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.

Empowering Individuals

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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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Testimonial

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

Meet Our Team

Shana Hegland MS, OTR/L

Occupational Therapist

Fargo

Certifications

Masters in Occupational Therapy

Sherri Nelson

Speech Therapist

Fargo

Certifications

BS Elem Ed and Speech Pathology, MS Audiology and Early Childhood Sp Ed

Teresa Schmidt, MS ECSE

Special Education

Fargo

Certifications

Masters in Early Childhood Special Education

Trisha Mackenzie, OTR/L

Occupational Therapist

Grand Forks

Certifications

Licensed Occupational Therapist

William Pearson, MS, LMFT

Moorhead