Autism Spectrum Disorder Task Force

Type of Board: Task Force Pay/Benefits:
Voting Members: 17 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) 328-2342
Contact: Krista Fremming
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
Bergh, Lacey Health Insurance Rep. (701) 715-9081 Cass 2/4/2020 Open
Flores, Jennifer Self Advocate with Autism Spectrum Disorder Morton 2/5/2018 Open
Fremming, Krista Dept. of Human Services - Chair (701) 328-2342 2/19/2019 Open
Hanson , Dawn Enrolled member of federally recognized Indian Tribe Morton 3/8/2018 Open
Heckaman, Senator Joan Legislative Assembly Representative (701) 947-2106 Eddy 7/15/2009 Open
Johnson, Carol University Rep. & Speech Therapist (701) 777-0612 Grand Forks 9/1/2009 Open
Johnson, Holly Behavioral Specialist (701) 240-9595 Ward 6/19/2018 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
Opland, Heather Teacher, Special Education (701) 857-4443 Ward 3/8/2018 Open
Pinks, Kodi Designee - State Health Officer (701) 328-4832 Burleigh 11/15/2016 Open
Quanrud, Myra Pediatrician (701) 253-5300 Stutsman 11/1/2019 Open
Stewart, Samantha Parent of Child with Autism (701) 809-4117 Cass 3/1/2020 Open
Teevens, Gerry Designee - DPI Special Ed. (701) 328-2692 Burleigh 10/23/2013 Open
Wolff, Kristie Family member of adult w/ ASD (701) 712-9600 Morton 11/1/2019 Open
Yeager, Catherine Psychologist (701) 780-6821 Grand Forks 2/5/2018 Open
Vacancy Vacancy - Licensed Residential Care Facility - Open