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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:


Resource and Referral:

Not sure where to start? Let us put our research and expertise to work to help guide you to the resources you need. Information and catalogues are available on a wide variety of Assistive Technology products and services.

Trankilu Alternative Financing Program:

Assistive Technology Low Interest Loan Fund. Loans under the program are administered by a community base organization (CBO) and underwritten by Bank of Saipan. The Loan Program is available to qualified CNMI Residents with disability or a nonresident whose child with disability is a U.S. citizen or family members, advocates, employers or authorized representative designated by an individual with disability, who intends to use the loan to purchase Assistive technology equipment or services to be used by the individual or child with disability. Applicants may apply at Bank of Saipan, branches in Saipan, Tinian or Rota.

DD Resources:

2017 – 2021 State Plan Goals & Objectives