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Webinar Series

6-26-2017 Webinar Save the Date

Please join us for this 1.5 hour webinar from the National Disability Navigator Resource Collaborative (NDNRC) at the American Association on Health Disability. Topics to include: ACA Marketplace client resources and questions, disability etiquette, and accessibility considerations throughout the enrollment process.
June 26, 2017 - 1:00PM MT/3:00PM ET

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Community Investment Fund Applications

Application deadline has expired. We hope to notify all applicants by end of June.

Applications for the 2017 Community Investment Fund are now being accepted! The Community Investment Fund is made available annually for innovative projects that help people with disabilities live, learn, work and play in their communities alongside people without disabilities. Any Montana organization, agency, non-profit group, or individual with a creative idea to promote community inclusion is eligible to apply.

Meet Aaron, a new Emerging Leader

Aaron - Featured Emerging Leader

By Lauren Beyer, Rural Institute Project Assistant

"Unlike most teenagers, Aaron looks forward to school every day. His favorite class is history, especially learning about the English colonies.  He does not shy away from the social aspects of school, either. He has many friends."

Read more about Aaron.

DDP Children's Autism Waiver

CAW Letter to FamiliesThe Children’s Autism Waiver renewal was approved by CMS. A letter will be mailed to families who have children currently enrolled in the Waiver. Please see the PDF letter for more details.

Montana Children’s Special Health Services Statewide Survey and Community Discussion Forum

Updates

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    The Montana Children’s Special Health Services (CSHS) Survey was mailed to a sample of families with a child(ren) or youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN) in Montana. Deadline to submit the Survey is May 15th, 2017. If you intend to mail in your survey please do so no later than 4-5 business days prior to the May 15th deadline.
  2. We are in our final phase of the CSHS Project and will be hosting Community Discussion Forums across Montana in April and May 2017. During these forums, parents and primary caregivers of CYSHCN will be asked to discuss and interpret the Montana Children’s Special Health Services Survey current findings.

Continue reading Montana CSHS Statewide Survey and Community Discussion Forum

UM to Host Activities Promoting Autism Awareness

In conjunction with National Autism Awareness Month this April, several University of Montana departments and organizations will join forces to call attention to Autism Spectrum Disorder, which affects about one in every 68 children in the U.S. and is the fastest-growing disability category in Montana’s public education system.

Students and faculty members from UM’s psychology, communicative sciences and disorders, and teaching and learning departments will highlight the University’s efforts to address ASD, as well as provide information and resources, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 5, on the UM Oval.

Volunteers with the UM student groups Operation Smile and Students in Communication and Hearing Working in Action (SCHWA) also will participate, and UM mascot Monte will be on hand from 1 to 2 p.m.

http://news.umt.edu/2017/03/033017atsm.php

Celebrate Acceptance

This fun event supports a fund for educational materials for kids on the autism spectrum at the Child Development Center. Celebrate Acceptance, April 7 from 5 - 8pm at MSO Hub/Bicycle Hangar, 140 N. Higgins, Missoula, MT

Autism Acceptance Event

Classroom-Based Pre-ETS Activities

Pre ETS TAC 72dpiThursday, April 13, 2017

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM MDT

Free Webinar

Presenters will share ideas of activities promoting work and college readiness for students with disabilities that can be facilitated by Montana Vocational Rehabilitation staff in the classroom. In addition to suggested activities, developed curricula and free resources will be shared.

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More Than Words® on June 23-25, 2017

Presented by Early Childhood Intervention

Hanen's More Than Words workshop has just been updated to provide you with even more effective tools for zeroing in on the very specific needs of young children with autism and addressing those needs with evidence-based, family-centered techniques.

When you make the commitment to attend More Than Words, you take the first step towards fundamentally changing the way you provide intervention. What you learn will make a more tangible difference for families and young children than you ever could have imagined.

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