Prevalence of Autism in the United States is estimated at

1 in 59 births

https://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/autism/data.html

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Autism Acceptance Month

Celebrate Autism Acceptance Month Meet Our Community Fire Fighters

Do you have a kiddo who is not familiar with fire safety or what fire fighters do? Help us celebrate Autism Acceptance Month by coming by and meeting our community firefighters! Our first responders will be teaching us all about fire safety. They will be showing us what they look like in uniform so we know they are not scary, and that they are in fact our friends here to help us. This wonderful opportunity is meant to be sensory friendly and to help us understand when we should call for help.

Autism Acceptance Month: Meet our Fire Fighters
Saturday, April 6th, 2019
9:30am – 11:30am
East Missoula Rural Fire Department
300 Montana Ave
Missoula, MT 59802

David Flood – This Will Change How You See People Forever

David Flood - This Will Change How You See People Forever

David J. Flood Youth Motivational Speaker recounts a heartwarming tale of how his son’s hockey team taught him a life changing lesson about the power of love.Inspired by David’s extraordinary story? Download his free ebook here: https://topyouthspeakers.com/djf/

Posted by The Daily Goalcast on Friday, June 22, 2018

SPARK

Spark Snapshot coverSPARK (PDF) is the largest online autism study in the country. It was designed to speed up research and advance our understanding of the causes of autism in order to best support those affected. SPARK aims to bridge the gap between researchers, individuals with autism and their families, ultimately forming relationships with participants and the scientists invested in improving their quality of life. Take a look at the recent SPARK snapshot!


Number of Students with Autism by County 2010 – 2016

Montana counties showing the increase of autism from 2010 to 2016
Play or download a short animation of all the maps from 2010 – 2016. At the bottom of the page you can pause the playback and then use the progress bar button to move more slowly from year to year.

The 3rd Annual Autism Conference

Transitioning from Childhood & Adolescent to Adult Services
Presented by Social Psychological and Sciences Club of Helena College

Friday, April 5th, 2019
5:00pm – 8:00pm
Helena College, University of Montana
Donaldson Campus
Student Center
1115 N. Roberts Street
Helena, MT 59601

Featuring:
Keynote Speaker Carolyn Long
Panel Discussion
Informational Poster Presentation

For more information, email:
Tia.Norine@mail.helenacollege.edu President of SPSC
Nathan.Munn@helenacollege.edu Advisor of SPSC

Milestones


“Track Your Child's Developmental Milestones” helps families learn what to look for in their children as they grow. For brochures email mtautism@mso.umt.edu.

Montana Medicaid Program

An autism amendment to the Montana Medicaid Program was approved on October 25, 2017. The amendment outlines how a child is to be evaluated for an autism spectrum diagnosis. It also outlines who is authorized to provide treatment services. For additional information, please contact Health Montana Kids at (855) 258-3489 (Toll-free, direct) or visit: http://dphhs.mt.gov/HMK

Online Training

Online Training in Autism Spectrum Disorders and Behavior Interventions The OPI Montana Autism Education Project is offering 35 hours of online training in Teaching Procedures (24 hours) and Behavior Interventions (11 hours) to public school staff in Montana who educate students with autism spectrum disorders.

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