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Welcome to NDAD.org

The mission of NDAD is to enhance the quality of lives of individuals facing health challenges.
Charitable nonprofit NDAD -- the North Dakota Association for the Disabled -- was founded more than 40 years ago by concerned citizens for the purpose of assisting people with disabilities and health challenges in the state of North Dakota, many of whom were ineligible for services from other agencies. NDAD's reach also includes border communities in surrounding states.

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Jane Loscheider, an Altru occupational therapist; Jon Green, Altru Health Foundation's executive director; and Jessica Strand, manager of Altru physical medicine and outpatient therapy, at  Altru's East Street therapy station.
November 06, 2017

Altru social skills training for ages 11-18 awarded Faye Gibbens Memorial Grant

The award to Grand Forks-based Altru Health Foundation will be used to help pre-teens and teens with social skills training in a manner similar to Altru's existing programs for children ages 3 to 10. ...

NDAD active at Aging & Disability conference in Fargo
October 12, 2017

NDAD active at Aging & Disability conference in Fargo

NDAD was an active exhibitor during the Northern Plains Conference on Aging and Disability in Fargo Oct. 11. ...

NDAD receives $500 from Performance Chiropractic
October 10, 2017

NDAD receives $500 from Performance Chiropractic

Performance Chiropractic of Grand Forks has donated $500 to NDAD to help people with disabilities and health challenges. ...

Karen Schelinder
Karen Schelinder followed a path of helping others, ever since she served as a Lutheran church parish worker in the 1960s. When someone sought help, her philosophy had been simple. “There’s a reason they need it,” said Schelinder, told NDAD in an early 2013 interview. Karen died the following year at age 66.   In the ...
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Community Fundraiser:
Community Fundraiser:
NDAD-sponsored community fundraisers are conducted by friends and families of one or more people with a disability or health challenge. NDAD acts as custodian of all funds raises. Learn more about this longtime NDAD program today.
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