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!
Nicole Nelson is an Early Interventionist for the Minot Infant Development Program at NDCPD. She’s been with NDCPD for three years, first as an internship and then a full-time early interventionist.
Nicole graduated in 2018 with her bachelor’s degree in Social Work. Prior to working for MIDP, she worked for ING/VOYA for 15 years. Nicole is originally from Minot but has lived in other places across the US. She is the mother of three and her family loves animals! Nicole says they’ve adopted way too many! Nicole is most proud of going back to school as an older than average student to earn her bachelor’s degree.
2021 Upcoming Events
July 13: Therapeutic Response Workshop, MSU Campus. Contact Kari Schmidt for more information
July 16: CAC Meeting, via zoom, 1-4:30 p.m.
Aug 11: Great Plains Interdisciplinary Autism Diagnostic Clinic (GPIC),Williston. Contact Connie Irey for more information.
Sept 10: Virtual North Dakota Power Up Health Conference; visit our WEBSITE for more information
Oct 6: Great Plains Interdisciplinary Autism Diagnostic Clinic (GPIC), Belcourt. Contact Connie Irey 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.