Montana Autism Resources

 Montana State Resources

Each state sets eligibility ages for services to children and youth with disabilities.
For current information concerning this state, please contact the office listed under
STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION: Special Education Services.

See Montana Web Resources


 

STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION:  Special Education Services. DEPARTMENT OF  MENTAL
HEALTH 
for children and youth. 
DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES
Planning Council.
PARENT-TEACHER
Association (PTA)
PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN ages 3 through 5.  STATE VOCATIONAL
Special Needs Programs
DISABILITIES
Advocacy  Program
UNIVERSITY AFFILIATED
Programs
EARLY
Intervention System.
STATE VOCATIONAL Rehabilitation Agency. DISABILITY 
Organizations
TECHNOLOGY RELATED
Assistance.
PARENTS Training and
Information Project.
DEVELOPMENTAL  DISABILITIES Program  PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN
with Special Health Care Needs.

 
 
 

STATE DEARTMENT OF EDUCATION: SPECIAL EDUCATION

Robert Runkel, Director
Special Education Division
Office of Public Instruction
PO Box 202501
Helena, MT 59620 -2501
            (406) 444-4429      

PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN WITH DISABILITES:
AGES 3 THROUGH 5

Dan McCarthy, Preschool Specialist
Office of Public Instruction
P. O. Box 202501
Helena, MT 59620-2501
            (406) 444-4425      

PROGRAMS FOR INFANTS AND TODDLERS WITH DISABILITIES:
AGES BIRTH THROUGH 2

Jan Spiegle, Part H Coordinator
Developmental Disabilities Program
Department of Public Health and Human Services
P.O. Box 4210
Helena, MT 59604
            (406) 444-2995      

STATE VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION AGENCY

Joe Mathews, Administrator
Disability Services Division
Department of Public Health & Human Services
111 Sanders Street, Room 307
P. O. Box 4210
Helena, MT 59604-4210
            (406) 444-2590      

OFFICE OF STATE COORDINATOR OF VOCATIONAL EDUCATION
FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES

Joanne Erickson, Director
K-12 Vocational Education
Office of Public Instruction
PO Box 202501
Helena, MT 59620-2501
            (406) 444-9019      

STATE MENTAL HEALTH AGENCY

Dan Anderson, Administrator
Addictive and Mental Disorders Division
Department of Public Health & Human Services
Cogswell Building – C118
1400 Broadway, P.O. Box 202951
Helena, MT 59620-2951
            (406) 444-3969      

STATE MENTAL HEALTH REPRESENTATIVE FOR CHILDREN AND YOUTH

Pete W. Surdock, Children’s Service Officer
Addictive and Mental Disorders Division
Department of Public Health & Human Services
Cogswell Building – C118
1400 Broadway, P. O. Box 202951
Helena, MT 59620-2951
            (406) 444-1290      

STATE DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES PROGRAMS

Joe Mathews, Administrator
Disability Services Division
Department of Public Health and Human Services
111 Sanders Street, Room 307
P.O. Box 4210
Helena, MT 59604
            (406) 444-2590      

STATE DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES PLANNING COUNCIL

Greg Olsen, Executive Director
DD Planning & Advisory Council
P. O. Box 526
Helena, MT 59624
            (406) 444-1334      ;             (800) 337-9942       (in MT only)

PROTECTION AND ADVOCACY AGENCY

Al Smith, Executive Director
Montana Advocacy Program
P.O. Box 1680, 316 North Park, Room 211
Helena, MT 59624
            (406) 444-3889      ;             (800) 245-4743       (V/TTY, in MT only)
E-mail: advocate@mt.net
URL: http://www.mt.net/~advocate

PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL HEALTH CARE NEEDS

Sharon Wagner, Section Supervisor
Special Health Services
Family and Community Health Bureau
Department of Public Health and Human Services
Cogswell Building, P. O. Box 200901
Helena, MT 59620 -0901
            (406) 444-3622      

STATE EDUCATION AGENCY RURAL REPRESENTATIVE

Nancy Coopersmith, Administrator
Office of Public Instruction
P.O. Box 202501
Helena, MT 59620-2501
            (406) 444-5541      

DISABILITY ORGANIZATIONS

Attention Deficit Disorder
To identify an ADD group in your state or locality, contact either:Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorders (CH.A.D.D.)
499 NW 70th Avenue, Suite 101
Plantation, FL 33317
            (954) 587-3700      
            (800) 233-4050       (Voice mail to request information packet)
URL: http://www.chadd.org

Attention Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA)
P.O. Box 972
Mentor, OH 44061
            (216) 350-9595      
            (800) 487-2282       (Voice mail to request information packet)
E-mail: NATLADDA@aol.com
URL: http://www.add.org

Brain Injury
Ann Patrick and Karen Rimel, Co-Presidents
Brain Injury Association of Montana
Montana Center
MSU-Billings, Room 147
1500 North 30th Street
Billings, MT 59101
            (406) 657-2077      ;             (800) 241-6442      

Mental Health
Andrea Merrill, Executive Director
Mental Health Association of MT
555 Fuller Avenue
Helena, MT 59601
            (406) 442-4276      

John Sampsel, President
MT Alliance for the Mentally Ill
Box 1021
Helena, MT 59624
            (406) 443-7871      

Barbara Sample, Executive Director
Family Support Network (FSN)
3302 4th Avenue North, Suite 103
P. O. Box 21366
Billings, MT 59104
            (406) 256-7783      

Mental Retardation
Bev Owens, ARC Treasurer
602 18th Street West
Billings, MT 59102
            (406) 652-5510      

Speech and Hearing
Alida W. Blair, President
MT Speech-Language-Hearing Association
Box 9627
Helena, MT 59604
            (406) 458-8692      
E-mail: alida@netrix.net

OTHER DISABILITY ORGANIZATIONS

Sally Cerny, President
Northern Rocky Mountain Easter Seal Society
4400 Central Avenue
Great Falls, MT 59405
            (406) 761-3680       (V/TTY)

UNIVERSITY AFFILIATED PROGRAM

R. Timm Vogelsberg, Executive Director
Montana University Affiliated Rural
Institute on Disabilities Program
52 Corbin Hall
The University of Montana
Missoula, MT 59812
E-mail: rtvogels@selway.umt.edu
URL: http://ruralinstitute.umt.edu

TECHNOLOGY-RELATED ASSISTANCE

Gail McGregor, Project Director
MonTECH
The University of Montana, MUARID, MonTECH
634 Eddy Avenue
Missoula, MT 59812
            (406) 243-5676      ;             (800) 732-0323       (V/TTY)

PARENT TRAINING & INFORMATION PROJECTS

Katherine Kelker, Director
Parents, Let’s Unite For Kids (PLUK)
MSU/B-SPED, Room 183
1500 North 30th Street
Billings, MT 59101-0298
            (406) 657-2055      ;             (800) 222-7585       (MT only)
E-mail: PLUKMT@aol.com

PARENT TEACHER ASSOCIATION (PTA)

Jean Curtiss, President
Montana Congress of Parents and Teachers, Inc.
1419 Howell
Missoula, MT 59802
            (406) 721-1705      

 


Montana Web
 

Community  
Montana State and Local Government Job Training and Workplace  
Northern Rocky Mountain Easter Seal Society/Goodwill Industries 
Northwest Business Development Corporation
Disability Information  
Northern Rocky Mountain Easter Seal Society/Goodwill Industries Health  
Camp Mak-A-Dream 
Epilepsy Program
 
Education  
A.B.A.T.E. 
Montana Education Association 
Montana PTA 
Missoula Children’s Theatre 
Missoula Community Access Television
Children and Youth    
Cub Scout Pack 207 – Helena Family and Parenting  
InterMountain Planned Parenthood
Homelessness and Housing   
Rural Community Assistance Corporation
Community Service (Volunteering)  
AmeriCorps Network Northwest 
 

 


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