Complete update - 10/2007 Partial update - 3/5/2008

The offices listed on this state sheet are primarily state-level offices. Even if an office is not close to your home, they can usually put you in touch with resources in your community, as well as provide you with information and assistance about disability issues in your state. If you find that an address or number has changed or is incorrect, please e-mail us at nichcy@aed.org and let us know.

Age of Eligibility

Each state sets eligibility ages for services to children and youth with disabilities. For current information concerning this state, please contact the office listed under Department of Education: Special Education.

State Agencies and Organizations

United States Senators Honorable Kent Conrad (D) 530 Hart Senate Office Building Washington, DC 20510 (202) 224-2043 (202) 224-7776 (Fax) E-mail Web Form: http://conrad.senate.gov/webform.html Web: http://conrad.senate.gov Honorable Byron L. Dorgan (D) 322 Hart Senate Office Building Washington, DC 20510 (202) 224-2551 (202) 224-1193 (Fax) E-mail: senator@dorgan.senate.gov Web: http://dorgan.senate.gov United States Representatives To find the contact information for your representative in the House of the U.S. Congress, visit the HouseÕs Web site at: www.house.gov, or call: (202) 225-3121; (202) 225-1904 (TTY). Governor Honorable John Hoeven Governor's Office 600 E. Boulevard Avenue, Department 101 Bismarck, ND 58505-0001 (701) 328-2200; (701) 328-2205 (Fax) E-mail: governor@nd.gov Web: www.governor.state.nd.us/hoeven/ Official State Web Site Web: http://discovernd.com/ State Department of Education: Special Education Robert Rutten, Director Office of Special Education Department of Public Instruction 600 E. Boulevard Avenue, Department 201 Bismarck, ND 58505-0440 (701) 328-2277; (701) 328-4920 (TTY) E-mail: brutten@state.nd.us Web: www.dpi.state.nd.us/speced/index.shtm State Coordinator for NCLB (No Child Left Behind) Greg Gallagher, Director Standards and Achievement Department of Public Instruction 600 E. Boulevard Avenue, Department 201 Bismarck, ND 58505-0440 (701) 328-1838 E-mail: ggallagher@nd.gov Web: www.dpi.state.nd.us Programs for Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities: Ages Birth through 2 Debra Balsdon, Part C Coordinator Developmental Disabilities Division North Dakota Department of Human Services 1237 W. Divide Avenue, Suite 1A Bismarck, ND 58501 (701) 328-8936; (800) 755-8529 (In ND) E-mail: sobald@nd.gov Web: http://ndearlyintervention.com Programs for Children with Disabilities: Ages 3 through 5 Nancy Skorheim, Regional Coordinator Office of Special Education Department of Public Instruction 600 E. Boulevard Avenue, Department 201 Bismarck, ND 58505-0440 (701) 328-2277; (701) 328-4920 (TTY) E-mail: nskorheim@nd.gov Web: www.dpi.state.nd.us/speced/index.shtm State Vocational Rehabilitation Agency Nancy McKenzie, Director Vocational Rehabilitation Division North Dakota Department of Human Services 1237 W. Divide Avenue, Suite 1B Bismarck, ND 58501 (701) 328-8950; (701) 328-8968 (TTY) (800) 755-2745 (In ND) E-mail: nmckenzie@nd.gov Web: www.nd.gov/humanservices Coordinator for Transition Services Geraldine Teevens, Transition Coordinator Office of Special Education North Dakota Department of Public Instruction 600 E. Boulevard Avenue Bismarck, ND 58505-0440 (701) 328-2277 E-mail: gsteevens@nd.gov Web: www.dpi.state.nd.us/transitn/ State Board of Career and Technical Education Garry Freier, Supervisor of Special Needs State Board of Career and Technical Education 15th Floor, Capitol Tower 600 E. Boulevard Avenue Bismarck, ND 58505-0610 (701) 328-3178 E-mail: gfreier@nd.gov Web: www.nd.gov/cte State Mental Health Agency JoAnne Hoesel, Administrator Division of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services Developmental Disabilities Division Disabilities Determination Services 1237 W. Divide Avenue, Suite 1C Bismarck, ND 58501-1208 (701) 328-8924; (800) 755-2719 (In ND) E-mail: sohoej@nd.gov Web: www.state.nd.us/humanservices Programs for People with Developmental Disabilities Yvonne Smith, Director Disability Services Division Developmental Disabilities Unit North Dakota Department of Human Services 1237 W. Divide Avenue, Suite 1A Bismarck, ND 58501-1208 (701) 328-8930; (800) 755-8529 (in ND) E-mail: dhsds@nd.gov Councils on Developmental Disabilities Tom Wallner, Director State Council on Developmental Disabilities North Dakota Department of Human Services State Capitol 600 E. Boulevard Bismarck, ND 58504 (701) 328-8953 E-mail: sowalt@nd.gov Web: http://ndcpd.misu.nodak.edu/uapdis/home.html Protection and Advocacy Agency Teresa Larsen, Executive Director North Dakota Protection and Advocacy Project 400 E. Boulevard Avenue, Suite 409 Bismarck, ND 58501 (701) 328-2950; (800) 472-2670 (in ND) (ND Relay 711) E-mail: panda@nd.gov Web: http://www.ndpanda.org Client Assistance Program North Dakota Client Assistance Program 1237 W. Divide Avenue, Suite 3 Bismarck, ND 58501-1208 (701) 328-8947; (800) 207-6122 (in ND) E-mail: cap@nd.gov Web: www.nd.gov/cap Programs for Children with Special Health Care Needs Tamara Gallup-Millner, Unit Director Children's Special Health Services Department of Human Services State Capitol 600 E. Boulevard Avenue, Department 325 Bismarck, ND 58505-0269 (701) 328-2436; (800) 755-2714 (in ND) E-mail: dhscshs@nd.gov Web: www.nd.gov/humanservices/services/medicalserv/cshs State CHIP Program (health care for low-income uninsured children) Healthy Steps Department 325 600 E. Boulevard Avenue Bismarck, ND 58505-0250 (800) 755-2604 E-mail: somooa@nd.gov Web: www.state.nd.us/childrenshealth/ Programs for Children and Youth who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing Dennis Fogelson, Superintendent North Dakota School for the Deaf 1401 College Drive North Devils Lake, ND 58301 (701) 662-9000 Web: www.discovernd.com/ndsd Telecommunications Relay Services for Individuals who are Deaf, Hard of Hearing, or with Speech Impairments (800) 366-6889 (V) (800) 366-6888 (TTY); 711 (TTY) (877) 366-3709 (Speech to Speech) Programs for the Blind or Visually Impaired Carmen Grove Suminski, Superintendent North Dakota Vision Services Ð School for the Blind 500 Stanford Road Grand Forks, ND 58203 (701) 795-2708; (800) 421-1181 E-mail: csuminsk@nd.gov Web: www.ndvisionservices.com Programs for Children and Youth who are Deaf-Blind Sherri Nelson, Deaf-Blind Coordinator North Dakota School for the Deaf 1401 College Drive North Devils Lake, ND 58301 (701) 665-4401; (877) 630-6214 E-mail: sherri.nelson@sendit.nodak.edu Web: www.nd.gov/deafblind/ State Education Agency Rural Representative Patricia A. Laubach, Programs Administrator North Dakota Department of Public Instruction State Capitol 600 E. Boulevard Avenue, Department 201 Bismarck, ND 58505-0440 (701) 328-4525 E-mail: plaubach@nd.gov Web: www.dpi.state.nd.us Regional ADA Technical Assistance Center Jana Copeland, Ph.D., Director DBTAC - Rocky Mountain ADA Center Meeting the Challenge, Inc. 3630 Sinton Road, Suite 103 Colorado Springs, CO 80907 (719) 444-0268 (V/TTY); (800) 949-4232 (V/TTY) E-mail: technicalassistance@mtc-inc.com Web: www.adainformation.org University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Bryce Fifield, Director North Dakota Center for Persons with Disabilities Minot State University 500 University Avenue West Minot, ND 58707 (701) 858-3580; (800) 233-1737 E-mail: ndcpd@minotstateu.edu Web: www.ndcpd.org Technology-Related Assistance Judie Lee, Executive Director North Dakota Interagency Program for Assistive Technology 3509 Interstate Boulevard Fargo, ND 58103 (701) 365-4728 (V/TTY); (800) 265-4728 (V/TTY) E-mail: jlee@ndipat.org Web: www.ndipat.org State Dispute Resolution System Teresa Monicken, Coordinator Department of Public Instruction-Special Education 600 E. Boulevard Avenue, Dept. 201 Bismarck, ND 58505-0440 (701) 328-2277 E-mail: tmonicken@nd.gov Web: www.dpi.state.nd.us Special Format Library Susan B. Hammer-Schneider, Regional Librarian North Dakota State Library Talking Book Services 604 E. Boulevard Avenue, Department 250 Bismarck, ND 58505-0800 (701) 328-1408; (800) 843-9948 (in ND) (800) 892-8622 (TTY, in ND) E-mail: tbooks@nd.gov Web: http://ndsl.lib.state.nd.us/tbprogram.html

Disability-Specific Organizations

Attention Deficit Disorder To identify an ADD group in your state or locality, contact either: Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD) 8181 Professional Place, Suite 150 Landover, MD 20785 (301) 306-7070 (800) 233-4050 (Voice mail to request information packet) Web: www.chadd.org

Attention Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA) P.O. Box 543 Pottstown, PA 19464-0543 (484) 945-2101 Web: www.add.org

Autism To identify an autism group in your state, contact: Autism Society of America 7910 Woodmont Avenue, Suite 300 Bethesda, MD 20814 (301) 657-0881; (800) 3-AUTISM Web: www.autism-society.org Blind/Visual Impairments Jaclyn Packer, Ph.D., Director of Information Center American Foundation for the Blind 11 Penn Plaza, Suite 300 New York, NY 10001 (212) 502-7600; (800) 232-5463 E-mail: afbinfo@afb.net Web: www.afb.org Brain Injury Mary Simonson, Executive Director Brain Injury Association of North Dakota Open Door Center 209 2nd Street S.E. Valley City, ND 58072 (701) 845-1124 Children with Special Health Care Needs Donene Feist, Director Family Voices of North Dakota, Inc. 312 2nd Avenue P.O. Box 163 Edgeley, ND 58433 (701) 493-2634; (888) 522-9654 E-mail: fvnd@drtel.net Web: www.fvnd.org Epilepsy Bennie Loro, Executive Director Epilepsy Foundation of Minnesota 1600 University Avenue, Suite 300 St. Paul, MN 55104 (651) 287-2300; (800) 779-0777 E-mail: info@efmn.org Web: www.efmn.org Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Dianne Sheppard, CEO The Arc, Upper Valley The Arc of North Dakota 2500 DeMers Avenue P.O. Box 12420 Grand Forks, ND 58208-2420 (701) 772-6191 E-mail: thearc@arcuv.com Web: www.thearcuppervalley.org Learning Disabilities Mary Ann M. Anderson, Co-President Learning Disabilities Association of North Dakota 409 3rd Avenue, N.W. Mandan, ND 58554 (701) 663-1949 Henri Heidt, Co-President Learning Disabilities Association of North Dakota 7840 Arcata Drive Bismarck, ND 58503-6333 (701) 222-1490 Mental Health Susan Rae Helgeland, Executive Director Mental Health America of North Dakota 523 N. 4th Street P.O. Box 4106 Bismarck, ND 58502-4106 (701) 391-8824 E-mail: shelgeland@mhand.org Web: www.mhand.org Speech, Language, and Hearing Linda Madsen, President North Dakota Speech-Language-Hearing Association P.O. Box 12775 Grand Forks, ND 58208-2775 (701) 780-2439 E-mail: lhoff@altru.org Web: www.minotstateu.edu/ndslha/ Tourette Syndrome Tourette Syndrome Association, Inc. 42-40 Bell Boulevard Bayside, NY 11361-2820 (718) 224-2999 E-mail: ts@tsa-usa.org Web: www.tsa-usa.org

Organizations Especially for Parents

Parent Training and Information Center (PTI) Jim Carter, Director Pathfinder Family Center 1600 2nd Avenue, S.W., Suite 30 Minot, ND 58701-3459 (701) 837-7500; (701) 837-7501 (TTY) (800) 245-5840 (in ND) E-mail: ndpath01@srt.com Web: www.ndpti.com Parent-To-Parent Pat Conway, Ph.D., LCSW, Principal Investigator/Project Director Family to Family Support Network University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences Center for Rural Health P.O. Box 9037, Room 4107 Grand Forks, ND 58202-9037 (701) 777-2359; (888) 434-7436 E-mail: NDF2F@medicine.nodak.edu Web: http://medicine.nodak.edu/crh Partners in Policymaking Joyce Smith, Community Advocate/Partners in Policymaking Program Coordinator The Arc of Bismarck 1211 Park Avenue Bismarck, ND 58504 (701) 258-7949; (888) 258-7949 (in ND) 711 TDD Relay E-mail: joyce@apsimail.com Web: www.arcofbismarck.org/partners

Other Disability Organizations

Gordon Hauge, Chief Executive Officer Easter Seals Goodwill of North Dakota, Inc. 211 Collins Avenue P.O. Box 1206 Mandan, ND 58554 (701) 663-6828; (800) 247-0698 E-mail: ghauge@esgwnd.org Independent Living To find out the contact information for the Statewide Independent Living Council (SILC) in your state, contact: Independent Living Research Utilization Project The Institute for Rehabilitation and Research 2323 South Sheppard, Suite 1000 Houston, TX 77019 (713) 520-0232 (V); (713) 520-5136 (TTY) E-mail: ilru@ilru.org Web: www.ilru.org To find out the contact information for centers for independent living (CILs) in your state, contact: National Council on Independent Living 1710 Rhode Island Avenue, NW, 5th Floor Washington, DC 20036 (202) 207-0334 (V); (202) 207-0340 (TTY) E-mail: ncil@ncil.org Web: www.ncil.org