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:
Kelly Drevecky
Kelly is an Early Interventionist as an Occupational Therapist for the Minot Infant Development Program at North Dakota Center for Persons with Disabilities.
He’s been with NDCPD since 1998, beginning with a contract through Trinity to provide occupational therapy consultation services for Infant Development and later directly hired in the spring of 2006 as an employee working. Kelly owns Prairie Therapy which is a pediatric and consulting occupational therapy business.
Kelly was born in Great Falls, MT, and grew up in Minot, ND.   He is married with two children.
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2021-22 Upcoming Events

Sept 14: Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH) Voucher Program  training. Contact Marilyn Undhjem  for more information.

Sept 21: Understanding Native Americans & Housing training. Contact Marilyn Undhjem  for more information.

Sept 28: Brain injury & Appropriate Housing Supports/Accommodation training. Contact Marilyn Undhjem  for more information.

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

Oct 7: Suicide Prevention SafeTALK training 6-9 pm at Zion Lutheran Church, Minot, ND. Contact Christine Brigden  for more information.

Oct 12: Bridges out of Poverty training (online). Contact Marilyn Undhjem  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

Oct 28: Suicide Prevention SafeTALK training 6-9 pm at Zion Lutheran Church, Minot, ND. Contact Christine Brigden  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. 

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

 

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