Developmental Disabilities provides support and training to individuals and families in order to maximize community and family inclusion, independence, and self-sufficiency; to prevent institutionalization; and to enable institutionalized individuals to return to the community. To achieve this goal, the Developmental Disabilities Division contracts with private, nonprofit and for-profit organizations to provide an array of residential services, day services, and family support services.
- Regional Offices
- Developmental Disability Services Eligibility Determination Process (Updated June 2021)
- Overview of Services for People with Developmental Disabilities
- Developmental Disabilities Services Brochure (Updated August 2018)
- Provider Locations - List of Licensed Service Providers (Updated May 2020)
- Self Directed Supports Workbook (3.01Mb pdf)
- Approved 1915(c) Traditional Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities and Developmental Disabilities (IID/DD) Home and Community-Based Services Waiver addendum (Effective Jan. 1, 2021)
- Video: Go on-the-job to learn about being a Direct Support Professional for people with developmental disabilities by watching an 18-minute video called "A Realistic Job Preview." (111 MB wmv)
DD Rate Payment Methodology Changes
- Click here to view payment methodology training documents, policies, forms and other resources (Please check back regularly. New resources will be posted online as they are developed.)
- Frequently Asked Questions - New Payment Methodology - Facts for individuals, their families and guardians
- NEWS RELEASE - North Dakota changes how it pays for services for people with developmental disabilities (March 23, 2018)
Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) Changes
- The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued regulations that define the settings in which it is permissible for states to pay for Medicaid Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS).
- The purpose of these regulations is to ensure that individuals receiving long-term services and supports through the HCBS programs under the 1915(i), 1915(c), and 1915(k) Medicaid authorities have:
- full access to the benefits of community living, and
- the opportunity to receive services in the most integrated and appropriate settings.
Click HERE to view fact sheets, training material and other information for Licensed Providers, Family Members, Other Legal Decisionmakers, Consumers and Advocates
The Council on Quality and Leadership (CQL) Accreditation
Developmental Disabilities Division
1237 W. Divide Ave., Suite 1A
Bismarck, ND 58501-1208
Toll Free: 800.755.8529