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

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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 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.


If questions, contact Linda Madsen.

What do you know about Faith-Based Employment for People with Disabilities?


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

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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.

Register Here for the first webinar.




One Hundred Years:

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





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