Dakota Medicaid Office: Information on eligibility, applying, etc. can all be found here.
Mental Health Advocacy Network: A North Dakota coalition advocating for consumer-driven mental health services.
Mental Health America: Their mission is to promote mental health through education, advocacy, understanding and access to quality care for all individuals.
National Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health: Parent-run advocacy organization focused on the needs of children and youth with emotional, behavioral, and mental disorders and their families.
ND Assistive: A non-profit organization that bridges the gap between ability and disability by matching people with assistive technology so they can live, work, play and contribute to their communities.
North Dakota Association of Community Providers: A state-wide association whose membership provides a wide range of services for people with disabilities – Developmental, Intellectual, Mental Health, and Physical.
ND Community of Practice: The mission of the ND Community of Practice for Transition is to work towards building, supporting, and sustaining community partnerships. The system promotes and improves the scope, opportunity and quality for youth with disabilities to adequately prepare for life and career beyond high school.
ND Disabilities Advocacy Consortium
ND Post Adopt Network: The ND Post Adopt Network is a service that provides support to families who have adopted from foster care, infant adoption, international adoption, other domestic adoptions, and to families who provide guardianship to a child in their home. ND Post Adopt Network is a support system that offers a wide array of services and is completely free to you and your family. One extremely important component of any adoption or guardianship is the support network that families have as their child/ren continues to develop.
Nexus-PATH Family Healing: Provide telehealth and in-person appointments for people needing mental health and trauma recovery support. We also support our communities with in-home, in-school, and other onsite therapy services. They serve children, teens, adults, couples and families.
ND Protection and Advocacy Project: ND P&A offers many programs to assist with uniting to champion the equality and inclusion of people with disabilities where they live, learn, work and play.
Pathfinder: Statewide nonprofit organization that offers resources to educate parents, youth, professionals, and the community, focusing on individuals birth-26 with learning differences or challenges.
The Arc of ND: The Arc is the largest national community-based organization advocating for and with people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) and serving them and their families. We work tirelessly to uphold our vision that every individual and family living with I/DD in the United States has access to the information, advocacy, and skills they need to support their full inclusion and participation in the community throughout their lifetimes.
Vocational Rehabilitation: Primary mission is to assist North Dakotans with disabilities to improve their employment opportunities and to assist North Dakota businesses in finding solutions to their disability-related issues.
Youth Empowering Social Status (YESS): YESS is a youth group ran by people with and without disabilities through Dakota Center for Independent Living. We aim to support our community through volunteering, spread awareness about disability, host events in the community, and much more!
Youthworks: Helping homeless, runaway, trafficked and struggling youth throughout North Dakota.