About 1 in 68 children have been diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder
ASDs are almost 5 times more common among boys

Montana Autism Center

The emergence of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is at epidemic levels. But, as most would agree, ASD is an education, health and family issue that can be addressed successfully. Several entities at the University of Montana have combined resources with colleagues across Montana and the U.S. to develop a proactive, evidence-based approach to learning about and helping individuals, families and professionals thrive in this age of ASD.

Autism information

Understanding Autism

Information about Autism including Signs and Symptoms, Diagnosing, Treatment and “Early Signs/Milestones” guide based on age.
Autism in Montana

Autism in Montana

University of Montana and Montana State University programs, state policies, waivers and plans.
Autism resources

Helpful Resources

A directory of resources for families, Professionals, Service Providers and information for age-related services offered in Montana.

Montana Children’s Autism Waiver (CAW)

The Montana Children’s Autism Waiver (CAW) is phasing out. Montana’s Developmental Disabilities Program has provided the following Q&A video For additional information, visit: http://dphhs.mt.gov/dsd/developmentaldisabilities/DDPAutism


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

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.

MSU Billings offers 3-credit Seminar for BCaBA (Online, Summer)

SPED 597-800 Professional Seminar in SPED - This seminar covers three requirements for the BCaBA credential: (a) ethics, (b) research, and (c) autism. In the past, these requirements were arranged as independent study with faculty, but will be offered in this seminar due to increasing demand. The online course begins June 19 and continues through the first week of August, 2017. This course is offered concurrent with SPED 520 Applied Behavior Analysis - 3 credits (also online).

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