Our Five Year Plan
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.
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.
ND citizens with intellectual and developmental disabilities will experience highest levels of quality of life and self-direction as part of healthy aging.
ND children and youth with intellectual and developmental disabilities will have quality educational and early childhood services and systems.
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!
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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