North Dakota Developmental Center
Alex Schweitzer, Superintendent
Mission: Support people to be viable members of their communities by providing specialized services when their needs exceed community resources.
The North Dakota Developmental Center is a state-operated, comprehensive support agency for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (including mental retardation). Located in Grafton, N.D., the Center currently serves between 115 and 130 people providing specialized services and acting as a safety net for people whose needs exceed community resources.
- Admissions and Accessing Services
- A North Dakota citizen is eligible for admission if he or she meets admission criteria and has exhausted all other service options including reviews by CARES support.
- Treatment Programs and Services
- The North Dakota Developmental Center works with other providers to deliver effective services in the least restrictive setting. The specialized services provided at the Developmental Center are based on individual needs and goals.
- Accreditation/Certification/Background Information
- The North Dakota Developmental Center dates back to 1903 when the legislature allocated funds for a facility to educate and care for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.