North Dakota

Accent on Care Counseling
Barbara Stanton, PhD
3309 Fiechtner Drive South, Suite C
Fargo, ND 58103
(701) 356-2273; (701) 356-3678 (fax)
Email: bkstan56 | at |
Assessments, individual and family therapy, advocacy services. Speciality area: Autism Spectrum Disorders especially Asperger’s Syndrome, PDD NOS, high functioning autism and NVLD.

Arc Headwaters 
Email: arcnw | at |

The Arc of Cass County
215 N. University Drive
Fargo, ND 58102
(701) 293-8191
Email: arccassnd | at |
The Arc’s mission is promote inclusion, independence and self-determination through advocacy and education for people with developmental disabilities. We offer information and referral services; education trainings; individual, self, and systems advocacy.

Autism Society of North Dakota
Jocelyn Sloan
628 6th Avenue
Alice, ND 58031
(701) 281-8254
Email: info | at |
The Autism Society of North Dakota provides resources and information about autism spectrum disorders. We are the ND chapter of the Autism Society of America.

Behavior Connections
Kim Strandberg
Accent on Care
3309 Fiechtner Drive, Suite C
Fargo, ND 58103
(701) 212-0448; (701) 356-2273
Email: behaviorconnections | at |
Provides brief behavior consults, workshops, parent skills training, or functional assessments for behavior disordered children with or without Developmental Disabilities, Autism, or ADHD.

Bismarck Public Schools Family Educator Enhancement Team (FEET)
Sherry Herman (701) 224-8276
Michelle Link (701) 223-5470
Parents and educators working together to improve educational opportunities for children with disabilities. FEET sponsors trainings fo rparents and educators, sidtributes a newsletter, provides parents as mentors, purchases books and videos for the public library, etc.

Brain Injury Association of North Dakota
Open Door Center
209 2nd Street S.E.
Valley City, ND 58072
(701) 845-1124

Central North Dakota H.E.L.P. Center
1810 Schafer Street
Bismarck, ND 58501
(701) 258-9132

Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorders (CH.A.D.D.)

Client Assistance Program
Office of Vocational Rehabilitation
Department of Human Services
600 S. 2nd Street, Suite 1B
Bismarck, ND 58504-5729
(701) 328-8964; (800) 207-6122
Email: solyod | at |

Early Childhood Special Education for Children with Disabilities Ages 3-5

Easter Seals Goodwill ND, Inc.
211 Collins Avenue, P.O. Box 1206
Mandan, ND 58554
(701) 663-6828; (800) 247-0698
Email: esgwnd | at |

Family to Family Support Network
University of North Dakota School of Medicine
P.O. Box 9037
Grand Forks, ND 58202-9037
(701) 777-2359; (888) 434-7436
Email: F2F | at |

Family Institute, PC
Margo Adams Larsen, Ph.D.
2100 S. Columbia Rd., Suite C
Grand Forks, ND 58201
(701) 772-1588; (701) 746-6077 (fax)
Email: dr.adamslarsen | at |
Providing pediatric psychological services for children ages birth through 17 years. Specializing in comprehensive evaluation, behavioral therapy (including ABA), and treatment of children with medical, behavioral, and special needs.

Family Voices of North Dakota, Inc.
PO Box 163
Edgeley, ND 58433
(701) 493-2634; (701) 493-2635 (fax)
Email: fvnd | at |
A statewide Health Information and Education network serving families of children with special health care needs and providers.

The Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health
Catherine Quintane, Region VII Parent Support Specialist
P.O. Box 3061
Bismarck, ND 58502-3061
Toll Free (800) 492-4951
(701) 225-7199; (701) 225-7199 (fax)

Freedom Resource Center for Independent Living
2701 9th Avenue SW
Fargo, ND 58103
(800) 450-0459; (701) 478-0459
Email: markb | at |
We provide information, referral services, assist obtaining adaptive equipment, advocacy (including IEP’s), independent living skills, ADA accessibility surveys, call or write for more information.

Hope Inc.
Tonya Kimball
830 S. 48th St.
Grand Forks, ND 58201
(866) 225-4673; (701) 772-3344
Email: TKimball | at |

Independence, Inc.
Resource Center for Independent Living
300 3rd Ave., SW, Suite F
Minot, ND 58701
(800) 377-5114; (701) 839-4724
Fax: (701) 838-1677
Nonprofit consumer driven organization for individual of any age with a disability. No charge for services they are government funded. Provide information, referral services, assist obtaining adaptive equipment advocate on you behalf (sit in on IEP’s), independent living skills, ADA accessibility surveys, call or write for more information.

Learning Disabilities Association of North Dakota
Box 2339
Bismarck, ND 58502
(701) 247-2667

Mental Health Association in North Dakota
1459 Interstate Loop, P.O. Box 160
Bismarck, ND 58503
(701) 255-3692; (800) 472-2911
Email: mchand | at |

N2K is a short way of saying “Need to Know”

North Dakota Center for Persons with Disabilities
Minot State University
500 University Avenue West
Minot, ND 58707
(701) 858-3580; (800) 233-1737
Email: ndcpd | at |

North Dakota Department of Education – Section 504 

North Dakota Department of Public Instruction
11th Floor, Department 201
600 East Boulevard Avenue
Bismarck, ND 58504-0440
(701) 328-2260; (701) 328-2461 (fax)

North Dakota Federation of Families of Children’s Mental Health
Sandra Iverson – Region I Parent Coordinator
4624 154th Ave, N.W.
Williston, ND 58804
(701) 875-4399
Finds help for Native American Families, works with families in obtaining services for children including help with obtaining assessment, IEP’s, certified in crisis prevention intervention, wraparound, help in bringing children from juvenile and foster placement and reuniting with their family.

Pam Burkes Region IV
Grand Forks, ND 58201
(701) 795-1080; (701) 795-4835 (fax)
Email: hisshasta | at |
Providing support to families as they face daily challenges with children who have mental, emotional, or behavioral disorders. Advocacy within the school system, assistance in writing letters, attending meetings with parents, working as a team to find services for the family.

Cathy Quintaine – Region VIII Parent Support Specialist
Dickinson, ND
(701) 225-7199
Work with families in helping to find services for their children – advocacy for IEP, IDEA, Section 504 wraparound, letter requesting assessment start, search for medial professionals and emergency placement, short and long term placement of children with out loosing parental custody, also specialize in autism.

North Dakota Interagency Program for Assistive Technology
P.O. Box 743
Cavalier, ND 58220
(701) 265-4807 (V/TTY); (800) 265-4728 (V/TTY)
Email: lee | at |

North Dakota Monitoring Report for Special Education Units

North Dakota Scottish Rite Childhood Language Disorder Center–Fargo
1405 3rd Street, North
Fargo, ND 58102-2743
(701) 235-7875

North Dakota Speech-Language-Hearing Association 
921 Reeves Drive
Grand Forks, ND 58202
(701) 777-3232, ext. 233
P.O. Box 12775
Grand Forks, ND 58208-2775
(701) 780-2439
Email: fire | at |

Parent Teacher Association (PTA) 
North Dakota Congress of Parents and Teachers
810 Divide Avenue, East
Bismarck, ND 58501-1899
(701) 223-3578

Parents of Students with Disabilities Support group
Group meets the first and third Wednesday of the month at West fargo High School Room 112C (to the right of the theater) from 7:00 to 9:00 pm. The contact person is Diane Kleven, 1043 2nd St. W., West Fargo, ND 58078-2612 (701) 282-4853.

* Pathfinder Parent Center PTI
1600 2nd Ave SW Ste 30
Minot, ND 58701
(701) 837-7500; (701) 837-7548 (fax)
Email: dpage | at |
Information for parents of children with disabilities: education laws, early intervention, Individual Education Plans, transition. Library items mailed statewide at no charge for parents.

Pediatric Therapy Partners
Stephen Olson
3003 32nd Ave. N.
Fargo, ND 58103
(701) 232-2340; (701) 793-3646; (701) 232-2330 (fax)
Email: solson921 | at |
Provider of Outpatient Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, and Speech Language Pathology.

Performance Chiropractic
Dr. Hallgren
4350 South Washington St. Suite 100
Grand Forks, ND 58201
(701) 732-2888; (701) 732-2711 (fax)
Email: drhallgren | at |
The primary focus is the detection, reduction, and correction of spinal/cranial misalignments with resultant nervous system dysfunction. Dr. Hallgren addresses the somato-visceral component and associated neurological implications relating to immunosuppression and digestive disorders often see in children with Neurodevelopmental Disorders.

Programs for Children with Disabilities: Ages 3 To 5
Special Education, Department of Public Instruction
600 East Boulevard Avenue, Dept. 201
Bismarck, ND 58505-0440
(701) 328-2277; (701) 328-4920 (TTY)
Email: mbrucker | at |

Programs for Children with Special Healthcare Needs
Children’s Special Health Services
Department of Human Services
State Capitol, 600 East Blvd. Avenue, Dept. 325
Bismarck, ND 58505-0269
(701) 328-2436; (800) 755-2714 (In ND)
Email: SONELR | at |

Programs for Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities
Developmental Disabilities Unit
North Dakota Department of Human Services
600 S. 2nd Street, Suite 1A
Bismarck, ND 58504-5729
(701) 328-8936; (800) 755-8529 (In ND)
Email: sobald | at |

Protection and Agency Agency
North Dakota Protection & Advocacy Project
Teresa Larsen, Director
400 E. Broadway, Suite 409
Bismarck, ND 58501
(701) 328-2950; (800) 472-2670; (701) 328-3934 (fax)
Email: panda | at |
ND P&A is an independent state agency that protects and advocates for the rights of poeple with disabilities.

Red Door Pediatric Therapy
Kelli Ellenbaum
210 S 12th St
Bismarck, ND 58504
(701) 222-3175; (701) 222-3186 (fax)
Email: heatherarnt | at |
Provides speech, language, and occupational therapy is a comfortable child-centered atmosphere.

Red River Valley Asperger-Autism Network
JoAnne Vieweg
PO Box 281
Fargo, ND 58078
(701) 566-1675
Email: jrview | at |
Provides information on available services and support groups. We provide community education and support for families and persons with Asperger’s and autism.

Special Education, Department of Public Instruction 
600 East Boulevard Avenue, Dept. 201
Bismarck, ND 58505-0440
(701) 328-2277; (701) 328-4920 (TTY)
Email: brutten | at |

State Board of Vocational and Technical Education
Supervisor of Special Needs
State Board for Vocational Education
15th Floor, Capitol Tower
600 East Boulevard
Bismarck, ND 58505-0610
(701) 328-3178
Email: GFreier | at |

State Developmental Disabilities Planning Council
North Dakota DD Council
Department of Human Services
600 S. 2nd Street, Suite 1B
Bismarck, ND 58504-5729
(701) 328-8953
Email: sowalt | at |

State Education Agency Rural Representative
Programs Administrator
North Dakota Department of Public Instruction
State Capitol
600 East Boulevard Avenue, Dept. 201
Bismarck, ND 58505-0440
(701) 328-4525
Email: plaubach | at |

State Mental Health Agency
Division of Mental Health & Substance Abuse Services
Department of Human Services
600 S. 2nd Street, Suite 1D
Bismarck, ND 58504-5729
(701) 328-8940; (800) 755-2719 (In ND)
Email: solark | at |

State Mental Health Representative for Children and Youth
Children’s Mental Health
Division of Mental Health & Substance Abuse
Children & Family Services Division
Room 302, State Capitol-Judicial Wing
Bismarck, ND 58505
(701) 328-2335
Email: SOHOEJ | at |

State Mental Retardation Program
Disabilities Services Division
ND Department of Human Services
600 S. 2nd Street, Suite 1A
Bismarck, ND 58504-5729
(701) 328-8930; (800) 755-8529 (in ND)State Vocational Rehabilitation Agency
Disability Services Division
ND Department of Human Services
600 S. 2nd Street, Suite 1B
Bismarck, ND 58504-5729
(701) 328-8950; (701) 328-8968 (TTY); (800) 755-2745 (In ND)
Email: sohysg | at |

Summaries of Bills Affecting Elementary and Secondary Education

University Affiliated Programs
The North Dakota Center for Disabilities

W-I Independent Consulting
4624 154th Ave. NW
Williston, ND 58801
(701) 875-4327
Provides advocacy support services, mediation and negotiation services, workshops and inservice including crisis intervention, wraparound services, IDEA 504 plans, stress management for families, native American services, cultural concerns, liason services. Please write for a complete brochure.

Catherine Yeager, PhD
Pediatric Psychologist
University of North Dakota Family Practice Center
725 Hamline Street
Grand Forks, ND 58203
(701) 777-6893
Email: cyeager | at |
Providing assessment and therapy for infant through adolescent populations with medical/developmental conditions (e.g., autism, genetic disorders, FAS/FAE, head injury, seizure disorders, ADHD, learning disorders).