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.”


Photo Credit: Vanessa Rovig, NDCPD Staff Member

Our Five Year Plan

News Items


ND Power Up Health Conference, 9/13/19

Join us for the day, our Keynote Speaker is Mr. Chris Ulmer, and our featured speaker is Ms. Julie Beckett!  Click HERE for conference brochure and registration information.


Inclusive Supported Employment!

An International Learning Series

NDCPD and the National Competence Center on DD (NAKU from Norway) are pleased to announce an international opportunity for learning and discussion on inclusive supported employment. Click here for more information.


NDCPD CAC Legislative Platform 2019

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One Hundred Years:

The History and Chronology of the North Dakota Developmental Center Book now available here for free!



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 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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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.

What do you know about CUSTOMIZED EMPLOYMENT?

  • Click HERE to read a topical                          paper on customized employment.
  • And then click HERE to test                           your knowledge.


If questions, contact Linda Madsen.



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