Nurturing abilities.
Changing lives.

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.

Anne Carlsen hosted a groundbreaking event for our new campus in Jamestown, ND on October 19, 2021. Click the video to watch the ceremony. Click the thumbnail below to read the event program.

Empowering Individuals


Upcoming Programs

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


Creative Therapies

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


Assistive Technologies

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

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.

Pathways for the Future

The Pathway for the Future campaign will provide a state-of-the-art facility in Jamestown, North Dakota.

Currently serving almost 400 individuals daily and employing over 350 staff members, this new facility will ensure that quality and family-friendly services continue to impact the lives of so many.  We remain dedicated to nurturing abilities and changing lives, and this new facility will provide those we serve with a place they deserve.

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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