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Life Skills and Transition Center

North Dakota Developmental Center

Heather Jenkins, Superintendent

The Life Skills and Transition Center (LSTC) is a state-operated, comprehensive support agency serving people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in Grafton. LSTC serves as a crisis and stabilization center, as well as a safety net for people whose needs exceed community resources. Accredited by The Council since 1989, the center received a four-year Person-Centered Excellence Accreditation in December 2019.

People supported by the LSTC may reside in an intermediate care facility setting on campus, in residential habilitation homes in the Grafton community, or in communities across the state. Admissions are meant to be short term. Off-site outreach and consultation services are provided statewide to help people remain in their communities and homes and to prevent admissions.

Vision: Support people to be viable members of their communities by providing specialized services when their needs exceed community resources.

Admissions and Accessing Services

Treatment Programs and Services

Accreditation/Certification/Background Information


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