Board Details

Autism Spectrum Disorder Task Force

Type of Board: Task Force Pay/Benefits:
Voting Members: 15 Other Members: 0
Non-Voting Members: 0 Created by: NDCC § 50-06-32
Length of Terms: Open
Frequency of Meetings: At least quarterly
Address: 600 E Boulevard Avenue Bismarck, ND 58505
Phone: (701) 328-2324
Fax:
Website: http://www.nd.gov/dhs/autism/taskforce.html
Email: mdphillips@nd.gov
Contact: Melanie Phillips
The task force shall examine early intervention services, family support services that would enable an individual with autism spectrum disorder to remain in the least restrictive home-based or community setting, programs transitioning an individual with autism spectrum disorder from a school-based setting to adult day programs and workforce development programs, the cost of providing services, and the nature and extent of federal resources that can be directed to the provision of services for individuals with autism spectrum disorder. The task force shall continue to review and periodically update or otherwise amend the state plan so that it best serves the needs of individuals with autism spectrum disorder. The task force shall provide an annual report to the governor and the legislative council regarding the status of the state autism spectrum disorder plan.

Member Name Position Work County Appt. Date Term Ends
Carver, Thomas, D.O. Pediatrician (701) 858-0983 Ward 3/15/2011 Open
Engler, Joseph School Psychologist (701) 858-4262 Ward 12/1/2016 Open
Gaffaney, Tom Behavioral Analyst Stutsman 7/15/2009 Open
Heckaman, Senator Joan Legislative Assembly Representative (701) 947-2106 Eddy 7/15/2009 Open
Jaeger, Mary Health Insurance Rep. (701) 776-5848 Pierce 10/28/2014 Open
Johnson, Carol University Rep. & Speech Therapist (701) 777-0612 Grand Forks 9/1/2009 Open
Larsen, Teresa Statutory - Protection & Advocacy (701) 328-2950 Burleigh 7/15/2009 Open
Lillejord, Connie Occupational Therapist (701) 252-0101 Stutsman 6/1/2011 Open
Peterson, Vicki Parent of Child with Autism (701) 527-2889 Burleigh 10/7/2015 Open
Phillips, Melanie Dept. of Human Services - Chair (701) 328-2324 Burleigh 8/19/2016 Open
Pinks, Kodi Designee - State Health Officer (701) 328-4832 Burleigh 11/15/2016 Open
Porter, John Teacher, Special Education (701) 640-1421 Cass 10/23/2013 Open
Teevens, Gerry Designee - DPI Special Ed. (701) 328-2692 Burleigh 10/23/2013 Open
Ulrich Crotty, Nancy Licensed Residential Care Facility Grand Forks 7/15/2009 Open
Watkins, John Family member of adult w/ ASD (701) 499-6915 Cass 8/19/2016 Open