Minot Infant Development Programs Celebrates 30 Years of Service to Children & Families (ND UCEDD)

September 25, 2008

June 2008 marks 30 years of service for the Minot Infant Development Program (MIDP). This program housed at the North Dakota Center for Persons with Disabilities at Minot State University and funded by the North Dakota Department of Human Services supports activities which identify infants (birth-3 years) who are developmentally delayed, high risk, or at risk. MIDP staff assist parents and caregivers in identifying natural learning opportunities that occur throughout their child's day during daily routines and guide parents in using these opportunities to enhance their child's development. In addition, staff assist parents in finding supports available through local, state and national programs to help with needs related to their child's developmental issues.

To commemorate this accomplishment, the MIDP would like to invite children and families who have participated in the program throughout the years to join them on Thursday, September 18th at the Holiday Inn Riverside for a 30th Anniversary Celebration. In connection with this celebration, MIDP will host a variety of carnival games and activities for the children and is looking for any community members wishing to volunteer their time to help man booths. There will be free refreshments.

For more information or to volunteer, please contact Kathy Lee, MIDP Program Director at

(701) 858-3054 or 1-800-233-1737.