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State DD Council Seeks Applicants
February 19, 2015
The North Dakota State Council on Developmental Disabilities (NDSCDD) is recruiting nominees for a consumer position on the Council. The Council’s membership must be representative of the state, to include: geographical and ethnic representation. This requirement ensures that the Council is able to hear concerns from individuals across North Dakota and from various backgrounds. The intent is for the position to be filled by July 1, 2015.

Council members are appointed by Governor; by law, more than 60 percent of a Council’s membership must consist of individuals with developmental disabilities or their family members. Advocates and state agency representatives also serve as members. This diversity enables Councils to better analyze and improve systems and services within a state and ensure that the voices of people with developmental disabilities and their families are heard.

Appointment to Council membership provides an opportunity to work with policymakers, state agencies, service providers and consumers in developing strategies to enhance the independence, productivity and community inclusion of persons with developmental disabilities. Please forward this information on to individuals who may be interested in being consider for a position on the Council.

To obtain further information or to request an application form, please contact the Council staff at (701) 328-4847 or email For more information about the Council please check out our website at

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Independence, Inc. is a Resource Center for Independent Living. We are a private, nonprofit corporation that provides services to maximize the independence of individuals with disabilities. We are funded by the Department of Education, the Rehabilitation Services Administration, fee-for-services programs, and private donations.

We are a consumer-controlled, community-based, cross-disability, non-residential agency that is designed and operated within a local community by individuals with disabilities and provide an array of independent living services . Our services are free of charge to individuals requesting them.

Independence, Inc. serves an eleven-county area in northwestern North Dakota including: Bottineau, Burke, Divide, McHenry, McKenzie, Mountrail, Pierce, Renville, Rolette, Ward and Williams counties.

Since 1995, Independence Inc. has worked to make Minot and the surrounding counties a better place to live, work and play for people with disabilities


Independence, Inc. provides a variety of empowerment and community services aimed at empowering people with disabilities to maintain and increase their independence within the community. Our core services include:
  • Information and Referral
  • Individual Advocacy
  • Independent Living Skills Training
  • Systems Advocacy
  • Peer Mentoring
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