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2015 Montana Youth in Transition conference

Puzzle Pieces MathaliaIn early November, thirteen Rural Institute for Inclusive Communities Consumer Advisory Council (CAC) members from Helena, Polson, Missoula, Miles City, Corvallis and Elliston traveled to Great Falls for the 2015 Montana Youth in Transition conference.

Young adult and parent CAC members presented two workshops (“Puzzle Pieces: Putting Together the Pieces of Adult Life” and “SMART Surfing: Tips for Staying Safe on the Internet”); co-presented with representatives from various agencies at five additional workshops; hosted an information and resource table at the Youth Vendor Fair; recruited CAC members from underrepresented areas of the state; and nominated Emerging Leaders to share their stories of inclusive employment, education, housing, and/or recreation with other Montanans.

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Ellen Condon, Rural Institute Transition and Employment Projects Director, and Kim Brown, Project Coordinator, provided planning and logistical support. Children’s Special Health Services at the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services funded the CAC’s participation. For more information about the Consumer Advisory Council, visit http://ruralinstitute.umt.edu/ConsumerCouncil.asp.

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