Ages 5-22

Montana Services


DeWit RiteCare

406-243-2405
RiteCareReception@mso.umt.edu
https://coehs.umt.edu/departments/csd/DeWit%20RiteCare%20Speech,%20Language,%20and%20Hearing%20Clinic/default.php

Autism through the lifespan, YETI School Age Social Skills, MOSSAIC Adult Autism Intervention and Support

The DeWit RiteCare is a training facility for future speech-language pathologists and collaborates with other disciplines on the UM campus and in the community. All students receive clinical supervision from highly qualified clinical faculty. Services offered include individualized therapy, peer-mediated intervention, social skill groups, and summer intensive programs.

Montana Department of Education Special Education Division

Helena, MT 59620
406 459 5303
http://opi.mt.gov/Programs/SpecialEd/

Montana Special Education Forms & Guides

P.O. Box 202501, Helena, MT 59620-2501
https://opi.mt.gov/Educators/Teaching-Learning/Special-Education/Special-Education-Forms-Guides

Parents, Let’s Unite for Kids (PLUK)

516 North 32nd Street, Billings, MT 59101
406 255 0540
800 222 7585
http://www.pluk.org
PLUK is a private, nonprofit organization formed in 1984 by parents of children with disabilities and chronic illnesses in the state of Montana for the purpose of information, support, training and assistance to aid their children at home, school and as adults.

Procedural Safeguards in Special Education

Montana Office of Public Instruction
Procedural Safeguards in Special Education MT
406 444 4429
http://www.opi.mt.gov/PDF/SpecED/guides/ProcSafegrdsSpEdbooklet.pdf

Social Security Office Locator

1-800-772-1213
https://secure.ssa.gov/apps6z/FOLO/fo001.jsp
Find your local Social Security Office

Child Development Center

3335 Lt Moss Rd, Missoula, MT 59804
1725 Hwy 35 Kalispell, MT 59901
406-549-6413 (Missoula)
406-755-2425 (Kalispell)

http://childdevcenter.org

All children deserve the opportunity to develop their potential. Since the early ‘70’s, the Child Development Center has served children with autism and other disabilities. Their team of Family Support Specialists, Board Certified Behavior Analysts and Behavior Technicians partners with families across western Montana to provide home, community and center-based treatment and support. For kids ages 5 – 22, they offer:

  • Family Education & Support
  • Autism screening, evaluation and diagnosis
  • Autism Insurance Services

Rocky Mountain Rescue Ranch

13575 Axtelll-Gateway Rd, Gallatin Gateway, MT 59730
406 539 7447
Therapeutic respite services for parents of special needs children, mostly ASD, in the Gallatin Valley as well as parent aide services to parents who need advocacy and help finding resources in the area, getting IEP plans set up, and just generally helping get needs met for special needs families.

Autism Speaks Transition Tool Kit MT

/docs/family_services_docs/transition/Montana.pdf
Autism Speaks has developed transition timelines for each state, along with more information about the process and state agency contact information that may be helpful to you during the transition to adulthood.

Easter Seals Goodwill

4400 Central Avenue, Great Falls, MT 59405
406 761 3680
800 771 2153
http://www.esgw-nrm.easterseals.com

Full Circle Autism & Developmental Services

1903 S Russell St, Missoula, MT 59801
406-532-1615
http://www.fullcirclemhc.com
Provides personalized intervention plans for individuals with autism spectrum disorders. The licensed, experienced staff provide services through Autism Insurance Services, Children’s Autism Waiver (CAW), & Children’s Waiver Services (CWS). Also provides individual & family therapy to support the development of social skills in individuals with autism. Services can be funded through private insurance, private pay, Medicaid, & other 3rd party sources.

Step, Inc.

644 Grand Avenue Suite 1, Billings, MT 59101
406-248-2055
http://step-inc.org
STEP, Inc. supports individuals with disabilities in central Montana. STEP serves families in 11 counties by providing home and community based education, developmental screenings & evaluations and resource coordination. Throughout an individual’s life-span, STEP provides individual guidance to promote personal growth. STEP offers people centered services, collaborate openly, believe life and services to be fun and playful, and strive for excellence in everything we do.

The Rural Institute
University of Montana

The Rural Institute Missoula, MT 59812
406 243 5467
800 732 0323
http://ruralinstitute.umt.edu

Recreation:

Eagle Mount Bozeman

6901 Goldenstein Lane, Bozeman, MT 59715
406 586 1781
http://www.eaglemount.org
Eagle Mount Bozeman is a non-profit organization that provides therapeutic recreation for persons with physical and mental disabilities and children with cancer. Activities include horseback riding, swimming, skiing, cycling, ice skating, fishing, and more.

Erik’s Ranch and Retreats

Bozeman, MT
406 451 2722
http://www.eriksranch.org
Erik’s Ranch & Retreats provides safe and unequaled living, working, social and recreational environments for young adults with autism.

Missoula YMCA – Special Needs Swim Instruction

3000 S Russell St, Missoula, MT 59801
406 721 9622
http://www.ymcamissoula.org/index.php?page=adaptive

R.A.V.E

PO Box 80185, Billings, MT 59108
Within Billings: 406 237 0025
Outside Billings: 888 882 1927
http://www.rsdinc.org/recadv.html
This program is funded solely by the people with disabilities who take vacations with us, and we have received no outside funding. Since its inception in 1998, approximately seven hundred people in Montana and Wyoming have participated in hundreds of vacations or recreational events.

Special Olympics Montana

406 216 5327
http://www.somt.org
The mission of Special Olympics is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.