Coordinator Areas

Community Services & Training - Zoe Winkler

NDCPD has provided exemplary services to ND communities throughout the years. Many of these innovative approaches to disability services are readily available for replications in other communities. If you would like more information about our service capabilities, please call us at 800-233-1787.


Research - Rebecca Foster

NDCPD conducts credible practical research and evaluation in a number of areas important to people with developmental disabilities including assistive technology, self-determination, customized employment, transition to adult life, health promotion, education and family support. Our goal is to create new knowledge in order to better serve community needs for practices and supports that are evidence based. At NDCPD, we value applied research that directly informs practice and addresses the needs of children and adults, as well as school and human services personnel and policy-makers. NDCPD works closely and engages with MSU students, staff and faculty to address issues of diversity and inclusiveness in all of its research projects. We actively engage our 15 member Consumer Advisory Council in all aspects of research from conceptualization, methodology and interpretation of results to ensure we are responsive to persons with developmental disabilities.


Preservice - JoLynn Webster

As part of the LEND program, NDCPD invites members of the public to participate in the LEND Training Seminars. These interactive seminars are held on Fridays from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. (CST) in the NDCPD Teleconference Studio (room 207, Memorial Hall, Minot State University Campus). The seminars are free and participants can attend all or part of each seminar.


Disability and Society is a class that covers the issues which people with disabilities encounter as they go through the life-span from birth to death. Factual information is presented about each lifespan stage through lectures, small group activities, and guest presentations by people with disabilities and their family members.


Dissemination - Linda Madsen

The North Dakota Center for Persons with Disabilities at Minot State University has developed a variety of products, services, and publications serving the disability community. The links below provide more information from our quarterly newsletter "The Collaborator". If you would like additional information, please call us at (800) 233-1737.