Milestone Tracker: CDC’s FREE app helps parents track developmental milestones and more! Educate and empower parents to learn about, support, and track their child’s development from age 2 months through 5 years with a free app offered by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Access a printable poster (8.5” x 11”) for your clinic, a web button for your website, and more. Additional information about the app is located at www.cdc.gov/MilestoneTracker.
Human Development and Sexuality for Boys with ASD
This talk is developed for boys with autism spectrum disorder age 10 and older. The boys will learn about body changes, urges, embarrassment, how to talk to their parents, attraction, and other strategies for this challenging life transition.
December 14th, 2017 3:30-5:00
DeWit RiteCare Speech, Language, and Hearing Clinic: University of Montana
634 Eddy Drive, lower level Curry Health Center
$5 to hold your spot. Call 243-2405 to register
Parents will be provided with materials to support the information shared.
School Psychology Doctoral Student Zachary Shindorf will be leading the discussion.
Training and consultation
UM faculty provides professional development and technical assistance throughout Montana. Currently, seven Montana school districts, one adult services provider, one child and family provider, several Head Start and Early Head Start agencies and others take advantage of these services ranging from traditional lecture-style events to in vivo coaching and modeling formats. In the past, services have been provided to the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services and to the Montana Department of Corrections. UM supports the statewide Autism Act Early Team and is a member of the Governor-appointed Best Beginnings Advisory Council.
SPARK (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.
SPARK is open to all individuals with a professional diagnosis of autism, their parents, and siblings living in the United States. One of the primary goals is to enroll complete “trios” (full biological parents + affected individual(s)), which means that all family members enrolling in the study and providing saliva samples for DNA sequencing. We can learn the most about autism and genetics when we have data from all members of the “trio.”
Take a look at the recent SPARK snapshot!
Montana Autism Education Project
Number of Students with Autism by County 2010 – 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.
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
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