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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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Be an Insider with NDAD's latest newsletter
September 20, 2016

Be an Insider with NDAD's latest newsletter

Read the new NDAD Insider newsletter today. ...

New video about EPIC spin class in Grand Forks
August 30, 2016

New video about EPIC spin class in Grand Forks

Spirit and exercise activity are clearly evident in a newly released video of Grand Forks' nearly 2-year-old Endless Possibilities In Motion class -- a stationary cycling activity for people with special needs. ...

Apply for 3rd Faye Gibbens Memorial Grant
August 25, 2016

Apply for 3rd Faye Gibbens Memorial Grant

NDAD’s application process is well underway for the third Faye Gibbens Memorial Grant, named for the statewide charitable nonprofit’s late co-founder and longtime program services leader. As ...

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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Community Fundraiser:Gretchen Graf
Community Fundraiser: Gretchen Graf
The benefit for Gretchen Graf of Grand Forks has been held, but the NDAD fund for Gretchen remains open for donations. A longtime Grand Forks-East Grand Forks pastor and teacher, Gretchen was diagnosed eight years ago with myelofibrosis, a form of chronic leukemia that prevents bone marrow from making blood. In August, she will begin a bone marrow transplant process with her sister as her donor. You can help her by contributing by mail or giving directly online here. All proceeds will go to help Gretchen with medical and general expenses.
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