Latest facts and statistics, news, and information of interest for persons with disabilities in the State of North Dakota.
North Dakota Disability Resources
North Dakota Services to Individuals with Disabilities
Disability Services Division in the Department of Human Services was formed in July 1996, through the merger of the Division of Developmental Disabilities and the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation - http://www.nd.gov/dhs/services/disabilities/
Rocky Mountain DBTAC
Our mission is to provide information on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to individuals and organizations in Colorado, Utah, Montana, Wyoming, North Dakota, and South Dakota - http://www.ada-infonet.org
North Dakota Association of the Blind
We strive to enhance the way of life for persons who are visually impaired, to improve their opportunities for employment, and to create public awareness about persons with sight loss - http://www.ndab.org
North Dakota Dual Sensory ProjectThe mission of the Project is to promote academic achievement and to improve the results for children with disabilities by providing technical assistance (TA), supporting model demonstration projects, disseminating useful information, and implementing activities that are supported by scientifically based research - http://www.nd.gov/deafblind/
North Dakota School for the Deaf (NDSD)
The North Dakota School for the Deaf is a school using specialized methods of instruction for hearing impaired youth - http://www.nd.gov/ndsd/
North Dakota Association for the Disabled (NDAD)
The North Dakota Association for the Disabled is a nonprofit, charitable organization founded by concerned citizens for the purpose of assisting people with mental and physical disabilities in the state of North Dakota, many of whom are not eligible for services from other agencies - http://www.ndad.org
University of North Dakota, Disability Services
We envision a University where the enrollment of students with disabilities is comparable to the occurrence of disability in the general population - http://www.und.nodak.edu/dept/dss/
Statistics: North Dakota Disability
There are an estimated 88,000 people in North Dakota over the age of five who have a form of disability.
Approximately 13,000 people, or 2.3% of the state's population, experience difficulties with performing activities of daily living such as dressing, bathing, or getting around inside of their homes.
There are around 45,000 people in the state who have a form of work disability, and around 23,000 people with disabilities in North Dakota who are employed.
Around 2,000 people with disabilities in the state are unemployed, while 17,000 are currently not in the workforce.