Monday, September 26, 2022

The Olmstead Commission, supported by the The North Dakota State Council on Developmental Disabilities has entered into a contract with the Technical Assistance Collaborative, Inc. (TAC) to conduct a systems and services assessment to identify strengths, needs, challenges and opportunities for supporting individuals with disabilities as inclusive members of the community in North Dakota. As part of gathering data for this assessment, TAC is conducting as series of listening sessions with stakeholders to hear their perspectives about the strengths of, as well as the gaps in, services and supports for children, youth, adults, and older adults with disabilities.

TAC has scheduled the following listening sessions, open to interested stakeholders across disability groups. We invite any interested providers, family members and persons with lived experience with disabilities to join a listening session (based upon what group the stakeholders most identifies with) to share their perspectives. Sessions will be held virtually via Zoom (see the applicable links below). Registration is not required.


At the beginning of each session, participants will be asked a series of poll questions about the systems that serve persons with disabilities. Following the polls, participants will have an opportunity to share additional information about strengths, needs, challenges and opportunities to promote community inclusion for people with disabilities in North Dakota.



Listening Session Date

Zoom Link To Join

Family Members of a Person with a Disability

Tuesday, October 4

5:30 pm to 7:00 pm CST

Persons with Lived Experience with a Disability

Wednesday, October 5

5:30 pm to 7:00 pm CST

Provider Organizations

Monday, October 10

12:00pm to 1:30pm CST



If you are unable to attend one of these sessions, we invite you to complete the survey at the link here. We value your insights and encourage you to participate in one of the listening sessions above.