North Dakota
This bill establishes that the goal of the Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities is to improve employment outcomes for working-age adults with disabilities, including by coordinating and collaborating to remove barriers in reaching competitive integrated employment.
ASTEP is a postsecondary education program for students with intellectual disabilities. It provides students an opportunity to take college classes, engage in career development and independent living activities, and participate in campus life.
Operating Entity: Minot State University
Entity Type: College / University
The North Dakota School for the Deaf provides assistance for students transitioning from high school, including around assistive technology, career exploration, and transition supports unique for people with hearing loss.
Operating Entity: North Dakota Department of Public Instruction, North Dakota School for the Deaf
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
This program enables individuals with disabilities, service providers and others to learn about, access, and acquire assistive technology needed for education, employment, and community living. Services include device demonstrations, reutilization, loans, and financing.
Operating Entity: North Dakota Assistive
Entity Type: Non-Profit / Community Organization
The Business Enterprise Program helps people who are blind become food service or vending operators.
Operating Entity: North Dakota Department of Human Services, Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
CAP helps individuals who experience problems when applying for or receiving vocational rehabilitation or independent living services. This includes advising and informing individuals of their rights and providing advocacy services.
Operating Entity: Disability Rights North Dakota
Entity Type: Non-Profit / Community Organization
This program includes prevocational services, as well as small group and individual employment supports, to help individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities obtain and maintain employment.
Operating Entity: North Dakota Department of Human Services, Developmental Disabilities Division
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
This program assists individuals with disabilities in assessing job interests and locating jobs, obtaining employment, and maintaining employment.
Operating Entity: Easterseals Goodwill of North Dakota
Entity Type: Non-Profit / Community Organization
The North Dakota Division of Vocational Rehabilitation and North Dakota Vision Services/School for the Blind co-sponsor an annual summer program for students who are blind or visually impaired and who are currently in grades 9-12. It focuses on lessons regarding college and employment readiness, including higher education access and employment skills such as interviewing and job research.
Operating Entity: --
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
North Dakota Vision Services/School for the Blind offers in-service training for teachers, paraprofessionals, parents, and others working with persons with visual impairments. Training may focus on any aspect of service to individuals with visual impairments, with a particular emphasis on the expanded core curriculum which includes career education.
Operating Entity: North Dakota Department of Public Instruction, North Dakota Vision Services/School for the Blind (NDVS/SB)
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
The IMPCCT Consortium provides training and technical assistance to help institutions of higher education develop inclusive programs consisting of inclusive college course work, career development, self-determination, independent living and pre-employment skills training, and campus inclusion.
Operating Entity: Minot State University, North Dakota Center for People with Disabilities (NDCPD)
Entity Type: College / University
This program provides a range of independent living services to people with disabilities at Centers for Independent Living across the state. Services include help connecting to local services, assistance with job searches, local transit skills training, assistive technology help, peer mentoring support, assistance with school-to-career transitions, self-advocacy help, and more.
Operating Entity: --
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
The North Dakota Community of Practice for Transition promotes and improves the scope, opportunity, and quality of opportunities for youth with disabilities to prepare for life and career beyond high school. It works across groups and localities to share information, address issues, learn together, find shared goals and define shared work, and improve practice. The group focuses on developing the community by inviting relevant state agencies, and identifying groups that are involved in transition.
Operating Entity: North Dakota Department of Human Services, Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
ND CREATE collaborates with agencies to build capacity to deliver customized employment services and support integrated, competitive employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities in day supports and/or non-integrated environments. Services include face-to-face training sessions, webinars, training modules, individualized coaching and technical assistance, in-field mentoring, and on-site visits.
Operating Entity: Minot State University, North Dakota Center for People with Disabilities (NDCPD)
Entity Type: College / University
These 16 programs assist eligible students (including those with disabilities) in achieving a bachelor-level post-secondary education. All TRIO programs provide retention-based academic and personal services that are designed to prepare participants for subsequent levels of education.
Operating Entity: --
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
This program supports Parent Training and Information Centers and Community Parent Resource Centers in 16 midwestern and western states. Services include one-to-one consultations, trainings and webinars, peer-to-peer mentoring, site visits, non-profit management tools, and more.
Operating Entity: WI FACETS
Entity Type: Non-Profit / Community Organization
This program provides a variety of direct services for children and youth with disabilities, families, professionals, and other organizations that support them. This includes helping parents participate effectively in their children’s education and development and partnering with professionals and policymakers to improve outcomes for children with disabilities.
Operating Entity: Pathfinder Services of North Dakota
Entity Type: Non-Profit / Community Organization
Pre-ETS assist students with disabilities in identifying career interests and developing skills to be successful in the workplace. This includes five required activities: job exploration counseling, work-based learning experiences, workplace readiness training, counseling on comprehensive transition or postsecondary educational programs, and instruction in self-advocacy.
Operating Entity: --
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
This program protects individuals with disabilities by empowering them and advocating on their behalf. This includes providing information and referrals, providing training and technical assistance to service providers, and conducting self-advocacy training.
Operating Entity: Disability Rights North Dakota
Entity Type: Non-Profit / Community Organization
This program helps clients with disabilities pursue self-employment through a systematic, step-by-step process that includes helping clients understand the challenges of self-employment and assess their self-employment readiness.
Operating Entity: North Dakota Department of Human Services, Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
This program helps facilitate a smooth transition to post-secondary education or employment for students with disabilities. Services focus on evaluations, assistive technology, training, and employment.
Operating Entity: North Dakota Department of Human Services, Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
Supported Employment provides training and ongoing support to help individuals with the most significant disabilities maintain employment.
Operating Entity: North Dakota Department of Human Services, Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
This program provides culturally relevant vocational rehabilitation services to assist Alaska Native and American Indian individuals with disabilities residing on or near reservations in the state to prepare for and engage in gainful employment. Program services are provided under an individualized plan for employment.
Operating Entity: --
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
This program offers both Small Group and Individual Employment Support, to provide long-term ongoing supports to assist individuals with disabilities in maintaining paid employment in an integrated setting or self-employment.
Operating Entity: Anne Carlsen Center
Entity Type: Non-Profit / Community Organization
This program help out-of-school and in-school youth with one or more barriers to employment (including having a disability) prepare for and secure employment and postsecondary education opportunities. Services include tutoring; work experiences; occupational skills training; leadership development opportunities; and postsecondary education and training preparation activities.
Operating Entity: --
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
This program helps individuals with disabilities who are receiving Social Security Disability benefits make informed choices about work and make a successful transition to self-sufficiency.
Operating Entity: Montana State University - Billings, Montana Center for Inclusive Education
Entity Type: College / University
This is a document with guidance for educators and parents regarding the services provided relating to education during COVID-19 as well as resources. It lists special education considerations for schools reopening, significant policies influencing special education, guidance for parents attempting to assist their student with a disability with distance learning, and additional educational resources for parents, educators, and students with disabiliteis
Operating Entity: North Dakota Department of Public Instruction
This is a document with frequently asked questions and answers regarding people with developmental disabilities during COVID-19. Specifically, it highlights North Dakota's "In Home Services" program, in which students with disabiliteis can receive support from in-person instructors at home.
Operating Entity: North Dakota Human Services