500 University Avenue West, Minot, ND

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 Center of Excellence on Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD) which is part of a national network. The US Department of Health & Human Services provides funding for UCEDDs which are based on 5-year cycles. 

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 the NDCPD goals for their 6th funding cycle, fiscal year 2018-2022. Staff conducted a 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 on Employment, Aging, Education & Early Intervention and Health.

Currently, staff are working on identifying new goals for their 7th funding cycle, fiscal year 2022 through 2027.

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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.


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

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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!

2022 Upcoming NDCPD Events

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

Aug 10, 2022: Great Plains Interdisciplinary Autism Diagnostic Clinic (GPIC), Williston. Contact Nicole Nelson for more information. 

Aug 31, 2022: ND Power Up Health Conference, Bismarck. Contact Susie Mack for more information. 



If you are interested in a career with NDCPD, please go to www.minotstateu.edu/hr/jobs to view our open positions. Or send an email to ndcpd@minotstateu.edu.



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Minot State University Land Acknowledgement Statement:  MSU gratefully acknowledges the Native Peoples on whose ancestral lands we sit. We praise the Anishinaabe and Assiniboine Peoples, as well as the other sovereign nations of the northern plains whose land encompass North Dakota today: the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa, the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation, the Spirit Lake Nation, the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, and the Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate.


Scholarship Opportunity

Applications are being accepted for the M. Bryce Fifield
ACCESS Scholarship which is sponsored by the North Dakota
Center for Persons with Disabilities (NDCPD) at Minot State
University. This scholarship was created to assist students with
significant developmental disabilities attending MSU in
financing their college experience.

For more information and access to the application form,
go to: https://ndcpd.org/consumer-advisory-council-cac/

Deadline for applications: June 1, 2022