Prevalence of Autism in the United States is estimated at

1 in 59 births

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

Families
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Montana Autism Education Blog
Free autism trainings and consultations to Montana public schools.

News and Highlights

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 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.

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 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


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 Autism Education Project
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.

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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