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.”


Fall in North Dakota

by Donene Feist

Our Five Year Plan

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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.

Leaving Home & Finding Independence Through Opportunity

Click here to read more about Liz's story.



ACCESS Scholarship

The NDCPD Consumer Advisory Council has extended the deadline to receive applications for the ACCESS Scholarship to September 21, 2018. Click here to complete the application or call Dr. Brent Askvig at  1-800-233-1737 for more information.



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