Public Policy

North Dakota Disabilities Advocacy Consortium (NDDAC)

2017-2019 Legislative Priorities

  • Access to home & community-based services
  • Increased access to services for rural and tribal areas
  • Caregiver supports
  • Affordable, accessible housing / Housing Incentive Fund
  • Quality training for housing providers
  • Housing options for the extremely poor, 30% and below the Area Median Income (AMI)
  • Transportation improvements
  • Medicaid coverage, continuation of Medicaid Expansion
  • Children’s Health Insurance Program
  • Access to quality health care to increase good health outcomes
  • Inflationary salary/benefit increases for providers/QSPs
  • Quality training opportunities for service providers
  • Community inclusion for people with disabilities
  • Employment Services and Supports, Employment 1st philosophy minimum wage jobs (vs. sub-minimum wage)
  • Mental health service increases statewide across the full continuum
  • Funding increases for mental health recovery centers and peer mentoring services
  • Training for Law Enforcement in dealing with people with mental illness
  • Autism services restoring of funding + increased slots and elgibility age range
  • Assurance of appropriate educational services, special education services for children with disabilities
  • Establishmen of policy requirements for the use of seclusion & restraint in schools
  • Access for children who are medically fragile
  • Early intervention services, early childhood services
  • Programs for transition aged youth
  • Access to technology for people with disabilities
  • Eliminate abuse, neglect and exploitation of people with disabilities
  • Increased and improved guardianship services
  • Reduce population at the ND State Hospital through community placement, community capacity building and improved behavioral health services
  • Reduce population at the Life Skills and Transition Center through community placement, and community capacity building