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.

Autism Research

SparkSPARK Webinar: Managing Frustration and Anxiety and Teaching Social Skills with Dr. Jed Baker. SPARK Online registration.

Dr. Baker is the author of a number of helpful books and programs for children with ASD, including, No More Meltdowns: Positive Strategies for Managing and Preventing Out-Of-Control Behavior and The Social Skills Picture Book. Dr. Baker will be discussing managing frustration and anxiety and teaching social skills. As a reminder, these monthly webinars are free to families who are registered for SPARK, and also for our Community Partners.


Milestone Matters Poster “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. The training can be taken for OPI CEUs and ASHA CEUs. New groups start the first week of each month.

Upcoming Conference Calls of the IACC’s Strategic Plan Update Working Groups

Agenda: To discuss updates of the IACC Strategic Plan on autism spectrum disorder (ASD) research and services activities. Remote Access: The meetings will be remotely accessible by conference call. Members of the public who participate using the conference call phone number will be in listen-only mode. For more information on this meeting, or the IACC, please visit http://iacc.hhs.gov/

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