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.”



Our Five Year Plan

News Items

NDACP Conference and special screening of the film entitled "Intelligent Lives:

On May 2 through the 4th, NDCPD will be hosting the 32nd annual NDACP Conference in Fargo, ND at the Delta Marriott Hotel. There will be a special film screening of Dan Habib's newest film, INTELLIGENT LIVES.  Click HERE for more information.


Collaborations in Africa

Lori Garnes and Evan Borisinkoff traveled to Africa to collaborate with Kenya educational agencies and other international partners on disability topics. Click HERE to learn more.


Food Festival

NDCPD's Cultural and Diversity Committee (CDAC) hosted a Food Festival. Click HERE to learn more.



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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