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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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NDAD's president, now a volunteer, is cover subject of new Insider
July 02, 2018

NDAD's president, now a volunteer, is cover subject of new Insider

The summer edition of NDAD Insider newsletter features a cover story on NDAD's recently retired co-founder and president, who looks back at a devastating discovery that proved to reshape his life for the better. ...

2018 Escape to the Lake in the books
June 19, 2018

2018 Escape to the Lake in the books

Twenty-one people with physical disabilities made the most of an opportunity to waterski on North Dakota's Nelson Lake on June 16 during the 24th annual adaptive water recreation event. ...

NDAD familiar front lobby presence Donna Diedrich retires
June 18, 2018

NDAD familiar front lobby presence Donna Diedrich retires

NDAD wishes our colleague Donna Diedrich, an organization employee since 2001, all the best in a splendid retirement. ...

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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