Welcome to NDCPD

NDCPD is North Dakota’s University Center for 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.”


The Beauty of Winter in North Dakota

Our Five Year Plan

News Items

Behavior Support Plan Institute

NDCPD hosted a Positive Behavior Support Plan Institute with presenter Dr. Cathy Pratt on January 30-31, 2018. Dr. Pratt and participants

discussed crisis behaviors, target behaviors, and behavior pathway. Dr. Pratt will return for Part 2 of this Institute on April 4-5 at the Quality Inn in Bismarck. For more information, please contact Hilory Liccini at 701-858-3008



National Survey on Health Reform & Disability

The NIDILRR-funded Collaborative on Health Reform and Independent Living is looking for adults with disabilities to complete an online survey about health insurance and health care. Adults ages 18-62 with any type of disability are encouraged to participate. The survey should take about 20 minutes to complete and your responses are anonymous. Click HERE to take the survey.




Archived News Items

NDCPD will implement four goals focused on the needs of people with developmental disabilities during 2017 - 2022. Click on the corresponding arrow icon in the circle for more information.

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 will 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.

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