Town hall meetings focus on services

BISMARCK The N.D. Developmental Disability Network will hold nine town hall meetings throughout the state to gather input from people with disabilities and their families on the available supports, services and other forms of assistance that help them live independently in their communities. The information will be used to identify any gaps in services for people with disabilities.

Town hall meetings are scheduled on various dates and in various locations around North Dakota. The town hall meeting taking place in Minot will be Friday, Sept. 6, from noon to 1:30 p.m. at Minot State University, Student Center, Third Floor, Westlie Room.

The meetings will cover various topics including employment, housing, transportation, health and wellness, child care for children with disabilities, education and transition opportunities and other disability-related topics.

“This is an opportunity for people with disabilities who receive services to share their comments, concerns and successes about the services that are intended to assist them in living independently in their homes and actively participating in their communities,” said Cheryl Hess, N.D. State Council on Developmental Disabilities executive director.

The town hall meetings are sponsored by the N.D. Developmental Disability Network, a partnership between the N.D. State Council on Developmental Disabilities, N.D. Protection and Advocacy Project and the N.D. Center for Persons with Disabilities at Minot State University.

For more information on the meetings, contact Hess at 328-4847, ND Relay TTY 800-366-6888, or Stephanie Burt with the N.D. Center for Persons with Disabilities at 858-4472.

Jill Hambek