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Here is information we have put together to help you make connections in the community. We have links to various agencies and organizations in North Dakota serving families of a child, teen, or young adult with a disability. Please contact us at 701-837-7500 or email us at info@pathfinder-nd.org if you would like your agency or service listed. Please include a link to your webpage or social media.

State Agencies

Human Service Centers

University-based Programs

Independent Living Centers

Support Organizations & Services

This page offers links to state agencies, as well as organizations and services for families of a child with a disability.

State Agencies

Human Service Centers

University-based Programs

Independent Living Centers

Support Organizations & Services

State Agencies

Children's Special Health Services

Children's Special Health Services

The mission of the Division of Special Health Services (SHS) is to promote a system of care and services that improves the health and well-being of individuals with special health care needs and their families.
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ND Department of Public Instruction (DPI)

ND Department of Public Instruction (DPI)

NDDPI is a recognized and respected leader in providing a system of support to schools to ensure that all students have the opportunity to achieve their maximum potential and become life-long learners. Their mission is to partner with schools and communities to provide a statewide system of excellent service and support to ensure a healthy school environment that fosters student success.
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ND Developmental Disabilities Services

ND Developmental Disabilities Services

Developmental Disabilities provides support and training to individuals and families in order to maximize community and family inclusion, independence, and self-sufficiency; to prevent institutionalization; and to enable institutionalized individuals to return to the community.
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ND Protection & Advocacy Project

ND Protection & Advocacy Project

P&A is an independent state agency established in 1977 to advance the human and legal rights of people with disabilities. P&A strives to create an inclusive society that values each individual.
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ND School for the Deaf/Resource Center for Deaf and Hard of Hearing

ND School for the Deaf/Resource Center for Deaf and Hard of Hearing

The North Dakota School for the Deaf/Resource Center for Deaf and Hard of Hearing (NDSD/RCDHH) is an educational institution for the education of persons of all ages with severe to profound hearing loss that looks at the individual needs of the child and family. 
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North Dakota Division of Vocational Rehabilitation

North Dakota Division of Vocational Rehabilitation

The primary mission of Vocational Rehabilitation 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.
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North Dakota State Council on Developmental Disabilities

North Dakota State Council on Developmental Disabilities

The mission of NDSCDD is to promote and create positive change for people with developmental disabilities and their families.
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North Dakota Vision Services/School for the Blind (NDVS/SB)

North Dakota Vision Services/School for the Blind (NDVS/SB)

North Dakota Vision Services/School for the Blind (NDVS/SB) provides statewide leadership, center based programming, and regionalized outreach services ensuring that the specialized needs of persons of all ages who are blind or visually impaired are met. NDVS/SB is a division of the Department of Public Instruction, and is located in Grand Forks, with regional offices in Fargo, Jamestown, Minot and Bismarck.
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The North Dakota Dual Sensory Project

The North Dakota Dual Sensory Project

The North Dakota Dual Sensory Project website. We are a federally-funded, statewide technical assistance and training project designed to support educators and families of children birth through 21 who are deaf-blind.
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Human Service Centers

Badlands Human Service Center: Region VIII

Badlands Human Service Center: Region VIII

Badlands Human Service Center is one of eight regional human service centers within the North Dakota Department of Human Services. The center provides a wide range of human services to the residents of Adams, Billings, Bowman, Dunn, Hettinger, Golden Valley, Slope and Stark counties.
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Lake Region Human Service Center: Region III

Lake Region Human Service Center: Region III

Lake Region Human Service Center is one of eight regional human service centers within the North Dakota Department of Human Services. The center provides a wide range of human services to the residents of Benson, Cavalier, Eddy, Ramsey, Rolette and Towner counties.
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North Central Human Service Center: Region II

North Central Human Service Center: Region II

North Central Human Service Center is one of the eight regional human service centers in North Dakota offering comprehensive services. The center has been the leader in community mental health since it was organized in 1981 under the North Dakota Department of Human Services and it serves a seven-county catchment area that includes Bottineau, Burke, McHenry, Mountrail, Pierce, Renville, and Ward counties.
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Northeast Human Service Center: Region IV

Northeast Human Service Center: Region IV

Northeast Human Service Center is one of eight regional human service centers within the North Dakota Department of Human Services. The center provides a wide range of human services to the residents of Grand Forks, Walsh, Pembina and Nelson counties.
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Northwest Human Service Center: Region I

Northwest Human Service Center: Region I

Northwest Human Service Center is one of eight regional human service centers within the ND Department of Human Services. The center provides help to individuals and families with concerns including personal and emotional problems, family and relationship issues, addiction, disabilities. The center serves an area that includes Divide, McKenzie, and Williams counties, Trenton Indian Service Area and part of the Fort Berthold.
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South Central Human Service Center: Region VI

South Central Human Service Center: Region VI

South Central Human Service Center is one of eight regional human service centers within the North Dakota Department of Human Services. The center provides a wide range of human services to the residents of Barnes, Dickey, Foster, Griggs, LaMoure, Logan, McIntosh, Stutsman, and Wells counties.
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Southeast Human Service Center: Region V

Southeast Human Service Center: Region V

Southeast Human Service Center is one of eight regional human service centers within the North Dakota Department of Human Services. The center provides a wide range of human services to the residents of Cass, Ransom, Richland, Sargent, Steele, and Traill counties.
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West Central Human Service Center: Region VII

West Central Human Service Center: Region VII

West Central Human Service Center is one of eight regional human service centers within the North Dakota Department of Human Services designed to provide a wide range of behavioral health and other human services. The center serves a ten-county area that includes Burleigh, Emmons, Grant, Kidder, McLean, Mercer, Morton, Oliver, Sheridan, and Sioux counties, the Standing Rock Indian Reservation, and part of the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation.
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University-based Programs

NDSU Parent Education Network

NDSU Parent Education Network

The mission of the North Dakota Parent Education Network is to provide research-based parent education to North Dakota Parents.
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North Dakota Center for Persons with Disabilities (NDCPD)

North Dakota Center for Persons with Disabilities (NDCPD)

NDCPD is North Dakota's University Center of Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD). Staff at NDCPD provide training, technical assistance, service, research and information to people with disabilities, their family members, community agencies and state agencies.
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Independent Living Centers

Dakota Center for Independent Living

Dakota Center for Independent Living

The Dakota Center for Independent Living (DCIL), provides services and programs for persons from cross disability groups.
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Freedom Resource Center For Independent Living, Inc.

Freedom Resource Center For Independent Living, Inc.

Freedom Resource Center is a disability rights organization. Their mission is to provide services that increase independence for people with disabilities.
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Independence, Inc.

Independence, Inc.

Independence, Inc. is a Resource Center for Independent Living in North Dakota. They are a private, nonprofit corporation that provides services to maximize the independence of individuals with disabilities.
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Options: Interstate Resource Center for Independent Living

Options: Interstate Resource Center for Independent Living

Options, RCIL assists individuals with disabilities to live independently in the communities of their choice.
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Support Organizations & Services

Anne Carlsen Center

Anne Carlsen Center

Anne Carlsen is a non-profit organization providing individuals with developmental disabilities or delays with services and supports for almost 80 years.
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Child Care Aware of North Dakota

Child Care Aware of North Dakota

Child Care Aware is a training and information hub for child care providers and offers parents customized referrals to licensed child care options. They work to build the capacity of child care in North Dakota and insure that children have the opportunity to play and learn in a safe and healthy environment.
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Designer Genes of North Dakota

Designer Genes of North Dakota

The mission of Designer Genes is to strengthen opportunities for individuals with Down syndrome and those who support them to earn, learn, and belong. We see a community that embraces, respects, and supports people of all abilities, especially those with Down syndrome.
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Family Voices of North Dakota

Family Voices of North Dakota

FVND assists families of children and youth with a chronic health condition or disability for the state of North Dakota.
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Haley's Hope

Haley's Hope

Haley's Hope is dedicated to serving the 1 in 5 people with dyslexia in our community, helping them to master reading, writing, and spelling through consulting and one-on-one tutoring.
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HIT

HIT

HIT provides a variety of services to people with disabilities in western North Dakota. HIT is always seeking ways to fill unmet needs for people with disabilities and ways to improve upon the services we currently offer.
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Mental Health America of North Dakota (MHAND)

Mental Health America of North Dakota (MHAND)

Mental Health America of North Dakota (MHAND)  is a  consumer-run 501(c)(3)  non-profit organization.  Since 1952,  the residents of our state have had a safe,  trusted and confidential place to turn when seeking help for behavioral health (mental health and substance use) issues.  MHAND promotes mental wellness for the health and well-being of all North Dakotans – every day and in times of crisis.
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ND Assistive

ND Assistive

ND Assistive is a non-profit organization that strives to bring assistive technology devices and services into the lives of North Dakotans and Minnesotans of all ages who need it. Their goal is to help bridge the gap between ability and disability using assistive technology.
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ND Association for the Disabled (NDAD)

ND Association for the Disabled (NDAD)

NDAD is a nonprofit, charitable organization founded in 1975 by concerned citizens for the purpose of assisting people with disabilities in the state of North Dakota, many of whom are not eligible for services from other agencies, with offices in Grand Forks, Fargo, Minot and Williston. NDAD's headquarters is in Grand Forks.
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ND Federation of Families for Children's Mental Health

ND Federation of Families for Children's Mental Health

ND Federation of Families for Children's Mental Health is a parent-run organization focused on the needs of children and youth with emotional, behavioral or mental disorders and their families.
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North Dakota Association of the Blind (NDAB)

North Dakota Association of the Blind (NDAB)

The North Dakota Association of the Blind (NDAB) strives to enhance the way of life for people who are visually impaired, to improve their opportunities for employment, and to create public awareness about persons with sight loss.
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North Dakota Autism Center

North Dakota Autism Center

The North Dakota Autism Center is dedicated to helping people and families affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and other developmental disabilities through our excellent care, therapy, advocacy, and support.
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North Dakota Brain Injury Network

North Dakota Brain Injury Network

The North Dakota Brain Injury Network (NDBIN) is funded by a contract with the North Dakota Department of Human Services to provide information and support to individuals with brain injury and family members, and to assist them with navigating the service system.
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North Dakota Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Program

North Dakota Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Program

ND EHDI is North Dakota's Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Program (EHDI) working to provide hearing screenings to all newborns in the state before hospital discharge and to refer those identified with a hearing loss to appropriate early intervention services.
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North Dakota Hands & Voices

North Dakota Hands & Voices

Hands & Voices is dedicated to supporting families with children who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing without a bias around communication modes or methodology. They are a parent-driven non-profit organization providing families with the resources, networks, and information they need to improve communication access and educational outcomes for their children.
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Red River Valley Asperger-Autism Network

Red River Valley Asperger-Autism Network

The Red River Valley Asperger-Autism Network's mission is to educate, empower, advocate and support individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD).
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Rehab Services, Inc. (RSI)

Rehab Services, Inc. (RSI)

RSI was started in 1988 to provide supported employment services in the Minot community for persons with disabilities. Since its inception, RSI has become a community leader in employment programs for persons with disabilities.
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