500 University Avenue West, Minot, ND
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Image of Memorial Hall on the MSU campus with the sunrise Attacking people with disabilities is the lowest display of power I can think of ~ Morgan Freeman image of Minot State University campus signage There is no greater disability in society, than the inability to see a person as more ~ Robert M Hansel Image of two young girls with down syndome looking at at toy The problem is not a person’s disabilities. It is a society’s view of a person’s abilities. ~ unknown Image of an individual with disabilities smiling while stretching his arms out Although the world is full of suffering, it is full also of the overcoming of it. ~ Helen Keller

Our Five Year Plan​

NDCPD Core Goals for 2017-2022 (employment, education, aging and health)
NDCPD is a federally funded University of Excellence on Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD) and funding comes from the US Department of Health & Human Services. The timeline for funding is based on a 5-year cycle. At the beginning of each cycle, NDCPD leadership and staff identify goals and activities intended to improve the lives of people with disabilities in ND. In 2016, NDCPD staff began work on identifying goals for their 6th cycle of funding, fiscal year 2018-2022. 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 listed below.

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.
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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.

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ND citizens with intellectual and developmental disabilities will experience highest levels of quality of life and self-direction as part of healthy aging.

EDUCATION

ND children and youth with intellectual and developmental disabilities will have quality educational and early childhood services and systems.

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Health

ND citizens with intellectual and developmental disabilities will have improved quality and access to health services, systems, and information.​

Brooke Rosenau is an Early Interventionist in the Minot Infant Development Program @ NDCPD. She’s been with MIDP for 3 years. Before that, she was a Special Education teacher in Towner, ND.  Brooke is originally from Minot and is a 2010 MSU grad with a bachelor’s in Special Education and is in the process of obtaining a Master’s in Early Childhood Special Education.

Brooke and her husband, Rickie, own a heard of approximately 350 cattle, 2 horses, 3 goats and a sheep named Bubba!  They have a cattle hauling business which keeps them busy along with calving, springs work and haying.  Brooke and Rickie have two boys, Oliver is 3 and Liam is 1. They enjoy their time at their lake lot as well as spending time with family and friends. Brooke is most proud of her family and pursuing her master’s degree. Brooke never had any intentions of earning another degree past her Master’s – Congrats, Brooke!

Meet an NDCPD Team Member:
Jessica Reiswig
Jessica Reiswig is a Research Associate for the ASTEP project at NDCPD. She’s been employed at NDCPD for 2 years, first as an administrative secretary and recently, she was promoted to her new position in which she coordinates and oversees the ASTEP mentors.
 
Jessica was born and raised in Texas but has lived in other states. Jessica is married and they have three girls, two of which are enrolled at Minot State university, one in the nursing program and the other in medical lab sciences. Jessica’s third daughter is in elementary school.
 
When asked what achievements she is most proud of, her response was “many” But the most meaningful experience was organizing the Gifts for Grandparents project in December 2020 …
“I have a huge tender hear that can sometimes make life hard but with gifts for grandparents, I found a way to put it to good use. Thanks to all who helped me in so many ways I will never forget. Never ever.”

2021-22 Upcoming Events

July 13:  Therapeutic Response Workshop, MSU Campus. Contact Kari Schmidt for more information.

July 16:  NDCPD Consumer Advisory Council (CAC) Meeting, via zoom, 1-4:30 p.m. For more information, please contact Dr. Lori Garnes

Sept 10: Virtual North Dakota Power Up Health Conference; visit our WEBSITE for more information

Oct 12: Therapeutic Response Recertification Workshop, all day in Fargo. Contact Kari Schmidt for more information.

Oct 13: Regional Trainer’s meeting, all day in Mandan. Contact Kari Schmidt for more information.

Oct 14: Therapeutic Response Recertification Workshop, all day in Mandan. Contact Kari Schmidt for more information

Oct 15:  CAC Meeting, via Zoom, 1-4:30 p.m. For more information, please contact Dr. Lori Garnes

Sept 29: Great Plains Interdisciplinary Autism Diagnostic Clinic (GPIC), Williston. Contact Connie Irey for more information. 

Feb 16, 2022: Great Plains Interdisciplinary Autism Diagnostic Clinic (GPIC), Minot. Contact Connie Irey for more information. 

May 24, 2022: Great Plains Interdisciplinary Autism Diagnostic Clinic (GPIC), Williston. Contact Connie Irey for more information. 

 

 

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