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.”


Scholarship Opportunity!

Applications are being accepted for the M. Bryce Fifield Access Scholarship. This scholarship was created to assist students with significant developmental disabilities attending MSU and DCB in financing their college experience.

Click HERE for the application.



As of 3-20-2020, the offices of NDCPD will be closed. Our faculty and staff, however, will continue to work from home and all can be reached via email. If you need assistance, please send an email to ndcpd@minotstateu.edu and we'll respond as soon as possible.


Do your part in the prevention of Covid19 and practice staying healthy. NDCPD staff and faculty are committed to assisting the disability population with relevant and important information. Below are some links that will assist you and your family members in coping with COVID-19.


Click HERE for resources related to disabilities.

 Be healthy, stay safe!

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.

Human Services receives federal grant to help older adults stay connected and to address other COVID-19-related needs. Click here 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.


Due to COVID-19 issues, we were forced to cancel the March 18th Inclusive supported Employment International Webinar which was going to focus on International Law & Policy. We are happy to announce that we are able to reschedule this webinar to Wednesday, June 3, 2020 from 11am-12:30pm CST. If you would like to participate, please register now. If you have any questions, contact Dr. Askvig at brent.askvig@minotstateu.edu.


Archived video below.



ND State Council on Developmental Disabilities Grant Opportunity!

Funding for time-limited projects is available to assist in filling gaps in services that people with developmental disabilities and their families are experiencing due to the COVID-19 pandemic. For more information, contact Julie Horntvedt @ jhorntvedt@nd.gov



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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