This is an interagency agreement for provision of services (including those pertaining to transition from high school) to students 16 – 21 with disabilities. Parties to the agreement include North Dakota’s Department of Public Instruction, Department of Human Services (Disability Services Division – Vocational Rehabilitation, Developmental Disabilities, and Children’s Special Health Services Unit), Job Service North Dakota, and Department of Career and Technical Education. It designates the Department of Public Instruction, Special Education Division as lead agency, describes each state agency’s role, and encourages the development of MOUs at the local level particularly in the areas of communication, outreach and referral, evaluation, planning for individuals, transition, participation in a state interagency transition council with advisory and community of practice functions, development of regional transition committees, family involvement, professional development, shared resources, data sharing, fiscal and administrative considerations, use of natural and least restrictive environments, confidentiality, and training and technical assistance. Other sections detail procedures and conditions for dispute resolution, termination, and dissemination.
(2006). Memorandum of Understanding Concerning Cooperation and Collaboration in Providing Services to Students with Disabilities Ages 16-21 in North Dakota.