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Council on Developmental Disabilities

Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands

Disability Council

We are men and women who are committed to improving the lives of hundreds of CNMI residents with disability. We are passionate and are focused on issues related to self-determination, education, employment, transportation, housing, recreation, healthcare and overall quality of life of people with developmental disabilities and their families.

Assistive Technologies:

"Any item, piece of equipment, or product system, whether acquired commercially off the shelf, modified or customized, that is used to increase, maintain, or improve functionally capabilities of individuals with disabilities."

Media and Social Networking:


News and Updates:

We, the CNMI Tri-Agency, consisting of the Northern Marianas Protection & Advocacy Systems, Inc. (NMPASI), the Governor's Council on Developmental Disabilities (CDD), and the University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD), along with the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR), have collaborated to bring you our newsletter "Disability Watch".

This newsletter was created by our organizations because we saw a need for more information dissemination about disabilities in the CNMI. This will be a quarterly newsletter and we encourage any organization or group that would like to inquire, collaborate and or share information about or related to disabilities in the CNMI to contact any of our agencies for more information. Please feel free to click the image below to view or download the latest editions.

Volume 1, Edition 1 Volume 1, Edition 2

CNMI-wide, and across the nation, organizations devoted to serving individuals with developmental disabilities encouraging people to understand that when people with disabilities are welcomed into local neighborhoods, workplaces, houses of worship, and schools everyone wins. "This is a time when our organization focuses on encouraging the public to better understand the individuals we serve," said John DLG. Demapan, Vice-Chairperson for the CNMI DD Council.