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North Dakota Department of Public Instruction - AFB Directory Profile

General Information

North Dakota Department of Public Instruction
Office of Special Education
600 East Boulevard Avenue
Bismarck, ND 58505-0440
(701) 328-2277 (Local)
(701) 328-4149 (Fax)
(701) 328-4920 (TDD/TTY)

Brief Description

Geographic area served: North Dakota.


Bob Rutten, Director, Special Education,
Nancy Skorheim, Coordinator of Special Education, (701) 328-2277,

Services Offered

Services for Children

  • Education Services
    • Administers supplemental state funds for visually impaired children attending local schools.

Services for Professionals

  • Consultation/Technical Program Assistance
    • Provides consultation to school districts on educational programs for blind/visually impaired students. Serves as a resource to local education agencies throughout the state. The Consultant for the Visual Impairment Program is involved with program planning and development for quality education for students with visual impairments.
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