Media Statement, August 3, 2020

We have been notified that a former employee has been arrested following an allegation of abuse.

Our hearts hurt for the child and family involved in this terrible situation. From the first moment we were made aware of the allegation, we pledged our full and complete cooperation to investigators.

The well-being of the children we are privileged to serve sits at the center of everything we do as an organization.

We were shocked by these allegations and take them very seriously. In the strongest terms possible, we denounce any actions which could harm a child in any way.

Mr. Hunt-Walters is no longer an employee.

We have great respect for the legal process and do not want to say anything more at this time which might influence or compromise the integrity of this matter.

Tim Eissinger, CEO

Our mission is to make the world a more inclusive place where independence is a gift to all.

Anne Carlsen is a non-profit organization providing individuals with developmental disabilities or delays with services and supports for almost 80 years. Anne Carlsen has positioned itself on the cutting edge of innovation with unique programs, creative therapies, and advanced assistive technologies that provide life-changing programming to those we serve.

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Unique Programming

We are dedicated to providing a variety of events including classes, workshops, camps, and professional development opportunities.

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Creative Therapies

Children and young adults benefit from comprehensive therapy services provided by a team of highly specialized pediatric professionals.

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Assistive Technologies

Our innovative assistive technology program can break down barriers for individuals to increase inclusion and independence throughout their lifetime.

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Statewide Impact

While rooted in Jamestown, our services have statewide impact — affecting lives all across the state of North Dakota and in to Minnesota. Anne Carlsen offers full support from birth to adulthood.

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Seeing your child show progress, and grow in ways you could never imagine, brings comfort and helps ease the heartbreak.

My grandson has shown major improvements in his ability to communicate with us because of the high-level care he receives from the dedicated teachers and staff at Anne Carlsen Center.

— Grandpa Bob