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Consumer Advisory Council Presents at Workshop

Consumer Advisory Council staffing the vendor table

In November, ten University of Montana Rural Institute Consumer Advisory Council (CAC) members from Big Sandy, Columbia Falls, Helena, Polson, Missoula and Miles City traveled to Billings for the 2013 Montana Youth in Transition conference.

 The young adults from the CAC presented three workshops (“Living on Your Own,” “Let’s Talk about Money!” and “The Missing Therapy – Mental Health”); co-presented with MonTECH staff at an Assistive Technology session; hosted information tables at the Youth and Adult Vendor Fairs; and recruited Emerging Leaders to share their stories of inclusive employment, education, housing, and/or recreation with other Montanans.

Maclaen Burningham and Isaac Baldry, both are RI Consumer Advisory Council members, presenting at the "Living on Your Own" workshop.

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

Photo captions:
Top photo - Isaac Baldry, Mathalia Stroethoff, Danielle Dorman and Trenton Butler, also RI CAC members, staffing the vendor table.
Bottom photo - Maclaen Burningham and Isaac Baldry, both are RI Consumer Advisory Council members, presenting at the "Living on Your Own" workshop.

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