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Bismarck, North Dakota 58501

Phone: 701-328-8950
Toll Free: 1-800-755-2745
Fax: 701-328-1884
E-mail: dhsvr@nd.gov

ND Community of Practice

(Formerly known as the ND Statewide Transition Steering Council)

The mission of the ND Community of Practice for Transition is to work towards building, supporting, and sustaining community partnerships. The system promotes and improves the scope, opportunity and quality for youth with disabilities to adequately prepare for life and career beyond high school.

Communities of Practice (COP) involve people who share a concern, a set of problems, or a similar passion (and who interact on a regular basis to learn from each other and problem solve

North Dakota's Community of Practice will focus on working across groups and localities to share information, address issues, learn together, find shared goals and define shared work, and improve practice The North Dakota structure is modeled on the national community of practice, of which North Dakota is a member.

The group will focus on developing the community by inviting relevant state agencies, and identifying groups that are involved in transition. The State and Regional Communities, as well as, other state Community of Practice groups will share information and ideas through Shared Work, a website established by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act partnership.


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