NDCPD Community Services

Upcoming Training Events




MSU Online Programs in DD

MSU Disabilities Studies Class


Current Services


Early Intervention (birth to three years old)

Infant Development Programs (serving Minot and the surrounding areas)

These programs support activities for identified infants (birth-3) who are developmentally delayed, high risk, or at risk at no cost to the families. In addition, these programs provide community-based services and family friendly activities to promote child and family development. For more information…


Right Track

This program identifies infant and toddlers who may be at risk for Developmental Disabilities. Through home visits, regional coordinators provide developmental screenings, refer children to other services as appropriate, and provide developmental information to families.
For more information contact Dianne Bossart at 701-858-3054 or email dianne.bossert@minotstateu.edu.


Experienced Parent

This project provides information and support to parents with a child enrolled in Developmental Disabilities services including the Infant Development Programs. For more information contact Dianne Bossart at 701-858-3054 or email dianne.bossert@minotstateu.edu.


School Aged Children and Young Adults

Great Plains Interdisciplinary Diagnostic Clinic (GPIC)

The Great Plains Interdisciplinary Diagnostic Clinic (GPIC) is funded through the North Dakota Department of Health through the Children’s Special Health Services Division.  The project is designed to conduct regionally located diagnostic services in two locations in North Dakota.  The project’s goals are (1) conduct four ASD assessment clinics annually in an interdisciplinary manner, (2) increase Collaboration among community partners, and (3) develop written resources for families of young children diagnosed with ASD.


Older Adults

ND Senior Medicare Patrol

This project provides education and one-on-one services that enable ND seniors and their caregivers to decrease the potential for healthcare errors, fraud and abuse. For more information contact Linda Madsen at 701-858-3424 or email linda.madsen@minotstateu.edu.

Community Service & Training Coordinator - Zoe Winkler

Contact Information:


Ms. ZoeAnn Winkler

Minot State University

500 University Avenue West

Minot, ND 58707



Ms. Winkler joined NDCPD in January 2014.  Her role at NDCPD is as an ASPIRE (Achieving Success by Promoting Readiness in Education and Employment) Case Manager.  ASPIRE’s goal is to increase a youth and family’s overall household income, and thereby reduce the household’s dependence upon public benefits, by increased educational attainment and increased career achievement.  The second purpose is to inform federal policymakers through evaluation of interventions and outcomes. ASPIRE will recruit and enroll 2000 youth ages 14 to 16 who receive Supplemental Security Income.  Half of the youth and families who enroll will be provided additional services and supports. The ASPIRE team will assist youth and families to find and use services in their communities.


Formally a Treatment Manager at residential facility for over 10 years.  She worked with youth in residential care, emergency shelter care and a STEP (Short-term Evaluation Program). Youth had problems which included conduct disorder, autism spectrum disorders, borderline personality disorder, depression, anxiety disorders, chemical dependency, sexual offending; and issues related to trauma, abuse and neglect.  Prior employment included Adult Probation Officer and case manager/direct care staff in Illinois.


ZoeAnn Winkler has a Bachelor of Science degree in Addiction Studies and Criminal Justice from Minot State University.




Ms. Winkler's Vita (pdf document)